Psychiatry

About the Department
The Department was started in 1987, with objectives of promoting better psychiatric care for the patients attending this hospital. Over the years, expansion of this department’s activities has helped train postgraduate students in General Medicine, Community Medicine and Paediatrics. Besides the post graduate students of MD Psychiatry, students from the various paramedical courses such as clinical psychology, psychiatric social work, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, pharmacology and speech and hearing are also benefited from this department. We offer Comprehensive Psychiatric Care for Adults, De-Addiction Service, Child Psychiatric Care, Marital therapy, Psychosexual Care and Geriatric Psychiatric Care.

UNIQUE PRACTICES:
PROCEDURES DONE:
1. ABREACTION
2. MODIFIED ELECTRO-CONVULSIVE THERAPY
3. BIO-FEEDBACK
4. PSYCHOTHERAPY
5. DETERRANT THERAPY
6. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
7. RECREATION THERAPY

ACHIEVEMENTS: 
THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN LISCENCED BY THE STATE MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY TO MAINTAIN AN IN-PATIENT PSYCHIATRY WARD IN 2013 UNDER PROF.Dr.R.BALAKRISHNAN 

OBSERVANCE OF WORLD SCHIZOPHRENIA DAY 24/09/2016 IN IN-PATIENT PSYCHIATRY WARD: 
ON THIS OCCASION CARE-GIVERS OF THE MENTALLY ILL WERE GIVEN REWARDS FOR HAVING BEEN SUPPORTIVE TO THE PATIENT THROUGHOUT THE ILLNESS AND HELP IN RECOVERY.