Department of Psychiatry

Introduction

Introduction Department of Psychiatry was established in 1982 running PG courses of MD Psychiatry and DPM. Now, every year there are 4 MD candidates getting admitted to MCI recognized courses, whereas the DPM seat has been abolished. The faculty are- Dr. Ritambhara Y. Mehta, Professor and Head of Department, has developed the department gradually and persistently with her vision. She is a PG teacher for Psychiatry, guiding the postgraduate students. Dr. Kamlesh Dave, Associate Professor is a dynamic social psychiatrist, running help lines for board examinees students since many years. He is a PG teacher for Psychiatry, guiding the postgraduate students. Dr. Dimple Dadarwala, Assistant Professor is a young academician who has improved clinical and academic environment of department further. She has expertise in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Ms. Amiben Pathak, Clinical Psychologist has more than 15 years of experience in field of Clinical Psychology. Apart from clinical outdoor and indoor psychiatric services it also provides De-addiction Services through Oral Substitution Therapy Center (DOST Center since 2011), aided by NACO and GSACS, Drug Treatment Centre (DTC since 2017) for De-Addiction related services by NDDTC-AIIMS Project. Department has a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit (CAP) facility since 2018. Department runs special groups for Caregivers of Mentally ill, Intellectually challenged, Psychosexual disorders, Alcohol use disorders and Geriatric problems. The department also undertakes DASH program from Distress and Suicide Prevention amongst PG students. It runs fortnightly Psychiatry OPD services at CHC Zankhvav as outreach community program. It has acquired grant and permission to conduct Clinical Psychology (M.Phil.) courses, which will start once the GoG appoints the Clinical Psychology teaching staff.

Goals/Objectives :

  • To Start M. Phil. in Clinical Psychology with Manpower scheme B of NMHP in 11 th 5-year plan grant
  • To enhance other training courses in Para-psychiatric fields of Psychiatric Social Work and Psychiatric Nursing

Faculty Members

No.Name of the FacultyDegreeDesignationfrom
1.Dr. Ritambhara Y. MehtaM.D. (Psychiatry)Professor & Head31/07/2001
2.Dr. Kamlesh R. DaveM.D. (Psychiatry)Associate Professor12/07/2005
3.Dr. Dimple DadarwalaD.N.B.(Psychiatry)Assistant Professor22/05/2017
4.Ms. Ami PathakM.Phil.(Cli. Psychology)Clinical Psychologist22/08/2016

Specialists

No.Name of DoctorDesignation
1.Dr. Zainab PanwalaSpecialist
2.Dr. Rushiraj JoshiSpecialist

Resident Doctors (Unit wise Resident Doctors List)

No.Name of DoctorDesignation
1.Dr. Bindi ModiSenior Resident
2.Dr. Darshan DharaiyaSenior Resident
3.Dr. Devashish Palkar3rd Year Resident
4.Dr. Neil Shah3rd Year Resident
5.Dr. Darshan Chudasama3rd Year Resident
6.Dr. Tanvi Shaikh2nd Year Resident
7.Dr. Shreyasi Tendolkar2nd Year Resident
8.Dr. Shivani Kanani2nd Year Resident
9.Dr. Tejas Joshi2nd Year Resident
10.Dr. Gargi Kukreja1st Year Resident
11.Dr. Heta Rajyaguru1st Year Resident
12.Dr. Shubham Govani1st Year Resident
13.Dr. Pavan Chaudhary1st Year Resident

Non Teaching staff

No.Staff NameDesignation
1.Mrs. Kalpana ShahHead Nurse
2.Mrs. Nirali BhadjaPsychiatry Nurse
3.Mrs. Manisha SisaraPsychiatry Nurse
4.Ms. Krishna VyasPsychiatry Nurse
5.Mr. Vipul JaniEEG Technician
6.Mr. Vivek YadavPharmacist
7.Mrs. Charulata J KareliyaClerk

DOST CENTER (NACO Project)

No.Staff NameDesignation
1.Dr. Ronak PatelMedical Officer
2.Jignesh SonaniCounselor
3.Shabana ShaikhStaff Nurse
4.Bharat JogadiyaData Entry Manager

DTC CENTER (NDDTC-AIIMS Project)

