As there is no health without mental health, the Psychiatry Department is at the core of holistic medical care in Believers Church Medical College Hospital. The vision of our department is "To reduce stigma not support". With this goal in mind, we started with an outpatient department called the Prashanthi Clinic. As a fully functional department with outpatient and inpatient facilities, we provide expert advice and care. The Psychiatry Department has many senior Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and nurses trained in psychiatric care.

Services provided

  • Adult and child psychiatry services
  • Navajyothi Clinic - Inpatient de-addiction services (for alcohol and other substance abuse)
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry services
  • Emergency psychiatry services
  • Specialized child psychiatry
  • Child Guidance Clinics are held on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Therapies include:

  • Pharmacological treatment
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness-based therapies
  • Family therapy
  • Marital therapy
  • De-addiction therapy/program targeting alcohol/nicotine/opioid use disorders - "NAVAJYOTI"

our Specialists

Dr. Chitra Venketeswaran
Dr. Chitra Venketeswaran Professor & HOD
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Dr. Cijo Alex
Dr. Cijo Alex Assistant Professor
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Dr Jaico Paulose
Dr Jaico Paulose Associate Professor
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Dr. Aparna S
Dr. Aparna S Senior Resident
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Dr Suman Varghese Sam
Dr Suman Varghese Sam Senior Resident
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