Dr Vasantha Jayaraman

MBBS, DPM, DNB

Senior Consultant - Psychiatry

Biography

Dr. Vasantha Jayaram completed MBBS and Diploma in Psychological Medicine (DPM) from Madras Medical College. She has been associated as a faculty in 2 medical colleges. She has worked in several general hospital settings and has immense experience in Liaison Psychiatry spanning 26 years. She has gained expertise in the management of minor and major mental disorders. She has worked on crisis intervention and stress management. She also has evolved protocols for follow-up and rehabilitation of patients with chronic mental illnesses. She has work experience in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and management of substance dependence.

Dr. Vasantha has worked on psychiatric evaluation in Transplantation Medicine. She has conducted several community mental health programs. She has also given lectures at Continuing Medical Education Programs and at psychiatry conferences.

Professional Experience

  • 1975-1981

    MBBS Madras Medical College

  • 1984-1986

    DPM (Diploma in Psychological Medicine) Madras Medical College

  • 1999-2000

    DNB (Psychiatry) Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai

  • 1990-2000

    Tutor, Sri Ramachandra Medical College

  • 2001-2005

    Asst. Professor

  • 2006-2008

    Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist at Sundaram Medical Foundation

  • 2006-2014

    Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist at IIT Hospital, IIT Madras

  • 2011

    Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist at Global Hospitals, Chennai

  • 2011-2012

    Assoc. Prof, Karpaga Vinayaga Medical College

  • Since 1995

    Own clinic at Thiruvanmayur, Chennai

Memberships

  • Life Member, The Indian Psychiatric Society
  • Member, The Indian Medical Academy

Publications

  • Psychopathology in Leprosy in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry.
  • A study on Substance non-users in The Indian Journal of Psychiatry.
  • Gender Differences in Suicide attempt in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry.

Languages Known

  • Tamil and Telugu
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