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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY


INTRODUCTION ABOUT PSYCHIATRY
Psychiatry is a field of Medicine which deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behaviouraldisorder. It integrates biological, social and psychological aspects of mental health to provide holistic medical care for a wide range of symptoms. Psychiatry has rapidly grown to a major medical specialty. It has made rapid strides to become one of the most researched scientific branch of Medicine and have become available to a large number of people. The department has liaison with various clinical departments in the hospital including General Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery and Child Health.In  future the field of mental health will be one of the most exciting area of great interest and rapid growth.


 

 
Psychiatric assessment typically starts with a mental status examination and the compilation of a case historyPsychological tests and physical examinations may be conducted, including on occasion the use of neuroimaging or other neurophysiological techniques. Mental disorders are diagnosed in accordance with criteria listed in diagnostic manuals such as the widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), edited and used by the World Health Organization. The fifth edition of the DSM (DSM-5) was published in 2013, and its development was expected to be of significant interest to many medical fields.
 

 
 
 
HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
                Department of Psychiatry is functioning as a separate department in this college since 1975 even when it was a district headquarters hospital .Now the department is functioning in separate building with ground and first floor,and partly in Medicine block, where Outpatient and Inpatient services are offered. Department is equipped with basic facilities to treat all acute and chronic psychiatric patients, patients with suicidal tendencies, drug abuse and alcoholism, childhood and adolescent psychological  problems .Treatment modalities available  are   medications, psychotherapy, counselling and electro-convulsive therapy and are used as and when required. The department co-ordinates with other departments and offer psychiatric assistance on call 24hours to the needy in-patients admitted in the whole hospital.  


                                                      PSYCHIATRY BLOCK, GMKMCH
BRIEF PROFILE OF PSYCHIATRY DEPARTMENT                    
                  Department of psychiatry is currently functioning in a separate building
       Ground Floor – OP space, class room, nursing station, faculty rooms, and patient’s waiting hall, pharmacy, and de-addiction ward                     
    First floor has got -- ECT room, ECT recovery room, and duty doctor room, nursing station, male   wards with adequate toilet facilities
Medicine Block II Floor – Female ward.
 
 
BED STRENGTH AVAILABLE
Male ward                --------------------                         15
Female ward             -------------------                          20
DE addiction ward ------------------------                      5
PERIODIC ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES HELD IN THEDEPARTMENT
Department gives training to
  1. Department gives training to
    1.      M.D {Psychiatry} post graduate :
     
    S.No Academic Programmes Timings
    1 Case conference Every Friday
    2 Seminar presentations Every Wednesday
    3 Journal club Thursday( 15 days once)
    4 Thesis discussion Month last Tuesday
    5 Didactic lecture Weekly once
    6 Guest lecture Monthly once
     
          2. Under Graduate students                                                                                                                                    15 days 0P posting &20 theory classes in prefinal year are handled bydepartment faculties                                                                                                                                                                                               3.C.R.R.I
  2.   All undergraduate students undergo psychiatric training during their internship in the department for 15 days.                                                                                                                                                                                
    4.M.D (Gen.)PG students
                                                      M.D (Gen) students undergo 15 days training in the department
           5. Nursing students.
                                                  Diploma &BSc nursing students attend psychiatry op for clinical posting
                                                  Theory classes are also taken by department faculties.
           6. Clinical case conference, seminar & journal club are conducted periodically on regular basis.

     

 
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS 
This centre is the participant centre in National Drug Abuse Monitoring System (DAMS) funded by National Drug Abuse Monitoring Centre AIIMS, New Delhi. Data regarding alcoholism and other drug abuse are being collected and compiled and sent to New Delhi periodically.
Ongoing research activities
PROFESSORS /ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

 
S.No TITLE Prof/Asst
1 A Study on EEG and Borderline Personality Disorder Dr.Shankar.S
2 A Study on cognitive Dysfunction in Cerebellar disorders Dr.Shankar.S


