The veteran psychiatrist sat down to discuss his life, his career, and his personal philosophy.
BROOKLYN, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 22, 2022 / It is with great enthusiasm that psychiatrist Alan Emamdee announces that he is the subject of a new, in-depth interview. The interview, which was conducted by a freelance journalist on behalf of an online periodical that concentrates on matters of business, entrepreneurship, and thought leadership, touches on topics both professional and personal.
Early in the piece, Alan describes how he became interested in pursuing psychiatry as a vocation. "Initially, I wanted to go into surgery as a medical student, however, once I completed a rotation in psychiatry, I started to see how truly important mental health is for proper physical well-being. For example, if you are depressed and anxious, you tend to eat badly or not eat at all. I started to realize that you can't have proper physical well-being without good mental well-being. With regards to physical well-being, there are established treatments you can administer to meet a patient's physical needs. With mental diseases, there is so much more to figure out. It is like an art form. You have to figure out the factors causing the mental health issue, encourage the patient to connect with what is causing the issue, and then bring them in touch with their pain. Finally, you have to find the source of what is causing the psychological wound-not just put a band-aid over it by issuing prescriptions."
Further along in the interview, Alan Emamdee delves into his past in an effort to describe why the practice of medicine has influenced his life so deeply. "I was inspired to become a doctor at age 11 when my dad became ill with Leptospirosis, a disease that originates from rodents. He was in the hospital where we were living at the time. The efficacy of treatment and level of survival was very low in our location. He did, however, end up surviving. We were very fortunate in that respect. While going to the hospital daily with my mom, I would watch the doctors around him discussing ideas and ways to make him better with the limited resources they had available. It was then I knew that practicing medicine was exactly what I wanted to do with my life," he recounts, before aligning that memory with another important time in his life. "Ironically, when I went on to my first job in New Mexico later in life, they, too, had limited resources. I had to use my mind and whatever scant resources were there to best help the patient and not just in the hospital, but sometimes even after they left the hospital."
Anyone curious to read the full text of the interview can find it here.
About Alan Emamdee:
Alan Emamdee attended college in Brooklyn, New York, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology/pre-med. He qualified as a doctor in 2010, gaining certification from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine before completing his residency in general psychiatry at Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Upon entering the professional world, Alan went to work for a regional hospital in an underserved and isolated community in New Mexico that featured high volumes of psychological and psychiatric pathologies. His services covered inpatient, outpatient, and consultations, mostly dealing with the local Native American population, specifically the Navajo, the Jicarilla Apache, and the Zuni nations. During his time in New Mexico, Alan learned to respect the beliefs of these unique cultures, and made a tremendous effort to bridge the gap between western medicine and traditional medicine.
Currently, Alan Emamdee resides in New York Harbor with his wife and three children. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, rafting, mountain biking, playing the Hang drum, and traveling all over the continent with his family in their RV.
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