Psychiatry
Psychiatry

Department of psychiatry was established in the year 2005 and offers three MD post graduate seats. The enthusiastic and experienced psychiatrists at CHRI aim to promote mental wellbeing of the individuals and provide comprehensive psychiatric care in various health conditions including schizophrenia, depression, mania, anxiety, bipolar disorder, sleep disturbance, substance addiction (alcohol, nicotine, cannabis etc..), ADHD, Autism, ODD etc., to both adult as well as pediatric patients.

The department strives to

  • Educate, enlighten and promote knowledge of mental health among students, medical professionals and public at large.
  • Create an awareness on the management of common mental health problems and aims to remove the stigmata related to the same.

Key Highlights

  • 24*7 patient care including emergency treatment.
  • Providing healthcare for a diversity of cases including rare psychiatry illness through special clinics.
  • Robust liaison psychiatry with access to state-of-the-art medical care.
  • Catering to the mental health requirements of inmates of special schools, old age homes, psychiatric rehab centers.
  • Treating patient population from all walks of life.
  • Community outposts reaching out to rural, sub-urban areas and industrial units.
  • Availability of resources to carry out epidemiological/hospital-based research studies.

Dedicated faculty who have undergone training at Institutes of National Importance such as NIMHANS, Bangalore and from one of the largest mental health institute of the country, namely Institute of Mental Health, Chennai.

The Department of psychiatry functions at OP no 1 and provides consultation on all working days from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm. On national holidays, the OP department functions from 8.30 am to 2.00 pm. Counseling therapy is provided for outpatients and their relatives during the consultation hours. Emergency care in the zero-delay ward and inpatient care in the wards are provided for patients requiring admission round the clock. In addition, day care facilities are available from 8.30 am to 4 .00 pm on all working days. Counseling therapy is provided for in patients and their relatives round the clock

Specialized services include family and marital clinic, geriatric, psychomotor, deaddiction, child guidance and suicide prevention clinic

The aim of teaching the UG/PG student in psychiatry is to impart such knowledge and skills that may enable him/her to diagnose and treat common psychiatric disorders, handle psychiatric emergencies and rare psychiatric disorders.

The undergraduate handled include MBBS, BSc Allied health Sciences, and the postgraduate programs handled include MD in general medicine, community medicine, pediatrics and MSc in Counselling Psychology. The postgraduate course offered include MD in Psychiatry.

Training in Psychiatry prepares the students to deliver preventive, promotive, curative and re-habilitative services for the care of patients both in the family and community and to refer advance cases to a specialized Psychiatry/Mental Hospital and it is integrated with the departments of Medicine, Neuro Anatomy, Behavioral Sciences and Forensic medicine

Training is imparted to the students through theory classes with the aid of Learning Management System (LMS), ward Rounds, clinical case discussions and demonstrations, group discussions, departmental seminar & journal Club, departmental case conference
Student progress is monitored through Internal Assessment tests, thesis review, Pictionary,
Quiz and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

The department has many ongoing and completed research projects to its credit, thus showing the faculty interest and inclination towards research. The major thrust areas for research include schizophrenia, sexual dysfunction, alcohol dependence, depression and anxiety.

Future research plans for the department include performing genetic studies in psychiatric patients with the help of central research laboratory of the institute and to promote research in the field of neuro-imaging.

The Department of psychiatry functions at OP no 1 and provides consultation on all working days from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm. On national holidays, the OP department functions from 8.30 am to 2.00 pm. Counseling therapy is provided for outpatients and their relatives during the consultation hours.

