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

Highlights
  • 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

Jacqui Greene Haas Mr. Sridhar Iyengar Dr R K Mani Mr. S.K. Dogra Dr. Ambrose Pradeep  Dr. Vijay Viswanathan MD, Ph.D, MNAMS Dr. P.B. Lohiya Dr. Mohamed Rela,  MBBS, MS, FRCS (Edin) Dr. Prithika Chary Dr. Sridevi Rajeev Dr. V. Mohan Dr. Kannan Pugazhendi Dr. V.Shantha Dr Sumer Sethi, MD Dr. Shahina Pardhan Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala Dr. Dharini Krishnan, Ph.D, Dr. David Wiebers Dr. Allon N Friedman,  M.D Dr. Alan R. Hirsch M.D., F.A.C.P Kalki Subramaniam Dr. Davinder Gill  Dr. Krishna Raman MBBS, FCCP (Internal Medicine) Dr. Peter Nelson Dr Ranjana Srivastava Dr. Srinivasan Dr. Raghuram Mallaiah Jim Tizzard Dr. R.Thara, MD, Ph.D Dr. Lakshmi Vijayakumar, MBBS, DPM, Ph.D, FRC (Psych),