No.Staff NameDesignation
1.Dr. Srushti GopaniMedical Officer
2.Dinesh ChaudhariCounselor
3.Sejal N. PatelStaff Nurse

NHMP-DMHP Staff

No.Staff NameDesignation
1.Dr. Neha ModiClass I Psychiatrist
2.Gurpreet Kaur ChhabdaClinical Psychologist- Class II
3.Pooja P PatelStaff Nurse
4.Komal KevadiyaPsychiatric Social Worker

DEIC CENTER

1.Clinical PsychologistChauhan Shivangi Hemantkumar
2.Special EducatorNeha Mistry

UG/PG Courses Offered with their syllabus (With No. of UG/PG Degree/Diploma seats)

Sr.No.Degree/Diploma UG/PGSeats/year
1.M.D.(Psychiatry)PG 4
2.D.P.M.PG 0

M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology course will be started shortly.

Teaching Facilities

FacilityNumberSizeSitting Capacity
Seminar Rooms1800 Sq. Ft50
Demonstration Rooms1500 Sq. Ft20
Audiovisual aidsAdequate
OHP1
LCD Projector2
Computer with multimedia5
Laptop Computer2
Internet ConnectionYes

Key Performance Indicators

  • For Clinical Department:

Number of OPD Patients per month/year –

Number of PatientJanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDecTotal
201428723203331230112922295834533392375333463440372239384
201537153584359834053373352438083481370138943346373243161
201637754212403536943765372137263949390337533671408346287
201738483790425937544733445042244505418540604313423950360
201844954137445544724437433746104925454748574390483350158
201939635018533748934985448453904895504550434922578659761
202054115087427918452301258624052171321032043049363139176
20213803

Number of indoor patients per month/year –

Number of Indoor PatientJanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2014547294738072927384769077937
2015807210166838797969610487921061
201691105118891001091238993701021201200
20179186119979810396101118941071061120
20181201261306485116991151171341271021335
201988821099486891211011007193911125
2020891021033209--2576758587683
202188

Average duration of hospital stay per patient – 2 weeks

Number of procedures(ECT) per month/year –

Number of ECTsJanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2014694231663388536552695752677
2015564537514844255043716564599
2016408050609190967275375072813
20174574808798614659117687378815
201884501018694611025239819174915
201910397106132828214610788105131701249
20207810212834----64787553612
202185

Number of procedures(EEG) per month/year –

Number of EEGsJanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2014535246433945535358303854564
2015514846405055523952573753580
2016514356473362575751353756585
2017532831212725242732154038361
2018342827282232353935272821356
2019525048324935425451413024508
202053453908030605082729253283
202142

Number of IQ Assessment per month/year –

Number of IQ AssesstmemtJanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2016 1237273532143
2017423719555255607346104443536
20186333424544936110190771366715
2019935870888775696569647554867
202066312801-117930141748262
202124

Number of Other Psychological Assessment per month/year –

Number of Other Psychological AssessmentJanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2016 030305020619
2017091102050109161215091717123
201811101219152231212130228217
2019151213081610111618222322186
2020220722-016241183013126
202101

Ongoing Research Projects

No.Research projectDate / DurationResearch Officer
1.Distress & Suicide Prevention Help for Medical StudentsFrom 2012 till dateDr. Ritambhara Mehta
2.Pregnancy registry – An Interdepartmental projectFrom Oct 2011 For 5 yearsDr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
Dr. RaginiVerma
Dr. Purvi Desai
Dr. Vijay Shah
3.To Study the Profile of Internet use and profile amongst Medical College Students.2014-15Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
Dr. MehulLuhar
Dr. Ravi Shah
4.National Mental Health Survey (Gujarat)July 2015 to May 2016Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
Dr. AbhayKavishwar
Dr. Naresh Chauhan

