The COVID-19 pandemic has brought havoc and disruption to the way we live, and how we conduct our lives.
It has not only brought about loss of lives and health, but also of freedom, finances, livelihood, employment and things very dear to us and our lives.
The waves of infection have brought in increasing morbidity and mortality , and have further led to a myriad of emotions including anxiety, traumatic stress, confusion, anger, despair, boredom , stigma and above all grief and loss.
In this presentation we will try to wade through these emotions and consider ways of identifying and managing them.
About the speaker
Dr. Ashu Gandhi is a general adult psychiatrist with over 20 years experience. He completed his specialisation in Psychiatry at NIMHANS Bangalore, and completed his Senior Residency there. He obtained his Fellowship in Psychiatry in Australia and also completed Advanced training in Psychotherapy.
He has a private practice where he sees patients across a broad spectrum of disorders with a particular interest in anxiety and mood disorders. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Gandhi holds a public hospital appointment with Monash Mental Health Program, where he also heads the Neurostimulation committee. He is actively involved in medical student training program at Monash University, and psychiatry registrar training program at the University of Melbourne.