Dr Vasantha Jayaraman

Department: Mental Health

Designation: Visiting Consultant

Qualification: M.B.B.S, D.P.M, D.N.B

Dr Vasantha Jayaraman has an overall of 22 years and also has an academic Experience of 15 years. She is currently working as a Consultant Psychiatrist. She is a part of the Crisis Intervention Team (which consists of psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers and staff nurses), which tackles emergency psychiatric conditions like violence and suicide attempt. Her treatment strategy in emergency situations includes evaluation of the mental status and physical status followed by management with medication. She has managed patients with alcoholism, opiate dependence, cannabis dependence, etc. She has also managed patients with adjustment problems, stress related disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychotic conditions (schizophrenia etc) and mania. She has conducted separate clinics for patients with frequent relapses of psychotic conditions, where specific focus is on prevention of relapse. She has the skills to work with the paramedical staff, non-medical staff of the mental health team and medical staff of other departments. She has conducted several community out-reach programmes and given lectures on detection of psychiatric problems to primary care physicians and also has written articles in the print media and spoken in the electronic media on mental health.

Experience

22 Years of Experience

Experience:

  • Clinical Experience as Psychiatrist – 22 Years
  • 1989 to 2005

Worked in the Department of Psychiatry, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute (Deemed University)

Expertise

  • Emergency psychiatry
  • Liaison psychiatry
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry and de-addiction
  • Psychotherapeutic modalities, integrated and combination treatment strategies

 

Achievements

  • Received a gold medal from the institution in 2000 on completion of 10 years service

Publications

    • National
      • In the Indian Journal of Psychiatry – ‘Alcoholism and Psoriasis’ (1991)
      • Physical harbingers of relapse in schizophrenia’ (1994)
      • “Eating disorders in India’ (1996)
      • ‘A study on substance non-use’ (2003)
    • International
      • Eating disorders in India. Development of a questionnaire, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 1998)
  • International
    • Eating disorders in India. Development of a questionnaire, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 1998)

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