POST GRADUATES
 
S.No TOPIC NAME year
1 A study of  correlation between serum C-Reactive protein with cognitive deficit in schizophrenia cases DR.RAMESH BABU.A 2nd
2 STUDY OF NEUROLOGICAL SOFT SIGNS AND NEURO PSYCHOLOGICAL DYSFUNCTION IN  SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS OF SCHOLASTIC SKILLS DR.MUTHUKUMARAN.R 1st
3 A Comparative  STUDY ON PSYCHIATRIC MORBIDITY, self esteem, and social adjustment in persons with gender identity disorder who have undergone sex reassignment surgery and who have not undergone sex reassignment surgery DR.SANDHYA.K 1st
4 A  STUDY ON  Correlation of vitamin D levels in first episode schizophrenia DR.SUDHA.P 1st
5 A STUDY OF CORRELATION OF SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION WITH SERUM URIC IN ALCOHOL DEPENDENT INDIVIDUALS DR.MARUDHAVANAN.A 1st
6 a comparative study of lipid profile in depressive disorder with normal controls and its correlation with cardiovascular Morbidity DR.ENOCH.R.G 1st


POSTGRADUATE(PG) COURSE:

            M.D Psychiatry postgraduatecourse, one (1) seat started in the academic year 2016-17. Post Graduate Seat is increased from 1 to 5 in the academic year 2017-18.
5 students have joined this academic year (2017-18).


 PRIZES AND AWARDS CONSTITUTED BY THE DEPARTMENT                  
Every year Dr.A.VenkobaRao gold medal exam is in psychiatry is being conducted for final year under graduate students and a gold medal is presented to the winner.
Students trained in the department have consistently participated in the psychiatric quiz competition conducted by the Indian Psychiatric Society in thestate, regional and national level and have won prizes.
  •  2010state and zonal  winners& 2012state winners 
​Recent QUIZ Achievements

The department is the consistent winner of State/Zonal Quiz competition

 
year conference Names UG/PG place
2015 TANPSYCON (State level ) Madhana gopal G
Supriya S ( 2012 Batch)
UG 1st
2016 TANPSYCON (State level ) Kiruthika .V
Nikitha .A ( 2013 Batch)
UG 1st
2016 IPSOCON( South Zone) Kiruthika .V
Nikitha .A ( 2013 Batch)
UG 1st
2017 TANPSYCON (State level ) Riyaz Dheen.A
Murali. M(2014 Batch)
UG 1st
2017 Chengalpattu Med col, state level Psy quiz Riyaz Dheen.A
Murali. M(2014 Batch)
UG 1st
2017 IPSOCON ( South Zone) Riyaz Dheen.A
Murali. M(2014 Batch)
UG 3rd



CME/WORKSHOP/CONFERENCES


TANPSYCON 2017 - YERCAUD
Our Department organized the state level psychiatry conference in yercaud on july 8th and 9th. Topic was BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY - LIGHTING THE DARKEST PATH. Participated by psychiatrist and post graduates from  various part of our state, it was a two day conference with various academic activities conducted like topic presentations from speakers, Quiz for UG and PG Students, posters, free papers and award papers. 
DR.MGR University given 5 credit points for this conference 


TRAININGS OFFERED

DMHP(District Mental Health Programme)

This centre is nodal centre for training medical /paramedical staffs fromneighbouringdistricts Namakkal and Dharmapuri under District Mental HealthProgram. Training program and workshops were organized on behalf of the department.
  • 2009- Medical officers fromDharmpuri and Nammakkal were  trained
  • 2010- Medical officers  and paramedical from Nammakkal were trained
  • 2017 – Fund allotted for DMHP in Salem District.

SERVICES OFFERED
No. of units in the Department   - 1
O.P Days and timing               - All days including Govt.Holidays except Sundays- 8AM-12 Noon
IP Unit and admission day        - 1 unit: All days are admission days except Sunday
Bed strength-                                40beds
Average O.P                             - 250 -300/day
Average I.P                             - 25-30/day
Apart from the routine Outpatient and Inpatient management the following therapies are given to the patients periodically
 
1. Electroconvulsive therapy

Modified ECT Treatment Room
6-10 sittings of Modified ECT given /week
ECT statistics  (last 3 years).

 
year NO of ECT given
2014  206
2015 396
2016 390
 
 
2. Bio feedback and Aversion Therapy
3. Psychotherapy sessions
4. Psychometric assessments.
CONSULTATION LIAISON PSYCHIATRY
Psychiatry dept in GMKMCH is having liaison with many other specialties which includes general medicine, general surgery, O&G, pediatrics, emergency medicine, & orthopedics.
Other supportive investigatory facilities relevant to psychiatry like CT, MRI, EEG and other lab facilities for necessary biochemical investigations are available in this center.

