Dr. Jayasree Diwakar Raj
Designation : Neuropsychologist
Speciality : Mental Health And Behavioural Sciences
OPD Schedule : WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY(10 AM – 2PM)
Mrs. Jayasree Diwakar is a visiting Neuropsychologist working with the team of Neurology headed by Dr. Dineshnayak, Neurologist and Epileptologist. She completed her graduation in 2005, and holds dual postgraduation on psychology in 2009 and in dementia studies 2014. She is expected to receive her doctorate soon. She is involved in the evaluation of cognition, Intelligence Quotient, lobar functions, psychological and behavioural factors of pediatric, adults and geriatric population. She is involved in the neuropsychological evaluation of patients undergoing epilepsy surgery. Her expertise includes dementia assessment, psychotherapy and counseling. She is also involved in research in cognitive rehabilitation and publishing scientific papers, presenting papers in international and national conferences and write chapters in books. She has won best project award in the year 2005 and best scientific paper award in 2014. She has 5 years of experience in the field of psychology.
- 5 years
Medical Education, Certifications and fellowships/Research Papers. Include International Training if applicable
- PhD, Psychology, Bharathiyar university,
- M.Sc, Dementia Studies, University of stirling, 2014
- Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation, Apollo Hospital Medvarsity, 2009
- M.Sc (Psychology), University of Madras, 2007
- BS, Optometry, BITS Pilani & Sankara Nethralaya Eye Hospital, 2005
- Special Training:
- Epilepsy, Master class pediatrics
- Practical EEG course, Pediatric Epilepsy, Master class pediatrics
Awards & Honors
- Dr. Srinivasan Medal for Best project,2005
- Best scientific paper award, 2014 at SRM NACIACP annual clinical psychologist conference
Research and Publications
- Co-authored a paper on a Vocational rehabilitation project – differently abled in the service of differently abled. Deaf and dumb people involved in making ocular prosthesis for one eyed. January 2012
- ‘Cocurricular activities influencing personality’ in the text book ‘co-curriculum and personality grooming’ (2013). Chapter 10, pg 99 – 107
- Distress and working memory among middle aged women, Dr. Sarah Manickaraj & Jayasree Sampath, International Journal of Psychosocial Research, Volume – 3, Issue – 1, July, 2014
- Self esteem influencing the management of epilepsy, Cognitive science in India-Winning young scientists, Chapter 16, August, 2014
Medical Breakthroughs/ Interesting Case Studies
- A person reported with gastric problems and sleep disorder. He had no relief with antipsychotics, antigastric medications and was referred to our department.
Breakthrough point: symptoms developed since three months after he witnesses his friends parents die on the road. After which he had a quarrel with his friend. Sudden conflict in relationship. He was diagnosed to have post traumatic stress disorder.
Treatment plan: he was counseled, given cognitive behavior therapy. He got relieved from the symptoms.
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