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Amala Institute of Medical Sciences

(NABH Accredited and ISO 9001 2015 Certified)

Amala Nagar PO, Thrissur, Kerala, INDIA - 680555


The Department of Psychiatry is well- equipped to treat the majority of mental health problems. 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. We also provide 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.

Outpatient Services

Timing : 8 AM to 4 PM.
The Department provides outpatient services on all working days. Emergency services are provided to the casualty and the inpatient wards 24 X 7.


The MBBS students have a series of theory classes and a two week clinical placement embedded into MBBS curriculum. They also go through a two week placement in psychiatry during the compulsory rotatory internship program. The MD trainees go through regular teaching programs comprising of seminars, lectures, case conferences, journal clubs and theory classes, in addition to the regular on-job one to one training. Emphasis is also laid on development of research skills and presentation/ participation in academic fora.

Outpatient Clinical Services

In addition to the general outpatient services, we run specialized services for addictions, geriatric mental health and children / adolescents (Specialty Clinics).
a. Child Guidance Clinic.
b. Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic.
c. Substance Misuse Services Clinic.
These three clinics offer more specialized services for people with the specific problem mentioned.

Consultation- Liaison Services

The department provides regular consultation-liaison services to the whole of the hospital 24 X 7.

Facilities in the department

30 bedded inpatient unit.

Outpatient Services.

Modified Electro-Convulsive Therapy.

Diagnostic Psychometric, IQ and Learning Ability Assessment, Neuropsychological Assessment.

Psychological Therapies.

Family Oriented Interventions.

Faculty Details

NameDesignationPG Qualification
and Year
Post PG
Teaching Experience
Date of Birth 
Dr. Sreekumar DProfessor and HODMD Psychiatry 199123 years18-10-1949Profile
Dr. Shiny JohnProfessorMD Psychiatry 20079 years06-04-1973Profile
Dr. Pisharoty ChandranSenior ResidentProfile
Dr. Anu Mary ManiSenior ResidentProfile
Dr. Jery AntonyJunior ResidentProfile
Dr. Gokul RajJunior ResidentProfile
Dr. Evelyn JohnJunior ResidentProfile
Dr. Ashaparvathy VMJunior ResidentProfile
Dr. Fabina Abdul GafoorJunior ResidentProfile
Dr. Geo GeorgeJunior ResidentProfile
Dr. Sunil Kumar K.AJunior ResidentProfile

Dr. Sreekumar D

Dr. Shiny John


MBBS from St. John's National Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore in 1999
MD (Psychiatry) from St. John's National Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore in 2007.


Life member of IMA Thrissur
Life fellow of Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS)
Member of Kerala Psychiatric Society (KPS)
Member of Indian Association of Social Psychiatry


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