Speaker Bio: Chrishanthy Jayarajah

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Dr. Chrishanthy Jayarajah. MBBS, MRCPSPSYCH, DFSRH is a Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist working at Barnet Liaison Psychiatry service, North London and is to lead a newly commissioned PMH service in NW London. During her core training she worked at the National OCD/BDD Inpatient Unit at Springfield Hospital, SW London, which sparked her ongoing interest and research into OCD. She is particularly interested in the use of medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

She also has a Diploma in Reproductive and Sexual Health and has further training in couples and family therapy and VIPP-SD (video-feedback intervention to promote positive parenting and sensitive discipline). Which she has found invaluable when working with women and their families.

She has created the “#OCDbfing” OCD and breastfeeding twitter chat campaign working with Maternal OCD and OCD Action. She is committed to improving awareness and development of mental health services to support women with perinatal OCD.

Contact : Twitter @chrisha_jay on Twitter