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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 397-398
Bringing worldly experiences back home for the progress of youngsters like me!

Department of Psychiatry, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Date of Web Publication6-Oct-2017

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Agarwal S. Bringing worldly experiences back home for the progress of youngsters like me!. Indian J Psychiatry 2017;59:397-8

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This is to share few thoughts that I have penned down on the 6th World Congress of Asian Psychiatry, Abu Dhabi 2017 as a Young Psychiatrists' Fellowship Awardee. These inputs might be of interest and use to many of the young brigade of psychiatrists that our country have. First, as stated by Professor Silvana Gelderisi, the President European Psychiatric Association, “we are at a very exciting phase of psychiatry.” Psychiatry has grown and spread and evolved tremendously and it is of utmost importance that we enhance the cross-country network and friendships and bring the mental health professionals across the globe together. The young psychiatrists should connect and build right from the starting that would benefit the Psychiatry and Mental Health worldwide. Second, another important point that I wanted to pass on to all the youngsters was the quote as stated by Dr. Dinesh Bhugra, President of World Psychiatric Association, “speaking our minds and telling our stories.” It is high time that we speak our minds and spread our message to the world and strengthen our efforts collaboratively to destigmatize psychiatry and to further integrate psychiatry into community. Third and finally, these lines which convey the core message of the conference that we, mental health professionals, have the responsibility of “keeping the mind and body together.” It is an important message for the mental health professionals that we cannot and should not keep a blind eye to the physical comorbidities which are part and parcel of the psychiatric illnesses. Moreover, right from the training in psychiatry, the skills required for the physical assessment should be incorporated in every young psychiatrist.

Last, but not the least; I want to bring this useful information to all the youngsters that there is so much more to learn about, so many more heights to conquer in psychiatry. For those who have zeal to learn too, there is no limit or no hurdle strong enough to break our stride.

In the end, I only hope that I get more opportunities to serve my psychiatry and provide care to my patients in best possible way; not to cover up the credits that psychiatry has provided me with, but with the moral and willful duty to do so!!

Let us unite! We, the young blood, can bring these changes in Psychiatry of India in a phenomenal way in the world of rapidly evolving psychiatry. The world who has finally realized the importance of psychiatry a bit late; but it has gained its worthy place globally.

…Gaining better insights and working tirelessly to contribute a bit to my country!

Jai Hind!

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Correspondence Address:
Supriya Agarwal
Department of Psychiatry, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_131_17

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