Dr. Shankar Srinivas Kuchibatla

Dr. Shankar Srinivas Kuchibatla

Psychiatrist

The WHO constitution states: ‘’ Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’’. I believe this is important because mental health is more than just the absence of mental disorders or disabilities.


I completed my psychiatry training in United Kingdom and became a member of Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2010. I Specialize in General, Adult, Adolescent, addiction and Neuropsychiatry, I-have been Treating adult and adolescent patients in clinical and hospital settings. In addition to the above-mentioned treatment, I also specialize in complex medication management and treatment resistant conditions, My training help me learn to treat my patients in an environment of understanding, compassion and confidentiality.

 

Special interest:

  • Adults and adolescents with mild, moderate and severe emotional health issues including depression and anxiety disorders, personality disorders such as borderline personalities and/or emotional instability.
  • Phobias including agoraphobia and airplane phobia, and other conditions that may affect daily living.
  • Individuals going through trauma and also someone with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and/or are unable to build and maintain relationships or lead a healthy life.
  • Individuals with Neuropsychiatric conditions such as depression or anxiety disorder in association with Epilepsy, sleep disorders, and mental health issues resulting from Parkinson’s disease, etc.

 

Board Certifications or Equivalent:

  • Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom,
  • Completed Advanced Study in the field of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Master of Medical Sciences from University of Leeds, U.K.
  • Certificate of Completion of Training from General Medical Council, UK
  • Associate member of International college of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • International Fellow of American Psychiatric Association.

 

Some of the conditions of mental health I treat are

  • Acute and chronic mental illnesses
  • Acute stress reaction and Adjustment disorders
  • ADHD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Other psychotic disorders
  • Impulse control disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive Compulsive disorder
  • Conversion disorders
  • Tic disorder
  • Physical Symptoms of Mental illnesses
  • Couple counseling and factors leading to relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Antenatal and Postnatal Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Gambling
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Sleep disorders
  • Dementia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Suicidal ideations/plans
  • Bereavement and loss of a close one, job, relationship, etc.
  • Injury and its effect s on the mental health
  • Relapse during a course of mental disorder treatment
  • Emotional instability for any further reasons
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotionally Unstable personality disorder like Borderline personality traits and its co morbidities,
  • Addiction issues and its co morbidities
  • Neuropsychiatric issues and its co morbidities like Sleep disorders

 

In addition to my psychiatric practical background, I  have  gained an extensive  experience in  setting up  mental health service. I successfully passed Medical leadership in practice MLIP module organized by Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. I have published case reports and a book chapter in International journals.  I am a firm believer of sharing my experience and knowledge in mental health with my colleagues and encourage teaching in clinical practice. I successfully passed Post Graduate Certificate in Medical education Module1 to attain Clinical Supervisor Competences from Northwest deanery and Edge Hill University with Merit – April 2013.  I believe in auditing my clinical practice on a regular basis and was involved in numerous Clinical Audit projects. I have also been involved in research projects as a contribution to Medical community.

I am trained in using evidence-based mental health treatment modalities, ranging from, but not limited to, psychotropic medications, individual psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, couples counseling.