KING EDWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,
Mumbai 400 012. India.
Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Fax: 91-22-2414 3435

Department of Psychiatry

Background History

The department of psychiatry of the Seth GS Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital came into existence in December 1947 – just after India became independent. From a humble beginning with a single psychiatrist – DR. N.S. Vahia, it has grown into one of the largest teaching departments.
In addition to patient care, it is active in education and research for which it has received support from WHO and UNDCP. Besides, the department is also engaged in collaborative research with other universities outside India. At present, the department has grown out of the hospital to community outreach programmes.

Sections Units Branches

Personnel

Personnel in Depapartment :

Dr.Shubhangi R.Parkar, M.D. – Professor and Head of the Department

Ex – Heads of the Department :

  • Dr. N.S.Vahia
  • Dr. V.N.Bagadia
  • Dr. D.R.Doongagi
  • Dr. L.P.Shah

Units :

Units Unit Heads
Unit I : Dr.S.R.Parkar
Unit II : Dr.P.V.Pradhan
Deaddiction : Dr.S.R.Parkar

Staff :

Professor : 1
Honorary Professors : 2
Associate Professors : 2
Lecturers : 3
Resident Doctors : 26
Psychiatric Social Workers : 3
Clinical Psychologists : 3
EEG Technicians : 2
Deaddiction Laboratory Staff : 3

Staff

Facilities, Equipments & Special services

Facilities Available

Emergency Services :

  • Emergency Room (Casualty).
  • Other ward references (Seen by Senior Residents on call 24 hours).

Inpatient Facilities :

  • Nursing Staff for 24 hours.
  • Residents on call for 24 hours.
  • Free Accommodation/Food.
  • Free TreatmentPharmacotherapy.
  • Electro Convulsive Therapy.
  • Psychotherapy.
  • Investigations (Routine).

Outpatient facilities :

  • Unit I – Dr.S.R.Parkar [Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday]
  • Unit II – Dr.P.V.Pradhan [Monday/Wednesday/Friday]
  • Deaddiction – Dr.S.R.Parkar [Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday]
  • [All days except Sunday & Holidays]
    1. Follow-up patients .
    2. New Patients .
    3. Electro Convulsive Therapy.
    4. Various groups/meetings (Psycho-educational).
  • Consultation Liaison
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Electro Convulsive Therapy
  • Psychotherapy (Individual & Group)
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy for family of mentally ill
  • Group Psychotherapy for depressed patients
  • Psychoeducational programme Geriatric services.
  • Psychoeducational programme for families of Psychotic patients
  • Investigation – Psychological & Medical

For Student

Courses

Courses Conducted :

  • M.D. (Psychological Medicine)
  • D. P. M. (Diploma in Psychological Medicine)
  • Clinical Psychiatry for Undergraduate Medical Students
  • Clinical Psychiatry for Nursing Undergraduates.
  • Field placement and practical training for Students of Social Science, Clinical Psychology and Nursing.
  • Training programmes for General Duty Medical Officers in Drug Deaddiction.

For Patient

Other

Other Activities

General Psychiatry :

Various Groups / Meetings : Conducted by General Psychiatry Units

Groups

Purpose

Unit

Days

Timings

Suicide counseling
service

Psychoeducation /Counselling
of the Suicidal Patients.

Dr. S.R.Parkar

Dr. P.V.Pradhan

Wed.

Tue.

2.00 p.m.

2.00 p.m.

Family Group Psychoeducational Programme for Family Members
of patients suffering from Schizophrenia : Outdoor + Indoor.

Dr. S.R.Parkar

Mon.

&

Fri.

2.00 p.m.

   

Dr. P.V.Pradhan

Thu.

2.00 p.m.

Sex counseling group

Psychoeducation/ counseling
for patients having sexual problems (Outpatients)

Dr. S.R.Parkar

Fri.

2.00 p.m.

   

Dr. P.V.Pradhan

Thu.

2.00 p.m.

Child Guidance Clinic

Children having psychological
problems/illnesses

Dr. S.R.Parkar

Mon.

9.00 a.m.

   

Dr. P.V.Pradhan

Sat.

9.00 a.m.

Gero-psychiatric
Clinic

Psychological problems in
elderly people

Dr. S.R.Parkar

Fri

1.30 p.m.

OCD:
Support Group

Psychoeducation for patients
and family members

(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

Dr. P.V.Pradhan

First Wed. every month

2.00 p.m.

Bipolar:
Support Group

Psychoeducation/Counseling
for patients suffering from Bipolar Disorder.

Dr. P.V.Pradhan

Last Wed. every month

2.00 p.m.

Defeat Depression
Group

Patients are called for psycho-educational
programme and cognitive therapy to fight Depression.

Dr. S.R.Parkar

Fri.

10.00 a.m.

 

Drug Deaddiction Center of Excellence:

Wards/Office

   

W.40 :

Male Ward

Dhurmal Bajaj Building

W.40-A :

Female Ward

Dhurmal Bajaj Building

O.P.D.-40 :

Out Patient

Dhurmal Bajaj Building

De-addiction Laboratory :

Dhurmal Bajaj Building

 

Deaddiction Activities :

Group/Clinic

For

Objectives

Focus

Timings

Community

Inpatients of Deaddiction
Ward

Facilitate in patient interactions
and improve

Communication

¨ Inpatient introduction
and interactions.

¨ Explanation of ward
rules and regulations.

¨ Discussion of problems
faced in ward if any, with subsequence feedback.

¨ Information regarding
AIDS and other SIDS.

¨ Creating Awareness
regarding nicotine related problems.

Monday

2.00 p.m.

Family Group

Relatives of Alcohol/ Drug
addiction patients

To enhance effective family
support and give relatives an opportunity to ventilate their

Problems and analyze solutions
for the same.

