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Department of Psychiatry General Information about the Department Department of Psychiatry was established in the year 1972, one of the first General hospital Psychiatry Units. It was established in the old OPD (PuttannaShetty Block). Currently Maintaining 30,000 outpatient files. Shifted to New out Patient Block during the year 2011. We have 40 inpatient beds at the basement floor of Centenary Building. Started MD Psychiatry course in the year 1992. We are having 10 bedded de-addiction ward funded by Government of India as Nodal Centre as per NDPS Act 1985. Office of Karnataka State Mental Health Authority is also functioning in the same place.

We have 8 Psychiatrists, 5 Clinical Psychologists, 4 Staff Nurses and other Supporting Staffs

HOD Psychiatry is also Member Secretary of the Karnataka State Mental Health Authority implementing provisions of Mental Health Act 1987in the whole State.

OPD works on all 7 days in a week. Emergencies attended 24 hours.

E-mail ID: - psychiatryvh@gmail.com

Teaching faculty

(pls provide unit wise data)

SlNo
Designation
Name
Unit I
1.
Professor & HOD Dr.H Chandrashekar  
2
Professor Dr.N.R.Prashanth  
3.
Asst.Professor Dr.Kasthuri.PDr.Madhusudhan.SDr. Guruprasad.C  
4
Senior Resident Dr.Shankar.KDr. Srihari.M  
5.
Junior Resident VarshaKaranthManovijay B KalasagondAjayprakashSitaraM MedharAmrtavarshiniAmbrish MishraVinodkumar H NRavi C A  

3. Non teaching faculty

1.
Clinical Psychologist SharonRuthAshoka kumaraDr.Vedamurthy.B.NPrasad H.D  
     
1.
Social worker Umesh  
2.
staff nurse Shobha Jakbal  
3.
Steno Anupama.A.V  
4.
Group ‘D’ Susheelamma.KSiddaiah.SNarasamma  

1. Services

1. Out Patient Care

2. In Patient Care and Deaddiction,

3. Pharmacotherapy,

4. Electroconvulsive Therapy,

5. Psychotherapy,

6. Bio-Feed Back,

7. Behavioral Therapy,

8. Child Guidance Clinic &

9. Sexual Dysfunction Clinic.

2. Academic Activities

Sl No
PG(numbers/--month)
Seminars 2 per month
Journal club 2 per month
Guest lectures 2 per month
Case presentations 4 per month

Publications of the faculty and students 2014, 2015

Sl.No
Publication in Vancouver style
National/ International
1.
Michel S.Bourin, Emanuel Severus, Juan P Schronen, Peter Gass, Johan Szamosi, HansErikkson and Hongally Chandrashekar: “ Lithium as add-on to quetiapine XR in adult patients with acute mania: a 6-week multicenter double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study, Journal; International Journal of Bipolar Disorders MS: 3500758451315196 (2014)
International
2.
S.Pratibha, G.T.Subhas H. Chandrashekar Association of attention deficit hyperkinetic disorder and epilepsy: Further explored. (2014)
National
3.
Hulegar A. Abhishekh, Naveen C.kumar, Jagadisha Thirthalli, H.Chandrashekar, Bangalore N, Gangadhar, Talakad N. Sathyaprabha Prolonged reaction to Mental Arithmetic stress in first-degree Relatives of Schizophrenia patients. (2014)
National
4
Amruth.G, Praveen-kumar.S, Nataraju.B, Kasthuri.PStudy of Psychiatric Co morbidities in epilepsy by using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview.(2014)
National
5
Sharon Ruth1, Padmakumari P2Recent Trends in Alexithymia (2014)
International
6
Shankar kumar, Aashik shekar, Kasthuri pandiyan, Gopal Das,  Abhinav Nahar, Kodur Ramamurthy Raveendra and Chandrashekar Hongally.Prevalence of Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and its Correlates among Recently Diagnosed Young Adult Males with HIV.( 2014)
National
7
T.V.Anoop, Kashinath nayak, S.Sacchidanand, H.V Nataraja, H.Chandrashekar A study of Psychological aspects of patients undergoing hair transplantation for androgenetic alopecia. (2014)
International

8

Kasthuri Pandiyan, Shankar Kumar, Chandrashekar Hongally. “Prevalence of ADHD in women sex workers and other characteristics in OPD of a tertiary care.” Journal of Research in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Vol 1, Issue 1, July- December 2015; Page: 21- 24.