Special clinics
Monday Family and Marital clinic
Tuesday Geriatric clinic
Wednesday Psychomotor clinic
Thursday Deaddiction clinic
Friday Suicide prevention clinic
Saturday Child guidance clinic

Emergency care in the zero-delay ward and inpatient care in the wards are provided for patients requiring admission round the clock. In addition, day care facilities are available from 8.30 am to 4 .00 pm on all working days. Counseling therapy is provided for in patients and their relatives round the clock

Apart from the routine health care services, department regularly conducts health camps in rural areas for screening general population and awareness program regarding early identification and need for treatment to psychiatric illness. Community Psychiatry consultation is carried out at the Urban health center at Karapakkam and the Rural health center at Poonjeri

1 Polyembolokoilamania
2 Kleine Levin syndrome
3 Hypochondriasis by proxy
4 3rd ventricular colloid cyst – as an organic case of mania
5 OCD in patient with Acute porphyria
6 Abrupt cognitive decline in thalamic tumor
7 Corticosteroid induced psychosis in patient with ocular myasthenia gravis
8 Delirium tremens unmasking myocardial infarction
9 Nutritional deficiency and phenytoin induced pellagra in alcohol dependence syndrome
S.N Name Title Period
1 Dr Kailash Prevalence of CYP2D6 and CYP2C19 genetic polymorphism among patients with depressive disorder and its influence on side effects and efficacy of SSRI.
2 Dr. Pradhip

Guide: Dr. Srinivasan

Cross-sectional study on association of alcohol use with anxiety disorders 2019-2021
3 Dr. Pradhip

Guide: Sabari Sridhar O T

A longitudinal study on treatment of craving in patients with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome 2019-2020
4 Dr. Chaitanya

Guide: Dr Kailash

A Study of effect of combination of Exercise with SSRI in treatment of Depression 2019-2020
5 Dr. Chaitanya

Guide: Dr. Srinivasan

A cross-sectional study of frequency and correlates of high risk sexual behaviour and impulsivity among patients of Bipolar Affective Disorder in Remission 2019-2021
6 Dr. Arshdeep

Guide: Dr. Srinivasan

A comparative assessment of Emotional Regulation in depressive patients-currently in remission, their First degree relatives and the general population 2019-2021
7 Dr. Arshdeep

Guide: Dr. Shabeeba

A cross-sectional study on assessment of PerceivedParenting style and Self-harm behaviour in Adolescents and early adulthood 2019-2020
8 Dr. Niha

Guide: Dr. Srinivasan

A cross sectional study of cognitive function and suicidal ideation in patients with schizophrenia 2018-2020
9 Dr. Kalaiselvi

Guide: Dr. Srinivasan

A cross sectional study on relationship between premorbid adjustment and cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia 2018-2020
10 Dr. Niha

