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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry

Services

1. In patient services
2. Out patient services

Treatment for Psychiatric disorder and Psychological problems like
  • Alcohol, Marijuana, Tobacco, Inhalants and other addictions
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Mood disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality disorder
  • Learning disabilities
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Marital issues
  • Adolescent problems
Date Topic School / Organisation
05.05.22 Substance abuse and Ill effect Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Arts & Science College for Women, No 1, Audiappa Street, Chennai 1.
11.05.22 Personality Development K.S.Sanjivi Auditorium, Voluntary Health Services, Chennai, 113 in connection with the “Nurses Day”.
20.05.22 Stress Management Ramakrishna Mission Polytechnic college, Mylapore, Chennai 4.
27.06.22 Substance Abuse & Ill effects Govt Higher Secondary school, Thuraipakkam,Chennai. 97.
22.10.2021 Substance Abuse & Ill effects Savithri Ammal Oriental Higher Secondary school, Mylapore, Chennai – 4.
Doctors from Schizophrenia Research Foundation (India), Chennai – 600 101 are posted for Internship every year.
Annul Day of the Rajaji Centre for Deaddiction is being celebrated every year for the recovered patients. During the anniversary celebrations, the individuals who have successfully been sober for a year or more are rewarded with small mementoes, as a measure of encouragement and to motivate their sobriety.
Mrs. B. Mala
  • Mrs. B. Mala Project Director has successfully completed an International Certificate Course on “UNIVERSAL TREATMENT CURRICULUM” for substance use disorder developed by US, Department of state and “The Colombo plan”.
Dr. R. Mani
  • Conducted online classess for the staff of ‘”CHARGE BEE” (software company) & EKAL VIDYALAYA (NGO) for their workers who work in remote villages about COVID prevention, treatment and importance of vaccination.
  • Dissemination of information for IMA doctors on psychological issues during COVID & to patients and their family members
  • Wrote an article to GEM hospital magazine on COVID related psychological issues.
Dr. Vinayak Vijayakumar
  • Vijayakumar. V (2021) Substance Abuse and Suicidal behaviours. Book Chapter- Substance Use disorder in India.

Publications

1. Menon, V., & Vijayakumar, L. (2022). Interventions for attempted suicide. Current opinion in psychiatry, 35(5), 317–323. Readmore.

2. Arya V , Page A, Spittal .J M, Dandona R, Vijayakumar L, Munasinghe S, John A, Gunnell D, Pirkis J, Armstrong G (2022)., Suicide in India during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Journal of Affective Disorders, Volume 307, Pages 215-220, ISSN 0165-0327, Readmore.

3. Vijayakumar L, Chandra P, Sureshkumar M, Pathare S, Banerjee D, Goswami T, Dandona R. (2021). The national suicide prevention strategy in India: context and considerations for urgent action, The Lancet Psychiatry, ISSN 2215-0366, Readmore.

4. Vijayakumar L, Shastri M, Fernandes TN, Bagra Y, Pathare A, Patel A, Jain P, Merchant Y, Armstrong G, Pathare S. (2021). Application of a Scorecard Tool for Assessing and Engaging Media on Responsible Reporting of Suicide-Related News in India. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 18(12):6206. Readmore

5. Armstrong G, Vijayakumar L, Cherian A, et al (2021)., Indian media professionals’ perspectives regarding the role of media in suicide prevention and receptiveness to media guidelines: a qualitative study BMJ Open ;11:e047166. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047166 Readmore

6. Vijayakumar, L, Ray, S, Fernandes, TN, Pathare, S. (2021). A descriptive mapping review of suicide in vulnerable populations in low and middle countries. Asia Pac Psychiatry; 13:e12472. Readmore

7. Armstrong, G., Haregu, T., Arya, V., Vijayakumar, L., Sinyor, M., Niederkrotenthaler, T. and Spittal, M. (2021), Suicide‐related Internet search queries in India following media reports of a celebrity suicide: an interrupted time series analysis. World Psychiatry, 20: 143-144. Readmore