International Journal

9

Shankar Kumar, Kasthuri Pandiyan, Chandrashekar Hongally.  “ Prevelance and correlates of Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder  (ADHD) in early onset Alcohol dependence  in a Tertiary care hospital”. Journal of Research in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Vol 1, Issue 1, July- December 2015; Page: 1- 5.

International Journal

10

Kasthuri Pandiyan, , H Chandrashekar, N.R.Prashanth, Gangadhara, “Psychological morbidity among female commercial sex workers” IOSR Journals of Mathematics, International Organization of Scientific Research, Vol:10 Issue:2 March-April 2014, page:81-88

International Journal

Conference presentations of  2014, 2015

Sl no
Title of the presentation
Details of the conference
Name & Designation of the Presenter
1.
Adult ADHD and its correlates with newly detected HIV in young adult males in a tertiary care centre Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric society Pune. Dr. Abhinav NaharPost Graduate Student
2.
A case series of diagnosis & management of 5 individuals with Asperger’s syndrome & Co-morbidities Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric society Pune. Dr. Shankar.K Senior Resident
3
Prevalance and correlates of Autism spectrum disorders among those referred for assessment of Intellectual disability Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric society Pune. Dr. AmrtavarshiniPost Graduate Student
4
A study of psycho-social morbidities of commercial sex workers in a tertiary care centre Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric society Pune. Dr. Kasthuri.PAsst Professor
5
Substance use among  children & adolescents International Conference Dr.Madhusudhan.SAsst.Professor
6.
Mood disorders among women International Conference Smt. Sharon RuthClinical Psychologist
7.
Challenges faced by the ambulance  staff in Psychiatric emergencies Karnataka Annual Conference of Indian psychiatric Society. Dr.VarshaKaranthPost Graduate Students
8.
Psychiatric morbidities post stroke Karnataka Indian Psychiatric Society Dr.AmrtavarshiniPost Graduate Student
9.
Prevalence of Metabolic syndrome in Depressive disorder Karnataka Indian Psychiatric Society Dr. AjayPrakashPost Graduate Student
10.
Duration of untreated illness Karnataka Indian Psychiatric Society Dr. AmbrishmishraPost Graduate Student
11.
Rights of the differently abled : Right to disability benefits of Psychiatric patients  Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, Hyderabad Dr.Madhusudhan.SAsst.Professor
12
Trajectory of Attention deficit hyperactivity  disorder across lifespan – Focus on Psychological issues in young adulthood Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, Hyderabad Dr. Shankar.K Senior Resident

Dissertations for 2014, 2015

Sl.No
Title
Name of the student
Name of the guide
1
Personality characters among suicide attempters DR VARSHA KARANTH DR. H. CHANDRSHEKHAR
2
Prevalence and correlates of social networking addiction and its association with adult ADHD and stress among students of medical college. DR AMBAREESH KUMAR MISHRA DR. N.R PRASHANTH
3
Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in alcohol dependence DR. MANOVIJAY B KALASAGOND DR. H. CHANDRSHEKHAR

CME / Workshops conducted in 2014, 2015

Sl.no
Title
Date
Level (regional/national/ international
Credit points
1.
Critical appraisal of  Mental Health Care Bill 2013 1st June 2014 State Level  
2.
World Mental health day 9th October 2014 State level  

3. Notice board

(Awards, achievements of students and faculty, new services)

Award to Dr.Amrtavarshini (PG student), Best PG paper award at Karnataka Annual Conference of Indian psychiatric Society. (KANCIPS-2015) held at Shivamoga 29th & 30th Aug-2015. Award also carries Rs. 5000/- cash.

