PSYCHIATRY

Introduction:

The department of psychiatry started as the "mental Hygiene Clinic" under the Faculty of Social Work, MS University in 1952. It was taken over by the government of Gujarat in 1965, and became part of the Medical College.

From 1967 to 1991, the department was headed by Dr. AB Khurana, who brought it to the limelight. Currently, it is headed by Dr. PR Vesuna. Along with him, the department is staffed by the following doctors:
Dr. Rakesh Gandhi (Associate Professor)
Dr. Rajat Oswal (Associate Professor)
Dr. Chirag Barot (Assistant Professor)
Dr. Mahesh Suthar (Assistant Professor)

The department also provides training for undergraduate doctors (interns) and post-graduate students of Psychiatry. It admits three students annually to the course of MD Psychiatry from both the state and national levels and has two positions for Senior Residents. It is also involved in the training of psychology, social work and nursing students.

The department caters to the outpatients from OPD 11. It has an indoor facility of 40 beds, which include both psychiatric and de-addiction patients. Medications are provided by the hospital and electro-convulsive therapy is conducted in the Ward.

Other facilities included a departmental library.

Staff

Faculty:
 

Sr.No Name of faculty /Name of the resident Designation/ Year of Student Mobie No. Email Address
1 Dr.Bharat N. Panchal Professor & Head 9427558894 drbnpanchal@rediffmail.com
2 Dr. Rakesh Gandhi Associate Professor 9824299183 rakesh_gandhi68@yahoo.com  
3 Dr. Rajat Oswal Associate Professor 9426886276 Rajatoswal@yahoo.com
4 Dr. Chirag Barot Assistant Professor 9825046976 gladiatorjahaan@gmail.com
5 Dr. Mahesh Suthar Assistant Professor 9033870604 drmaheshsuthar@gmail.com
6 Dr. VrindaPareek Assistant Professor 8769286067 Vrindapareek96@gmail.com
7 Dr. Anu Patel Senior Resident 9925753806 anupatel311@gmail.com
8 Dr. RavirajKhadiya Senior Resident 9558968373 drraviraj61091@gmail.com 
9 Dr. Kishan Patel 3rd year Resident 9173947835 Kp38366@gmail.com
10 Dr. Kalyani Bhukar 3rd year Resident 9106724319 k.bhukar92@gmail.com
11 Dr. HaritaDarji 3rd year Resident 7016352076 Harita.darji@gmail.com
12 Dr. Dhruv Chaudhary 3rd year Resident 9924964244 Dhruv.330@gmail.com
13 Dr. Harman Singh Bhatia 2nd year Resident 9111433085 harman2710@gmail.com
14 Dr. Chintan Savani 2nd year Resident 9537615090 Chintansavani98@gmail.com
15 Dr. Shivangi Agarwal 2nd year Resident 7600297537 Shivangiagg1993@gmail.com
16 Dr. VejiOdedara 2nd year Resident 9898443626 Odedaraveji5193@gmail.com
17 Dr. Viren Solanki 1st Year Resident 9925134735 drsolankiviren99@gmail.com
18 Dr. Vidhi Modi 1st Year Resident 8401911147 drvidhimodi266@gmail.com 
19 Dr. LaukikDarji 1st Year Resident 9586032448 darji.laukik@gmail.com
20 Dr. Kosha Thorat 1st Year Resident 9737116065 kosha6100@gmail.com

 

Details of Non teaching staff

1. Psychiatric Social Worker
Mr. Nilesh M. Patel
2. Data Entry Operator
Mrs. Ramilaben B. Parmar
3. Peon
Mr. Ramesh Kahar

Details of Technical staff
1. Mr. PruthvirajsinghZhala EEG Technician

Details of Nursing staff
1. Mrs. Parvati S. Parmar Staff Nurse in OPD
2. Mrs. Kalpana S. Patel In charge Staff Nurse in Ward
3. Mrs. Nisha Kaur P. Rajput Staff Nurse in Ward
4. Mrs. Ansuyaben B. Parmar Staff Nurse in Ward
5. Mrs. Urmilaben N. Thakkar Staff Nurse in Ward
6. Mrs. Harshaben B. Makwana Staff Nurse in Ward
7. Mrs. Gayatriben P. Srimali Staff Nurse in Ward

 

Publications (in last 3 years)

