Students get to learn the most modern psychological techniques that are being used all over the world to counsel, treat and guide patients. At present, the Psychiatry Department comprises psychiatrists, a psychiatric nurse and a social worker. Soon a psychologist will join the team.
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The department is involved in ongoing research on "Life Events and Attempted Suicide". Another research study on the "Prevalence of Obsessions and Compulsions in Psychiatric Cases" is underway. Students and faculty members actively participate and present papers in conferences, seminars and Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs.
Undergraduate students are given a firm base in the science of psychiatry through a rigorous teaching program that balances theory and clinical demonstration. The students are given clinical postings in the fifth semester.
The outpatient department receives patients from all walks of life, with problems that range from minor mental disturbances to major disorders. Faculty members actively provide child guidance as well as suicide prevention services and consultation. They also conduct lectures on stress management for the industrial population. The department also has inpatient facilities with 13 beds. Special care is taken for addiction cases and motivational counseling.
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