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PSYCHIATRY

Overview

The Department of Psychiatry at AMALA IMS is well- equipped to treat most of the mental health problems of the modern era, including stress, suicidal tendencies, emotional breakdowns, psychological disorders like BPD and so on. Following the vision-driven approach toward “complete healing”, the department follows a one-to-one, personalised approach with the patients, maintaining absolute confidentiality and trust.

The department trains MBBS students, MD Psychiatry trainees (two, every year) and post-graduate trainees from other departments. In addition, the Department works closely with the Department of Nursing to provide inputs to under-graduate and post-graduate Nursing courses. It also provides clinical placement support for trainees in Psychology and Social Work. The team consists of Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatric Social Workers and Remedial Trainer for children with scholastic difficulties. The team emphasizes a bio-psycho-social approach in clinical practice.

Facilities

  • 30 bedded inpatient unit.
  • Outpatient Services.
  • Modified Electro-Convulsive Therapy.
  • Diagnostic Psychometry, IQ and Learning Ability Assessment, Neuropsychological Assessment.
  • Psychological Therapies.
  • Family Oriented Interventions.
  • Specific learning disability (SLD) assessment
  • Speciality clincs
  • De addiction clinic
     Tuesday(10am to 1 pm)
    Child and adolescent clinic (below18)

    Saturday(10am to 1 pm)

    Psychomotor clinic 
     Monday(10am to 1 pm)
    Neuropsychiatry clinic
     Thursday (10am to 1 pm)
    Senile disorder clinic
    Thursday(10am to 1 pm)
    Family counseling
    Friday(10am to 1 pm)
    Learning Disability clinic
    Thu,Fri,Sat(10am to 1 pm)
    Dementia clinic(memory clinic)
    Thursday(10am to 1 pm)


Services

To assess the intellectual ability and functioning of an individual

To assess the academic problems and learning disability ( Dyslexia,Dysgraphia,Dyscalculia)  in children

To cater to the academic and scholastic needs of children with specific learning disorder.

 To assess the personality profile of an individual

 To assess the personality and psychopathology of the patients for the purpose of diagnostic clarification

 Psychological Interventions

 To address the interpersonal issues among spouses and to offer support for the betterment of the relationship.

To provide family psychoeducation and supports to care givers of patients

To assess the cognitive impairment and functioning of an individual.

 We conduct monthly visits to Sevanagiri Sevanalaya Rehabilitation Center, organize camps and public awareness programs.

Faculties

Dr. Shiny John

Professor & HOD

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Dr. Reshma Susan Mathew

Assistant Professor

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Vineeth Chandran K

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Delcine Maria Jose

Senior Resident

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Mrs. Niji Vijayan . N

Clinical Psychologist

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Mrs. Aiona Liz

Clinical Psychologist

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Mrs. K.k Elizabeth

Psychiatric Social Worker

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CME

CME Details Date of Conduct
Name : CME ON LIASON PSYCHAITRY
Theme/Subject : LIASON PSYCHIATRY

2014
Name : PROMOTING SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH
Theme/Subject : SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH

2015
Name : CME on Positive Ageing
Theme/Subject : CME on Positive Ageing
News Link : CME positive ageing
2022

Publications

  • John S, Dharwadkar K, Motagi MV. Study on association between lipid profile values and psychiatric disorders. Journal of clinical and diagnostic research: JCDR. 2014 Dec;8(12):WC04.
  • John S, Dharwadkar K, Rishana AT. Clinical profile of children with specific learning disability presenting to a psychiatric clinic. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health. 2018 Mar 1;7(3):222-5
  • John S, Kavitarati D. Prevalence and risk factors of Internet addiction in medical students. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health. 2018 Jul 1;7(7):595-601.
  • Sahadevan S, Nakulan A, John S, Jayarajan RN, Sreekumar D. Gender and psychiatric manifestations in Marfan syndrome–is there a link?. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 2014 Jun;48(6):588-.
  • John S. Prevalence and pattern of psychiatric morbidity and health related quality of life in patients with ischemic heart disease in a tertiary care hospital. Indian journal of psychiatry. 2013 Oct;55(4):353
  • Antony J, Nakulan A, John S. Association between socio-demographic profile and severity of cognitive impairment in elder patients presenting with new onset of psychiatric symptoms: a cross sectional study. Int J Res Med Sci 2019;7:2519-23.
  • Antony J, Nakulan A, Shiny J. A cross sectional study on the association between new onset of psychiatric symptoms with severity of cognitive impairment in elderly patients. Int J Res Med Sci 2019;7:2681-5.
  • Ajith TA, John S, Achu S. Vitamin D Status and its Correlation with Disease Severity among Patients Presented with Major Depressive Disorders in a Tertiary Health Care Hospital in South India. Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy Research. 2022 Apr 9;7(1):1-8.

    http://jurnal.unpad.ac.id/pcpr/article/view/35041

  • Delcine JM, Shivanand HB, Sameer MB, Arunkumar C, Anusha MS, Desai M. Prevalence and Factors Associated with Medication Nonadherence in Patients with Major Psychiatric Disorders in Southern India. Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry. 2023 Oct 1;37(4):182-7.