“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”  
— Dr. Seuss

Beginning of the Start: Why does one become a child psychiatrist?

Kirthana is a young doctor working towards a residency in Psychiatry.  She was born in India and received her formal education in Singapore. She obtained her medical degree from the National University of Singapore and completed her Housemanship here. She then proceeded to complete externships in the US, while sitting for USMLE examinations. After herContinue reading “Beginning of the Start: Why does one become a child psychiatrist?”

Having our cake…

Every time I see a cake, I am reminded of the celebration it represents. From a lovely piece of cake that caps it off at the end of a good meal; to one brought before a child celebrating their birthday, it always means something good.  And if we explore the origins of cakes, there areContinue reading “Having our cake…”

Beginning from the End

The weeks fly by and it’s been 6 months todayA tiny protein started the invisible war, the world to payThere is much to be asked, a new normal here to stayLiving apart, social distanced away The year 2020 was supposed to be grandAs we celebrate the 24th Congress of child psychiatry’s standInstead we must meetContinue reading “Beginning from the End”

IACAPAP Blog – 27 Jul 2020

Many of you may not know that IACAPAP is an 80-year-old association that runs on pure volunteer power until a year ago when we decided to employ some professional help.  Our association has been relying on the Presidents and their resources as senior members of the child mental health fraternity.  Sometimes we would outsource servicesContinue reading “IACAPAP Blog – 27 Jul 2020”


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