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Doctor Profile

Dr. Simmi Waraich

Dr. Simmi Waraich, MD

Consultant Fortis Hospital, Mohali

Psychiatry

Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences

OPD Schedule - +91 172 469 2222, +91 172 502 1222

Dr Waraich did her MBBS from Government Medical College and Hospital, Patiala and MD in Psychiatry from Patiala as well. Later she moved to Chandigarh to do her Senior Residency in Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh. Her expertise is in childhood behavior problems and in existential psychotherapy and cognitive behavior therapy. In
De-addiction, her focus is on motivation enhancement therapy. She also works with the elderly who have dementia and runs a domiciliary care group for them.
Dr. Waraich has been actively involved in publication of articles in newspapers to raise awareness of psychiatric disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia etc. She regularly delivers lectures in behavioral problems in children, drug abuse in adolescents, stress management in the corporate sector, positive thinking and more.
Designation: Consultant
Department/Specialty: Psychiatry

Languages spoken: English, Hindi and Punjabi
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Previous experience: Dr Waraich did her MBBS from Government Medical College and Hospital, Patiala and MD in Psychiatry from Patiala as well. Later she moved to Chandigarh to do her Senior Residency in Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh. Dr. Waraich was associated with the Acute Mental Health team at Toowoomba Base Hospital, Australia, for over a year. She has also worked as a Senior Resident in Drug
De-addiction Unit of Department of Psychiatry, PGI Chandigarh and was associated with District Mental Health Program under the Department of Psychiatry, GMCH-32.
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Clinical Interests/ Specialised Treatments /Area of Expertise: Childhood behavior problems and in existential psychotherapy and cognitive behavior therapy. In De-addiction, her focus is on motivation enhancement therapy.
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