Dissertations

Sr.NoDissertationsSubmission YearFaculty
1.A study of effect of flood on families in 2006-07December 2007Dr. Falguni Patel
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
2.Impact of flood on child and adolescentsDecember 2007Dr. DevendraChaudhari
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
3.Effect on E.C.T. on Memory.December 2009Dr. AnushaPrabhakaran
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
4.Effect of Atypical antipsychotic drug on metabolism in Indian populationDecember 2009Dr. HareshBarvadia
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
5.Sexual Side effects of Typical v/s Atypical Anti-Psychotic Drugs in Indian Male PopulationDecember 2010Dr. Ramesh Zinzala
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
6.Effects of Psychotropic drugs on fetusDecember 2011Dr. ParulVasava
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
7.A Study On Opioid Withdrawal and stabilization of Buprenorphine in patients attending OST at GMC, SuratDecember 2014Dr. SaumitraNemlekar
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
8.A study of Aggression in outdoor patients of Schizophrenia and in normal populationDecember 2014Dr. Radha Mehta
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Nilima Shah
9.Factors affecting psychiatric co-morbidity in MDR and XDR TB PatientsJanuary 2015Dr. Nilanjan Chandra
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Nilima Shah
10.Coping patterns, Perceived stress, anxiety and depression profile in adult patients of hemophiliaJanuary 2015Dr. DhruvBardolia
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
11.Comparative follow up study of alcohol dependent patients with high and low motivation for relationship of craving in relapse at tertiary care hospital of Surat.December 2016Dr. Prashant Agrawal
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
12.To study disability profile in patients and burden in caregivers of stable schizophrenia patientDecember 2016Dr. NehaModi
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
13.Comparing effectiveness of only Cognitive Behavior Therapy, only medication and combination of both in patient of panic disorder with or without agoraphobia.October 2017Dr. ShabinaSheth
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
14.A objective study of physical activity, risk factor and diet role on senior citizen.October 2017Dr. Rutvin Patel
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
15.Study of Insight, competency to give consent for treatment and its correlation to voluntariness of admission in patients of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Mood disorder.October 2018Dr. PoojaShatadal
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
16.Suicidal tendency among prisoners.October 2018Dr. Dhaval Patel
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
17.Correlational follow up study of coping, stress and burnt out among first year resident doctors.October 2019Dr. Darshan Dharaiya
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
Dr. Pradhyuman Chaudhary
18.Effect of peer support on caregiver burden and perceived social stigma for patients with schizophreniaOctober 2019Dr. Sumit Shakya
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Dimple Dadarwala
19.Study of effects of peer support on recovering of patients with schizophrenia.October 2020Dr. Neil Shah
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Dimple Dadarwala
20.Psychosocial Stress and Satisfaction Among Doctors In Private Practice“ – A cross-sectional survey study.October 2020Dr. Darshan Chudasama
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
Dr. Pradhyuman Chaudhary
21.To study impact of JPMR on stress levels of Exam going MBBS students of a Government Medical College in South Gujarat.October 2020Dr. Devashish Palkar
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Sanjibani Panigrahi
22.Depression, anxiety, psychosomatic symptoms and myths in the patients of Dhat syndrome at a General Hospital Psychiatry Unit – A cross sectional study.October 2021Dr. Tejas Joshi
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
23.Understanding coping and marital quality among wives of persons with alcohol use disorder in a General Hospital Psychiatry Unit De-addiction center – A cross sectional study. October 2021Dr. Shivani Kanani
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Dimple Dadarwala
24.Correlation of depression with self esteem and parenting style in depressed adolescents visiting child and adolescent psychiatry unit – An observational study.October 2021Dr. Tanvi Shaikh
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
Dr. Dimple Dadarwala
25.Knowledge level and perceived burden in primary caregivers of improved and prophylactic-stable bipolar affective disorder patients – A cross-sectional mixed method study.October 2021Dr. Shreyasi Tendolkar
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta

