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About The Department

We aim to provide updated and evidenced based treatment to both inpatient and outpatient care for patients attending Department of Psychiatry

Our department imparts knowledge to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of psychiatry

Our department provides a comprehensive Mental Health Care.

Services offered:

  1. Outpatient & Inpatient Care for Psychoses
  2. Outpatient & Inpatient services for minor psychiatric disorders
  3. Detox and Rehabilitation for Substance Abuse.
  4. Assessment of IQ
  5. Assessment of Disability
  6. Stress Management
  7. Time Management
  8. Motivational practices
  9. Positive Mental Heath
  10.  Academic achievements
  11. Geriatric Services
  12. Women related Mental Health Issues
  13. Adolescent Problem
  14. Career Counseling
  15. Sex Therapy
  16. Liaison Psychiatry
  17. Emergency Services
  18. Mental Counseling

Special Services:

  1. Monday: Geriatric OP
  2. Tuesday: Child and Adolescent OP
  3. Wednesday: Drug Addiction OP
  4.  Thursday: Neurosis OP
  5.  Friday: Sex Therapy

Head of the Department

Dr.T.V.ASOKAN M.B.B.S, DPM,  M.D.(Psychiatry)

Formerly Professor of Psychiatry & HOD Stanley Medical College & Hospital, Chennai.

Teaching experience

 30 years(Post graduate students of Psychiatry and Internal medicine,.MBBS undergraduates,Students of clinical psychology, 
Psychiatric nursing students,Psychiatric social work students& Students of occupational therapy.

Honorary appointments & organisational activities

  1. Editor 1977 Stanley Medical College,Madras
  2. Hony.General Secretary,IndianPsychiatric Society,TamilNadu  branch 1990-92 
  3. National Executive Council Direct member Indian Psychiatric Society 1999-2002
  4. Hony  General SecretaryIndian Psychiatric Society-South India 2001-2003 
  5. JointOrganising Secretary-State conference ”TANPSYCON” (TamilNadu State) 
  6. Joint Organising Secretary-Zonal Conference  IPSOCON(1996)
  7. Convenor “Legal Psychiatry” IPS 2007-09
  8. Past  Asst.Editor-History Section,Indian Journal of Psychiatry
  9. Past President – South Zone branch of Indian Psychiatric Society 2010 
  10. Faculty member,Mental Health Task Force,Indian Psychiatric Society,India
  11. President Indian Psychiatric Society 2014
  12. Past President,Asian Federation of Psychiatric Association 2014
  13. Member,Prevention Psychiatry Committee, World Psychiatric Association
  14. Zonal Representative,Zone 16 (South Asia) World Paychiatric Association (2014-2017)
  15. Honorary Life Member World Psychiatric Association
  16. Member,Preventive Psychiatry Committee,World Psychiatric Association 2014 till date
  17. Member,Conflict Managemnet and Conflict Resolution Committee,World Psychiatric 

      Association 2017


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1.T.V Asokan, Towards an ideal Paradigm : Indian J Psychol Med | Jul – Dec 2009 | Vol 31 | Issue

2.T.V Asokan ; Daniel McNaughton (1813-1865) : HISTORY AND PSYCHIATRY Indian J Psychiatry 49(3), Jul-Sep 2007

3.Radhabaiprabu, T.V. Asokan et al; Postpartum psychiatric illness : J Obstet Gynecol India Vol. 55, No. 4 : July/August 2005

4.Vanishreegunasegaran, T.V. Asokan et al; A Study of Soft Neurological Signs and Its Correlates in Drug‐Naive Patients with First Episode Psychosis :Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine | Sep – Oct 2016 | Vol 38 | Issue 5

5.Asokan T.V ; The insanity defense- related issues ; Indian J Psychiatry 2016  Volume 58 ; Issue 6 Page 191-198

6..Authored a chapter “Legal Issues in Schizophrenia” in the book titled, “Schizophrenia Today”

7.Authored a chapter “Comorbidities of Bipolar Disorder” in the book titled “Bipolar Disorder” 2016

8.Authored a chapter titled “Criminal Responsibility” in IPS Publication 2015

9. Authored 3 books in Tamil on Mental Health

10.G.Umesh;Publication accepted in Indian Journal of applied research titled “Pattern of psychiatry morbidity during lockdown phase of Covid19”