Psychiatry & Deaddiction

About the Speciality

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.

Specialty Clinics

The speciality clinics offered by the Department of Psychiatry are given below.

  • Child Guidance Clinic
  • Geriatric Clinic
  • Neuro-psychiatric Clinic
  • De-addiction Clinic
  • Psychomotor Clinic
  • Family Counseling & Psycho-sexual Clinic
  • Community Mental Health Services (RHTC)

Diagnostic and Clinical Services

The following diagnostic and clinical services are provided by the Department of Psychiatry.

Inpatient Services

  • Indoor facilities for 30 patients (15 Male + 15 Female)
  • De-addiction Ward with fully equipped 10 beds for de-addiction services.
  • Chronic Psychiatry Services

Outpatient Services

  • OPD Consultation services for walk-in and referred patients.
  • Speciality Clinics

Diagnostic and Other Clinical Facilities

  • Psychological Assessment & Intervention
  • IQ Assessment & Career Counseling
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Narcoanalysis
  • Bio-Feed Back Services

Mental Health Helpline at Number 8306222483 (24x7)


HOD Message

Department of Psychiatry at JNUIMSRC is a high-class, well-equipped department consisting of an outstanding team of clinicians who provide world-class expertise in mental illnesses and treatment. The department, with its dedicated outdoor and indoor facilities, caters to the needs of patients from distant areas of Rajasthan, establishing its tremendous outreach. With its clinical services, namely neuropsychiatry, child guidance, senile disorders, psychomotor disorders, de-addiction, memory issues, family counseling, and rural health community services, the department engages in compassionate and vigorous outreach and advocacy on issues relevant to psychiatric illness, treatment, and research. We offer effective and innovative clinical care programs to spread awareness and alleviate the suffering from psychiatric ailments.

Dr. Ashok Singhal

Psychiatry & Deaddiction

What we treat

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.

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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.

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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.

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The essential feature of this disorder includes recurrent obsessional thoughts and compulsive acts.

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It encompasses behavioural dependence, physical dependence and psychological dependence.

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These are characterized by either a demonstrable cerebral disease, brain injury or any other insults leading to cerebral dysfunction.

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Personality disorders are the result of inflexible and maladaptive personality traits which causes significant social and occupational impairment and personal distress.

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The various sleep disorders have been divided into Dyssomnias and Parasomnias

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Anorexia nervosa: It is an eating disorder. Most commonly seen in adolescent females

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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.

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Modified Electroconvulsive Therapy (mECT)

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.

Psychological Testing

Various Assessment tools are available such as:-

  • Intelligence - Malins Intelligence Scale, Bhatia Battery, BinetKamat Test,
  • Personality - 16 Personality Factor Test, International Personality Disorder Examination
  • Projective - Child Apperception Test, Thematic Apperception Test, Rorschach Ink Blot Test
  • Neuropsychological Test - PGI Battery, Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test

These tests are conducted by clinical psychologist.

Consult with experienced Doctors

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