The Department of Psychiatry is the oldest speciality department in the Ruby Hall Clinic, having started with the inception of the hospital.
From a beginning with one psychiatrist, the department has now expanded to include five psychiatrists, with different O.P.D. timings and different specialities. A variety of indoor and outdoor treatments are offered for children, adolescents, and adults, with speciality services for suicidal patients, Alcoholics, people with sexual problems; besides the regular care of the psychologically disturbed and psychiatrically ill.
Along with medical treatments, various forms of psychotherapy, counselling and modified ECT are also offered as treatment modalities. Experienced, well-trained staff and good infrastructure in the hospital ensure good facilities for regular, troublesome and long term indoor patients.
The department also has excellent liaison services with the other medical and surgical departments for the interdisciplinary management of Psychosomatic disorders, counselling services for cardiac and surgical cases and the management of psychiatric co-morbidity in patients with physical disorders.