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The department also runs a de-addiction centre for patients with substance use disorder since 1994. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India. Currently Mr. Francis Moothedan is the Project Director of the De-addiction Centre.
a. Consultation with the psychiatrists
b. Counselling (Individual and Family/Marital)
c. Classes/ Self help group meetings (A A/ N A)
b. Medical treatment
c. Treatment for other related illness
d. Psycho-social management
- Psychological testing and assessment
The centre also provides special medication and psycho-social treatment to the clients with tobacco dependence.
The department offers post graduate degree and diploma courses (MD and DPM) in psychiatry. The department also provides academic and clinical training to M.B.B.S, B Sc Nursing, Post Basic B. Sc Nursing and General Nursing students. In addition, training is also imparted to Social Work, Sociology, Psychology and Nursing students from other universities/colleges.
MBBS students are taught the basics of Psychiatry including psychiatric case presentation in their 4th semester and theory lecture classes are taken for the 6th semester students every Saturday from 1pm to 2pm.