Psychiatry, as for today has become a mandatory area for most of the population in this stressful world. As per WHO, nearly 75% of the global population has to undergo atleast an episode of mental illness in any form in their lifetime. Current trends are growing up from psychotropics & ECT to Transcranial magnetic stimulation which has a wider benefit in treating chronic mental illness patients.
Dr.Anand babu, M.D.(PSY) who served as senior resident in JIPMER has started Dept. Of psychiatry at SIMS Chellum Hospital, Salem in 2016. In addition special internship training programme for B.Sc psychology students is being conducted, where students approach from various colleges of Tamil Nadu and Bangalore.
The following areas are covered in psychiatry department for management:
- De-addiction psychiatry
- Geriatric psychiatry
- Child and adolescent psychiatry
- Neuro-psychiatry in liaison with Department of Neuro sciences
- Suicide prevention
- Emergency psychiatry including violent patient management
- Family therapy
- Electro -convulsive therapy
All the above areas of management are being done on the basis of guidelines/protocol suggested by JIPMER institution & in accordance with MHA.
It is not only about treating patients, but also about regulating patient's functioning of life for the benefit of self & their family.