The department of Psychiatry ensures availability of comprehensive mental health services for the patients and relatives. It provides multidisciplinary intervention for the clients by active participation of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and psychiatric social workers. Clinical work continues to rise as in last few years. Work of clinical psychologists and psychiatric social workers is expanding to provide better quality of psychosocial services In-patient psychiatry care is provided in well-equipped 30 bedded ward with facilities for managing all kinds of mental health problems. The department continues to provide support in rehabilitation of the patients with the help of various NGOs. Regular programs for public awareness about mental health problems are conducted on various special days related to mental health including ‘World Schizophrenia day’, World mental health day’ and World Suicide prevention day.
Department is also actively involved in teaching communication skills to the budding doctors of the institute apart from its routine academic programs for the undergraduate and post-graduate students. Teachers are conducting stress management workshops for students and interns so as to increase their resilience.
Undergraduate and post-graduate students are actively involved in research in the department. They enthusiastically participate in intercollegiate quiz programs in Psychiatry and various academic conferences to present their work.