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The stats

1 in 4 of us will experience a form of mental illness in the course of a year.
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Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common cause of mental disorder in the UK.
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Depression affects 1 in 5 older people
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Symptoms

Symptoms such as low mood may be related to an underlying mental illness

Assessment

It is important to see expert help early to make the correct diagnosis early

Treatment

Early treatment significantly improves the chances of making a complete recovery

How we do it >

Symptoms

Symptoms such as low mood, excessive worries and memory problems may be related to an underlying mental illness

Other symptoms may include:
Non refreshing sleep
Poor concentration
Altered appetite
Lack of enjoyment
Increased stress
Hallucinations

Assessment

It is important to see expert help early to make the correct diagnosis early
Taking a comprehensive history
Assessment of mental state
Assessment of cognitive functions
Identifying any physical illnesses
Relevant blood tests
Investigations such as brain scans
Assessments can be conducted either on the NHS or on a private basis

Treatment

Early treatment significantly improves the chances of making a complete recovery
Once correctly diagnosed, most mental illnesses are treatable with a combination of modern pharmacological treatments and psychological therapies. Treatment regime would be tailored individually according to symptoms and the underlying condition.
Treatment goals would be to reach full remission of symptoms, regain activities of daily living - whilst maintain a feeling of wellbeing

Dr Guirish Radja is a Consultant Psychiatrist based in Birmingham
For an assessment and treatment on a private basis please Contact Us