The Department of Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, which formally began in the mid-1950,’s, owes its origins to a historical process that began more than a century and a half ago.
=> To provide leader ship 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.
Department of Psychiatry
Bangalore - 560029,
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