As per a mental report by WHO, mental illness affects a nearly billion people and, if left untreated can lead to premature death and reduced economic productivity. But now the people of this region do not have to worry about the treatment of any mental health problems as JP Psychiatric Department, Rourkela headed by the team of Dr. Rajani Verma Consultant Psychiatrist & Ms. Neha Kujur Psychologist can help patients suffering from any mental illness.
Dr. Rajani Verma says “ Mental illness is like any other physical illness and people should not feel that only a mad patient is treated by a psychiatrist but any person suffering from anxiety, stress, depression, any person having the behavioural problem, dealing with addiction issues and sexual problems can take help from us without any hesitation”.
It is to be noted that anxiety and depression are the most common mental illness among people but they ignore them and which later affects their mental health to a great extent. Any gender or age group of people can suffer from mental illness but women & working-age people are more susceptible to various mental health problems and they should immediately take advice from a doctor, as if treated early, these mental illnesses can be cured.Dr.Rajani Verma further adds “ several mental illnesses can cut lifespan by 10-20 years”.
Recently an educated lady from a very well-to-do family in Rourkela came to JP Hospital on the advice of some family friends. She was suffering from a restless feeling all the time, uneasiness, sudden irritation, stress & anxiety for her future and, unwanted anger & frustration. Dr. Rajani Verma & Ms. Neha Kujur had multiple counselling sessions with the patient along with some medication. Gradually after a week time, this lady patient started showing signs of improvement in her behaviour as well as remarkable self-control, which she was lacking before. She learnt how not to react to everything thrown at her and started developing rational thoughts. The patient was very grateful to the JP Hospital for giving her new confidence and a positive attitude. She was in better control of herself than before.
Dr. Rajani Verma concludes “ there is no shame in having mental health problems and people should feel free to consult a doctor for any other health issues. If diagnosed early, any mental illness can be treated successfully”