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Dr. Harini Atturu

Consultant

Speciality

Psychiatry

Qualification

MBBS, MRC Psych (London), MSc in Psychiatry (University of Manchester, UK)

Experience

17 Years

Location

CARE Hospitals, HITEC City, Hyderabad, CARE Hospitals Outpatient Centre, HITEC City, Hyderabad

Bio

Dr. Harini Atturu is one of the best psychiatrists in Hyderabad. She has been in the psychiatric field for 12 years. She completed her MBBS from Kurnool Medical College (NTR University of Health Sciences), Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh (2004). She also qualified MRCPsych from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK (2016). Dr. Atturu did her MSc from the University of Manchester, UK (2015). 

Dr. Atturu is a well-known fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatry and the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress.

At Rochdale And Sheffield, UK, Dr. Harini worked as a special doctor in Psychiatry from Nov 2016 to May 2017. She also underwent Core Training (Psychiatry) at North Western Deanery in the UK from Aug 2010 to Nov 2016. She was a foundation training doctor at Yorkshire And Humber Deanery, UK (Aug 2006 - Aug 2010). 

Dr Atturu is specialised in doing assessment and management of Adult ADHD, patients with Substance Addiction & Dual Diagnosis and patients with Challenging Behaviors in Learning Disabilities. She also specialises in giving psychotherapy. She can perform Self Help Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for depression, anxiety, anger management, the stress in adolescents, mindfulness and marital counselling. 

Various journals written by Dr Harini Atturu have been published on general topics like Physical Health And Side-Effects Monitoring. Don’t Just Screen – Intervene, Valproate Prescribing in Women of Childbearing Age: An Audit of Clinical Practice, Vitamin D Deficiency in Patients With Intellectual Disability On Carbamazepine and Breaking Bad News - A Valproate Reaudit. 

Dr. Harini Atturu was also a part of the Royal College Of Psychiatrists’ Faculty Of Forensic Psychiatry Annual Conference, Madrid (Mar 2017). She was invited as a guest of honour at the International Autism Conference -Diagnosis To Treatment from March 3rd – 4th, 2018, Bangalore where she delivered a speech on the topic of ADHD: Assessment & Management. 

At CARE Super Specialty Hospital – Hi-tech City, Hyderabad, Dr. Harini Atturu is working as a consultant psychiatrist. Being a multilingual person, she can easily communicate with her patients to provide the best treatments. 


Fields of Experience

  • Assessment and Management of Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and Adult Autism
  • Assessment and Management of Patients With Substance Addiction & Dual Diagnosis
  • Assessment and Management of Patients With Challenging Behaviors in Learning Disabilities
  • Psychotherapy: Self Help Cognitive Behavior Therapy For Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Stress in Adolescents, Mindfulness, Marital Counselling


Research Presentations

  • H Atturu, S Singh Dernevik, O Boyle, M Sanderson. Vitamin D Supplementation In Medium Secure Forensic Services. Royal College Of Psychiatrists’ Faculty Of Forensic Psychiatry Annual Conference, Madrid (Mar 2017)
  • H Atturu, P Coventry. Factors Influencing Self-Efficacy And Self-Management In Patients With Depression And Multi-Morbidity. Royal College Of General Practitioners (RCGP) Annual Congress, Harrogate International Centre, UK (Oct 2016)
  • H Atturu, S Pandaraparambil. P.3.D.027 Clozapine - Physical Health And Side-Effects Monitoring. Don’t Just Screen – Intervene. 29th European College Of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress, Vienna, Austria (Sept 2016)
  • H Atturu, R Gupta, N Sermin. P.5.D.002 Vitamin D Deficiency In Patients With Intellectual Disability On Carbamazepine. 27th European College Of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress, Berlin, Germany (Oct 2014)
  • H Atturu, D Odelola, E Etuk, S Harris. P.2.D.010 Breaking Bad News - A Valproate Reaudit. 26th European College Of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress, Barcelona, Spain (Oct 2013)
  • ‘International Autism Conference -Diagnosis To Treatment’. Behaviour Momentum India. March 3rd – 4th, 2018, Bangalore. Guest Of Honor. Topic Delivered: ADHD: Assessment & Management.


Publications

  • H Atturu, S Pandaraparambil. Clozapine — Physical Health And Side-Effects Monitoring. Don’t Just Screen – Intervene. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 2016; 26: (S545 - S546) http://Dx.Doi.Org/10.1016/S0924-977X(16)31588-7
  • Harini Atturu, A Odelola. Valproate Prescribing in Women of Childbearing Age: An Audit of Clinical Practice. Advances In Psychiatry, 2015; Article ID 520784 http://Dx.Doi.Org/10.1155/2015/520784
  • H Atturu, R Gupta, N Sermin. P.5.D.002. Vitamin D Deficiency in Patients With Intellectual Disability On Carbamazepine. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 2014; 24: 2 (S644 – S645) http://Dx.Doi.Org/10.1016/S0924-977X(14)71036-3
  • H Atturu, D Odelola, E Etuk, S Harris. P.2.D.010. Breaking Bad News - A Valproate Reaudit. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 2013; 23: 2 (S368 – S369) http://Dx.Doi.Org/10.1016/S0924-977X(13)70581-9


Education

  • MBBS - Kurnool Medical College (NTR University of Health Sciences), Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh (2004)
  • MRCPsych - Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK (2016)
  • MSc - University of Manchester, Manchester, UK (2015) 


Awards and Recognitions

  • Received ‘Servier Young Researcher Award’ in 14th Annual Conference of Venous Association of India held from 23rd – 24th January, 2021. Topic: ‘ Experiences of people living with Lipodermatosclerosis’ interdepartmental research done in collaboration with Vascular Team at CARE Banjara, Hyderabad, India.
  • Awarded - ‘Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Health & Medical Excellence Award’ March 2021 – for best & dedicated services to the Medical Field.
  • 'Seva Ratna Legendary Award 2021' – for offering services during covid period.
     


Languages Known

Telugu, Hindi and English


Fellow Membership

  • Royal College of Psychiatry, United Kingdom
  • European College of Neuropsychopharmacology congress
  • Indian Psychiatric Society
  • Member of Venous Association of India


Past Positions

  • Specialist Doctor - Sheffield Adult Autism & Neurodevelopmental Services (2017)
  • Psychiatry Training, North Western Deanery, UK (2010 - 2016)
  • Foundation Training Doctor, Yorkshire, and Humber Deanery, UK (2006 - 2010)
  • Guest faculty - ‘Epidemiology and Population Health’ – 2nd year MBA, Central University of Hyderabad, (2019 – 2021)
  • Taught Psychiatry topics to MRCP students at Osler’s Academy
  • Facilitated 4th-year medical students during their placement 
  • ‘Communication Skills Teaching’ for 4th-year Medical students   
  • North Manchester General Hospital, Crumpsall, UK (2015)
  • Salford Royal Hospital, Salford, UK (Aug 2012 - Feb 2015)    
  • PBL ‘Mind & Movement module’ 4th Year Medical Students
  • Salford Royal Hospital, Salford, UK (2012 & 2013)
  • Undergraduate Examiner - Year 3 OSCE Examiner, Salford Royal Infirmary, Salford, UK  (Aug 2013. Jun 2014, Feb 2015)

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