Psychiatry- Mental Health Centre

Out Patient Clinic

Psychiatry Unit1 Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Psychiatry Unit2 Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Child & Adolescent Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Nambikkai Nilayam Centre Monday to Saturday
Autism Friday

The department treats people with mental health problems. Some of the problems treated here are:

  • Depression (being very sad so people cannot work, are tearful, do not eat properly etc),
  • Schizophrenia (often seeing or hearing things that are not real and behaving very strangely)
  • Manic-depression (go from very very happy to very very sad)
  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviour (doing things again and again even though they do not need doing eg cleaning hands 20 times even when they are clean)
  • Phobias – being very afraid of things when they are not dangerous
  • Addiction problems are treated eg alcohol and drug addiction – including detoxification
  • Emotional problems
  • Marital problems

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

There is a special unit for children and adolescents (children up to 18yrs old, adolescents are the older children aged 10-18yrs).

Nambikkai Nilayam – Disabled Children

Nambikkai Nilayam helps children with learning disabilities/mental handicap. Most of these children were born with problems but some will have had an accident or illness that caused the problem. They may be slow to learn; have speech problems including slurring of their words; be slow to sit, use their hands and/or walk; have bad behaviour; have problems making friends and relating to their family.

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