Dr. Arijit Dutta Chowdhury is practicing in Kolkata since April 2008 as a Consultant Psychiatrist. His total experience in Psychiatry is more than 16 years. Specially trained in Child Psychiatry, Deaddiction, and neurology (neurology training from PGIMER, Chandigarh). He worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Belle Vue Clinic, Kolkata in past. Currently attached as Consultant Psychiatrist in Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Kolkata. Also the Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director of Kolkata Institute of Psychiatry and Allied Sciences, Kalikapur, Kolkata and Bhagirathi Neotia group of Hospitals in Kolkata. Working also as a clinical trainer for trainee psychologists in Medica Superspecialty Hospital.
Psychiatry has come a long way as a branch of medicine over time. There was a time when psychiatric illnesses were considered as a result of black magic or the interaction of supernatural powers. From those days, modern science has pinpointed the cause of psychiatric illnesses as the interaction of biological, psychological and social factors. WHO has identified different psychiatric illnesses as one of the biggest contributors to morbidity in today’s world. Still in many developing countries such as India, the awareness of the psychiatric illness and seeking treatment for the same is surprisingly low. With the development of modern medicines and the invention of psychotherapies, psychiatrists doctor in Kolkata