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About Psychiatry Department
The Department of Psychiatry, Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College was opened along with other departments in at the time of establishment of the Medical College in the year 2000.
The purpose of the department of Psychiatry, Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College is :
    to promote education in mental health
    to provide teaching, training, research & service in the field of Psychiatry
Aims & Objectives:
The following are the aims & objectives for which the department of Psychiatry, Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College was opened :
    to provide and foster undergraduate education and training in Psycniatry.
    to design educational activities in the department of Psychiatry for medical students to meet the requirement and standards of th_- Faculty of Medicine, Dhaka University.
Organizational structure: Professor, Department of Psychiatry Assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry

Faculty staff:

    Professor Dr. Md. Nazmul Ahsan
    MBBS (Dhaka), FCPS (BD), M. Clin. Sci (Australia)
    Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry

    Dr. Farzana Rabin
    MBBS. MPhil (Psychiatry)
    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry


Services & Activities Provided by the Department of Psychiatry:
    Teaching to the undergraduate students include
(a)    Theoretical lectures
(b)    Clinical teaching programme with case demonstrations & discussion.
    Training to undergraduate student and internee doctors in the field of Psychiatry.
    Research activities.
    Services to the patients in Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital
(a)    OPD service.
(b)    Consultation & Liaison service in in-patient setting.
Out-patient and in-patient activities include
    Pharmacotherapy
    Psychotherapy
    Family therapy
    Behaviour therapy
    Counselling for marital problem & sexual dysfunction
    Motivational interviewing with drug addicts
    OPD based detoxification program for drug addicts
    Grouptherapy & Individual Counselling for Treatment
& Rehabilitation of Drug addicts
    Counselling for family members for drug addicts
    Counselling for Oral Drug Substitution for IDUs (Injecting drug users)
    Psyhosocial treatment for chronic pain management
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