Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, is the Endowed Professor and Chair in the Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's National Health System. She also is the Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics, at George Washington University School of Medicine; and President-Elect of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Joshi joined Children's National in 1999 after serving as Director of Clinical Services at the Office for Prevention of Violence at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Children's Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned a Doctorate in Pediatrics from Punjab University, Christian Medical College and Brown Memorial Hospital in Ludhiana, India, and remained at Hopkins for 22 years after completing her training there in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. During the past 25 years she has developed an expertise in the psychological effects of violence, crisis, and trauma in children.
Dr. Joshi has received numerous grants to direct research and provide outreach services, including programs in Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina during the war in the Balkans. She has also trained Adult Psychiatrists and Pediatricians from war-torn countries such as Iraq and Eritrea about children’s mental health. She is currently consulting to the children’s hospital in Tokyo, which has been assigned by the Japanese government to develop a response program for children traumatized by natural and man-made disasters. Dr. Joshi is called upon for expert testimony and is frequently requested by media nationally and internationally to help educate the public and parents in caring for children and teens overwhelmed or traumatized by violence in wars abroad and closer to home in America--on its streets, in its schools, and through the media.
Research & Publications
Research & Publications
19th Annual National Alliance on Mental Illness Symposium
(2001) Mood Disorders in Children & Adolescents – Emerging Trends
Consequences of Child Exposure to War and Terrorism
(2003) Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review
Depression and bipolar support alliance consensus Statement on the Unmet Needs in Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents
(2003) Journal of Amer Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Ethical Issues in Local National and International Disaster Psychiatry
(2008) Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Innovations Child Adolescent Psychiatry Training in Developmental Responses to Trauma for Child Service Providers
(2007) Psychiatric Services
Maryland Regional Council of Child Adolescent Psychiatry
(2001) Bipolar Disorder – Is it Being Overdiagnosed or Underdiagnosed?
Neural Circuitry Engaged During Unsuccessful Motor Inhibition in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
(2007) American Journal of Psychiatry
Prevention of Public Health Risks Linked to Bullying A Need for a Whole Community Approach
(2008) International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Psychosocial Variables in Children and Teens of Extended Families Identified through Bipolar Affective Disorder Probands
(2004) Bipolar Disorders
TV Coverage of Tragedies What is the Impact on Children
(2008) Indian Pediatrics
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