The Dept. of Psychiatry has been established in 1992. Ever since its inception, patients with various mental illness attend the clinic and are treated as out-patient or in-patients. The psychiatric team consists of eminent psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapist, nursing staff, postgraduates and attenders.
The care for the patients is unique in our department. Utmost care is taken to treat them with dignity. Even during their illness, physical restraints are minimally used. Adequate education of the disease is given to all who attend the department.
The inpatient facility has ample individual pace for male and female patients. Family therapy, marital therapy and individual psychotherapy which includes cognitive and behaviour therapy are given to patients in a systematic manner. The unit also has a separate occupational therapy set-up which engages and encourages the patients to spend their time effectively during their hospital stay. It also helps them to return to normal behaviour, as early as possible.
Evaluation and guidance of the mentally retarded are regularly undertaken. Counselling for various problems are done routinely. Sexual dysfunctions, deaddiction are done systematically.
Liaison with other departments to rule out all possible causes for emotional disturbances are carried out in individual cases.
Guidance for proper rehabilitation of the chronically mentally ill patients are given for their effective living in the community.
The department is functioning regularly from 8am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm on weekdays. Emergency cases are seen round the clock.
We would like to emphasise that mental illness are curable and ‘Effective caring’ will reduce the suffering of the ill.
Dr.G.Raghuthaman DPM, MD, DNB (Prof. & HOD)
Dr Anand I MD (Professor)
Dr Syed ummar I MD (Asso. Prof)
Dr. Pradeep P MD (Asst. Prof)
Dr. Sureshkumar R MD (Asst. Prof)
Dr. Sushith Sugathan MD (Sr Resident)