::Departments : Clinical : Department of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry was started with OPD in 1972 in Annual Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Tiruchirapalli. In 1978, separate Ward was allotted with 10 bed strength. In 1984, one M.D (psychiatry) qualified assistant was posted. Over a period of time, outpatient and inpatient strength got improved.
This Psychiatry department has conducted state psychiatry Conference in 1986, south zone conference in 1992 at Trichy. In 1997, this department was attached to K.A.P.Viswanatham Government Medical College and District Mental Health Programme was started first in Trichy. 10 more beds were allotted from District Mental Health Programme to this department.
In 2002, deaddiction block was started. Patients are getting admitted in this department. NHMP allotted 48 lakhs for separate OPD and IP block, functioning since 2010. This department is nodal center for DMHP, for Trichy and perambalur district. It caters outpatient & inpatient services to the referred cases, resistant cases from DMHP. It conducts training programme for the PHC Doctors.
We Got for 4(four)M.D (Psychiatry) Seats
·        Post graduate students in, General Medicine and Pediatric Medicine are imparted training.
·        Compulsory Rotatory Resident Interness  (CRRI) regularly undergo training.
·        Undergraduate  students in Medicine are given lectures on psychiatry and they are imparted training in clinical psychiatry Teachings for Undergraduate students include Theory classes (20 classes – one hour each) and Bedside Clinics every day for one month.
·        Paramedical students (nursing students) are given training in psychiatric nursing and are also given lectures on psychiatry.
Teaching for Nursing students doing Diploma in Nursing includes theory classes (30 classes -1 hour each) and clinical training in Psychiatric Nursing.
The topics covered are
·        History of Psychiatry
·        Symptoms and Sings of Psychiatric Disorders
·        Classification  of Psychiatric Disorders
·        Psychoses
·        Neuroses
·        Mood Disorders
·        Somatoform Disorders
·        Sleep Disorders
·        Personality Disorders
·        Sexual Dysfunctions
·        Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
·        Geriatric Psychiatry
·        Women and Psychiatry
·        Alcohol and Substance misuse psychiatry
·        Forensic Psychiatry
·        Alcohol and Substance misuse psychiatry
·        Forensic Psychiatry
·        Community Psychiatry
·        Pharmacotherapy
·        Psychotherapies
·        Behavior Therapies
·        Electroconvulsive Therapy
·        Relaxation Therapy
·        Other Therapies
Faculty members, Department of Psychiatry
Existing Staff Position
            Associate Professor of Psychiatry – 2 Posts
            Assistant professor of Psychiatry  – 1 Post
Senior Resident in Psychiatry        – 1 Post
CMEs conducted:

CME on Neuropsychiatry

Neurology and Psychiatry




MCI – Requirements:-
Requirement Available Facilities
Unit Beds Unit Beds
1 30 1 30
Department Activities
No. Cases Days Time
1 Old Cases Review Monday To Saturday From 8 AM to 12 AM
2 New Cases including Ward Referrals Monday To Saturday From 10 AM to 12 AM
3 Call Over Cases Monday To Saturday From 10 AM to 2 PM
4 Psychiatric Ward Cases Monday To Saturday From 8 AM to 2 PM
3.Outpatient Particulars (2012) 
            Total no of new cases till this date – 2150
            Total no of new cases Males – 1004
            Total no of new cases Females -1106
            Total no of new cases Children -40
Average OP: 100 to 150 /day
4. Inpatient Particulars (2012)
Total no of Male patients admitted till date -250
Total no of Female patients admitted till date -140
5. Special Outpatient Services
No. Name of the Clinic Days Time
1 Suicide Prevention Clinic Wednesday From 10 AM to 12 AM
2 Deaddiction Clinic Thursday From 10 AM to 12 AM
Types of Therapies Given
·        Pharmacotherapy
·        Psychotherapy
o   Supportive Psychotherapy
o   Interpersonal Therapy
o   Group Therapy
·        Behavior Therapy
·        Cognitive Behavior Therapy
·        Assertiveness Therapy
·        Relaxation Therapy
Electro Convulsive Therapy
Narco Analysis
·        Family Therapy
·        Individual Counseling
·        Marital Counseling
·        Coping Skills Development
·        Life Skill Education


Professor - 1
Associate Professor - 1
Assistant Professor - 1
Senior Resident -2
Junior Resident - 5

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