General Psychiatry

General Psychiatry considers manuscripts on all aspects of psychiatry, including neuroscience and psychological medicine. Both basic and clinical neuroscience contributions are encouraged.

Old Age Psychiatry

Old age psychiatrists provide specialist and holistic assessment, treatment and ongoing care for older people experiencing mental health problems such as dementia, personality disorders and schizophrenia.

Community Mental Health Services

To lead the changes outlined in National Plan for Mental Health, substantial demonstration projects were set up by the Institute of Psychiatry, Quetta, with joint efforts of WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNDP and other national and international agencies. Tele-Medicine System on gender-based violence and MHPSS are subsidized by WHO and UNICEF respectively.

Psychiatric Emergencies & Liaison Referrals

The Institute also provides the services for the liaison cases from other departments of all the hospitals affiliated with Bolan Medical College and it also looks after the patients referred through emergency department for psychiatry evaluation.

Forensic Services
  • BIPBS has established a jail ward in it’s premises for forensic psychiatric services.
  • BIPBS provides mental health care facilities for the prisoners of Quetta Central Jail and Mach Jail, our medical officers visit the prison with regularity, every two weeks the convicts with psychiatric complaints are inspected in the jail; moreover, if asked by a court, the convict is inspected by a specialist.
  • Sporadically, psychiatric opinions are entreated by the court regarding the prisoners’ mental stability, ultimately the prisoners are scrutinized.
subtance abuse and drug detoxification

BIPBS has a separate unit for Substance use and Rehabilitation services with in it’s premises. In this unit detoxification, psycho-social and rehabilitation services are provided to more than 100 patients each month.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

BIPBS has established a unit for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Banafsha Gul, Consultant (FCPS in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Agha Khan) is the head of this department. In 10 bedded unit of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry more than 10 patients are entertained every month.