Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

  • India

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Psychiatry at Kasturba Hospital was established in 1974. It is actively involved in clinical care, teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students research and community work.

Students of MBBS and MSW programs are posted for a short duration as a part of their compulsory rotating internship. They are provided training in clinical skills pertaining to psychological evaluation.

At the department we train undergraduate and postgraduate students and treat patients with mental health problems. We also liaise with other departments of the hospital in managing psychological issues in medically ill.

Core competencies:

  • Evidence based management
  • Electro convulsive therapy
  • Psychological therapies.

Key Features

  • The department has been part of Kasturba Hospital for the last 40 years.
  • Involved in treating patients with mental health problems and also liaises with other departments of the hospital in managing psychological issues in medically ill.
  • involved in training undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • The faculty in the department are experienced and involved in imparting skills and knowledge to the students and dedicated to patient care.
  • The curriculum and training in this department is on par with national institutes.
  • Faculty are actively involved in research
  • The alumni from the department hold teaching and non-teaching posts in various national and international hospitals.

About the Area of Study

Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. These include various affective, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities.

Human body and mind are interrelated, and illness of body affect the mind and vice versa. There can be no health without a healthy mind. The combined treatment of psychoactive medication and psychotherapy has become the most common mode of psychiatric treatment in current practice, but current practice also includes widely ranging variety of other modalities. While the focus of psychiatry has changed little over time, the diagnostic and treatment processes have evolved dramatically and continue to do so. Over the years the field of psychiatry has evolved and has become less conceptually isolated from other fields of medicine.

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olanzapine Medicine & Life Sciences
Bipolar Disorder Medicine & Life Sciences
Schizophrenia Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychiatry Medicine & Life Sciences
Clozapine Medicine & Life Sciences
Depression Medicine & Life Sciences
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Medicine & Life Sciences
Antipsychotic Agents Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1994 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
Binge-Eating Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
India
Bipolar Disorder
Students

Characteristics and correlates of poststroke depression: An Indian study

Jana, A. K., Chakraborty, S. & Praharaj, S. K., 01-11-2019, In : Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 61, 6, p. 605-611 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Depression
Stroke
Apathy
Psychotic Disorders
Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale

Chronotypes and its association with psychological morbidity and childhood parasomnias

Wei, N. S. & Praharaj, S. K., 01-11-2019, In : Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 61, 6, p. 598-604 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Parasomnias
Psychology
Nocturnal Enuresis
Morbidity
Students

Prizes

Asha Hospital Oration Award

P S V N Sharma (Recipient), 24-06-2018

Prize: Honorary award

Psychotic Disorders
Psychiatry

Dr. S.S. Jayaram Memorial Award

Ravindra N Munoli (Recipient), 07-09-2014

Prize: Honorary award

Psychiatry
Mental Health