¨ Addiction as a disease
and factors involved

¨ Overview of alcohol
addiction, intoxication, withdrawal including factors regarding onset,
symptomatology, complication and management

¨ Role of family members
in management and relapse prevention

¨ Guidance regarding
Behavioral Modification

Wednesday

and

Friday

2.00 p.m.

Disulfiram Clinic

Outdoor and Indoor patients
of Alcohol dependence

Relapse Prevention by aversive
therapy

¨ Motivational interview,
assessment & laboratory work-up.

¨ Informed consent of
patient and relatives.

¨ Providing the Drug
free of cost for non-affording patients.

¨ Regular follow-up
to ensure compliance.

Saturday : 9.00 a.m.

Alcoholic patients� group

Inpatients and Outpatients
of Alcohol
Dependence

To psycho-educate patients,
improve insights

and build-up motivation by
means of Group

Therapy.

¨ Overview of Alcohol
addiction, Intoxication,withdrawal including factors regarding onset,
sympotomalogy, complications and management.

¨ Active participation
of patients in the form of Personal Experience, Group interactions etc.

Saturday 10.30 a.m.

Narcotic patients� Group

Inpatients and OPD patients
of Narcotics
Dependence

To psycho-educate patients
and improve insight

and build-up motivation by
means of group

therapy

¨ Overview of Narcotics
addiction,

Intoxication, withdrawal
including factors regarding onset, symptomatology complications and management

¨ Active participation
of patients in the form of personal

Experiences, group interactions
etc.

Thursday

9.30 a.m.

 

Major Activities and Services in Deaddiction :
  • OPD services.
  • Inpatients services (Male and Female).
  • Occupational Therapy.
  • Community outreach programmes.
  • Group therapies.
  • Self help groups.
  • Drug monitoring.
  • Psychotherapy & Behaviour therapy.
  • Disulfiram clinic.

 

Special Activities :
  • Demand Reduction and Harm Minimization.
  • Community Group Meetings.
  • Group for families of alcoholics & substance abusers.
  • Alcohol group therapy.
  • Narcotic Group therapy.
  • Community Awareness Programmes.
  • Community Drug Deaddiction Development Programme.
  • Recreational activities.

 

General Psychiatry Patient Profile :

Deaddiction Patient Profile :

 

Paramedical Areas

Research Projects

Various Groups (Psycho-educational).

Duties:

  • Social case work.
  • Counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Medication supplies to poor patients.
  • Rehabilitation work.
  • Community awareness programme.
  • Behaviour councelling.

Clinical Psychologists :

Duties :

  • Psychological Testing.
  • Assessment to aid for Fitness Opinion
  • Aid to patient management.
  • Psychotherapy.
  • Teaching & Research.
  • All weekdays except Sunday & Holidays.

Occupational Therapists :

  • Rehabilitation of patients.
  • Assessment of adaptive skills.
  • Assessment to aid for Fitness Opinion.
  • All weekdays except Sunday & Holidays.
  • Diagnostic observations.

Nursing Staff :

  • Daily observation & maintenance of records.
  • Psychoeducation & family counseling.
  • Teaching & Research.
  • Recreational group.
  • Administration.
  • Imp

Developmental Landmarks

  • 1947 – Outpatient department
  • 1949 – CO2 (Narcotherapy) treatment started
  • 1950 – Regular Inpatient facility made available
  • 1950 – E.E.G. facility started 1952 ECT straight started.
  • 1960 – A separate ward (ward19) for psychiatric inpatients started
  • 1963 – Regular Child Guidance Clinic started
  • 1970 – ECT Modified
  • 1980 – Discontinuation of Insulin coma treatment
  • 1980 – Discontinuation of CO2 (Narcotherapy) treatments
  • 1987 – Geropsychiatry Consultation
  • 1988 – Suicide Counseling Clinic
  • 1989 – Community Awareness Program
  • 1991 – Drug Deaddiction Centre of Excellence started
  • 1991 – Drug Deaddiction Laboratory
  • 1992 – Geropsychiatry Liaison
  • 1992 – Community Mental Health Programme started at Malavani.
  • 1992 – Psychoeducational Programme
  • 1997 – Female ward for Drug Deaddiction started

Location

General Psychiatry :

Wards/ Office

   

W.19

Male Ward

North wing, Hospital Building

W.4/W4-A

Female Ward

Main Hospital Building

W.10

Neuropsychiatry

Main Hospital Building

O.P.D.-126

Out patient

O.P.D. Building

P.P.T

Administration

Junction of North wing & Main Hospital Building

Special Clinics

  • Suicide Counselling Service
  • Sex Counselling Clinic
  • Geriatric Clinic
  • Community Mental Health (Malavani Primary Health Centre)
  • Child Guidance Clinic

Research Projects

Research Projects in Following Areas :

  1. Suicide ?Qualitative Research.
  2. Addiction and substance use disorders.
  3. Psychosomatic disorders
  4. Psycho-Oncology- Coping skills and Body Image in patients of Breast Carcinoma
  5. Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
  6. Cultural Psychiatry – Deaddiction
  7. Geriatric Psychiatry
  8. Completed Clinical Drug Trials :
    • Risperidone,
    • Zuclopenthixol,
    • Sertraline
  9. Ongoing Clinical Drug Trials :
    • Venlaflaxine,
    • Risperidone (for Dementia),
    • Buprenorphine
  10. Child Psychiatry :
    • Children of Schizophrenic parents,
    • Children of Alcoholic parents.
  11. Stigma in Mental Health.

Location

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News & Updates

Poster:

Corrected Department of Psychiatry POSTER DRAFT 90th year celebration-page-001

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