Psychiatry

The Department provides comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate psychiatric care to children, adolescents and adults. The focus is on providing psychiatric, psychological and behavioural health services for all age groups in a friendly and caring atmosphere. The care is customised to the patient’s needs using various modalities of treatment, which are usually on an outpatient basis.

Service includes counselling for persons with lifestyle disorders like hypertension, diabetes, about maintaining their diet, medication, physical activity and other aspects of self-care. The care for children includes evaluation and psycho-educational testing for learning disabilities which includes IQ tests, personality assessment, ADHD assessment and self-inventory scales. Children are evaluated for autism spectrum diseases and treated appropriately with a multipronged approach that includes counselling, behavioural therapy and medication.