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Dr. Debanjan Banerjee

Dr. Debanjan Banerjee has completed his medical graduation from Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata and thereafter his post-graduation (M.D.) in Psychiatry from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. Subsequently he has worked as a Senior Resident in General Psychiatry for two years before starting his post-doctoral (D.M.) in Geriatric (old-age) Psychiatry from the same institute. He has been attached with the Geriatric unit of NIMHANS for over three years now and specializes in ageing and old-age related mental health problems (like dementia, depression, etc.). He has several awards and distinctions to his credit (Gold Medalist in MBBS, Best Student and Psychotherapy in MD, The Gandhi Fellowship Award, etc.), and has presented in several national and international conferences. Dr. Debanjan is a reviewer of the esteemed International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and is actively involved in the training of post-graduates, student-counselling as well as research. His research interests include social psychiatry, stigma, old-age psychiatry, psychotherapy and qualitative methods. He is a life-fellow of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Indian Association of Geriatric Mental Health, Indian Association of Social Psychiatry and the World Association of Social Psychiatry. Besides academics, he also writes fiction and plays. He is actively involved in regular community programs on mental health awareness and promotion, fighting stigma, training of General physicians and social psychology research. He is also the editor of two local magazines based in Kolkata.

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