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Amala Institute of Medical Sciences

(NABH Accredited and ISO 9001 2015 Certified)

Amala Nagar PO, Thrissur, Kerala, INDIA - 680555


The Department of Psychiatry is well- equipped to treat the majority of mental health problems. The department trains MBBS students, MD Psychiatry trainees (two every year) and post-graduate trainees from other departments. In addition, the Department works closely with the Department of Nursing to provide inputs to under-graduate and post-graduate nursing courses. We also provide clinical placement support for trainees in psychology and social work. The team consists of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers and remedial trainer for children with scholastic difficulties. The team emphasizes a bio-psycho-social approach in clinical practice.

Outpatient Services

Timing : 8 AM to 4 PM.
The Department provides outpatient services on all working days. Emergency services are provided to the casualty and the inpatient wards 24 X 7.


The MBBS students have a series of theory classes and a two week clinical placement embedded into MBBS curriculum. They also go through a two week placement in psychiatry during the compulsory rotatory internship program. The MD trainees go through regular teaching programs comprising of seminars, lectures, case conferences, journal clubs and theory classes, in addition to the regular on-job one to one training. Emphasis is also laid on development of research skills and presentation/ participation in academic fora.


Department of Psychiatry is consistently providing mental health related training programs to the society.

Outpatient Clinical Services

In addition to the general outpatient services, we run specialized services for addictions, geriatric mental health and children / adolescents (Specialty Clinics).
a. Child Guidance Clinic.
b. Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic.
c. Substance Misuse Services Clinic.
These three clinics offer more specialized services for people with the specific problem mentioned.

Consultation- Liaison Services

The department provides regular consultation-liaison services to the whole of the hospital 24 X 7.

Facilities in the department

30 bedded inpatient unit.

Outpatient Services.

Modified Electro-Convulsive Therapy.

Diagnostic Psychometry, IQ and Learning Ability Assessment, Neuropsychological Assessment.

Psychological Therapies.

Family Oriented Interventions.

Faculty Details

NameDesignationPG Qualification
and Year
Post PG
Teaching Experience
Date of Birth 
Dr. Shiny JohnProfessor & HODMD Psychiatry 20079 years06.04.1973Profile
Dr. Anu Mary ManiAssociate ProfessorMD Psychiatry 201530.05.1984Profile
Dr. Jery AntonyAssistant ProfessorMD Psychiatry 201814.02.1990Profile
Dr. Reshma Susan MathewSenior ResidentMD PsychiatryProfile
Dr. Geo GeorgeJunior ResidentMBBS 201412.11.1989Profile
Dr. Sunil Kumar K.AJunior ResidentMBBS 201525.07.1990Profile
Dr. Achu SJunior ResidentMBBS 201510.08.1991Profile
Dr. Megha CJunior ResidentMBBS 201506.02.1991Profile
Dr. Mekha BobyJunior ResidentMBBSProfile
Dr. Tinu Mary VargheseJunior ResidentMBBSProfile

Dr. Sreekumar D

Dr. Shiny John


MBBS from St. John's National Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore in 1999
MD (Psychiatry) from St. John's National Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore in 2007.


Life member of IMA Thrissur
Life fellow of Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS)
Member of Kerala Psychiatric Society (KPS)
Member of Indian Association of Social Psychiatry


Antony J, Nakulan A, John S. Association between socio-demographic profile and severity of cognitive impairment in elder patients presenting with new onset of psychiatric symptoms: a cross sectional study. Int J Res Med Sci 2019;7:2519-23.

Antony J, Nakulan A, Shiny J. A cross sectional study on the association between new onset of psychiatric symptoms with severity of cognitive impairment in elderly patients. Int J Res Med Sci 2019;7:2681-5.

John S, Dharwadkar K, Rishana AT. Clinical profile of children with specific learning disability presenting to a psychiatric clinic. In J Med Sci Public Health 2018;7:222-24.

John S, Dharwadkar K. Prevalence and risk factors of Internet addiction in medical students. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2018;7:595-600.

Nakulan A. Management of premenstrualdisorders.Kerala Journal of Psychiatry 2017; 30(1):17-23.

CME / Workshop / Quiz

Name of CME / Workshop / Quiz Theme/Subject Date of Conduct Credit Hours
CME on Liaison Psychiatry Liaison Psychiatry 14.10.2018  
Promoting school mental health   10.10.2015  

Our department conducts 2 topic presentation one case presentation & one journal presentation every week.

We also take part in interdepartmental academic programmes      

Award / Prizes

Name of Receiver Type of Award Award Provider Year      

Title of research paper, if applicable

  1. Sreelakshmi & Arunima – UG students 
SIPSOCON quiz competition.      
  1. Dr. Fabina Abdul Gafoor – PG student 
First prize for paper presentation at IPSOCON 2019.   2019