DepartmentDepartment of Psychiatry
Minimum requirement for admissionDoctors including Psychiatrists & Obstetricians, Obstetric or Psychiatric Nurses, Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatric Social Workers                                                                         
No. of Seats30-35 seats per batch
Duration of the Course40 hours approximately spread over 2 months
Commencement of CourseFirst working Friday of July every year
FeesRs. 2500/-
Brief Description of the CourseMental health of women during pregnancy and postpartum can have a significant impact on the overall health of the mother as well as the infant. Mental health disorders during pregnancy and postpartum need to be assessed and managed with a focus on the mother-infant dyad. It is important to sensitize health professionals to perinatal mental health issues, which would aid in easy and early identification and treatment of various mental health disorders during the perinatal period. Hence this course has been planned by the Perinatal Psychiatric Service team of NIMHANS to sensitize all the professionals who work with the perinatal population.
Course Coordinator & Contact detailsDr Geetha Desai Professor, Department of Psychiatry Dr Rashmi Arasappa, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry PDF in Women’s Mental Health Email: perinatalnimhans@gmail.com
FacultyProf Prabha S Chandra, Dean,  Behavioural Sciences, Head Perinatal Psychiatry ServicesDr Geetha Desai, Professor, Department of PsychiatryProf Harish Thippeswamy, Professor, Department of PsychiatryDr Sundarnag Ganjekar, Additional Professor, Department of PsychiatryDr Rashmi Arasappa, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry Dr Jayant Mahadevan, Assistant Professor, Department of PsychiatryDr Thomas Kishore, Additional Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology Dr Veena Satyanaryana, Additional Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology Dr Kimneihat Vaiphei, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatric Social work
How to apply?Once the advertisement is out, application will be available online in the website.
Selection processAfter the expression of interest is filled, the institution will review the application and those who have fulfilled the criteria will be sent a link for the payment.