Dr Sanjay Chandragiri,
Dr Sanjay Chandragiri is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, in Scranton Pennsylvania and the Residency Program Director for Psychiatry at the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, also in Scranton. Dr Chandragiri completed his medical education and post graduate training in Psychiatry, both at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. He then completed a psychiatry residency at The State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has been in practice in the Scranton Area for the past 20 years. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry. He is also certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Addiction Medicine.
Dr Chandragiri was recently made a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association – this is the highest honor that the association awards its members. He is also a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
He will be speaking on Behavioral addictions.
Abstract: Addictive illnesses (substance use disorders) are gaining more attention due to a rapid increase in their incidence, a better understanding of the neurochemical pathways involved and more treatment modalities available. However, behavioral addictions which share much of the same biological mechanisms and maladaptive behavior patterns, are somewhat neglected. Several behavioral addictions are recognized. Pathologic Gambling is now classified under substance use disorders. In addition there are other behavior addictions which are under consideration for future inclusion in classificatory systems or classified elsewhere (other than substance use disorders). We will review the patterns, possible etiology and available treatments for these disorders.