What is psychology about and how is it different to psychiatry?

Psychology is about studying the mind, how the mind works, and how it affects our behaviours. In psychology, psychologists examine the relationships between brain function and behaviour, and the environment and behaviour. Subsequent to this, psychologists then apply therapeutic techniques to help our Guests understand any psychological distress, improve on them, and the world around them.

Conversely, psychiatrists are medical doctors and prescribe medication for specific conditions. Psychologists are specialized in psychological assessments to help diagnose the mental conditions. While psychiatrists diagnose illness and manage treatment.

What are the specializations available?

At Tree Top Hospital, our psychology department offers a wide array of specialties to our Guests. The specializations available are:

  • Behaviour therapy - for children
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Dialectic behaviour therapy
  • Emotion focused therapy
  • Counselling
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Trauma focused therapy
  • Acceptance and behaviour

What clinical services are available?

Tree Top Hospital currently offers the following clinical services in Maldives:

  • General consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Behaviour therapy
  • Counselling

Which conditions are treated?

Therapy is available for any psychological distress and difficulties which someone may face. Some of which may include:

  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders
  • Trauma- and stressor-related disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Somatic symptom and related disorders
  • Feeding and eating disorders
  • Elimination disorders
  • Sleep-wake disorders
  • Disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Other mental disorders
  • Other conditions that may be of a focus of clinical attention

For bookings and appointments please call 3351610.