Psychiatry

Overview

The department Psychiatry is a branch of medicine which deals with the diagnosis, investigations, treatment and causes of disorders of the higher functions (psychological functions) of the brain. Such disorders of the brain will produce abnormal behavior and abnormal experience as major symptoms. Like in other divisions of medicine in psychiatry too there are many kinds of disorders with characteristic clinical manifestations, diagnostic features, management options and course and outcome. There remains no more mystery or opprobrium about modern psychiatry, psychiatric disorders and psychiatric patients. Most of the psychiatric disorders are eminently treatable. Early diagnosis and early treatment are very important for better outcome of the disorders.

Psychiatry as a division of medicine in the general hospital of the Father Muller Charitable Institutions came in to existence in 1966. It began with an outpatient department and a modest inpatient facility for 25 beds. Dr. K. Sudhakar Shetty is our first psychiatrist. The postgraduate department of psychiatry with modern facilities came in to existence in 1993. Over the years there have been remarkable progress and the department has developed in to one of the best postgraduate training centers in Karnataka with excellent general hospital and mental hospital facilities for patient care.

Vision

  • To render the best possible clinical care for all psychiatric patients in all settings.
  • To render excellent training for postgraduate and undergraduate students.
  • To make substantial contribution to knowledge through research.

Mission

  • To convince our colleagues that Psychiatry is a legitimate and important branch of Medicine.
  • To remove the mystery and opprobrium about psychiatry.
  • To make them competent to deal effectively with psychiatric patients. (NMHP 1984).

OPD

Timings : 8.30 a.m to 1 p.m / 2.30 p.m to 4.30 p.m

Department Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
PSYCHIATRY Dr. Safeekh A.T Dr. P. John Mathai Dr. Denzil Pinto Dr. Safeekh A.T Dr. P. John Mathai Dr. Denzil Pinto
Dr. Siddharth Shetty A Dr. Aruna G Dr. Supriya Hegde Aroor Dr. Siddharth Shetty A Dr. Aruna G Dr. Supriya Hegde Aroor
Dr. Chandini Dr. Pavithra P Rao Dr. Joylin Jovita Mascarenhas Dr. Chandini Dr. Pavithra P Rao Dr. Joylin Jovita Mascarenhas
Dr. Priya Nayak. K Dr. Priya Nayak. K

Facilities available

Outpatient Department.
Emergency Service Division.
Inpatient Facility.
De addiction Department.
Day Care Facility.
Office of the Department.

Our Doctors

Dr. Safeekh A. T.

DPM, DNB

Psychiatry

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Dr. Supriya Hegde Aroor

MD Psychaitry

Psychiatry

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Dr. Aruna G

MD, Psychaitry

Psychiatry

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Dr. Siddarth Shetty A

MD Psychaitry

Psychiatry

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Dr. Chandini

MBBS, MD

Psychiatry

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Dr. Joylin Jovita Mascarenhas

MD, Psychaitry

Psychiatry

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Dr. Pavithra P. Rao

MBBS,MD

Psychiatry

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Dr. Priya Nayak K.

MBBS, MD

Psychiatry

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