Brief Profile: Dr.Yamini Kannappan, MBBS, DPM, DNB, is currently Consultant Psychiatrist, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai.
She graduated from the prestigious Madras Medical College in 2001 bagging honours in Clinical Medicine and Forensic Medicine. She went on to pursue her post-graduation in Psychiatry from the Institute of Mental Health in 2004 and Diplomat Psychiatry from Schizophrenia Research Foundation in 2011. She was awarded the Dr. Sarada Menon Gold Medal for topping the country in the Diplomat National Board Postgraduate Psychiatry examinations held by the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi in 2011.
Having been in active clinical practice for the last 13 years, she has also to her credit won the Practising Psychiatrist Award for the year 2009 awarded by the Tamil Nadu branch of the Indian Psychiatric Society.
Apart from her keen academic interests, she has an immense experience in the field of psychiatric research, having held the position of Research Officer for the Indian Council of Medical Research for a period of 4 years from 2005 to 2009. She also won the Young Researcher Award for her study on The Correlates of Insight In Schizophrenia in the International Conference on Schizophrenia held in Chennai in 2010.
She is Convenor, Health and Well-being wing of Indian Women Network, Confederation of Indian Industries - Tamil Nadu for the year 2017-2018. She is also a member of the Provincial Child Safeguarding Committee for the current year. Being an active campaigner of Mental Health she has been promoting awareness regarding mental health issues in various media platforms. Her special areas of interest include Addiction & Geriatric Psychiatry.
Super specialty: 2009 - Diplomate of National Board, National Board of Examinations
Paper Presented To Learned Societies:
2012 - Insight in Schizophrenia and Its relationship to Psychopathology and Neurocognition
Diagnostic Profile of Patients Reaching Specialized Mental Health Services in Chennai City
Perception of Primary Care Physicians and Mental Health Professionals
How the Community Perceives
An Epidemiological Study of Mental Health Problems in Chennai City with Special Reference to Socio-Economic Status
A Comparative Study of Psychiatric Morbidity in Low, Middle and High Income Groups in Chennai City
2005 - The Impact of the Tsunami disaster on the Mental health of Rescue and Recovery Personnel
2002 - Herpes Simplex Encephalitis presenting as temporal Lobe abscess and Psychosis
2002 - A Case report of Narcolepsy
2002 - Civil Court Referrals to General Hospital Psychiatry Department
Public Awareness article on 'Social Phobia among Children & Adolescents' published in a Tamil weekly magazine Kungumam Doctor, 2017 February issue
Expert guest opinion on 'Psychological Factors in Live Streaming of Suicides' published in the online edition of Indian Express, April 2017
2013-2015: Assistant Professor, Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital
2011-2013: Senior Resident, Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital
2009-2011: Post Graduate Trainee (DNB) Psychiatry/Tutor in Psychiatry
2005-2009: Research Officer, ICMR Task Force Projection 'Urban Mental Health Problems and their Service Needs' in Collaboration with WHO
2004-2005: Junior Psychiatrist, Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital
2002-2004: Post Graduate Resident Trainee in Psychiatry (D.P.M), Madras Medical College
2000-2001: Intern, Government General Hospital
Professional Body Membership: Life Member - Indian Psychiatric Society