KEM Hospital has a well-established Psychiatry Unit, that is part of the Department of Medicine. We have been providing high quality, affordable, accessible, and equitable services to people from all sections of the community for over four decades.
We have a team of eminent psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and researchers who are collaboratively involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of mental health problems. We offer inpatient, outpatient, and liaison psychiatry along with psychology assessments and therapies for adults, the elderly, children and families suffering from a range of mental health problems. Moreover, we help clients survive adversities and accompany them on their journey of realizing their potential of being positive contributing members to society.
The department has been an academic and teaching unit for over 35 years. We have also been at the forefront of various research projects, aiming to translate contemporary research into practice.
Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions ranging from the more common stress and lifestyle related problems that cause suffering and dysfunction to the more complex conditions, such as Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder. We also offer specialist services for people with learning disabilities, substance misuse, psychosexual problems, medico-legal cases, and others.
Special Clinics and Camps
Child Guidance Clinic
Our weekly clinic has been operating for more than 15 years in collaboration with the Paediatrics Department. It consists of a multi-disciplinary team comprising of a psychiatrist, a paediatrician, psychologists, and social workers. The clinic also provides assessments and reports required for organ transplant procedures.