Radio programmes conducted for creating awareness about Mental Health, Manochintana FM 102.9 Live Radio phone-in Programme

SL.No
Name of the Faculty
Date
Topic
1
Dr.Prashanth.N.R, 3/1/2014 Child mental health and parents Role
2
DR.Chandrashekar.H, 31/1/2014 oldage and Mental health
3
DR.Chandrashekar. H, 7/2/2014 De-Addiction and Treatment
4
Dr.Chanadrashekar, 28/2/2014 Adolescence problems
5
Dr.Prashanth, N R , 14/03/2014 Anxiety and treatment
6
Dr.H.Chandrashekar, 21/03/2014 Exama fear
7
Dr.Kasthuri.P , 11/4/2014 Women mental health
8
Dr.Chandarashekar, 18/04/2014 Depression
9
Dr.N.R.Prashantha, 25/04/2014 sleep disorder
10
Dr.H.Chandarshekar, 9/5/2014 Exama results
11
Dr.H.Chandrashekar, 11/7/2014 Suicide prevention
12
Dr.Guruprasad, 18/07/2014 Anxiety disorder and Treatment
13
Dr.N.R.Prashanth, 5/9/2014 oldage and Mental health
14
Dr.H.Chandrashekar, 12/9/2014 World Alzhiemers day-2014
15
Dr.Prashanth.N.R 7/11/2014 Adolocence problems
16
Dr.Guruprasad, 14/11/2014 Obbsesive Compulsive Disorder
17
Dr.H.Chandrashekar, 16/1/2015 Adolocence problems
18
Dr.H.Chandrashekar, 30/01/2015 Schizophrenia and Treatment
19
Dr.Guruprasad, 13/02/2015 Exama fear
20
Dr.H.Chandrashekar, 27/02/2015 Stress management
21
Dr.Shankar, 13/3/2015 Childrens Problems
22
Dr.H.Chandrashekar, 27/3/2015 Suicide Prevention
23
Dr.H.Chandrashekar, 3/4/2015  Suicide prevention
24
Dr.H.Chandrashekar, 08/5/2015 Schizophrenia -self help
25
Dr.H.Chandrashekar, 29/5/2015 Schizopherenia and long term management
26
Dr.Guruprasad, 19/6/2015 Disaster Management and Mental Health- Nepal Experience
27
Dr.N.R.Prashanth, 26/6/2015 Drug addiction and treatment
28
Mrs.Sharanruth, 3/7/2015 ADHD
29
Dr.H.Chandrashekar, 10/7/2015 Primary care in mental health
30
Dr.H.Chandrashekar, 17/7/2015  Suicide prevention
31
Dr.H.Chandrashekar, 31/7/2015  DMHP
32
Dr.Guruprasad, 14/8/2015 Schizophrenia and Treatment

Extension Psychiatric Clinics at Taluk Hospital & PHCS

Sl No
Name of Doctors
Centre
01
Dr. H. Chandrashekar, 1st Tuesday of month PHC Sarjapura
02
Dr.Shankar.K, 1st Tuesday of month PHC K.G.Halli
03
Dr. Kasthuri.P, 4th Tuesday of month K.R.pura General Hospital
04
Dr.Srihari.M, 2nd Tuesday of month Kengeri General Hospital
05
Dr. Guruprasad.C, 3rd Tuesday of month Yalahanka General Hospital

Following awareness progeamme conducted based on Directions of honorable high court of Karnataka.

Sl.No
Name of district
Date
No of participants
1
Belgaum 25/01/2014 1100
2
Mangalore 30/03/2014 800
3
Chikamagalur 09/08/2014 1000
4
Kodagu 14/03/2015 1000
5
Haveri 28/06/2015 800
6
Udupi 09/08/2015 900
 
 
 
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