Papers and Posters presented in Conferences

Sr.NoPapers And Poster TopicSubmission YearFaculty
1.A Comparative Study of patients on long acting antipsychotic medication and patients on oral antipsychotic medication at a tertiary care centre.September 2014Dr. Saumitra Nemlekar
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
2.A case report on Diphenoxylate dependence treated with oral buprenorphineJanuary 2015Dr. Saumitra Nemlekar
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
3.A case report on Marchiafava-Bignami disease treated with parenteral thiamineJanuary 2015Dr. Saumitra Nemlekar
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
4.To study correlation of Insight and Voluntariness of Indoor patients in Hospital for Mental Health and a General Hospital Psychiatry Unit.August 2015Dr. Urvish Jaganiya
Dr. Dhruv Bardolia
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
5.Does exposure to Dramatic depiction impact Retention of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices among Undergraduate Medical Students?August 2015Dr. Neha Modi
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
6.Coping patterns, perceived stress anxiety and depression profile in adult patients of hemophilia.January 2016Dr.Dhruv Bardolia
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
7.A case report on neurofibromatosis with MDD & psychotic features.January 2016Dr.Ravi Shah
Dr.Urvish Jaganiya
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
8.Internet profile amongst medical college surat.January 2016Dr.Ravi Shah
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr.Mehul Luhar
Dr Saumitra Nemlekar
9.Socio demographic and psychosocial factors in patients of MDR and XDR TB with psychiatric co morbiditiesJanuary 2016Dr. Nilanjan Chandra
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
10.Knowledge Attitude Practice about effects of alcohol on sexual functioning in patients of alcohol use and sexual problemsJanuary 2016Dr. Nilanjan Chandra
Dr. Shabina Sheth
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
11.Severe Tardive Dystonia after small dose exposure of Atypical antipsychotics for few monthsJanuary 2016Dr. Nilanjan Chandra
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
12.Cognition and OST drug adherence in patient with opioid dependentJanuary 2016Dr. Shabina Sheth
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
13.Aripiprazole induced severe extrapyramidal Parkinsonian symptoms on an obese schizophrenic patient: a case reportAugust 2016Dr. Prashant Agrawal
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
14.Temporal Lobe Seizures As An Abrupt Clinging Behaviour In A Child- A Case ReportAugust 2016Dr. Shabina Sheth
Dr. Nilanjan Chandra
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
15.A Case Report Of Pica Presented As Distinct Entity- Paper Eating Disorder (XYLOPHAGIA) In Adolescent GirlOctober 2016Dr. Neha Modi
Dr. Pradhyuman Chaudhry
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
16.Inhalation Of Petrol In A 5 Year Old Boy With A Conduct Disorder : A Rare Case ReportOctober 2016Dr. Rutvin patel
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
17.A Case Series Of Trichotillomania With Three Different EntitiesJanuary 2017Dr. Neha Modi
Dr. Pradhyuman Chaudhry
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
18.Comparative follow up study of alcohol dependent patients with high and low motivation for relationship of craving in relapse at tertiary care hospital of suratJanuary 2017Dr. Prashant Agrawal
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
19.Self reported suicidality behaviour amongst college students in urban settingJanuary 2017Dr. Ashish Patel
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
20.Humanizing Mental health Care: Experience of peer support in two different setting in Gujarat after Quality Rights Project.August 2017Dr. Shabina Sheth
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Ajay Chauhan
21.Dermatitis artefecta- A Case reportAugust 2017Dr. Dhaval Patel
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
22.Drawings in schizophrenia- A case reportSeptember 2017Dr. Pooja Shatadal
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
23.Megaloblastic Madness – A Case reportSeptember 2017Dr. Sumit Shakya
Dr. Dimple Dadarwala
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
24.Effect of core traits, Emotional Quotient and resilience on stress and burnout in resident doctorsNovember 2017Dr. Pooja Shatadal,
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
25Humanizing Mental health care-effects and acceptance of peer support among service users in two different setting in Gujarat after Quality Rights ProjectJanuary 2018Dr. Shabina Sheth
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Ajay Chauhan
26Effectiveness of Gatekeeper Training among medical professional and undergraduate students: Outcomes of the Optimizing Suicide Prevention ProgramJanuary 2018 Dr.Rutvin Patel