Guide: Sabari Sridhar O T

A study on presenteeism in depression 2019-2020
11 Dr. Kalaiselvi

Guide: Dr. Kailash

A study on capacity of decision making in patients of schizophrenia and choice of nominated representative 2018-2019
S.No Name Title Period
1 Student: Dr Sravanthi
Guide: Dr Shabeeba,
Study of sexual dysfunction, marital satisfaction and quality of life in female depressive patients in remission on SSRIs 2017-2020
2 Student: Dr Sravanthi
Guide: Dr Kailash S
Study of dream anxiety and early response to treatment in patients with depressive disorder. 2017-2020
3 Student: Dr Swapna
Guide: Dr Sabari Sridhar O T,
Study of dream anxiety and early response to treatment in patients with depressive disorder. 2017-2020
4 Student: Dr Prathyusha Mikkilineni
Guide: Dr Sabari Sridhar OT
Co-guides: Dr Srinivasan B,
Dr Shajahan Ismail,
Dr Kailash S
Dr Gopalakrishnan,
Dr Shabeeba,
Ms Sangeetha P
A study of psychological distress in caregivers of Schizophrenia patients 2017
5 Student: Dr Rakesh B
Guide: Dr Kailash S
Co guides: Dr Srinivasan B
Dr Shajahan Ismail, Dr Sabari Sridhar OT, Dr Shabeeba,
Dr Gopalakrishnan,
Ms Sangeetha P
Study of disability in patients with Schizophrenia in a general hospital. 2017
6 Student: Dr Prathyusha Mikkilineni
Guide: Dr Srinivasan B
Co-guides: Dr Natarajan,
Dr Shajahan Ismail,
Dr Sabari Sridhar OT,
Dr Kailash S
A pilot study on the prevalence of early depression among non-hemorrhagic stroke patients. 2016-2019
7 Student:Dr Rakesh B
Guide: Dr Srinivasan B
Co guides: Dr Shajahan Ismail,
Dr Sabari Sridhar OT,
Dr Kailash S,
Dr Ramgopal,
Ms Sangeetha P
A study of insight and neuropsychological frontal lobe functions in patients with Schizophrenia. 2016-2019
8 Student: Dr Maanasa
Guide: Dr Jayanthini
Co-guide:
Dr Srinivasan,
Dr Jessie Joseph,
Dr Sabari Sridhar O T
Prevalence, patterns, predictors of aggression in psychiatry in-patients in a general hospital 2013-2016
9 Student: Dr Ananthi B
Guide: Dr Jayanthini
Co-guide:
Dr Sabari Sridhar O T,
Dr Kailash S
A cross sectional study of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in patients with intentional self harm 2014-2017
10 Student: Dr Vijay S
Guide:
Dr Jayanthini
Co-guide: Dr Sabari Sridhar O T,
Dr Kailash S
A cross sectional study on marital adjustment and quality of life in patients with alcohol dependence and depressive disorder in remission. 2014-2017
11 Student: Dr Maanasa
Guide: Dr Srinivasan
Co-guide: Dr Shahjahan,
Dr Sabari Sridhar O T,
Dr Kailash
A cross sectional study on prevalence and pattern of personality disorders in psychiatric inpatients of a tertiary care hospital. 2015
12 Student: Dr Ananthi B
Guide: Dr Sabari Sridhar O T
Co-guide: Dr Srinivasan,
Dr Shahjahan,
Dr Kailash S
DUP in drug naïve patients of psychosis and their course and outcome 2016
13 Student: Dr Vijay S
Guide: Dr Shajahan
Co-guide: Dr Srinivasan
Medical students experience and perceptions of psychiatry after completion of clinical posting during their curriculum 2016
14 Student: Dr Annita
Guide: Dr Srinivasan
Co-guide: Dr Shahjahan Ismail
Dr Sabari Sridhar O T,
Dr Kailash S
Pattern of cognitive impairment in patients with alcohol dependence syndrome, currently abstinent 2015-2018
15 Student:Dr Sivabackiya
Guide: Dr Srinivasan
Co-guide: Dr Shahjahan Ismail
Dr Sabari Sridhar O T,
Dr Kailash S
A study of depression in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in general hospital setting 2015-2018
16 Student: Dr Annita
Guide: Dr Sabari Sridhar O T
Co-guide: Dr Srinivasan B,
Dr Kailash S,
Dr Gopalakrishnan,
Dr Shabeeba
Evaluation of driving confidence in patients with alcohol dependence syndrome, currently abstinent 2017
17 Student: Dr Sivabackiya
Guide: Dr Kailash S
Co-guide: Dr Shabeeba
A study of caregiver burden & depression in primary caregivers of chronic kidney disease patients on dialysis 2017
18 Student: Karthik, IV semester MBBS
Guide: Dr Sanjay Andrews, Professor of PhysiologyCo-Guide: Dr Jessie, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Craniometric correlates of learning preferences among medical students 2014
19 Principal investigator: Dr Jessie Joseph, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Co-investigator: Prof. Venugopal M, Professor of Clinical Psychology
Mental health status and marital adjustment amongst psychiatric patients belonging to different diagnostic categories 2013-14
20 Student: Dr Anish Sundar Narayanan S, CRRI
Guide: Dr Sabari Sridhar O T, Assistant Professor of PsychiatryCo-Guide: Dr Vidyendaran Rudhran, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Study on the prevalence and clinical profile of anxiety and depression in patients attending General Medicine out-patient clinic 2013-14
21 Student: Shyam Prashad K, V semester MBBS
Guide: Dr Vidyendaran Rudhran, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Prevalence and correlates of Depression and suicidal ideation in patients suffering from Psoriasis and Acne vulgaris: A hospital based study 2014
22 Dr Vidyendaran Rudhran, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry A comparative study of Baclofen vs Lorazepam in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome 2013
23 Dr Vidyendaran Rudhran, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Delirium in General Hospital Setting: A study on the prevalence and clinical profile 2013
24 Ms Anjana Vasudevan
Dr Arulvarman
“Second to fourth digit length ratio a physical marker and a predictor of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.”, 2012
25 Ms Valli
Dr Arul Varman
2D:4D Ratio and Personality 2012
26 Ms Valli
Dr ArulVarman
Dr Nambi
Study of depression and cognitive impairment in elderly patients attending medical OPD 2012
27 Ms Valli
Dr Arul Varman
Dr Rajesh Khanna
Relation between Diabetes Mellitus and Cognitive Impairment, a predictor of Alzheimers Didease 2011
28 Ms Anjana,
Ms Valli, Ms Swarnapradha,
Dr Arulvarman
Second to fourth digit length ratio and personality, 2011
29 Dr Nambi
A team of 20 doctors ( Psychiatry and Community Medicine)and 150 medical students trained for this study from CHRI
Assessment of Psychiatric Morbidity among rural population in South India Oct 2010
S. No. Title of the event Type Date No. of participants
1 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Webinar 01.07.2020 162
2 Online International Conference on Recent Advances in Child Psychiatry 2020 Conference 23rd& 24th June

