Dr. Alakananda Dutt
MD Psychiatry (PGIMER, Chandigarh)
- MD from PGIMER, Chandigarh with medal of proficiency in MD finals
- Senior residency from PGIMER Chandigarh.
- Worked as full-time consultant at Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata (2010 December to 2016 March) and AMRI Hospitals Mukundapur and Dhakuria (2016 April – 2020 May) and as visiting consultant at Belle Vue Clinic in 2016.
- Has established and gradually developed her own Psychiatry Clinic at Aspirations Arati in Ballygunge Kolkata from April 2017.
- Currently working at her own clinic and also at AMRI Hospitals Mukundapur as Visiting Consultant.
- The covid-19 pandemic from April 2020 has led to the development of her state of the art Telepsychiatry practice.
- Interest in psycho-social rehabilitation and mental health awareness has led to the foundation of a support group for and by patients with mental illness and their caregivers with aspirations to convert it soon into a registered NGO .
Clinical areas of interest
- General Psychiatry (Depressive disorder, Schizophrenia, anxiety disorders), Neuropsychiatry (psychiatric disorders in Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, head injury), Geriatric psychiatry (dementia, geriatric depression)
Other areas of interest
- Interested in research & has several publications in scientific journals & presentations in national & international conferences to her credit
Awards & recognitions
- Has won the Luke Clack Young Scientist Award at the 10th Biennial Conference of the Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Nov. 2009
- Has been awarded Fellowship of the Asian Federation of Early Career Psychiatrists (AFECP) for consecutive years in 2012 & 2013
- Won the coveted bursary offered by the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK for attending their annual meeting in March 2019 at Nottingham, UK
Aim in life
- To provide holistic care for not only patients with mental illness but also their caregivers
- To contribute as much as possible in removing the stigma attached to mental illness