Department Of Psychiatry



The department has a daily out-patient service and a separate in-patient care for men and women. The department runs a de-addiction facility, conducts psychodiagnostics tests, multibehavioural therapy in addition to a spectrum of psychotherapeutic facilities.

Research activities

The department has made a distinct mark in psychopharmacology research. It has a 700 sq. ft. air conditioned, research laboratory with centrifuge, -20 degree freezer and 2 refrigerators. Thirty-two international studies have been conducted by the department. At present, there are 6 research projects. Apart from obtaining ICH-GCP training and training in psychiatric research, the staff have been accredited and certified to use several research instruments in assessment and interview.

Community service

Faculty members participate in alcohol de-addiction camps at various places of Karnataka and Kerala and free mental health camps held in collaboration with the Rotary Club, Lions Club SKDRDP and other social services organisations.  Awareness programmes too, are organised for the public. Community outreach programmes are held at Nitte and Bailoor (Rural Psychiatry Centers)


Sl.No. Name Designation
1 Dr.Satheesh Rao Professor & HOD
2 Dr.ShrinivasaBhat U. Professor
3 Dr. Santosh Prabhu Asst. Professor
4 Dr. Shishir Kumar Asst. Professor
5 Dr.Nishi Guru Asst. Professor
6 Dr. NithinAmbekar Sr. Resident
7 Dr.ArunBhat Sr. Resident
8 Dr. Smitha Sr.Resident
9 Dr.LeslieR.James Jr. Resident
10 Dr.Aniruddha Shetty Jr. Resident
11 Dr.Anjana Krishna Kumar Jr. Resident
12 Dr.Neela Bhamy Shenoy Jr. Resident
13 Dr.Shambhavi Jaiman Jr. Resident

Recent Publications & other academic activities

Research Projects

Postnatal Depression and Adverse Infant Growth and Development : Community study in India This study was conducted in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry, OBG and Paediatrics at KSHEMA and Wake Forest University of Health Sciences, USA. The department also guides M.B.B.S students in brief research programmed sponsored by the I.C.M.R