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Yoga and Mood Disorders

Dr. Abhishek Rai

Dr. Abhishek Rai, MD., is a full time psychiatry resident at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, MI. After graduating from one of the mostprestigious medical schools in India, Dr. Rai moved to the USA. In a brief stint at Mayo Clinic Rochester MN (2010-2011), he gained first hand experience in the department of psychiatry after which he joined the child psychiatry unit of New York State Psychiatry Institute (Columbia University) and has worked there before joining his residency.

Dr. Rai is an active member of American Psychiatry Association. He has a number of med indexed publications to his credit and has presented several posters and cases on bipolar disorder at International conferences. In addition Dr. Rai is an active member of and voluntary editor to ISBD (International Society of Bipolar Disorder) and writes regularly for the resident column of ISBD Global. 

Thanks to his family, Dr. Rai was introduced to yoga as a child and has grown up understanding, practicing and perfecting the various nuances of asanas, meditation and spirituality. 

As an active member of International Bipolar Foundation, he is currently working on the chapter "Bipolar Disorder in India" and is closely and keenly associated with a promising research group working on yoga and its effects on psychiatric diseases in India.