Psychiatry is the specialty of medicine dealing with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all types of affective, behavioral, cognitive and perceptual mental disorders. Usually, a combination between a treatment with prescribed psychiatric medication and psychotherapy, which implies using various psychological methods based on personal interaction in order to resolve troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts and emotions, is used to increase the well being and mental health of the patient. Counseling psychology is a specialty within the wider field of psychology that mostly deals with emotional, vocational, educational, developmental and organizational concerns and basically helps a person develop his or her own personality and overcome any fears he or she might have, as well as helps facilitating different types on interpersonal relationships.
The psychology and psychiatry departments at many different clinics in Dubai provide psychiatric support for various pediatric and adult minor mental disorders, including anxiety, phobia, panic, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, depression and other mood disorders, hyperactivity, learning disabilities and behavioral difficulties, and for all types of major mental disorders requiring a longer period of treatment and supervision, as well as psychological counseling services, such as family counseling, marital therapy, trauma support, children counseling in study related problems, personality development help and motivational therapy, among others. All of the services provided by these departments adhere to strict standards of confidentiality and take a flexible, individualized approach to address the needs of each patient, seeking to match the health issues or concerns of each patient with the most efficacious resources available for his or her situation. After the initial consultation, the physicians and psychologists will be able to develop a short or long term therapy and treatment scheme that is most suitable for you, depending on your condition or on the severity of the problems that concern you. The psychiatry department at many of the clinics and hospitals in Dubai accepts scheduled appointments for any of the services mentioned above and also offers emergency psychiatric evaluation and treatment to patients experiencing an episode of psychiatric illness or trauma, providing hospitalization and immediate treatment planning if it is needed and carefully organizing the transition from hospital to community reintegration, when the patient is ready to make this step. No matter which clinic you decide to go to, you can be sure that you will be treated with the professionalism you expect and that the therapy planned by the practitioner is the most adequate for your concerns.