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Kamlesh Dave
Dr. Pradhyuman Chaudhary
27.Study of correlation between Personality traits, Emotional Intelligence and Resilience with Perceived Stress and Burnout amongst Resident Medical DoctorsSeptember 2018Dr. Pooja Shatdal
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
28.Impact of two weeks psychiatric clinical posting on Intern doctors’ Knowledge and Attitudes towards Psychiatry and Mental illnesses.October 2018Dr. Rushiraj Joshi
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Pradhyuman Chaudhary
29.Pathological Internet Use and its correlation with Big Five Personality Traits amongst First Year undergraduate medical students.Octrober 2018 Dr. Sumit Shakya
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr. Dimple Dadarwala
30Factors associated with medication adherence in patients of schizophrenia and its correlation with insight and therapeutic alliance- A cross sectional studyFebruary 2019Dr.DarshanDharaiya
Dr.Pradhyuman Chaudhary
Dr.Rithambara Mehta
31Cross-sectional observational study of suicidal ideation and suicidal behavior among prisoners at Lajpore central jail, Surat, GujaratFebruary 2019Dr.Dhaval Patel
Dr.Rithambara Mehta
Dr.Pradhyuman Chaudhary
Dr.Kamlesh Dave
32Petrol ingestion to combat hallucinations: A unique presentation in a case of SchizophreniaFebruary 2019Dr.DevashishPalkar
Dr.Rithambara Mehta
Dr.Pradhyuman Chaudhary
33Post-Training Assessment of Empathy and Empathic Communication by Self-report and OSCE for entry level Post-GraduatesJune 2019Dr. Kamlesh Dave
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Dr.
Pooja Shatadal Dr.Sauvik Manna
34The impact of Brief ECT orientation module on the knowledge and attitude of nursing students towards ECTAugust 2019Dr. Zainab Panwala
Dr. Dimple Dadarwala
Dr. Pooja Shatadal
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
35Prodrome Symptom in early onset schizophrenia: A case seriesAugust 2019Dr. Darshan Dhariya
Dr. Pradhyuman Chaudhary
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
36A longitudinal study of correlation between academic resilience, personality traits, emotional intelligence and academic performance in MBBS studentsOctober 2019Dr. Devashish Palkar
Dr. Pooja Shatadal
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
37Simulating Blindness as a conversion symptom in pregnancyOctober 2019Dr. Shreyasi Tendolkar
Dr. Pooja Shatadal
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
38Bipolar Mood Disorder in Mild intellectually disabled female: A case reportOctober 2019Dr. Tanvi Sheikh
Dr. Pooja Shatadal
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
39.A correlation between academic resilience, emotional intelligence, personality traits and academic performance in MBBS students.”October 2019Dr Devashish Palkar
Dr. Pooja Shatadal
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
40.Shared belief or pseudocyesis or delusion of pregnancy- A Dilemma.January- 2020Dr. Shivani Kanani
Dr. Dimple Dadarwala
41.Organized scribbling of disorganised schizophreniaJanuary- 2020Dr. Tejas Joshi
Dr. Sanjibani Panigrahi
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
42.Mephentermine dependence - A. New trend of substance use among gym enthusiastsJanuary- 2020Dr. Neil Shah
Dr. Sanjibani Panigrahi
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
43.Neurological manifestation of inhalant use disorder in street dwelling child”- A neuropsychiatric overlayJanuary- 2020Dr. Darshan Chudasama
Dr. Sanjibani Panigrahi
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
44.Sources of Anxiety among doctors posted in COVID-19 positive ward - A cross sectional study.October-2020Dr. Shivani Kanani
Dr. Sanjibani Panigrahi
45.Behavioural insight of nurses into COVID 19 pandemic - A cross sectional studyOctober-2020Dr. Neil Shah
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
46.Coping skill, Quality of Life and Psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic on doctors posted in COVID-19 ward”October-2020Dr. Darshan Chudasama
Dr. Sanjibani Panigrahi
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
47.Effectiveness of Naltrexone and Disulfiram in preventing an alcoholic relapse : A comparative retrospective data analysisOctober-2020Dr. Tejas Joshi
Dr. Sanjibani Panigrahi
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
48.Impact of Jacobson’s progressive muscle relaxation on stress levels of exam going MBBS students of a medical college in South GujaratDecember-2020Dr. Devashish Palkar
Dr. Pooja Shatadal
Dr. Sanjibani Panigrahi
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
49.Delusional parasitosis in relation to COVID 19 PANDEMICDecember-2020Dr. Pavan Chaudhary
Dr. Dimple Dadarwala
50.Effects of peer support on recovery of patients with Schizophrenia - Case control studyDecember-2020Dr. Neil Shah
Dr. Dimple Dadarwala
Dr. Dimple Dadarwala
51.Schizophrenia masquerading as vaginismus.December-2020Dr. Gargi Kukreja
Dr. Ritambhara Mehta

