IMA honour for city doctor

Updated - March 28, 2016 07:53 pm IST

Published - September 28, 2015 12:00 am IST - CHENNAI:

Dr. Gauthamadas Udipi receiving the lifetime achievement award—Photo: M.Vedhan

Dr. Gauthamadas Udipi receiving the lifetime achievement award—Photo: M.Vedhan

Gauthamadas Udipi, a renowned psychiatrist received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Indian Medical Association on Friday.

Dr. Gauthamadas noted that there needs to be more awareness among people on mental health. “Depression is one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed illness today. People fail to understand that it can be easily treated within a few weeks if diagnosed early,” he said.

“People often think depression arises out of difficult situations in life. But think again, everyone has problems. People with depression only think the problems are intense and hard to handle,” he said.

He has been chosen for the award for his contribution to psychosocial intervention in disasters, public awareness on mental health, service to patients and medical education. He has helped set up and teach a number of undergraduate and post graduate courses in various institutions in India, USA, and Sweden.

The award was given away by IMA’s Kodambakkam branch. M. Arunachalam, its former president and N. Deivanayagam, former director, Institute of Child Health were among others who were present on the occasion.

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