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Dr. Puneet Kathuria completed his MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, in the year 2002. He then obtained the MD (Psychiatry) postgraduate degree from Delhi University (2006 batch). After completing his medical studies and training in New Delhi, he moved to Ludhiana to start his private Psychiatry practice. Later, in 2008, he extended his services to rural Punjab, where he now also runs the Prem Neuropsychiatry Centre and a detoxification centre (Samanavaya Deaddiction Centre) for drug addiction patients in Malerkotla. Dr. Kathurias main interest areas in the field of Psychiatry are drug de-addiction, psychoses and C-L Psychiatry.

During his MD training at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Dr. Puneet Kathuria gained experience in treating substance use patients at the Drug De-Addiction Treatment & Rehabilitation Clinic (DATRC) of IBHAS. He handled inpatients as well as the OPD, and regularly attended the meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous held at IHBAS. He also gained six months' experience of treating substance use patients at the outreach clinic at Jama Masjid, run by an NGO in collaboration with IHBAS.

Dr. Kathuria has also been involved in community psychiatry. He worked for a year in the community outreach clinic under the District Mental Health Programme, New Delhi, at Chattarpur village and BJRM Hospital, Delhi, and attended three outreach camps in the urban slums of Delhi. Dr. Kathuria has attended numerous... [+]

    Research
  • Thesis: "Alcohol Use: Patterns in Bipolar Illness". At Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, New Delhi. Delhi University. Under the guidance of Dr. Nimesh G Desai.    

    Recognition
  • Recipient of NTSE Scholarship in school and college.

  • Topper at National Level Science and Physics examinations at school.

  • Won many school level and zonal level competitions in Debate/Computers at both school and college level.

    Training
  • MBBS: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. Delhi University. 2002.  

  • MD (Psychiatry): Lady Hardinge Medical College and Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, New Delhi. 2006. 

  • Experience in Speciality Clinics:
    • Three months posting at Department of Neurology, IHBAS, including special Epilepsy Clinic, Dementia Clinic and Movement Disorder Clinic.
    • Three months posting at Child Guidance Clinic, IHBAS.
    • Three months posting at Mental Retardation Clinic, IHBAS.
    • One month posting at Male Psychosexual Clinic, IHBAS.
    • One month posting at Tobacco Cessation Clinic, IHBAS.
    • One month posting in the Department of Medicine, GTB Hospital, New Delhi.

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