The Department of Respiratory Medicine, Allergy and Sleep Disorders is one of the most comprehensive units dealing with an entire range of respiratory conditions including asthma and allergic diseases, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung infections including tuberculosis, interstitial lung diseases, pulmonary hypertension, sleep disordered breathing and lung malignancies. The department is committed to delivering outstanding best practice clinical care, outcome driven professional education and community outreach as well as translational research of international acclaim.

Mental health affects our lives – the way we deal with stress, how we react in stressful situations, and how our reaction and behaviour affects our physical and social wellbeing. There are various factors that can affect mental health like hereditary factors, genetic abnormalities, chronic illnesses, addiction, trauma, substance abuse, etc. Anxieties, phobias, lethargy, addictions, hallucinations, mood swings, depression, absent-mindedness – are some of the many symptoms that can interfere with day to day activities.

A Psychiatrist is a qualified medical doctor who distinguishes between physical and psychological causes of both mental and physical distress, and specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health and emotional problems. A psychiatrist also plays a significant role in counselling those who are undergoing smoking, drug or alcohol de-addiction or in cases which involves mental and/or physical trauma.

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