Recent Publications from Department of Psychiatry

  1. Sridharan S., Shukla D, Mehta R., Oswal R. Munchausen Syndrome masquerading as bleeding disorders in a group of pediatric patients. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine 2011; vol. 33, Issue 1, Jan – June 2011:86-88.
  2. Prakash S, Mathew C, Bhagat S, Dholakia SY, Shah ND. A case of mixed type of paroxysmal dyskinesia: is there an overlap between two clinical categories of paroxysmal dyskinesia? Neurological Sciences. 2011 Feb; 32(1):143-5.
  3. Desai Nimisha, Mehta Ritambhara, Ganjiwale Jayashree. Study of prevalence and Risk factors of Post-Partum Depression. National Journal of Medical Research, 2012, volume 2, Issue 2, Apr. – June 2012:194-198.
  4. Luhar Mehul, Patel Asha, Shah ND, Dave Kamlesh, Mehta Ritambhara. Usher’s syndrome and psychosis: A case report. Archives of Indian psychiatry, June 2013.
  5. Nimesh C. Parikh, Prateek S. Sharma, Pradhyuman J. Chaudhary, Hitendra A. Gandhi, and Girish H. Banwari. Study of attitude of interns toward psychiatry: A survey of a tertiary level hospital in Ahmedabad Industrial Psychiatry Journal. 2014 Jul-Dec; 23(2): 143–148.
  6. Chaudhary P, Banwari G, Parikh N, Gandhi H. Severe headache as a presenting complaint in sigmoid sinus thrombosis complicated by functional overlay. Industrial Psychiatry Journal. 2015 Jan-Jun; 24(1):79-81.
  7. Mehta Radha, Gandhi Vishal, Shah Nilima, Mehta Ritambhara, Singh Gaurav. Case report of narcolepsy presenting as self inflicted genital injury. ISSN, 2165-7920, an open access journal.
  8. Singh Gaurav, Mehta Radha, Luhar Mehul, Mehta Ritambhara, Dave Kamlesh. Dropout of patients from a psychiatric clinic attending government medical college in Surat, Gujarat, India: a retrospective study. International journal of scientific study, March, 2015, vol 2, issue 12.
  9. Mehta Radha, Mehta Ritambhara, Shah Nilima. A case report study of aggressive behavior in stable patient of schizophrenia who have improved on treatment and in normal and its effect on quality of life at government medical college Surat. IJMSCI journal, volume 3 issue 2,feb 2016.
  10. Singh Gaurav, Mehta Radha, Shah Nilima, Ritambhara. Handwriting changes as a psychiatry symptoms. IJMDS journal, Jan 2016.
  11. Shah ND, Mehta RY, Vankar GK. Nursing Teachers’ Attitude Towards Suicide Prevention- A Study From Gujarat NJIRM 2016; Vol. 7(1) Jan – Feb.
  12. Nemlekar Saumitra, Mehta Ritambhara, Dave Kamlesh, Shah Nilima. A case report on Marchiafava-Bignami disease treated with parenteral thiamine. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, March-April 2016, vol 38, issue 2.
  13. Shabina Sheth, Nilanjan Chandra, Ritambhara Mehta.Temporal Lobe Seizures Presenting as Abrupt Clinging Behavior in a Child Article in Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine 39(4):527 • July 2017
  14. Patel AH, Mehta RY, Chandra N, Chaudhary P, Shah RH. Self-reported suicidality behavior and attitude toward suicide among Medical and Paramedical Students. Ann of Indian Journal of Psychiatry 2017; 1:34-9.
  15. Rajat M. Oswal, Dinesh M. Rathor, Falguni M. Patel, Kamlesh R. Dave, Ritambhara Y. Mehta.Study of sexual practices and relationship patterns in men who have sex with men. men128Int J Res Med. 2017; 6(1); 128-132.
  16. Nilanjan C. Chandra, Shabina A. Sheth, Ritambhara Y. Mehta, Kamlesh Dave. Severe Tardive Dystonia on Low Dose Short Duration Exposure to Atypical Antipsychotics: Factors Explored. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine 2017 Jan – Feb; vol39.
  17. Dr.Nilanjan Chandra, Dr. Shabina Sheth, Dr. Ritambhara Mehta. Socio-Demographic, Psychosocial Factors in MDR And XDR-Tb With Psychiatric Co Morbidities And Their Relation with Drug Adherence. Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences 16(01):05-08 • Feb 2017.
  18. Bindoo jadhav, Hemangi Dhavale, Shubhangi Dere, Dimple Dadrwala. Psychiatric morbidity, quality of life and care giver burden in patients undergoing haemodialysis. Medical Journal of DY patil university, Nov-Dec-2014, 7(6),722-728.
  19. Dr. Dimple Dadarwala, Dr. Bindoo Jadhav, Dr. Hemangi Dhavale. Acne more than skin deep-Psychiatric morbidity and self esteem in acne patients: Across sectional study from India. Europian Journal of Pharmaceutical and medical research, 2016, 3(12),532-538.
  20. Dr. Dimple Dadarwala, Dr. Bindoo Jadhav, Dr. Hemangi Dhavale. Study of social anxiety and its relationship to clinical variables in patients of acne vulgaris. International Journal Of Scientific Research. May 2017, 6(5),73-76.
  21. Mehta R, Shah A, Vankar GK, Chauhan A, Bakre R. Golden roots to golden fruits of mental health in Gujarat. Indian J Psychiatry 2018;60:227-35
  22. Nemlekar SS, Mehta RY, Shah ND. Diphenoxylate dependence treated with buprenorphine and naloxone combination. Ann Indian Psychiatry 2018;2:63-4.
  23. Shabina A Sheth, Nilanjan C Chandra, Ritambhara Y Mehta Cognition and Opioid Substitution Therapy Adherence in Patients with Opioid Dependence Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2018 May, Vol-12(5): VC01-VC05
  24. Mehta RY. Case report guidelines and informed consent. Ann Indian Psychiatry 2018;2:158-59
  25. Dr. Seth Shabina, Dr. Mehta RY, Dr. Chauhan Ajay, Humanizing mental heathcare- Experience of peer support in two different settings in Gujarat after WHO Quality Rights Project, International Journal of Medical Science and Current Research; Volume 2 Issue 5; Sept-Oct 2019
  26. Saumitra Nemlekar, Ritambhara Mehta, Kamlesh Dave, Falguni Patel. Opioid withdrawal and its stabilization on sublingual buprenorphine in intravenous drug users: A South Gujarat Perspective. Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, v22 (1): 63-69; February 2020.
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Programs Conducted at Department of Psychiatry

