About Us



MERCY HOSPITAL is a leading private psychiatric hospital in Trichy city in Tamilnadu. We provide psychiatric services through inpatients, out patients and day care. We are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems and addictions for adults, adolescents and old age.

General Psychiatry

Mental illness affects the way we think, feel and behave. When people get affected by the mental illness, it can affect their functional level and overall life in general. The symptoms of mental illness depend on the type of mental illness.Mental health problems are not a sign of weakness. They are upsetting and frightening experience. The impact due to the mental illness not only affects the patients but also the whole family. Talking to the professionals can relieve the distress and pain due to mental illness. Anyone can suffer from a mental health problem. Globally it can affect one in four people and range from common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, to more rare problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Treatment for Anger

Anger is a natural emotion which, sometimes, we all experience depending on the situation. Anger, when not channelised properly, can be destructive. It will have negative impact on physical health, mental health and relationships.

Bipolar Disorders

People with bipolar affective disorder will have severe mood swings. Bipolar affective disorder is also called Manic depression. The moods swings can be either low or depressed state or high or manic state or mixture of both depression and manic state. These states usually last several weeks or months and are far beyond what most of us experience.


Depression is the most common psychiatric illness which affects 10 % of population. When people gets depression, they feel sad persistently; loose interest on things that they used to enjoy; loose appetite and weight; have sleeping difficulty; feel hopeless, worthless and suicidal. Failing to treat depression can affect the individuals health, job and relationship and can escalate risk to themselves.


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder , known as OCD, is a mental health disorder, in which individual have repeated unwanted thoughts, feelings or behaviour. It can be repeating the same action like washing over and over. OCD can be understood and treated using a variety of approaches.

Suicide Prevention Care

Anomic Suicide: When a person’s thinks that he is isolated, helpless, worthless he might indulge in suicide.
Altrustic suicide: Altruistic suicide is an attempt to help others for the survival and welfare of others or community.
Egoistic Suicide: When a person is having interpersonal problems with close relatives he might indulge in suicide.
Generally aggression is the basic cause for suicide. When a person is not in a position to show his aggression towards others he might commit suicide. Suicidal attempts are more common among women and people with borderline personality disorder. Completed suicide is more common among men.
Depressive people are more prone to commit suicide. Psychotic patients with paranoid fear or threatening hallucinatory voices are also prone to commit suicide.

Educational Counselling

Educational stress among school and college students result in conduct disorders, drug abuse, school refusal,truancy,anxiety ,depression, suicide and obsessive compulsive disorder. Primary school students having writing and reading difficulties- dyslexia (language development disorder) need proper educational counseling and guidance.
Every school should appoint a medical and psychiatric social worker So that the adolescent’s behavioral and emotional educational problems are easily.

Crisis Intervention Clinic

When a person is under stress, he might need psychological counselling to cope up with the crisis. The Life stressors that might need new coping skills are, loss of a loved one by death or separation, loss of self esteem, loss of body function, financial loss, change of place (Transfer), change of role (Marriage, pregnancy, parenthood, job promotion) inter person problems between spouses, unhappy marriage life and conflict problem like choosing the one between the two.

Community Education

Mercy hospital has conducted several Mental health awareness camps in Alathur,Samathuvapuram,Kampthamparai,Manachanampatti, Thavalaiveeranpatti,Navalnayakkanpatti and Manaparai.
Mercy hospital has conducted many awareness programmes to the students of various schools of Trichy regarding exam anxiety.

Dr.Annadurai has given a series of lectures to Police personals regarding “stress management “ .

Mercy hospital has offered counselling for the parents of the fire Victims of the school children in the village ,karuppur near Kumbakonam.

Mercy hospital has conducted several mental health awareness camps for the rural population in association with social work departments of Cauvery college, Bishop Heber college,UDC College, Hans Rover College and Adaikalamatha College.

Out -patients attending Mercy hospital are given pamphlets containing details about various mental illnesses to promote awareness about mental health and thereby to remove the stigma about mental illness.

De Addiction

Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person's brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medicine. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are considered drugs. When you're addicted, you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes.

Alcohol addiction

Alcohol addiction has been becoming a major problem which not only affects the individuals but also the family and the society. People with alcohol dependence get preoccupied with alcohol and give priority to alcohol drinking over other important things in their life. They tend to loose interest in the job, health and family and thereby the social functioning gets deteriorated. Alcohol damages all the part of the body in general and causes damages to organs like Brain, Heart, Gastro-intestinal track, pancreas , and Liver in particular. Over the time people tend to get physical and psychological dependence which can only be corrected with medical and psychological help.

