There is no health with out good mental health. Psychiatry department in Aster CMI provides mental health care to patients with functional illnesses and patients with comorbid mental health conditions. The team of qualified Psychiatrists provide evidence based practice by way of thorough assessment and efficient patient centred management plans.
The services provided are
Detailed assessment and treatment plans in the outpatient clinics for psychiatric illnesses: This can be for the first presentation or as a Second Opinion for an ongoing treatment.
Assessment of Inpatients for psychiatric symptoms like apathy, low mood, amotivation in treatment plan, aggression, unsettled behaviour, anxiety and other neuropsychiatric symptoms.
Memory Clinic: Cognitive impairment is common in elderly. Memory Clinic offers comprehensive evaluation of cognitive functioning in elderly and helps identify individuals who are at risk of developing Dementia. The usefulness of identifying dementia is to take steps to delay the progression and thereby promote healthy ageing. We also have healthy brain ageing strategies for elderly who are interested.
Electroconvulsive therapy; This treatment is helpful in functional illnesses which are not responsive to medication and psychological strategies.
Substance misuse clinic for people with alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and other substance harmful use and dependency. We will be offering both inpatient and out patient based services
Medico legal Service: Mental capacity assessment for
Consent to treatment
Refusal of treatment
Testamentary Capacity assessment
Psychological therapy services
At Aster we provide variety of Psychological therapies relevent to the patient condition and the psychological need at the time of presentation
Dr Girishchandra completed Psychiatry training in NIMHANS and worked briefly as a Senior Resident and then moved abroad. He did additional training as a Registrar in Psychiatry in Western Australia.
He got his First Consultant Job while working in Australia in New South Wales. He worked at Central Coast Area Mental health Service for 2 years. In April 2004, he got his Completion of Specialist Training with GMC, UK and then moved to England as a Consultant Psychiatrist. He worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in NHS till the end of 2014. Apart from Consultant experience he has held various administrative responsibilities like Clinical Lead, Clinical Director etc. He has lot of experience in teaching and training Doctors and Health care staff. He has been closely involved in planning, implementing and delivering different services.
Dr Anitha Chandra is a consultant psychiatrist in the department of Psychiatry. She completed Psychiatry training from UK and is a member of Royal College of Psychiatrists.
She holds CCT in Psychogeritarics. She has good exposure in training Doctors and other Health care professionals. She is interested in innovation is healthcare and has established Senior day centre and home care n her previous roles in India. She is interested in Organisational wellbeing and has given several talks to corporates and teaching faculties.