1. DMHP

a.) Weekly Visits to Dang Ahwa

Every Thursday Weekly OPD services are provided at Civil Hospital, Dang Ahwa. Department caters to psychiatry services to around 1200 patients yearly.

b.) Sensitization & Mental Health Workshop for Anganwadi workers.

Every year department of Psychiatry conducts training for 60-75 Anganwadi workers from Dang Ahwa District under the DMHP Program. It is a 7 day residential program where the participants are educated about mental illnesses. The programme trains the health workers about identification of common mental illnesses and proper advice to be given to rural population regarding referrals, treatment and maintenance of compliance among other.

c.) IEC Activity

A Single day follow up IEC workshop of Trained Anganwadi workers was conducted at Public hall, Dang Ahwa. This program was attended by 30 Anganwadi Workers. An assessment was carried out to find the retaining of knowledge and practices leant during sensitizing workshop. It was an interactive session about perceived needs, problems faced with work, referral and feedback.

2. Fortnightly Psychiatry OPD services at CHC Jhankhvav

It is a tripartite model of collaboration enterprising government infrastructure, private psychiatrist and residents from the Department, attending to around 250-300 patients. Medications are provided free and Patients requiring further management are referred to New Civil Hospital, Surat.

3. DASH Project

a) Distress and Suicide Prevention Help for Medical students - Counselling

b) UG Induction workshops in batches of 50, for new entrant 1st Year medical students with aims of Sensitization and Awareness for Challenges and Stresses of Medical Student Life

c) PG Induction Workshops in batches of 50, for 1st Year Resident doctors with aims of Sensitization and Awareness for Challenges and Stresses of Resident Doctors’ Life and Doctor Patient Relationship.

d) UG Psychiatry Quiz for Intra-college level and South Zonal State Inter-college level.