2020

656
3 Internet Addiction Webinar 10.06.2020 116
4 Early interventions in BPAD & Vocational rehabilitation for Schizophrenia Patients CME 04.06.2020 108
5 Current Updates In OCD Webinar 03.06.2020 27
6 Spirituality and Building Emotional Resilience Webinar 31.05.2020 80
7 World No Tobacco Day – Neurobiology Of Addiction Webinar 30.05.2020 107
8 Suicide Risk Assessment & Management Webinar 29.05.2020 106
9 Gender Dysphoria Webinar 28.05.2020 53
10 World Schizophrenia Day – Schizophrenia – Treatment Beyond Medications Webinar 26.05.2020 18
11 Webinar on the topic Mental well-being of Medical students during COVID-19 Webinar 19.05.2020 121
12 Medically Unexplained Symptoms CME 07.03.2020 46
13 Autism Awareness Program Awareness Program 02.04.2020 27
14 Mental Wellbeing and study skills among Children & Adolescents CME 18.09.2019 22
15 World Mental Health Day CME 10.10.2019 30
16 World Disability Day CME 03.12.2019 20
17 Expectations as a medical Professional CME 02.08.2019 240
18 Autism Awareness Program Awareness Program 02.04.2019 25
19 Women’s day celebration CME 08.03.2019 28
20 Conference “Essentials In General Hospital Psychiatry” Conference 28.09.2016 127
21 Workshop For Teachers On Identification Of Common Mental Health Issues In School Children Workshop 04.07.2015 54
22 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking CME 26.06.2015 234

Department of Psychiatry

About the Department

Department of psychiatry was established in the year 2005 and offers three MD post graduate seats. The enthusiastic and experienced psychiatrists at CHRI aim to promote mental wellbeing of the individuals and provide comprehensive psychiatric care in various health conditions including schizophrenia, depression, mania, anxiety, bipolar disorder, sleep disturbance, substance addiction (alcohol, nicotine, cannabis etc..), ADHD, Autism, ODD etc., to both adult as well as pediatric patients.

The department strives to

  • Educate, enlighten and promote knowledge of mental health among students, medical professionals and public at large.
  • Create an awareness on the management of common mental health problems and aims to remove the stigmata related to the same.

