Department of Psychiatry


The Department of Psychiatry is one of the oldest and the largest departments in the country. The department is actively involved in clinical work, teaching and research activities.The usual working hours of the department are 0800 to 1700 hours from Monday till Saturday with one-hour lunch break 1300 to 1400 hours. Facilities available include comprehensive inpatient treatment with 4,086 patients (3,306 male and 780 female) admitted in the year 2011. Indoor services include patients’ physical and mental care. Regular assessment of the patient’s state is done by an interdisciplinary team including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers and nursing personnel trained to cater to mentally ill patients. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of the patient is done with modern treatment methods. Newer antipsychotic, antidepressant, mood stabilizers and anti-epileptic drugs are used. Facility for modified and unmodified electroconvulsive therapy is available both on inpatient and out patient basis. Investigations are done free of cost for admitted patients. Case records are maintained and preserved for patient’s detailed information which is available on the central server of the institute.The Junior Residents undertake the detailed history and examination of the admitted patient and the case is discussed with the Senior Resident during evening rounds. The Junior Resident then presents the case to the Consultant on the Ward Rounds. Instructions for the nursing staff, including the medicines prescribed, are put down in writing in the Instruction Book. This is kept with the staff nurse on duty.The patient once admitted comes under the total care of the Junior Resident to whom the allotment of case is made. He is responsible for the management and care of the patient under supervision of Senior Resident and Consultant.

Academic activities include regular management and academic rounds, teaching programmes, lecturers and ward case discussions.The department is also involved in imparting training of professionals and non-professionals in the field of Mental Health (awareness to research level), services to both community oriented and community centred services and developing health education materials for both professionals and non-professionals in the field of Mental Health.The training programs are carried out at the Unit level, Department level and also interdepartmental level. Training is not only imparted to undergraduate and post-graduate trainees of other departments of the Institute, but also to trainees from other medical colleges and institutes.Various research studies are being conducted in the hospital by the mental health professionals in liaison with the other departments. Some of the faculty members are in the editorial board of various Journals and are University examiners. Senior faculty membersare nominated as inspector by Medical Council of India and Rehabilitation Council of India.



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