MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
MD (Psychiatry) - Doctor of Medicine in Psychiatry
I started my career as MBBS from a prestigious medical college of india. then I joined MD in psychiatry soon after ending the MBBS because I was interested in brain and it's functioning.
but initial years in psychiatry was a serious let down. I realised psychiatry has become less of a medical scientific discipline and more of a humanities branch. my inclinations and my aptitude seriously clashed with this form and my struggle to suite myself to this stream and suit this stream to myself and students like myself started.
psychiatry for me is brain based and is the branch of medicine that deals with how brain works under different physiological and pathological conditions affecting body. this is the branch that also deals with how brain controls different actions of whole body and it's system. seen from this understanding psychiatry is the largest medical specialty because all body systems has a psychiatric component and so there is a role of psychiatry in every specialities of medical science. but unfortunately professional of most other medical specialities as well as psychiatrists themselves remain unaware of this form of psychiatry. so this is one of my goals in life. and that makes me an activist for psychiatry.
besides this activism, I'm also an educator and a student and practitioner of molecular neuroscience.
I have experiences and formal and non formal training in molecular neuroscience. I see patients in clinics as a psychiatrist as well as a practitioner of clinical molecular neuroscience. I see psychiatric disorders from a life time perspective and do genetic counseling, order molecular genetics testing if needed and educate patients about the real molecular neuroscientific basis of their diseases. I also make them aware of the fact that all the psychotropics are molecular drugs and change genetic expressions on chronic administration and that's how they combat psychiatric disorders. I practice mostly molecular psychopharmacology in clinical setting and for psychotherapeutic treatment I have few associates with me who intervene.
besides these I also work as resource person in various national and international psychiatric conferences. And
I'm also a part time clinician, part time academician, part time practitioner and part time research.
But I'm a full time devotee of brain. And that's what I always will be.