Key Highlights

  • 24*7 patient care including emergency treatment.
  • Providing healthcare for a diversity of cases including rare psychiatry illness through special clinics.
  • Robust liaison psychiatry with access to state-of-the-art medical care.
  • Catering to the mental health requirements of inmates of special schools, old age homes, psychiatric rehab centers.
  • Treating patient population from all walks of life.
  • Community outposts reaching out to rural, sub-urban areas and industrial units.
  • Availability of resources to carry out epidemiological/hospital-based research studies.

The Team

Dedicated faculty who have undergone training at Institutes of National Importance such as NIMHANS, Bangalore and from one of the largest mental health institute of the country, namely Institute of Mental Health, Chennai.

Patient Care

The Department of psychiatry functions at OP no 1 and provides consultation on all working days from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm. On national holidays, the OP department functions from 8.30 am to 2.00 pm. Counseling therapy is provided for outpatients and their relatives during the consultation hours. Emergency care in the zero-delay ward and inpatient care in the wards are provided for patients requiring admission round the clock. In addition, day care facilities are available from 8.30 am to 4 .00 pm on all working days. Counseling therapy is provided for in patients and their relatives round the clock

Specialized services include family and marital clinic, geriatric, psychomotor, deaddiction, child guidance and suicide prevention clinic

Teaching

The aim of teaching the UG/PG student in psychiatry is to impart such knowledge and skills that may enable him/her to diagnose and treat common psychiatric disorders, handle psychiatric emergencies and rare psychiatric disorders.

The undergraduate handled include MBBS, BSc Allied health Sciences, and the postgraduate programs handled include MD in general medicine, community medicine, pediatrics and MSc in Counselling Psychology. The postgraduate course offered include MD in Psychiatry.

Training in Psychiatry prepares the students to deliver preventive, promotive, curative and re-habilitative services for the care of patients both in the family and community and to refer advance cases to a specialized Psychiatry/Mental Hospital and it is integrated with the departments of Medicine, Neuro Anatomy, Behavioral Sciences and Forensic medicine

Training is imparted to the students through theory classes with the aid of Learning Management System (LMS), ward Rounds, clinical case discussions and demonstrations, group discussions, departmental seminar & journal Club, departmental case conference
Student progress is monitored through Internal Assessment tests, thesis review, Pictionary,
Quiz and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

Research

The department has many ongoing and completed research projects to its credit, thus showing the faculty interest and inclination towards research. The major thrust areas for research include schizophrenia, sexual dysfunction, alcohol dependence, depression and anxiety.

Future research plans for the department include performing genetic studies in psychiatric patients with the help of central research laboratory of the institute and to promote research in the field of neuro-imaging.

Outpatient care

The Department of psychiatry functions at OP no 1 and provides consultation on all working days from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm. On national holidays, the OP department functions from 8.30 am to 2.00 pm. Counseling therapy is provided for outpatients and their relatives during the consultation hours.

Special clinics
Monday Family and Marital clinic
Tuesday Geriatric clinic
Wednesday Psychomotor clinic
Thursday Deaddiction clinic
Friday Suicide prevention clinic
Saturday Child guidance clinic

Inpatient care

Emergency care in the zero-delay ward and inpatient care in the wards are provided for patients requiring admission round the clock. In addition, day care facilities are available from 8.30 am to 4 .00 pm on all working days. Counseling therapy is provided for in patients and their relatives round the clock

Outreach Activities

Apart from the routine health care services, department regularly conducts health camps in rural areas for screening general population and awareness program regarding early identification and need for treatment to psychiatric illness. Community Psychiatry consultation is carried out at the Urban health center at Karapakkam and the Rural health center at Poonjeri

Interesting cases (2018-19)

