Psychiatric Medicine

Aster MIMS has the only psychosexual clinic in Malabar region. The department ensures best and quality care for patients with various psychological illnesses. With the help of experienced psychiatrists and counsellors at the department, Aster MIMS offers Inpatient and Outpatient services to the patients.

Doctors

Dr. Biju Sunny Tharayi

Consultant

Dr. Biju Sunny completed his MBBS from St. Johns Medical College in the year 1997, and MD (Psychiatry) from NIMHANS, Bangalore in the year 2002.

Dr. Biju Sunny Tharayi

Consultant

Dr. Biju Sunny completed his MBBS from St. Johns Medical College in the year 1997, and MD (Psychiatry) from NIMHANS, Bangalore in the year 2002.

Qualifications : MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Biju Sunny completed his MBBS from St. Johns Medical College in the year 1997, and MD (Psychiatry) from NIMHANS, Bangalore in the year 2002. Dr. Biju Sunny has had extensive experience working with various hospitals. Prior to joining us he was working as Sr. Resident in National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. Dr.Biju Sunny hails from Thrissur.

Dr. Chandramukhi

Senior Consultant

Dr. Chandramukhi has completed her MSW (Masters in Social Work) from school of social work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore in the year 2000, M.Phil and Ph.D from NIMHAS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences), Bangalore in the year 2002 and 2010 respectively prior to joining MIMS. Dr. Chandramukhi was working as Psychiatric social worker (Junior Consultant) in Neuro Psychiatry unit in NIMHAS, Bangalore. Dr. Chandramukhi hails from Mangalore.

Dr. Chandramukhi

Senior Consultant

Dr. Chandramukhi has completed her MSW (Masters in Social Work) from school of social work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore in the year 2000, M.Phil and Ph.D from NIMHAS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences), Bangalore in the year 2002 and 2010 respectively prior to joining MIMS. Dr. Chandramukhi was working as Psychiatric social worker (Junior Consultant) in Neuro Psychiatry unit in NIMHAS, Bangalore. Dr. Chandramukhi hails from Mangalore.

Her area of Interest is work with child and adolescent which includes learning disability, children with developmental disorders like ADHD, Autism as well as providing life skill education for improving resilience. Intervention for cases with behavioral disorder (at home or at school) and those with abuse (physical / mental and sexual). Working with adults – Person suffering from depression, anxiety, people with adjustment problem due to other psychological issues, marital disorder and problem those with suicidal thinking and people with addiction like alcohol, cannabis, heroine, tobacco etc. Assessment of elderly people with dementia. Providing inputs to care giver regarding their day to day management.

Qualifications : M.Phil, Ph.D

Dr. Nimmy Michel

Consultant

Ms Nimmy Michel completed her M.Sc in clinical psychology from Bharathiya University in 2004, M.phil in Mental Health and social Psychology from NIMHANS, Bangalore in the year 2007. Ms Nimmy hails from Thrissur

Dr. Nimmy Michel

Consultant

Ms Nimmy Michel completed her M.Sc in clinical psychology from Bharathiya University in 2004, M.phil in Mental Health and social Psychology from NIMHANS, Bangalore in the year 2007. Ms Nimmy hails from Thrissur

Qualifications : M.Phil

Ms Nimmy Michel, completed her M.Sc in clinical psychology from Bharathiya University in 2004, M.phil in Mental Health and social Psychology from NIMHANS, Bangalore in the year 2007. Ms Nimmy hails from Thrissur

Facilities

OUTPATIENT SERVICES

Daily OPD (Mon-Sat) catering to primary psychiatric disorders, psychological/ relational disturbances involving men women & children of all ages.

There are special clinics run by the dept:

Memory clinic:

This aims to provide specialised service to people who seek help for memory disturbances. Unlike Dementia clinics that only cater to the elderly, this clinic provides its service to a wider age group, to evaluate this common complaint. Patients are screened with structured rating scales that assess the domains of cognitive difficulty eg. Attention, recall etc. There is also provision to educate bystanders about how to care for clients with dementia. There are brochures on the same.

Disha clinic:

This clinic is managed by the counsellors who cater to children especially adolescents dealing with peer/parental relationship issues, adjustment problems, addressing issues that need guidance & clarification.

Memory clinic is conducted on the last Friday of each month

Disha clinic is conducted on the last Wednesday of each month.

There are other specialised services which the department provides in the usual OPD services are,

De - addiction services

Child Psychiatry services:

Attention deficit Hyperactivity disorder, Autism, mental retardation, Learning disabilities in children, behavioural problems of children, unexplained medical problems in children due to psychological reasons, childhood mood disorders, abnormal/unusual habits & childhood anxiety disorders including obsessive compulsive disorders.

Treatment is provided as a team with referrals between the 3 experts. Referrals are made between the team & a mix of counselling & medications is the common manner of treatment. Counselling appointments are fixed before-hand & the contact number of the doctor & counsellor seeing the patient/family is provided.

Counselling team provides assessment of psychological status of patient by standard psychological tests that evaluate personality, unconscious conflicts etc. The counselling techniques include teaching relaxation exercises, biofeedback technique, cognitive behaviour therapy along with marriage counselling, family counselling, parent management training.

The department also provides services to other departments in the hospital including management of psychiatry disorders in the medically/surgically ill, counselling of the bereaved, counselling in chronic ailments that involve psychosocial burden to patient & family eg colostomy patients, amputees, mastectomy patients. Also in cancer & long term kidney diseases, head injury & stroke conditions.

Reduced interest in work

Anxiety

Fear

Depression

Suicidal thoughts

Obsession

Suspicion

Drug and alcohol dependence

Poor School performance in children

Behavioral problems like aggression school refusal etc. and guidance in children and its treatment

Sexual dysfunction

Slowness of thought

Disturbed sleep, reduced energy, Poor appetite, Night mare,

Crying spells

Withdrawal from friends & relatives

Marital problems

Actism

Hearing Disability

Special clinics

Memory Clinic

Adolescent clinic

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