Mental health services in Nepal were started as a department of Psychiatry in   Bir Hospital in 1961 AD. Dr. Bishnu Prasad Sharma after completion of his Diploma in Psychiatry from London was the founder figure to start psychiatric service. It had started out-patient services initially then 5 bedded inpatient services in 1965 AD and further extended to 12 beds in 1971. Afterwards it was shifted in Naxal, Kathmandu in a rented home around a year and planned to shift to a building of mission hospital situated at Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur but it was shifted to Lagankhel as a Mental Hospital in 1984. It started its services with 25 beds. Currently it is operating 50 beds with other services.

Currently working consultants, psychiatrists and psychologists

SN Post Name Mailing Address
1 Chief Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Surendra Sherchan
2 Chief Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Ananta Prasad Adhikari
3 Senior Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Mohan Raj Shrestha (Lakhe)
4 Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Lata Gautam
5 Psychiatrist Dr. Devavrat Joshi
6 Psychiatrist Dr. Suman Aryal
7 Psychiatrist Dr. Basudev Karki
8 Psychiatrist Dr. Praveen Bhattarai
9 Clinical Psychologist Trishna Ghosh (Bista)
10 Psychologist Premnath Bhattarai