PSYCHIATRY

PSYCHIATRY

The Department of Psychiatry at KMCT Medical College started functioning in 2008 and has grown into fully fledged Psychiatry department catering to mental health issues of people in and around Calicut.

The Department has outpatient services functioning 6 days a week diagnosing and treating various mental health conditions. The department also runs specialty clinics through the catering to special population including child guidance clinic, memory clinic, geriatric clinic, de addiction clinic, suicide prevention clinic. The department of Psychiatry at KMCT Medical College boasts of one of the largest department in the district in terms of number of psychiatrists.

The department also has an inpatient facility which accommodate 30 patients in ward as well as standard and deluxe room admitting patients 24*7 in liaison with the emergency department.

The department liaisons with other department within the hospital for managing various psychiatric co morbidities.
The department of Psychiatry KMCT Medical College also undertakes training of undergraduate and post graduate student of multiple disciplines in psychiatry during their clinical rotation as well as trains interns during internship.

The department also undertakes various research projects and research publications in various national and international journals. Guidance for research projects undertaken by undergraduates and postgraduates are also offered by the department.
Department of Clinical Psychology
The Department of Clinical Psychology offer services for those in need of professional psychological help across the life span – from childhood to old age. The major areas of services include assessments, diagnostic services and psychotherapies.

Psychological Services Offered

1. Assessment and Diagnostic Services

Assessment of Intelligence
A deficiency in intelligence can be a major reason for poor performance at school, or other activities of daily life. Using standardized procedures, we assess the intellectual ability of the person and try to understand the level at which he or she is functioning.

Assessment of Personality
This service helps to identify personality traits underlying various psychiatric conditions and personality disorders.

Diagnostic Clarification of Psychiatric Disorders
This service aids in the diagnosis as well as the severity of an underlying psychiatric disorders using standardized diagnostic materials such as Rorschach Inkblot Test, Thematic Apperception Test, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory and rating scales.

Neuropsychological Services
This service primarily aims at understanding the various functions of the brain by a detailed assessment using standardized neuropsychological tests. It is useful in planning intervention and rehabilitation strategies and tracking improvements in functioning.

2. Psychotherapy and Counselling Services

Therapeutic services aim at addressing and improving the psychological health of persons through interventions that supplement but do not use medications.

Relaxation Training
Relaxation techniques help a person to relax; to attain a state of increased calmness and reduce levels of anxiety, stress or anger. Relaxation techniques can decrease muscle tension, lower the blood pressure and slow heart and breath rates, among other health benefits.

Behavior Therapy
Behavioral treatment approaches are focused on treating maladaptive behaviours. The therapeutic approach assumes that both normal and maladaptive behaviours are learned and that appropriate therapy will help a person learn new adaptive behaviour and ‘unlearn’ maladaptive behaviour.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral approaches focus on changing the faulty cognitions (thinking processes) of people about themselves and other people to more accurate perceptions.

Family and Marital Psychotherapy
Family and Marital services focus on the family or the couple as a single integral unit to which each member contributes significantly. In family and couple therapy, the entire family or both members of a couple are treated simultaneously – not just the person identified as having the “problem”. The therapy also focuses on enhancing adjustment between the couple and other members of the family unit.

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
A wide variety of developmental (autism, mental retardation), behavioral (hyperactivity, conduct disorders), and emotional challenges (depression, anxiety, stress related rage) of children and adolescents are assessed and treated by using behavioral, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic methods.

Group Therapy
Group Psychotherapy is a therapy in which a group is guided by a trained therapist to help each member of the group effect changes. Several technical manoeuvres and theoretical constructs are used by the therapist to optimally utilize the group members’ interactions to make that change.

Remedial education
Children with specific learning disabilities requires special attention from trained educators for enhancing learning. Small group of students are supervised by trained educators at weekly sessions.

The department has recently initiated premarital therapy in adolescents. Behavioral therapy in problem behavior in children which include stereotypic behavior, oppositional disorder and hyperactivity are also addressed.

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key features

  • Outpatient care
  • Inpatient care
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Electro convulsive Therapy
  • Psychological Services
  • Deaddiction treatment
  • Child guidance Clinic

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