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Department of Psychiatry is one of the oldest and the largest departments in the country, started with erstwhile All India Institute of Mental Health (1954 -1974).

Objectives:

  • To provide leadership in the country for the development of Mental Health Services at various levels (from grass root to international level).
  • To impart training of professionals and non-professionals in the field of Mental Health (awareness to research level).
  • To develop programs and service models in Mental Health Care at various levels.
  • To develop specialized training programs in various areas of interest like Child Mental Health, Community Mental Health, Family Mental Health, Deaddiction and Psychotherapy.
  • To conduct continuing medical education programs.
  • To extend services to both community oriented and community based services including non-psychiatric disorders, half-way homes and elderly persons.
  • To focus the work in the areas of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Psychiatric Classification and other areas related to major mental disorders.
  • To develop national and international collaborations for research group.
  • To develop health education materials to both professionals and non-professionals in the field of Mental Health.

Clinical Services:

Out-patient services [link], centralized services for Modified Electroconvulsive therapy, EEG, Intensive Care facilities, Walk-in-clinic for diagnostic screening, Family Psychiatry Centre [Link], Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Centre [Link], Mental Retardation Clinic, Community Mental Health Services, De-addiction Centre [Link], Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre, Consultation-Liasion Psychiatry, Neuro-psychiatric Extension Clinics at five centres and Special Clinics related to Schizophrenia, Obsessive-Compulsive disorders [Link], Metabolic Disorders, Geriatric Psychiatry [Link], Perinatal Psychiatry [Link] and Tobacco Cessation Clinic. (Please see Psychiatry Inpatient and Outpatient Clinical services)

Human Resource Development:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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