Psychiatry

About the Department


GOAL

Under Graduates (UG)

The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate student in Psychiatry is to impart such knowledge and skills that may enable him to diagnose and treat common psychiatric disorders,handle psychiatric emergencies and to refer complications/unusual manifestation of common disorders and rare psychiatric disorders to the specialist.

Post Graduates (PG)

Psychiatry department are committed to impart education aimed at improving knowledge, developing proficiency in skill & research, nurturing positive attitude and to provide comprehensive ethical and quality psychiatric health care services.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE

Under Graduates (UG)

At the end of the course the student shall be able to :

  1. Comprehensive nature and development of different aspects of normal human behavior like learning ,motivation, personality & intelligence;
  2. Recognize difference between normal and abnormal behavior;
  3. Classify psychiatric disorders;
  4. Recognize clinical manifestations of the following common syndromes and plan their appropriate management of organic psychosis, functional psychosis,schizophrenia, affective disorders, neurotic disorders, personality disorders, psychophysiological disorders,drug and alcohol dependence,psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence;
  5. Describe rational use of different modes of therapy in psychiatric disorders.

Post Graduates (PG)

  1. Therapeutic
    1. To examine, diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders.
    2. Consultation – Liason psychiatry in general hospital.
  2. Preventive and promotive
    1. Prevention of relapses and complication of psychiatric disorders and addictive behavior.
    2. Rehabitation of mentally ill patients.
    3. Promotion of mental health in the population in terms of improving mental well being& Quality of life.
  3. To inculcate an empathic attitude that allows an integration of humanistic and Ethical approach in medicine.
  4. To Apply Research Methodology in the field of psychiatry.
  5. To be aware of knowledge of recent advance in psychiatry.

SKILL

Under Graduates (UG)

The student shall be able to :

  1. Interview the patient and understand different methods of communications in patient –doctor relationship;
  2. Elicit detailed psychiatric case history and conduct clinical examination for assessment of mental status;
  3. Define elicit and interpret psycho-pathological symptoms and signs;
  4. Diagnose and manage common psychiatric disorders;
  5. Identify and manage psychological reactions and psychiatric disorders in medical and surgical patients in clinical practice and in community setting.

Post Graduates (PG)

  1. Communication skill
  2. History taking and interview
  3. Mental status evaluation & Physical Examination with neurological examination
  4. Diagnostic formulation and comprehensive plan of management
  5. Appraisal of psychometryieIntelligence,personality
  6. Handling emergencies and liaison services
  7. Psycho-education skills
  8. Ethical discharge of duties
  9. Tackling medico legal issues
  10. Psychotherapy and counseling
  11. Behavior Therapy
  12. Interpretation of EEG,CT,MRI
  13. Biological therapies including ECT & Psychopharmacology

INTEGRATION

Under Graduates (UG)

Training in psychiatry shall prepare the students to deliver preventive,promotive,curative and re-habilitative services for the care of patients both in the family and community and to refer advanced cases for a specialized psychiatry / Mental Hospital. Training should be integrated with thedepartments of medicine, Neuro-Anatomy, behavioural and Forensic Medicine.

Facilities

Specialty Clinics

  • Neuro Psychiatry Clinic for elderly
  • Child guidance clinic
  • Clinic for senile disorder
  • Psycho Motor clinic
  • Deaddiction
  • Memory clinic
  • Family counselling
  • Community Psychiatry (Help line) Tel.+912532303802,2303923, 2303111, Participation in National Mental Health Program.

Service provided by the Department

  • ECT
  • Special clinic
  • Psychological & IQ Testing
  • Bio feedback
  • Other special facilities being provided by the department
  • Medico - Legal Services
  • Facility for care and stay of Acute cases (Emergency case)
  • Chronic Psychiatry care facility

Departmental Library - Available

Departmental Museum - Available

Equipments

  • ECT Machine
  • Equipment for Psychological evaluation - Project tests
  • Intelligence Tests
  • Personality Tests
  • EEG Machine
  • Biofeed – back instruments
  • Alcohol breath analyser
  • Ophthalmoscope
  • Lithium analyzer
  • Thin layer chromatography

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