During the last few decades the demand for mental health services has increased tremendously. This is both due to the increasing stress of modern times as well as enhanced mental health awareness. The mental health professionals of Institute of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences have been striving to provide quality care to persons who approach Sir Ganga Ram Hospital with their mental health issues.
Our team consists of a dedicated group of psychiatrists, psychologists and allied professionals who are proud to contribute to the mental health and psychological wellbeing of not only the persons suffering from mental illness and psychological problems but also of society in general.
Our focus is on educative, preventive, clinical, therapeutic and rehabilitative aspects of the mental health so that persons suffering from mental health issues become productive individuals of the society as far as possible.
Our aim is to understand the person, coming to us for help, as a whole by applying the latest scientific knowledge in the field of mind, brain and body to improve his or hersymptoms, course, outcome and quality of life .
Our vision is to reach the unreached to provide mental health care through our community programmes.
Our Dream is to help improve the happiness quotient of the community.
Comprehensive mental health assessments and treatment is coordinated by
Professionals from other departments if the need be
Together we construct a personalized treatment plan to meet the unique needs of our patients.
Dr. V. Kumar
Dr. S.C. Malik
Dr. J.M. Wadhawan
Dr. Anita Mahajan
Dr. Rajesh Goyal
Dr. Rajiv Mehta
Dr. Sajeela Maini
Dr. Soumya Tandon
Dr. Roma Kumar
Dr. Arti Anand
Dr. Richa Kapoor
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Womens' Mental Health
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychometry like IQ testing, CAT, TAT, Rorschach test.
Neurophysiological Tests - for example EEG, NCV etc.
Many other advanced tests are available to rule out medical disorders which masquerade as psychiatric disorders
Pharmacotherapy i.e. medicines
Motivation enhancement therapy, detoxification and relapse prevention for alcohol and substance abuse
Counselling for adults, children and adolescents and parents
Psychotherapy e.g. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Inter Personal Therapy, Family Therapy etc.
Behavior therapy eg systematic desensitization, extinction etc.
Early intervention in children
Relaxation therapy eg JPMR (Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation), autogenic training etc.
Occupational therapy techniques
Depending upon the need, some of the treatments are delivered in a couple or group format.
We cater to following areas of Psychiatry
A person practicing General Psychiatry treats a wide spectrum of psychiatric symptoms, disorders and psychological issues across all ages and across all specialities of Psychiatry.
After comprehensive evaluation, patients receive individualized care, which may include treatment modalities mentioned above..
This involves treatment of patients where both physical and psychiatric or psychological factors are affecting the patient.
Body and mind are inseparable and enhance or worsen functioning of each other.
Psychological factors are often responsible for initiating, exacerbating or prolonging medical illnesses. Serious or chronic medical illness or rarely its treatment may lead to psychiatric symptoms or illnesses.
Behavioural factors are responsible for proper treatment adherence and optimal results in the management of diseases especially chronic, serious or complicated diseases.
Therefore, our consultants provide services to ward, OPD and postoperative patients whenever there is a need after proper referral by the treating doctor.
Our team provides psychiatric evaluation and support services to the liver and kidney organ transplant units, Plastic surgery department for sex reassignment surgery and Infertility and Obstetric departments among others.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
This involves treatment of children and adolescents with mental illness, behavioral or psychological problems and interpersonal issues. It needs special expertise to deal with unique developmental needs of this group as well as their parents.
Children and teenagers receive treatment for a wide variety of conditions, such as neurodevelopmental disorders like autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders etc; emotional disturbances and mood disorders and, chronic illnesses, self-harm, behavioural problems, eating disorders and others.
Treatment is family-based and multidisciplinary.
The treatment plan includes one-on-one sessions with patient, family therapy or counseling etc as well as medicines if required
Early intervention for developmental delays, behavior therapy, CBT, Parent Management Training etc are some of the strategies used.
It involves holistic management of mental health issues of elderly taking into consideration important biopsychosocial and spiritual factors unique to individuals of this age group. For example:
Use of medicines
Presence or absence of sensory motor limitation
Lack of care takers
Loss of loved ones
Family support etc.
Womens' Mental Health
We provide gender sensitive management of girls' and womens' psychological and psychiatric problems keeping in mind the following:
Stage of life, for example - adolescence, pregnancy, menopause etc.
Presence of abuse, violence etc.
Alcohol and drug dependent individuals are treated keeping in mind their unique psychosocial problems and medical issues, For Example:
Comorbidity of psychiatric diagnoses
Comorbidity of medical diagnoses
Problems with family, school or law
Deliberate self harm
Motivation or resistance for treatment
Family Support etc.
Community Mental Health Education
Mental health awareness programmes are organised regularly by the department to :
Educate psychiatric patients and their family members
Create public awareness about psychological problems and illnesses.
Remove myths about psychiatric illness and its treatment
De-stigmatize psychiatric illness
To promote positive mental health
Free camps, workshops, lectures with relevant mental health themes like Stress management, anger management, smoking cessation, maintaining good relationships, depression etc. are delivered in schools, colleges, offices, community centres etc. from time to time.
Department has an ongoing training programme for
Internship, observership and field training of Psychology students who come from various universities of NCR Delhi, other states and sometimes foreign countries.
DNB (ie post graduation) in Psychiatry
Psychiatric training of residents doing DNB in:
We promote research relevant to patient wellbeing and public mental health.
We are actively engaged in mental health promotion of people who work in our hospital.
There is a dedicated Counselling cell for the hospital staff to cater to their psychological needs.
MYTHS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS
People get mental illness because of their weak character.
People with mental illness are dangerous to themselves or others.
Everyone who has a mental illness is mad/crazy.
I can handle my own mental problems, and if I cannot I am weak.
People with a mental illness are ‘psycho’, ‘mad’ and dangerous, and should be locked.
Mental illness does not affect children or youth. Any problems they have are just part of growing up.
Mental illness will never affect me.
Medicines used to treat mental illness are addictive.