Prince Aly Khan Hospital

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology

Psychiatry is a medical specialty dealing with the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental illness. Its primary goal is the relief of psychological disturbances and enhancement of mental well-being. Psychiatry adopts a medical approach and takes in to account the biological, psychological, and social / cultural perspectives. Treatment by various forms of psychotherapy, behaviuor therapy and when needed medication may be

Our department of Psychiatry caters to outpatients of all ages. Our young and dynamic team of Psychiatrists is available at most times of the day throughout the week. We also have an experienced Clinical Psychologist who helps out with prompt psychometric testing as required for individual patients.

The out patient department works everyday except Sunday. All types of psychiatric disorders are managed and support treatment for psychosomatic disorders is provided in outdoor as well as indoor patients.

Services & Treatment Offered

    • Childhood Issues
    • Scholastic Backwardness / Academic Difficulties
    • Dyslexia (Learning Disabilities – dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia)
    • Behavioural Problems
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Nocturnal Enuresis
    • Sibling Rivalry
    • Emotional problems
    • Mood Disorders
    • Depression
    • Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depressive Illness)
    • Behavioural Disorders
    • Psychosis – wherein patients behave abnormally or aggressively or as if they are living in a world of their own and are very difficult to manage at home.
    • Schizophrenia
    • Delusional Disorders
    • Neurotic Disorders
    • Anxiety – wherein people are restless and uncomfortable often preoccupied with worrying
    • Panic Disorders – wherein intense anxiety occurs over short periods
    • Obsessive Compulsive disorders – wherein an individual is preoccupied with repeated thinking about a theme and are also forced to do certain actions much against his / her own wishes in order to be comfortable.
    • Addictions
    • Alcohol Dependence
    • Nicotine Dependence – Smoking / Gutkha
    • Dependence on Illicit Psychotropic drugs (Heroin / Cannabis / Cocaine etc.)
    • Age Related Mental Decline
    • Dementia
    • Alzheimer’s Dementia
    • Senile Dementia
    • Psychosocial Issues
    • Relationship Problems
    • Marital Discord
    • Strained Interpersonal relationships at home / work
    • Psychosexual Dysfunctions
    • Inability to have fulfilling sexual relations due to lack of desire / erectile difficulties / premature ejaculation etc.
    • Cancer support services are also available at our hospital

Meet our Doctors

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Dr. Malik Merchant

Consultant - Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology
MBBS 1996, DPM 1999

Treatment/Procedures offered:

  • Advanced resuscitation – adult / pediatric / trauma
  • Advanced airway management
  • Non-invasive and invasive ventilation
  • Early detection and acute management of cardiovascular & neurological emergencies
  • Primary trauma care
  • Wound repair
  • Systems-based practice


Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology

Consultation Timing:

Day Timings
Monday 10:0-0AM - 2:30PM Book Appointment
Friday 2:00PM- 6:30PM Book Appointment

Meet Our Doctors