Sudha Prathikanti, MD
Dr. Sudha Prathikanti is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF and Director of Behavioral Medicine for the SFGH Primary Care Medicine Program.
After graduating from the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed a psychiatric residency and fellowship at UCSF. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and has advanced clinical training and expertise in Consultation Psychiatry.
Dr. Prathikanti uses both conventional and complementary medicine to restore and enhance psychological health. She believes emotional well-being springs from a balanced life that involves care of the spirit. Having traveled extensively in India and South Asia, she developed particular familiarity with the healing paradigms of Ayurveda, yoga, and Jungian symbology.
Dr. Prathikanti has special expertise in promoting emotional wellness in the face of physical injury, chronic pain, and challenging medical conditions. She also has advanced clinical training in addressing psychological concerns throughout a woman’s reproductive lifecycle.
Peer Reviewed Articles:
Prathikanti, S. (2004). Psychodynamic and Clinical Considerations in Women With Delusions of Pregnancy. Article currently in preparation for Birth Journal.
Prathikanti, S. (2004). Sociocultural Context and the Development of Self in Women of Color. Article currently in preparation for Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development.
Prathikanti, S. (in press) Ayurveda and Mental Health. In Lake, J. & Spiegel, D . (ed.), Clinical Manual of Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press.
Lu, F., Lee, K. & Prathikanti, S. (contributing author) (1999). Minorities in Academic Psychiatry. In Kay, J. (ed.), Handbook of Residency Training. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press.
Prathikanti, S. (1998). Women’s Issues in Mental Health. In Elkin, D. (ed.), Review of Psychiatry for Medical Students. Stamford, CT : Appleton and Lange.
Prathikanti, S. (1997). East Indian American Families. In Lee. E. (ed.), Working with Asian Americans: A Guide for Clinicians. New York: Guilford Press.