Originally Posted on: Jul 14, 2013
On 20th June 2013, nine Psychology students from third year along with the HOD, Ms Shalini Aiyappa attended a one day seminar organized by Yenepoya University, Department of Psychiatry on “Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders”. The resource persons for this workshop were Dr. Vivek Benegal from NIMHANS, Dr. P.V Bandari and Dr. Suresh Kumar from PsyMed Hospital. The workshop was conducted in three sessions which emphasized on the recent advancements regarding addictions, drugs and alcohol dependency and neurobiological aspects as well as the consequences of the use of cannabis. The seminar successfully gave an insight into the various health hazards linked with addictions and also emphasized on the recent advancement in the medical field.