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Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children
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Department of Child Guidance Clinic



Child Guidance Clinic, which is unique in its service as it is the only Child Psychiatry Department available in Tamilnadu Medical Service and managed by an experienced Psychiatrist.  It is efficient in specialized handling of Childhood emotional, Behavioural and academicproblems.



Dr.V.Jayanthini, MD, DCH, DPM.,

Academic activities

Post graduate students doing Diploma in Pediatrics , Diploma in Psychiatry, MD Pediatrics, MD Psychiatry are posted for 15 days (Paed) 30 days(Psychiatry) regularly.  For PG students in Psychiatry posting at CGC(child psychiatry)  is mandatory

Regular lecturers are given on important topics daily for one hour.

Each student should discuss cases allotted to them either with the Asst Professor or with the Professor in detail every day. 
Clinical discussions form part of day to day activities.

PG thesis are done through CGC by PGs in Pediatrics / Psychiatry / MSc Nursing

Research guidance is given to students doing PhD in Madras / Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical Universities.

Head of the department is an invited speaker for National conferences of Indian Psychiatry Society / Regional Conferences / State Conference / National Mid Term CMEs for the past ten years.

Services Offered

  • Clinical evaluation

  • Psychological assessment

  • Counselling for the parents and significant others

  • Special school placement

  • Referral to appropriate organizations / Ngo’s / educational institutions / government organizations depending upon the needs of the child.

  • Post graduate teaching for students of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Nursing.

  • Expect guidance and supervision for MSc., MD, PhD thesis

  • Organising and participating in public awareness programs regarding psychological, behavioral and educational problems in children.

  • Referral centre for all Government and Medical College hospitals / CGHS / dispensaries / Railway hospital / ESI dispensaries in Chennai.


OPD No                       - 14
Average OP               -  12000 p/a