Our lives are influenced by our mental health, including how we deal with stress, how we behave in stressful situations, and how our reactions and conduct affect our physical and social well-being. Hereditary factors, genetic anomalies, chronic illnesses, addiction, trauma, substance misuse, and other factors can all have an impact on mental health. Anxiety, phobias, addictions, hallucinations, mood swings, melancholy, and loss of focus are just a few of the symptoms that can interfere with day-to-day tasks, as can sleep disturbance and suspiciousness.
A Psychiatrist or Psychologist is a qualified medical practitioner who distinguishes between physical and psychological causes of mental and physical distress, and who specialises in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health and emotional issues. A psychiatrist also plays an important role in the counselling of those undergoing nicotine, drug, or alcohol de-addiction, as well as cases involving mental and/or physical trauma.
Patients and families face difficulties in dealing with the emotional, psychological, social, environmental, and practical issues that arise as a result of disease or the unexpected beginning of conflict. Counselling patients and their families has a significant part in hospital administration. A psychiatrist may also treat and guide patients who are addicted to drugs or the internet.