The service treats all types of Psychiatric disorders such as Schizophrenia , depression,Bipolar affective disorders and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, somatization disorder, dissociative disorder, eating disorders, non organic sleep disorders, sexual dysfunctions, personality disorders, mental retardation, autism and other pervasive developmental disorders. Attention deficit, Hyperactivity disorders, school phobia, bed wetting, conduct problems and other childhood psychological disorders are also addressed.
Psychological problems of old age, mental health problems of women, problems in interpersonal relationship like conflict between couples, other family members etc are handled here.
Pharmacotherapy, Psychotherapy and Psychosocial rehabilitation are used to treat the disorders. Electroconvulsive therapy is recommended for specific cases.
The department runs an adolescent guidance clinic in which, to help the adolescents who are in adolescent identity crisis and other related problems and guide the parents and care givers with appropriate, parenting skills.
The future plans are to focus on school mental health, industrial mental health, intensive de addiction and community mental health programs.