Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS)

(A University established by an act of A.P. State Legislature)


Alipiri Road, Tirupati - 517 507, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh




Faculty & Staff


Dr.T.Padma Sudhakar,MD

Head of the Department


Dr. B.Sivanandh, M.D

Assistant Professor  











To improve patient care services Department Psychiatry was started in the month of November 2013. This Department provides out-patient services and inpatient services on all working days of the hospital.

The department actively participates in epilepsy camps held jointly by Friends of SVIMS Society and Department of Neurology every month. We provide modified ECT services at affordable prices to the poor and needy. The Department is involved in regular teaching programmes for MBBS, M.Sc. Psychiatry nursing, Bachelors in Physiotherapy and Pharm-D  students.

Equipment :

Brief pulse electroconvulsive therapy machine (NIVIQURE)- Technology developed in conjunction with NIMHANS.

Projects (Ongoing) :

  1. Prevalence of Anxiety, Depression and Sleep Disorders and Sleep Disorders in Oncology Patients

  2. Resting Cortical Metabolism in Patients with Paroxysmal Non Epileptic Seizures.


            1.  Psychological Problems in Children and Adults on March 2014

Future Plans:

We are working in conjunction with Department of Nuclear Medicine to find out the Biological correlates for various Psychiatric disorders.







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