News of FM Radio Program
Dr. Aftab Ahmad (Head of Department of King Edward Medical and Psychiatry Department of Mayo Hospital) was
invited as a guest speaker for recording of FM program arranged by the
Psychology Department FASS in University of Central Punjab. Topic of discussion
was “Awareness about Psychiatric Disorders”. How common these disorders are and
what is the prevalence rate of these disorders in our society. How and which
type of Psychiatric disorders are manifested by different genders in our
culture. He discussed in detail the warning signs and symptoms of Psychiatric
Disorders i.e Prodromal signs and symptoms, active signs and symptoms and
remission signs and symptoms. He also talked about the risk factors which can
leads a person towards psychiatric disorders and protective factors as well
which play an important role in treatment and prevention of these disorders.
Dr. Aftab Asif is a renowned personality in
Psychiatry. Prof Dr. Aftab Asif (MRCPsych)
joined as Professor and Head of Department in 2012. A former graduate of King
Edward Medical College, Prof. Aftab started his career under the guidance of
Prof. Tareen as house officer and later Medical Officer at the Department of
Psychiatry. After completing his MRCPsych from the UK, he returned to Pakistan
and joined the Department as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Prof.
Aftab is taking an active interest in establishing a community based research
program. Some projects in the pipeline include an Overseas External Rotation
Program for Post graduate training residents and adding super specialty
training in Addiction and Forensic Psychiatry. Prof. Aftab is the General
Secretary of the IndoPak Punjab Psychiatric Society.