Contact information of Child psychiatrist in Sri Lanka

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I am working in UAE and I have an 8 year old that lives with my mother back in Sri Lanka at the moment. Recently a few issues have occurred that has brought to our concern and am extremely worried. I am looking for a good child psychiatrist. If i could get contact details much preferred.

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  1. Admin says:

    Hi thanks for asking this question here in our Lanka Help Q and A web site. I can understand the difficult situation you are in.

    Professor (Ms) Hemamali perera is one of the best child psychiatrists. She is also a senior lecturer in Colombo Medical faculty.

    Dr. Hemamali Perera sees patients both in private sector and government sector. She must be available in colombo channeling services like Durdan hospital, Asiri hospital, nawaloka hospital, etc

    She also sees patient at Lady RIdgeway Hospital.

    Also, all other psychiatrist may be able to help as they have undergone basic training in child psychiatry. Psychiatrists are available in all major cities.

    Hope my answer would help and hope you will continue to use Lanka Help Q & A web site.

  2. Dr. Hemamali Perera is an excellent child psychiatrist. I once consulted her for my son’s change in behaviour. She was supportive and did spend lot of time with us. The only problem is that she may not be available in Sri Lanka most of the time due to her academic works at medical faculty.

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viraj maduranga

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please give me a/l geography pass papers and answers from Sinhala medium 2014, 2015

A well wisher

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Try Dr. Shanez Fernando at Lanka Hospitals. Dr. Piyanjali de Soyza (recommended by admin) is also good.

A well wisher

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Try Dr. Shanez Fernando, clinical psychologist at Lanka Hospitals. She has a holistic approach to such matters. Also, try listening to Byron Katie on You Tube. She has a simple method of self inquiry that could help you challenge your problem thoughts.

A well wisher

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Dear Malik,

I assume your two drugs are lithium and venlafaxine. I, too, was prescribed these drugs at various times. Doctors kept changing my medication too, over several years. They certainly helped while I took them. But, like you, I came to the realization that the problem is one of my own attitude to life, or my ‘thinking patterns’.

It’s great that you mention meditation and surrender. I’ve also had a difficult childhood, and this has affected my mentality in many ways. Yet, as suggested by my psychologist Dr. Shanez Fernando (I highly recommend her by the way), I started to explore a more spiritual approach. This has helped me take a fresh look at my thought patterns that caused me to become so unhappy. As a result, I haven’t needed medication in over 4 years, and I haven’t needed to attend any other kind of formal therapy either.

If you wish to tail-off the drugs and stop them, I’d still suggest you speak to a qualified psychiatrist on how to do so. You could also discuss it with someone like Dr. Shanez (who is a psychologist, not a psychiatrist), who is sympathetic to such situations. It’s dangerous to stop these arbitrarily. I can tell you this because, in addition to being an ex-patient, I’m also medically trained. However, I agree with you that most psychiatrists don’t have a holistic approach, that they don’t look at the big picture. Shanez is the only exception I can think of.

Since you’re interested in exploring a more spiritual lifestyle, might I suggest this 5 part series. http://www.holographicuniverseworkshops.com/
Although the ‘quantum physics’ angle may freak some people out, the presentations have been made so that even an average Joe could understand. It might help you develop your understanding that all our problems are really a product of our own imaginations.

Also, you could try listening to Byron Katie on You Tube. She has a simple, practical method of helping people challenge their problematic thoughts.

Wish you the best, brother. If you have any more questions, please write back through this portal. I will check from time to time.

kalani

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can i have all the ICT , BS past papers from 2000-2015