Department - Psychiatry

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Overview :

The P.G. course in the Department of Psychiatry at Katuri Medical College & Hospital was started in 2009. Since then, the department has been actively involved in clinical care, training students from various streams, research and community work.
Professionals from Psychology and Psychiatric Social Work are involved in management of each patient, so that the care provided is holistic. Treatment approaches used are according to the various international standard guidelines. The students are benefited from this approach of care and are better skilled



Key Features :

  • The department has been part of Katuri Medical College & Hospital for the last 8 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

Area of Study :

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


Additional Information :

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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