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Child and Adolescent psychiatry

“ 9.4 % of all Indian children suffer from some form of mental or behavioral issue"

Children are often brought to a mental health professional when there is developmental delay, poor academic or social functioning, refusal to go to school, or when they have behavioral disturbances or conduct problems.Children require special care, especially when they are under stress. We love children and would love to help in enriching their lives. We

A healthy childhood is pre-requisite for a healthy and productive 

life. Children are not immune from mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. Further a number of disorders, like autism,

intellectual disability, specific learning disorders (of reading,writing, calculation) and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder present during childhood and if left unattended can lead to low self esteem, and problems in later life.

It becomes essential for parents and teacher to learn to identify these disorders, considering earlier remediation confers a better prognosis.

With adolescence comes a slew of new challenges, proper parenting skills can and will help children develop into confident, independent , adults!

Academic problems, school refusal and temper issues can arise from a number of sources including mental illnesses. It is very important that problems are identified and treatment initiated, for childhood to progress into productive adulthood. The earlier behavioral issues are identified and treated,more are the chances of leading a fruitful life.

Autism and Asperger's

A group of disorders characterized by defects in social communication and repetitive behaviors. Children with autism have problems following conventional rules of conversations, have difficulty making friends and might be seen as cold and aloof. A preoccupation with certain oddities, and rigid adherence to rules, and stereotyped play habits might be signs of autism. Diminished eye contact and apparent absence of parental bonding are early signs. 

We provide behavioural interventions and social skills training that can greatly enhance the treatment of autism.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Characterized by an inability to focus on one or more productive activities, children are often seen to be fidgety, restless and naughty.  A diminished capacity for attention will be seen as difficulty in school work, difficulty following instructions and easily loosing things. Children with ADHD can also be impulsive, with difficulty in following rules, blurting out answers before questions complete and interrupting conversations. Adults with ADHD are more prone for substance use and indulgence in risk taking activities.

Medications and behavioral techniques and neurofeedback aid us in the treatment of ADHD.

We will be able to evaluate behavioral disturbances and poor social and scholastic functioning in children and will be able to choose an appropriate management strategy. A large number of children require only counseling and support, those more severely affected will benefit from structured interventions and medication. 

15 year old Chandni has a problem with authority, and a fiery temper. Its not really her fault!

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Psychiatry is a medical speciality, like surgery, general medicine and paediatrics. It involves the study, diagnosis and management of mental illnesses and distressing conditons, pertaining to both the mind and body. Misconceptions about psychiatric illness and treatment have some how prevented help seeking behaviour in those who need it the most. This Wall has to go, wherin visiting a psychiatrist should no longer be taboo, and people should be able to openly and freely discuss mental health issues. More here.

Dr Vikas Prabhav is a psychiatrist in anna nagar, chennai who can help your child overcome problems. He runs The Vivid Mind  mental wellness clinic in Anna Nagar. Childhood problems often arise from the circumstances of childhood and may resolve with subtle corrections in parenting styles and expectations. We treat children as valuable little seeds who have the potential to grow into great big trees.We will make sure that your children are comfortable with us. The information provided in this website does not substitute for a medical consult.