Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. It includes not only the management of mental health disorders but also promotion of positive mental health.
For years mental health was overlooked by most people including medical professionals. But due to rapid change in lifestyles and the resultant stress, mental health has become vital, now, more than ever. The rising numbers of stress-related physical illnesses is proof of this. It is said, “Mens sana in Corpore sano” meaning “a healthy mind in a healthy body”. The power of a positive and healthy mind and its contribution to an individual’s overall health cannot be ignored. In fact, the mind and the body are closely interconnected. The need of the hour, therefore, is to give mental health equal if not greater importance, as we do our physical health. Mental health and psychiatric services are hence becoming more and more vital and efficient.
Manovikas is our attempt to provide quality psychiatric services to the community. We mainly provide out-patient based services of Neuropsychiatry, Sexology and Child Guidance. This essentially includes the entire spectrum of mental health issues, their diagnosis and management. It also includes various psychological testing services as well as psychotherapy, counselling, etc.
The idea of a Neuropsychiatric, Sexology & Child Guidance Clinic, managed by a team of mental health professionals, originated in 2012 when we started our first website. At the time, we provided out-patient services through attachments to various multi-speciality hospitals.
Our focus was mainly mental health and positive psychology in the form of development, progress and growth of the mind. This is the reason we decided to name the Clinic “Mano”(mind)- “Vikas”(growth, development). Our clinic’s Chief Consultant, Dr. Vikas Deshmukh is the major force behind its development. So, part of the clinic’s name is derived from his.
Our clinic’s logo is a lush tree with its many branches and leaves that also doubles as a human brain, the seat of “the mind”. While the brain symbolises the mind or “Mann”, the tree symbolises “Vikas”, i.e., growth and progress.
We started an autonomous clinic in Vashi, Navi Mumbai more than a year back, in March 2017. Since then, Manovikas clinic has provided quality mental health services to many patients. It will always be our endeavour to continue to do the same in future too. Manovikas is a team of mental health professionals led by our Chief Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Vikas Deshmukh, Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Aparna Deshmukh and Psychologist Ms. Sampada Bhatte.