1 Polyembolokoilamania
2 Kleine Levin syndrome
3 Hypochondriasis by proxy
4 3rd ventricular colloid cyst – as an organic case of mania
5 OCD in patient with Acute porphyria
6 Abrupt cognitive decline in thalamic tumor
7 Corticosteroid induced psychosis in patient with ocular myasthenia gravis
8 Delirium tremens unmasking myocardial infarction
9 Nutritional deficiency and phenytoin induced pellagra in alcohol dependence syndrome

Ongoing Projects

S.N Name Title Period
1 Dr Kailash Prevalence of CYP2D6 and CYP2C19 genetic polymorphism among patients with depressive disorder and its influence on side effects and efficacy of SSRI.
2 Dr. Pradhip

Guide: Dr. Srinivasan

Cross-sectional study on association of alcohol use with anxiety disorders 2019-2021
3 Dr. Pradhip

Guide: Sabari Sridhar O T

A longitudinal study on treatment of craving in patients with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome 2019-2020
4 Dr. Chaitanya

Guide: Dr Kailash

A Study of effect of combination of Exercise with SSRI in treatment of Depression 2019-2020
5 Dr. Chaitanya

Guide: Dr. Srinivasan

A cross-sectional study of frequency and correlates of high risk sexual behaviour and impulsivity among patients of Bipolar Affective Disorder in Remission 2019-2021
6 Dr. Arshdeep

Guide: Dr. Srinivasan

A comparative assessment of Emotional Regulation in depressive patients-currently in remission, their First degree relatives and the general population 2019-2021
7 Dr. Arshdeep

Guide: Dr. Shabeeba

A cross-sectional study on assessment of PerceivedParenting style and Self-harm behaviour in Adolescents and early adulthood 2019-2020
8 Dr. Niha

Guide: Dr. Srinivasan

A cross sectional study of cognitive function and suicidal ideation in patients with schizophrenia 2018-2020
9 Dr. Kalaiselvi

Guide: Dr. Srinivasan

A cross sectional study on relationship between premorbid adjustment and cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia 2018-2020
10 Dr. Niha

Guide: Sabari Sridhar O T

A study on presenteeism in depression 2019-2020
11 Dr. Kalaiselvi

Guide: Dr. Kailash

A study on capacity of decision making in patients of schizophrenia and choice of nominated representative 2018-2019

Completed projects
Conferences/CME/Webinar organized

S. No. Title of the event Type Date No. of participants
1 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Webinar 01.07.2020 162
2 Online International Conference on Recent Advances in Child Psychiatry 2020 Conference 23rd& 24th June

2020

656
3 Internet Addiction Webinar 10.06.2020 116
4 Early interventions in BPAD & Vocational rehabilitation for Schizophrenia Patients CME 04.06.2020 108
5 Current Updates In OCD Webinar 03.06.2020 27
6 Spirituality and Building Emotional Resilience Webinar 31.05.2020 80
7 World No Tobacco Day – Neurobiology Of Addiction Webinar 30.05.2020 107
8 Suicide Risk Assessment & Management Webinar 29.05.2020 106
9 Gender Dysphoria Webinar 28.05.2020 53
10 World Schizophrenia Day – Schizophrenia – Treatment Beyond Medications Webinar 26.05.2020 18
11 Webinar on the topic Mental well-being of Medical students during COVID-19 Webinar 19.05.2020 121
12 Medically Unexplained Symptoms CME 07.03.2020 46
13 Autism Awareness Program Awareness Program 02.04.2020 27
14 Mental Wellbeing and study skills among Children & Adolescents CME 18.09.2019 22
15 World Mental Health Day CME 10.10.2019 30
16 World Disability Day CME 03.12.2019 20
17 Expectations as a medical Professional CME 02.08.2019 240
18 Autism Awareness Program Awareness Program 02.04.2019 25
19 Women’s day celebration CME 08.03.2019 28
20 Conference “Essentials In General Hospital Psychiatry” Conference 28.09.2016 127
21 Workshop For Teachers On Identification Of Common Mental Health Issues In School Children Workshop 04.07.2015 54
22 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking CME 26.06.2015 234

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