The branch of Psychiatry has grown significantly in past 6-7 decades. The era of exorcism and black magic and other unscientific therapies have been replaced by modern scientific methods of treating mental disorders.

Department of Psychiatry at Chhattrapati Shivaji Subharti Hospital, Meerut, is the only exclusive department for U.G./P.G. teaching with total staff strength of 24 people including five eminent Psychiatrists and other Mental Health professionals for providing facilities to treat mental health Problems in the region of Western U.P. and adjoining NCR. It is an exclusive department which also provides medicolegal consultations to the patients of mental subnormality and other chronic mental disabilities. We have been authorized by the CMOs of Meerut and Muzaffarnagar to provide Disability Certificates for deficiency in subjects of various ages.

The General Psychiatry OPD entertains a good variety and rush of patients of various ages on a daily basis, besides special OPDs running on each day which are:

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Monday & Friday
  • Geriatric Psychiatry – Wednesday
  • Psychosexual Disorder Clinic – Thursday
  • De-Addiction Clinic – Tuesday & Saturday

The Psychological services and Psychodiagnostic are imparted to various patients throughout the week.

The Psychological and Psychodiagnostic services are imparted to various patients throughout the week.

The Department of Psychiatry is recognized for P. G. Training in Psychiatry by MCI and was allotted three seats for MD (Psychiatry) with effect form May 2010. And P.G. Training got started accordingly with one candidate. Currently we have one 3rd year, two 2nd year and two 1st year P.G. students of MD Psychiatry.

The Psychiatry Department also conducts Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings twice a week (Wednesday & Saturday) along with Public Information Meetings once in a few months. Recently, the department has also started Community Psychiatry Clinic once in a week (Friday) at Multannagar Community Health Center, Meerut in collaboration with the Department of Social & Preventive Medicine.

The inpatients’ facility consists of a 30 bedded unit with 12 Female & 18 Male beds. The average occupancy in Psychiatry ward is quite good. The various procedures administered to Psychiatry inpatients as a part of therapeutic intervention include:

  • ECTs
  • Electro sleep therapy
  • Relaxation & others Exercises
  • Narco Analysis
  • Psychotherapeutic Intervention etc

The inpatients’ unit also has a side Pathology Lab with the facility to carry out the routing blood and urine investigations.

Besides all these activities the department of Psychiatry is also involved in teaching M.B.B.S. students- both through didactic lectures and clinicals.

Training in psychiatry prepares the students to interview the patient, establish rapport, elicit detailed psychiatric case history, conduct mental status assessment, assessment of psychopathological symptoms & signs, diagnose and manage common psychiatric disorders, follow principles of consultation-liaison psychiatry; and hence to deliver preventive, promotive, creative & re-habilitative services for psychiatric patients- both in family & in community. Emphasis is also laid upon handling psychiatric emergencies and referring complications/unusual manifestations of common disorders & rare psychiatric disorders to the specialist.