Alok Sarin ([email protected])

Dr Alok Sarin, MBBS and MD (Psychiatry), is a practising clinical psychiatrist in New Delhi, with an active interest in medicine, psychiatry, ethics, society, history and literature. He has been in active clinical practice since 1985 and is currently attached as an Honorary Consultant to the Sitaram Bhartia Institute, New Delhi.

He has been active in various non-governmental organisations including the Richmond Fellowship Society and the Chittaprakasha Charitable Trust.
He is the founder and moderator of the psychiatry mailing list, [email protected], the first e-community for Indian psychiatrists.

Dr Sarin has been the recipient of the Senior Fellowship by the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, for research on the mental health aspects of history. He is presently working on a project in continuation of this, funded by the Wellcome Trust.

He is the conceptualiser of the Canvas Askew, a public forum for addressal of mental health and illness issues. This is a series of talks and discussions on various aspects of psychiatry that is now in its third year and has become a popular platform for public debate on mental health.

He is presently a member of the Task Force on Mental Health Policy set up by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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