Sr.No Name of Author Name of Journal Article Volume/ Issue Year
1 Rakesh R. Gandhi
Mahesh A. Suthar
Rajkumar
Prashant Mangla
Journal of Evaluation of Medical and Dental sciences Proportion of Sexual Dysfunction Among Drug Free Patients Suffering From Anxiety Disorders Volume 8 / Issue 33 August 19/2019
2 Dr.VrindaPareek,Shreyancejain,Kartiksinghai,NareshNebhinani case reports in perinatal medicine Comprehensive antenatal to postpartum care of patients with bipolar disorder: a case report   accepted on 6 August 2019
3 Dr.Rakesh Gandhi Dr.krishnakumar Mishra PARIPEX-INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH Association of expressed emotions in caretakers with their demographic variable in patients of Major Depressive Disorder Volume 8, Issue 5 May-19
4 Dr.Rakesh Gandhi Dr.krishna Kumar
Mishra
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH Association of  severity of expressed emotions in caretakers with duration of illness in patients of Major
 Depressive Disorder
Volume 8, Issue 5 May-19
5 Dr.Rakesh Gandhi Dr.krishnakumar Mishra INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCE & RESEARCH Association of severity of expressed emotions with type of caregivers in patients of Major Depressive Disorders Volume 7, Issue 10 Oct-18
6 Rakesh Gandhi
Krishna Kumar Mishra
International Journal of Science and Research Association of Expressed Emotion in Caretakers with severity of Depression in patients of Major Depressive Disorder Volume 7 Issue 9 2018
7 Sutanaya pal
Rajat M Oswal
G. K. Vankar
Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Recognition of Major Depressive Disorder & its Correlates among Adult male patients attending a Primary Care Clinic Issue-3
Page 55-62
2018
8 Nebhinani N
Sharma P
PareekVrinda
Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry  Association of Inflammatory and Liver Markers with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Patients with Depression.   2018
9 Rakesh R. Gandhi
Mahesh A. Suthar
Sutanaya Pal
Ankit J.Rathod
Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Anxiety and Depression in spouses of males diagnosed with alcohol dependence: a comparative study Issue -4 Page 51-56 2017
10 Chirag Barot
Sunil Kumar Ahuja
Prashant Mangla
International Journal of Research in Medicine Sexual Dysfunction in Drug Free Patients Suffering from Depression Vol-5 Issue-4 Page-32-37 2017
11 Rajat M Oswal
Dinesh M Rathor
Falguni M Patel
Kamlesh R Dave
Ritambhara Y Mehta
International Journal of Research in Medicine Study of sexual practices and relationship patterns in men who have sex with men Vol-6
Issue-1
Page 128-132
Apr-17
12 Rajat M Oswal
Falguni M Patel
Dinesh M Rathor
Kamlesh R Dave
Ritambhara Y Mehta
International Journal of Integrated Medical Research Depression and its correlates in men who have sex with men attending a community based organization Vol-4
Issue-1
Page 17-22
Apr-17
13 Suthar N
PareekVrinda
Nebhinani N Suman DK.
Indian Journal of Psychiatry Galactorrhea with antidepressants: A case series Vol 20
Issue 20
2017
14 Nebhinani N Sharma PPareekVrinda Journal of Mental Health and Human Behaviour Associations of Metabolic Syndrome with Elevated Liver Enzymes and C‑reactive Protein in Drug‑na´ve Patients with Depressive Disorders.  Vol 21
Issue 2 page 91-97
2016
15 Rakesh Gandhi
Mahesh Suthar
Mandeep Singh
Sutanaya Pal
Telangana Journal of Psychiatry   A Study of Relationship between Insight and Depression  in Schizophrenia Vol-2
No-2
Page-94-98
July-Dec 2016
16 Rakesh Gandhi
Mahesh Suthar
Animesh Patel 
International Journal of Medical Research Professionals A Study of Co-morbidity in Mentally Retarded Children Vol-2 Issue-3 Page-249-251 2016
17 Chirag Barot
Prashant Mangla
International Journal of Research in Medicine Sexual Knowledge and Attitudes in patients of Dhat Syndrome Vol-5 Issue-3 Page-44-48 2016
18 Falguni M Patel
Rajat M Oswal
Ritambhara Y Mehta
Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Sciences Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Adult victims of 2006 Flood in Surat, Gujarat Vol-3 Issue-4 Page-303-306 Oct-Dec 2015
19 Bagri PK
Samdariya S
PareekPPareekVrinda
Clinical Cancer
Investigation Journal
Gardasil nine: Is the number enough?? Volume 4, Issue 5 page 687-688 2015

 

Details of any CME programmes, conferences and/or any academic activities conducted by the department.
College level UG Psychiatry Quiz and South Zone Gujarat State UG Psychiatry Quiz were conducted in Medical College Baroda on 15th September, 2018 and 18th September, 2018 respectively.

Details of any awards and achievements received by the students or faculty for last 3 years.

• Dr. Prashant Mangla (3rd year resident doctor) & Dr. AvishaMahla (2ndyear resident doctor) won the state level PG Psychiatry Quiz conducted during IPS GSB Annual Conference held in Jaipur in 2017.
• Palak Gandhi & Ashraf Kesrani (Both Final Year MBBS students) won the South Zone Gujarat State UG Psychiatry Quiz for 2017 conducted in SMIMER, Surat.
• Dr. Kalyani Bhukar (2nd year resident doctor) won the 1st prize for poster presentation at IPS GSB Conference held in Kumbhalgarh in 2018.
• Poojan Thakkar & Rachit Shah (III/I Year MBBS students) won the South Zone Gujarat State UG Psychiatry Quiz for 2018 conducted in Medical College Baroda.

Ongoing Research Projects

Details of any awards and achievements received by the students or faculty for last 5 years.
• Dr. Prashant Mangla (3rd year resident doctor) & Dr. AvishaMahla (2ndyear resident doctor) won the state level PG Psychiatry Quiz conducted during IPS GSB Annual Conference held in Jaipur in 2017.
• Palak Gandhi & Ashraf Kesrani (Both Final Year MBBS students) won the South Zone Gujarat State UG Psychiatry Quiz for 2017 conducted in SMIMER, Surat.


Unit/Department wise beds distribution.

Unit: One
Total Beds: 40

 

 

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