About :)

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

Academic Qualifications

 🙂 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)

Workshops and Media :)

WORKSHOPS

🙂 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.  

MEDIA

Services :)

🙂 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 CounsellingHelps 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.

Testimonials :)

I have recently recovered from a life threatening illness. However, following that, I began to have severe anxiety and would always fear falling ill again. Dr. Chaudhuri reduced my fear by psychoeducating me on illness. She also gave me medication, after which I am much better. Really thankful to ma'am for helping me live my life with pleasure again. Really grateful !!
Rhea Kothari
Student
My daughter had become totally numb and would just sit still staring at window. We really got scared and went to Doc for help. She was a great help. Not only, she gave effective medication but also was really friendly and patient with my daughter. With her love and concern, we got our daughters zeal back. We really are indebted to her for helping us during our testing times in
Rama Singh
Housewife
I have a seven years old son. Last year, we suddenly observed a change in his behaviour. He would be extremely irritable and had lost interest in studies. He was totally reluctant to go to school and would cry even if we asked him to go to school. We really felt helpless and approached doctor Chaudhuri. She was really considerate and was very friendly during sessions. With her medication, his fear gradually reduced and began going to school and could concentrate. Ma'am not only gave medicine, but also took the pain of explaining us the causes with right parenting techniques. Thank you for the help.
Tarun Lal
Teacher
I was really feeling suicidal and did not know what to do. I then went to Dr. Chaudhuri who explained me the purpose of my living and gradually helped me to overcome the crises. She really would take all efforts to ensure that I felt supported and gave me immense strength. Thank you ma'am
Reema Suri
Student
My husband was addicted to tobacco. He began to have ulcers in the mouth and yet could not quit. Then we went to Prathama Chaudhuri who helped us with medicine and counselling. Now my husband is totally out of the habit and is having no health issues. She was a life saviour for us. Thank you.
Sumita Kharun
Designer
My child is having significant stammering and would feel anxious in public. I could see that he was losing his self confidence. So I decided to take him to Ma'am. She explained us the underlying anxiety within him and treated it. Now my child stammers much less and can confidently talk in public. Thank you for the help !!
Tina Murthy
Teacher