Smoking addiction

Cigarette contains a highly addictive substance called Nicotine. Smokers smoke on an average about 20 cigarettes a day. The smokers tend to get preoccupied with smoking and they give priority to cigarette over other things in life. Smoking cigarette can cause cancer, cardiac diseases and lung diseases. People believe that giving up smoking is not an easy thing to do. At MERCY HOSPITAL, we help people to give up smoking through counselling and medical treatment easily and we have named the treatment strategy as an easy way to stop smoking.

Substance addiction

Substance use disorder, sometimes known as drug addiction, is a neurological condition. Because the medicines impact your brain, it's difficult to stop using them even if you want to. The first step in getting help for drug addiction is recognising the problem and making the decision to seek help. You don't have to fight an addiction alone if you or a loved one is suffering from one. Addiction patients will receive better counselling.

Most people who are struggling with injectable addiction do not decide to make a drastic shift or modify their habits overnight. The process of recovery is usually more gradual. Denial is a major roadblock in the early phases of change. It's critical to admit your apprehension about receiving an injection. If you're not sure if you're ready to change or if you're having trouble overcoming your addiction. We will walk you through the rest of the procedure and help you recover from your addiction.

Women's Mental Health

Mental disorders can affect women and men differently. Some disorders are more common in women such as depression and anxiety. There are also certain types of disorders that are unique to women. For example, some women may experience symptoms of mental disorders at times of hormone change, such as perinatal depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and perimenopause-related depression. When it comes to other mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, research has not found differences in the rates at which men and women experience these illnesses. But women may experience these illnesses differently – certain symptoms may be more common in women than in men, and the course of the illness can be affected by the sex of the individual. Researchers are only now beginning to tease apart the various biological and psychosocial factors that may impact the mental health of both women and men.

Warning Signs:
Women and men can develop most of the same mental disorders and conditions, but may experience different symptoms. Some symptoms include:

• Persistent sadness or feelings of hopelessness.
• Misuse of alcohol and/or drugs.
• Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits.
• Appetite and/or weight changes.
• Decreased energy or fatigue.
• Excessive fear or worry.
• Seeing or hearing things that are not there.
• Extremely high and low moods.
• Aches, headaches, or digestive problems without a clear cause.
• Irritability.
• Social withdrawal.
• Suicidal thoughts

Child adolescent care

Trained staffs at MERCY HOSPITAL teach the kids during the occupational therapy sessions the effective communications, identify their children’s interest and help the children, parents and teachers to further develop their skills along their line of interest.

• Behavioral & emotional problems
• Conduct disorders
• School refusal
• Scholastic backwardness
• Autism
• Attention deficit hyperactive disorders
• Childhood Anxiety
• Childhood depression
• Childhood obsession
• Phobias
• Sexual education for Adolescents.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Geriatric psychiatry, also known as gero-psychiatry, psycho-geriatrics or psychiatry of old age, is a subspecialty of psychiatry dealing with the study, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders in humans with old age. The diagnosis, treatment and management of dementia and depression are two areas of this field.
We guides with our counselling for the old age peoples.

Family Counselling

The Interpersonal problems between husband and wife are because of the unmet needs. The needs are recreational, personal, social, financial and sexual and creative. In his Ramson’s theory[ GRT- theory] of personality Dr.V.R.Annadurai says that interpersonal problems are due to imbalance of “Giving traits” “receiving traits” and “taking away traits” of the couple.

When the husband gives [giving traits] money and status to the wife she in turn gives[giving traits] affection and approval. When the husband gives money to his brother his wife feels insecure, [because of “receiving traits”] there starts interpersonal problems. When the husband gives everything and the wife is not satisfying [only “taking away traits”] his emotional needs Vice Versa the husband or wife may indulge in extramarital affair. When the husband is having paranoid personality and the wife is having hysterical personality or borderline personality the chances for marital problems are more.

When the husband is having obsessive compulsive personality and the wife is having hysterical personality there may not be harmonious relationship between the couple. , teachers and politicians should have a personality consisting of mainly giving traits. People with antisocial personality have mainly “taking away traits”.

In Patient Treatment

Inpatient treatment offers an intensive treatment program with 24 hour care at a hospital. MERCY HOSPITAL Trichy has specialist mental health inpatient units for adults, General Psychiatry, old age psychiatry and addictions.

    In Patient Therapy Benefits

  • Psychotherapy.
  • Compliance Therapy.
  • Substance abuse counseling & assist in overcoming dependencies.
  • Group Therapy
  • Supportive Counselling.
  • Family Counselling.

In Patient Programmes

The majority of inpatient programmes are made up of group therapy sessions. Our group therapy aims to motivate, educate and help facilitate change by group members gaining hope and strength from sharing experiences and feelings with others in a safe environment. That is why group therapy is such a vital part of treatment.