Dr.Ravish Thunga A. is a physician who specializes in psychiatry, the branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental disorders. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems. People seek psychiatric help for many reasons. The problems can be sudden, such as a panic attack, frightening hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, or hearing "voices." Or they may be more long-term, such as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiousness that never seem to lift or problems functioning, causing everyday life to feel distorted or out of control.
He specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Psychiatrists are medical doctors, unlike psychologists, and he evaluates patients to determine whether their symptoms are the result of a physical illness, a combination of physical and mental or a strictly psychiatric one.
He is one of the founders of Manaswini Institute where he heads a team who provide integrated mind-body and emotional wellness therapies.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr Ravish is a popular consultant has almost 3 decades of extensive experience in general adult psychiatry, de-addiction psychiatry, child psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, peri-natal psychiatry, old age psychiatry and psychotherapy.
His areas of interest and expertise include Affective (mood) disorders, Anxiety disorder, Stress and Trauma related disorders, Short and Long-term psychosis incl Schizophrenia, Addictions (chemical and behavioral addiction, Including alcohol, opioid, stimulant and nicotine dependency, besides gambling and internet addiction), Perinatal psychiatry, Psychosomatic illness, Psychological counselling, Rehabilitation, Psychotherapy, Sports Psychiatry, Medico-legal/ health reports.
Manaswini Thunga Institute of Psychiatry and counselling is a community based outpatient health care centre which treates for mental health problems, maternity and gynaecological problems.