Department of Psychiatry | K.S. Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA), Mangaluru

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY

The department seeks to advance clinical standards of mental health care through participation in research and educational programs like Quiz, seminars, workshops, guest lectures, conferences and C.M.E.s. The objectives of the department are to increase operating efficiency, to practice evidence based medicine, to achieve local, state and national recognition for quality and to educate professionals in the care of persons with mental illness. The department trains undergraduate students in the medical, dental, physiotherapy and nursing streams, M.Sc. (Nursing), M.P.T (Physiotherapy), M.S.W (Medical and Psychiatric Social work) and M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology. M.C.I Inspection for starting M.D in Psychiatry is over and the outcome awaited.

Services
The department has a daily out-patient service and a separate in-patient care for men and women. The department runs a de-addiction facility, conducts psychodiagnostics tests, multibehavioural therapy in addition to a spectrum of psychotherapeutic facilities.

Research activities
The department has made a distinct mark in psychopharmacology research. It has a 700 sq. ft. air conditioned, research laboratory with centrifuge, -20 degree freezer and 2 refrigerators. Thirty-two international studies have been conducted by the department. At present, there are 6 research projects. Apart from obtaining ICH-GCP training and training in psychiatric research, the staff have been accredited and certified to use several research instruments in assessment and interview.

Faculty

Sl.No.

Name

Designation

1

Dr.Satheesh Rao

Professor & HOD

2

Dr.Shrinivasa Bhat U.

Professor

3

Dr. Santosh Prabhu

Asst. Professor

4

Dr. Shishir Kumar

Asst. Professor

5

Dr.Nishi Guru

Asst. Professor

6

Dr. Prabhath Kodancha Gujjadi

Asst. Professor

7

Dr. Smitha T.

Asst. Professor

8

Dr.Arun Bhat P.

Sr. Resident

9

Dr.Aniruddha Shetty

Jr. Resident

10

Dr.Anjana Krishna Kumar

Jr. Resident

11

Dr.Neela Bhamy Shenoy

Jr. Resident

12

Dr.Shambhavi Jaiman

Jr. Resident

13

Dr. Daiveek P.G

Jr. Resident

14

Dr.Tarachand Naik BT

Jr. Resident


Community service
Faculty members participated in alcohol de-addiction camps at various places of Karnataka and Kerala and free mental health camps held in collaboration with the Rotary Club, Lions Club ,SKDRDP and other social services organisations. Awareness programmes too, are organised for the public. Community outreach programs are held at Nitte and Bailoor (Rural Psychiatry Centers)

Ongoing Research Projects
1. Development of evidence based lay health worker delivered psycho-social intervention module for women with common mental disorders in rural India: A population based study-

2. Analysis of pathways to care among patients with schizophrenia in south-India: a multi-centre study

3. Development of Peer Delivered Psycho-social Intervention Module for Women Caregivers of People with HIV/AIDS

4. Effectiveness of community based lay-health worker driven early intervention programme for psychosis in rural India

5. Do Antenatal Heart rate Variability and Cortisol levels predict Maternal Postnatal Psycological Stress levels?

Academic Activities and Publications