Department of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry is established since 1989 with other departments of SBHGMC Dhule. OPD is located at ground floor of main OPD building with Special OPD No.19, General OPD No. 20, Learning Disability OPD No.21, Psychiatric Disability Clinic and Separate Drug Treatment Clinic Unit (Coordinated by NDDTC AIIMS New Delhi)
Over years mental illness was stigma in society but with growing awareness many people reach to us without vacillating, we have utmost possible medications with various treatment modalities with indoor facilities. For medical students clinic room is available and lectures are conducted in lecture halls with more emphasis on attitude and communication skills. Residents and Senior faculties are available for general OPD, learning disability clinic, psychiatric disability clinic and special counseling sessions for all including child guidance clinic, and gender perspective in assult cases. A separate Drug Treatment Clinic is establised in 2019 and is first unit in maharashra among all state government run medical colleges, having separate Psychiatrist, Counsellor and Staff Nurse for drug dependent or any substance dependent patients for treatment and counselling.
We try to reach people and society through awareness campaign as per WHO and National Mental Health Program by conducting camps, lectures, seminars and roleplays for various mental illnesses especially for suicide prevention programmes. Recent Modules on Gender in Medical Education is now incorporated in medical students as well as in Clinical & paraclinical disciplines so as to understand role, concept & need of gender perspective in treating patients. Rehabilitation plays foremost role in psychiatry so we did rehabilitation of general patients, substance abuse patients and roadside unknown patients and helped to reach their home.