LEGAL PSYCHIATRY:
Periodic central jail visit, Salem fortnightly
Mentally ill patients referred through judicial magistrate were admitted in psychiatry ward or strong room in GmkmcH .Usually patients are observed for maximum of 10 days as per MHA 1987 and the observation report is sent to judicial magistrate
 
DISABILITY CERTIFICATION:
  OnTuesdays – Every week
We attend periodic camps organized by the dept of differentially abled for mentally ill and for mentally retarded in various parts of the district.
 
HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMMES:
      Patients were educated on mental health on routine basis by the college of nursing students
Health education activities are done on important days like
  1. World Mental health day/week (October – 10)
  2. World Schizophrenia day/week (May – 24)
  3. World Alzheimer day (September – 21)
  4.  International  day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking (June – 26)
 
Mental health day Celebration:
 
Every year October 10th is world mental health day . Our department of Psychiatry celebrates mental health day every October 10th .
 
year WHO theme celebrations
2014 Living with Schizophrenia skit( depicting the theme), speech and essay writing competition
2015 Dignity in mental health skit( depicting the theme), speech and essay writing competition
2016 Dignity in Mental Health – Psychological and Mental Health first aid for all skit( depicting the theme), speech and essay writing competition
2017 Mental Health in the work place Our dept Released Book on Occupational Mental Health – For GMKMCH employess






SPECIAL CLINICS CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT
The following special clinics are run for offering special services
Days Special clinics
Monday Geriatric psychiatry  clinic
Tuesday Disability certification
Wednesday Child guidance clinic/ Central Jail visit
Thursday De addictionclinic
Friday Suicide prevention clinic



 
CMHIS beneficiary details
Our department is not included under CMHIS beneficiary scheme
Statistics: Last two year Out Patients statistics:
 
   
Statistics:
CENSUS

OP and IP Census (Last three years)
 
Year 2015 2016 2017
Month OP IP OP IP OP IP
JANUARY 4081 56 4437 67 4509 72
FEBRUARY 4343 58 6143 69 4168 74
MARCH 4659 52 5262 65 4605 78
APRIL 4504 60 4507 68 4377 80
MAY 4700 62 5011 63 4219 77
JUNE 4624 54 5300 60 4736 82
JULY 4928 59 4845 68 4005 79
AUGUST 4560 64 5170 72 4392 82
SEPTEMBER 4656 60 4716 65 4123 81
OCTOBER 4692 59 4903 70 4468 85
NOVEMBER 4345 66 5043 68    
DECEMBER 4547 56 4534 72    
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                    
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
SPECIALITY CLINICS
CENSUS
MONTH CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC – TUESDAY DEADDICTION
THURSDAY
SUICIDE PREVENTION CLINIC – FRIDAY GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY - SATURDAY
MAR 14 25 95 56 42
APR 14 16 78 51 43
MAY 14 34 84 48 35
JUNE 14 50 80 64 22
JULY 14 41 95 74 36
AUG 14 25 98 85 32
SEP 14 26 112 71 28
OCT 14 9 95 54 43
NOV 14 30 75 57 37
DEC 14 42 96 50 41
JAN 15 17 101 87 38
FEB 15 31 91 77 35
MAR 15 35 95 76 42
APR 15 20 86 65 41
MAY 15 36 82 72 37
JUNE 15 20 76 45 45
JULY 15 18 108 58 48
Aug 15 35 99 55 50
Sep 15 21 100 58 45
Oct 15 26 85 56 33
Nov 15 21 89 60 39
Dec 15 27 95 77 43
Jan 16 11 99 80 42
Feb 16 20 88 65 50
Mar 16 26 102 69 36
Apr 16 16 96 71 37
         
         
 
 

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