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The Department of Psychiatry at JNUIMSRC is focused on vigorously serving the patients,
families and the community through its four-part mission i.e., Caring for Patients, Conducting Pioneering Research, Educating Professionals, Serving the Community. Full time, experienced and competent team of experts in mental health work 24x7 to provide the best services to the patients.
Through the department, the patients will be able to access exceptional services including Emergency/Indoor services (IPD), general and speciality outpatient (OPD) care for children and adults. One of the crucial elements of the department is the psychological assessment, psychosocial assessment and intervention. Along with these services, the best psychiatry hospital in India has a fully-fledged dedicated de-addiction facility with a separate ward that caters to the need of treatment for substance use disorders.
The speciality clinics offered by the Department of Psychiatry are given below.
The following diagnostic and clinical services are provided by the Department of Psychiatry.
Mental Health Helpline at Number 8306222483 (24x7)
At Division of Psychiatry & Deaddiction of JNU, we invest our efforts, time, and expertise to detect and treat various types of Ailments
It is the most common serious mental disorder. It is defined bya group of characteristic positive and negative symptoms along with deterioration in social, occupational, interpersonal relationships. Lifetime prevalence of 1% and incidence rate of 0.15 to 0.25% and displays high heritability.
It is characterized by sadness of mood, anhedonia, feeling of worthlessness and hopelessness, lack of energy and concentration, appetite disturbances, psychomotor agitation or retardation, sleep disturbances and suicidal thoughts.
Episodic illness, characterized by episodes of both mania and depression. The lifetime prevalence is 1%. Male to female prevalence is 1:1. Mean age of onset is mid 20’s.
The essential feature of this disorder includes recurrent obsessional thoughts and compulsive acts.
It encompasses behavioural dependence, physical dependence and psychological dependence.
These are characterized by either a demonstrable cerebral disease, brain injury or any other insults leading to cerebral dysfunction.
Personality disorders are the result of inflexible and maladaptive personality traits which causes significant social and occupational impairment and personal distress.
The various sleep disorders have been divided into Dyssomnias and Parasomnias
Anorexia nervosa: It is an eating disorder. Most commonly seen in adolescent females
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: It is a common neuropsychiatric disorder of child-hood. Occurs in 3% of the school age children and affects boys more than girls.
It is a biological treatment procedure which involves brief application of electrical stimulation under General Anesthesia and Muscle Relaxants. It is a short therapy given under the supervision of a Psychiatrist and Anesthesiologist. A usual course of ECT involves multiple administrations. ECT is indicated for patients having violent behavior, suicidal thoughts, Catatonia, patients with Depression or Schizophrenia who do not respond well to medical treatment, or to patients with psychiatric disorders having very poor appetite. ECT is an extremely safe procedure with excellent outcomes. It has been observed that patients improve drastically in a short time period with no gross side effects.
It is a process of gaining greater awareness of many physiological changes occurring in one’s own body. Biofeedback has myriad of uses in Psychiatric and Non-Psychiatric disorders. It is most commonly used in anxiety disorders, and it has shown efficacy in treating Headaches and Migraines. Biofeedback involves patient sitting / or lying down comfortably over a couch; various electrodes are then placed over the patient, which measures skin conductance, Muscle Activity, Heart rate, and brain waves. Instructions for relaxation are given to the patient; the patient is then able to see the changes in Physiological functions with the help of a monitor.
Various Assessment tools are available such as:-
These tests are conducted by clinical psychologist.
JNU is home to some of the most eminent doctors in the world, most of whom are pioneers in their respective arenas and are renowned for developing innovative and revolutionary procedures