4. Quality Rights for Mentally Ill, A GoG project funded by CAMH, Canada,implemented by DoHFW, GoG - 2014-2016

A three year project sponsored by CAMH, Canada, operationalized by Government of Gujarat, the objectives are to assess the quality of the services provided by the mental health facility at Baseline, have an improvement plan to improve the quality of the services provided by facility. The improvement will be carried out through training of all level staff in various aspects of Human Rights, Communication Skills, Recovery Planning, Restraint Policy, etc and other aspects like improving the Infrastructure, Basic services, etc.Peer Support Volunteers

5. PSV – Peer Support Volunteer service – since 2016

As an outcome of QR Project, with insufficient and nearly nonexistent parapsychiatric staff, PSV concept gained priority after Maitri and Saathi group meetings, which is supported by DoHFW, GoG through some remuneration to PSVs since 2016.

6. 2015-2016 National Mental Health Survey (Gujarat)

Mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders impose a significant burden on individuals, families and the society. The number of people affected with MNS disorders is not clearly known in India. We are using estimates that are based on studies done during the 1980s and 90s and even earlier. This lack of data has not helped develop need based programmes and prevented measuring the impact of interventions. In this context, the present survey is being undertaken across 12 states that would represent India and involves interviewing adolescents, adults and elderly (11-18 and those >18 years). From these interviews we will be able to estimate the burden of MNS disorders. The survey is done to document prevalence and pattern of mental health disorders in sampled population of South Gujarat. House to house survey in 60 different clusters of Surat, Navasari and Narmada districts covering 3000 adults and 300 adolescents using structured questionnaire. Data was analyzed by an apex institution NIMHANS at Bengaluru.Release of the Summary report on the occasion of World Mental Health Day 2016 at New Delhi By Smt. Anupriya Patel and Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Hon’ble Ministers of State for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

To view the Report Click here: External Link

7. Days Celebrated

a) World Schizophrenia Day – It comes on 24th May. This year Patients and Care givers meeting was held. They were shown a documentary, psycho-education regarding the course of illness and improving adherence is given.

b) World Alzheimer’s Day – Every year on 21st of September. A screening camp was held in OPD, in which baseline assessment was carried out along with requisite investigations. This was followed by a seminar for education about the early signs and pointers to the illness, methods to improve cognitive skills and skills for care giving were discussed.

c) Mental Health Week (4th to 10th October)- Every Year during the first full week of October, Mental Health week is observed in the Department of Psychiatry. Different awareness raising activities are done every year in mental health week. This Year following activities were done:

i. A series of short talks by service users about their journey through the illness and their subjective experiences of the illness was organised. The service users were the key speakers and the staff, care giver and other general population were the audience.

ii. The HOPE tree was painted on one of the wall of OPD-13, Service users who visit the OPD were given a leaf shaped paper where they were asked to write down one hope/ dream that they have and paste it onto the wall. The tree would have additional branches where service users can write about something or someone that helped them recover.

iii. Series of workshops, open to the users, care givers and general public was organised with the help of a charitable institute which does activities of skill training especially with marginalised people. Service users were trained in a set of skills so that they can make and sell those things that help them have confidence in themselves and help them in reintegration in society independently.

d) An epilepsy week to create awareness amongst the patients, Caregivers, & general population; and debunk the myths related to epilepsy by showing videos and interactive sessions by doctors was celebrated in OPD 13, NCH, Surat in January.

World Mental Health Day 2016HOPE tree for QR Project
Mental Health Awreness programSkills training for MH patients
World AIDS day 2016 at Dost CenterDOST center meeting
Maitri on Christmas 2016 Maitri on Uttarayan 2016
PG exam Aug 2016SRC workshop 2016
UG Quiz Zonal level September 2016UG Quiz State level Oct 2016
Mental health awareness week April 2017Mental health awareness week April 2017
PG Induction programme May 2017PG Induction programme May 2017
GUTS - ‘Give Up Tobacco Sensibly’ May 2017GUTS - ‘Give Up Tobacco Sensibly’ May 2017
Gatekeeper training for suicide prevention July 2017Gatekeeper training for suicide prevention July 2017
Mental Heath Awareness Week Oct 2017Mental Heath Awareness Week Oct 2017
World Schizophrenia Day 2018World Schizophrenia Day 2018
Dash PG Workshop 2018World No Tobacco Day 2018
Dash UG Orientation ProgrammeWorld Mental Health Day
World AIDS DayPg guides training
Pg guides trainingWorld No Tobacco Day 2019
Mental Health Training For Community WorkerMental Health Training For Community Worker
WMH DayWMH Day

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