Child Guidance Services

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Child Guidance Services

We offer services for the Children with:

  • Depression
  • Stress Reaction
  • Conversion Reaction
  • Psychosis
  • Conduct
  • Scholastic Backwardness
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Children with Mental Retardation along with Behavioural Problems
  • Autism
  • Other development disorders.
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Aggressive & Destructive Behaviour
  • Disobedience & Stubbornness
  • Repetitive Work
  • Expressed Abnormal & Unrealistic Thoughts
  • Unnecessary Crying, Shouting
  • Lethargic & Depressed
  • Excessive Anxious and Fearful
  • Avoid Eye to Eye Contact
  • Locked in his/her own world
  • Avoid Social Gathering and Social Mixing
  • Restlessness
  • Lack of Attention and Concentration in Academics
  • School and Food Refusal
  • Deliberate Self Harm (Self Injurious Behaviour)
  • Excessive Internet & Computer Addiction
  • Watching Vulgar, Violent, Pornography in Teenage
  • Excessive Shy and Timid
  • Stealing / Lying / Night Stay without informing family
  • Experimentation with Drug Addiction and Alcohol
  • Suicidal Attempt and Act
  • Demanding Money and Costly Articles with Threats
  • Bedwetting Beyond Three Years of Age
  • Stammering
  • Frequent Changes of Mood
  • Learning Difficulties (Reading, Writing & Arithmetic)
  • Impulsive Behaviour and Unnecessary Conflicts with Law


The intake officer (Psychologist/Psychiatric Social Worker) prepares a detailed work up. After the Psychiatric & Physical Examination, a detailed management plan is chalked out. Psychological & IQ Assessments are made. Various therapies are applied. Imparts training to the patients, if necessary

A well-equipped 10 beds Inpatient Treatment Unit, perhaps the first of its kind in the Eastern part of India, was commissioned on 28th May 2005, as part of Child Guidance Clinic at Antara.

The child can stay for treatment along with his/her mother or another family member. Objective of admitted treatment is for detailed observation of the child’s behaviour, interaction with parents, detailed Psychiatric and Psychological assessment of the child. Other indoor facilities like Recreation Rooms, Dining Rooms, Class Rooms etc. have been arranged in this Unit. The Children’s Ward is partially supported by Minds for Health, U.K.


  • Pharmaco therapy
  • Behavior therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Family Counselling
  • Skill Training Play Therapy
  • Supportive Therapy

There are other activities like group discussions and group meetings, physical exercise, academic sessions, sports, games, reading, craft work like clay modeling, paper work, etc. for children during day time.