DR PRATHAMA CHAUDHURI
Dr Prathama Chaudhuri is one of the leading psychiatrists of Kolkata. She is a Professor with the West Bengal Medical Education Service and is attached to Fortis and AMRI Hospitals, Kolkata. She also has her own clinics in the city.
She did her MBBS from Calcutta Medical College, MD from the prestigious Central Institute of Psychiatry and DNB in Psychiatry. She did a World Health Organisation Fellowship from New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry, Sydney and a brief training at the UK College of Hypnotherapy, London.
Dr Chaudhuri believes in using the right combination of medicines, psychotherapy and social support for the treatment of psychological illnesses. She is also an active advocate for the rights of people in psychological distress, including children with learning disabilities.
Not just a doctor treating people in pain, she believes in promoting positive mental health for all to which end she conducts workshops and contributes regularly to the popular media.
She is a committed teacher with several national and international publications to her credit
🙂 MBBS with Honours – Calcutta Medical College.
🙂 MD (Psychiatry) – Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi.
🙂 DNB (Psychiatry) – National Board of Examination, New Delhi.
🙂 WHO Fellowship – New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry, Sydney.
Additional courses ; Areas of expertise
🙂 Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing, Griffith University, Queensland
🙂 Workplace Stress Management, Coventry University, UK
🙂 Psychological First Aid, Johns Hopkins University
🙂 Sleep Medicine, University of Michigan
🙂 Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy, Leiden University, Netherlands
🙂 Hypnotherapy and Relaxation, UK College of Hypnotherapy, London
🙂 Certificate Programme on Diagnosis and Management of Epilepsy (Thomas Jefferson University , USA)
Conducts Regular Workshops on Anger Management, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Couples Therapy and Parental Counselling through various Mental Health Clinics and Hospitals.
Conducted Regular Workshops on Test Anxiety and its Management, Anger Management, Examination and Study Skills & Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Parenting Skills in various reputed schools and colleges of the city.
🙂 Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders – Thorough mental status and medical evaluation to diagnose and medically treat all psychological issues across all age groups.
🙂 Assessment of psychosomatic disorders– detailed laboratory investigation to detect underlying medical reasons contributing to psychological problems. Assessment of psychological stress leading to physical illness.
🙂 Marriage/Couple Counselling – Helps couple recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships.
🙂 Management of sexual dysfunction – Focuses on improving healthy sexual relationship between partners and also treatment of individual sex related issues.
🙂 De-addiction Substance and behavioural : Drug/alcohol dependence is an ailment characterized by inability to give up on substance use. It’s a medical condition, not a moral weakness. Smart phone and digital media is as addictive as drugs and a short specific treatment helps people snap out of it.
🙂 Anger Management- The true goal of anger management is not to suppress feelings of anger, but to understand the message behind the emotion and express it in a healthy way without losing control.
🙂 Sleep Medicine – Treatment of all sleep disorders to harness positive sleep habits to make it easier to sleep soundly throughout the night and wake up well-rested.
🙂 Psychological problems of Senior Citizens – Neuropsychiatric management of dementia and required rehabilitation counselling. Dealing with all psychological issues related to seniors like Depression, Anxiety.
🙂 Women’s’ Mental Health– Focus on holistic improvement of women’s mental health with special interest in psychological issues arising from gynaecological problems with emphasis on issues associated with PCOS, PMS, postpartum disorder and infertility.
🙂 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry– Specialized in diagnosis and management of all psychological issues in children and adolescents including developmental, emotional and behavioural disorders across the developmental age.
🙂 Psychological issues of LGBTQ– Deals with diagnosis and management of psychological issues across LGBTQ community.
🙂 Neurology Psychiatry Interface Management– Management of neuropsychiatric illnesses with behaviour dysfunction including Epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Tic disorder and Post stroke psychological disorder.