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Dr. Samir Parikh

Dr. Samir Parikh, Psychiatrist, Director - Fortis National Mental Health Programme, Fortis Healthcare

Dr. Samir Parikh is an eminent psychiatrist and is the Director of Fortis National Mental Health Program, Fortis Healthcare. He completed his MBBS, then  DPM and  MD in Psychiatry from Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad and topped the university in both. 

With a strong emphasis on preventive mental health and skill building, Dr. Parikh has authored several books including recently released - "Alone in the Crowd : Overcoming Loneliness in Urban Living", a book written about urban loneliness. 

With an expressive communicative style and an in-depth knowledge of mental health in the Indian culture, Dr. Parikh has been a speaker at various national and international forums on mental health issues. 

Dr. Parikh has an active presence in media, both print and visual, to ensure there is a lot of dialogue and discussion relating to the field of mental health. Dr Parikh has conducted various studies that have been published in the media, helping the community get an insight into mental health issues.

With his prominent media presence, Dr Parikh has played a key role in enhancing the image of mental health in the country. He is amongst the most well known experts of the country on mental health issues.