MBBS., DFM (RCGP-UK)., MD PSYCHIATRY.,
23 Years of Experience
Dr Maria Annita is the Head and Chief of the psychiatry team at Chettinad Superspeciality hospital since 2018. She has over 15 years of clinical and teaching experience and is considered one of the best in her field.
She has previously been a trainee in psychiatry in the United Kingdom. During this period, she was trained in community, adult, old age, child, forensic and adolescent psychiatry and was actively involved in the weekly clinic at Hampshire partnership community centre. She has also presented papers such as ‘Nutritional deficiency and phenytoin induced pellagra in Alcohol dependence syndrome, a case report’ in various national conferences and published research articles such as ‘Correlation between age of alcohol dependence and quality of life a hospital-based cross-sectional study in various internationally reviewed journals.
She is widely popular in various IT companies such as Infosys, TCS and Mahindra City where she goes on a weekly basis for counseling sessions and psychiatry-related talks. She is also credited with the formulation of the ‘Mind Care Clinic’ at our hospital, aimed at identifying depression and focusing on treating these patients.
She is revered and respected by all her patients and fellow doctors and is of fundamental importance to our hospital.
Dr. Annita has completed MBBS from Mysore university in the year 2000.
Worked in Kerala for 2 years in General Medicine.
In 2004 completed DFM Diploma in Family Medicine at Apollo Hospital Chennai this course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners, UK.
Has Trained in Psychiatry - MRCPsych - In UK - 7 years
General Adult Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Old Age Psychiatry.
With special training in ECT (electroconvulsive therapy), Psychotherapy - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family Therapy, Marital Counseling
Came back to India in 2011 and did MD in Psychiatry from Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute. Chennai.
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