Dr. Abhishek Srivastava's Profile

Dr. Abhishek Srivastava

WHO resource person for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Dr. Abhishek Srivastava, the WHO resource person for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to get an Indian perspective about this development disorder.

World Autism Day 2017- Interview With Two Experts - Dr. Abhishek Srivastava & Dr. Deepak Gupta

  • World Autism Day is observed on 2nd April every year to raise awareness on autism-related issues.
  • Medindia conducted an exclusive interview with Dr.Deepak Gupta, the President of the Centre for Child and Adolescent Wellbeing, who spoke about the autism carnival he organizes each year for autistic children in New Delhi.
  • Medindia also spoke to Dr. Abhishek Srivastava, the WHO resource person for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
World Autism Day is observed annually on 2nd April, with the purpose or generating awareness on this particular disorder.

The first mention of autism in India dates back to 1944 when A. Ronald, a Viennese pediatrician in Darjeeling, presented a set of symptoms, causes and treatment for what he called 'abnormal children'. By the early 1980s autism awareness had seen a slow growth in India, although there was still persistent confusion regarding the distinction between mental and psychiatric illnesses and autism. ...

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Other Interviews

Shefali Chhachhi Kalki Subramaniam Dr. P.B. Lohiya Anjali Gopalan Jasna Bruji Mr. Somenath Nag Dr. David Wiebers, M.D. Dr. Davinder Gill Dr. M.S. Ranjit, DCH, MD (Pediatrics) Dr. Saleem Mohammed Dr. Srinivasan Dr. C.U.Velmurugendran  Dr. Krishna Raman MBBS, FCCP (Internal Medicine) Dr. Shahina Pardhan Bhushan Gaur R. Lavanya Dr. Georgi Abraham, MD, FRCP Dr. Anjana Thadhani Dr. Francis Delmonico, President-elect of World Transplantation Society Dr. B. Gangadhar Dr. Dharini Krishnan, Ph.D, Dr. S. Suresh Dr Ranjana Srivastava Dr. Alison Bale Dr.Makani Hemadri Ravi Samuel Dr. N.C. Gowrishankar Dr Jeyaraj Duraipandian Dr. David Wiebers Dr. R.V. Murali, M.D.S.