From a humble beginning with just a few faculty a decade
ago, it has now metamorphosed in to a full fledged
multidisciplinary team comprising of psychiatrist,
psychologist, occupational therapist, psychiatric social
worker providing comprehensive mental health care services.
In a short span of its existence it has become one of the
leading center for mental health care services in the Union
Territory of Pondicherry.
It has faculty from diverse
background, but working together with the single goal and
objective of reaching the unreached.
types of problems are managed.
- Adult Psychiatric Disorders
- Alcohol and drug addiction
- Problems of Children and adolescents
- Sexual dysfunction
- Old age problems
- Marital problems
- Rehabilitation of the mentally challenged
and the mentally ill
Wide range of Laboratory tests are also available. Addiction
to substances such as alcohol, tobacco, ganja etc are
managed with appropriate behavioral and other
psychotherapeutic approaches to prevent relapse. This
follows an initial phase of medication therapy for relieving
the withdrawal effects of the particular substance.
Recovering patients are effectively supported by a self help
group which meets on Saturday mornings.
clinic is conducted on Saturdays which addresses the issues
of children and adolescents with various kinds of
psychiatric illnesses, behaviour problems, learning
difficulties, retarded mental development and academic
decline. The clinic receives support and input
from other clinical disciplines including paediatries and
Psychiatric intervention is available round the clock for
managing psychiatric emergencies including patients who are
suicidal and acutely disturbed. Biofeedback and other
relaxation techniques are employed in addressing stress
related disorders.Almost all mental and behavioural problems can be solved
with modern advancements in the field of psychiatry.
In addition to the state of the art clinical services,
the department is actively striving for excellence in the
areas of academic and research by conducting workshops,
conferences and taking up clinically relevant research