Dr. Philip John is a Senior Consultant in Psychiatry in Kerala, India for over 30 years. Graduated in Medicine from Medical College, Trivandrum and holds MD in Psychiatry from the National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), the premier Institute for Neurosciences in India. He has regularly presented papers in National and International Conferences.
He has edited a Reference Book in Psychiatry and authored chapters on Child Psychiatric Disorders in two Pediatric Reference Books. He has co-authored the chapter on 'Depression in the Elderly' edited by Dr. D. Rosenblatt of the Dept. of Geriatrics, University of Michigan, USA. The chapter on 'Psychological Co-morbidity in LD' in a Reference book published by Sage Publications, UK, was written by him. He is the author of ' Dyslexia in India' in The International Book of Dyslexia: A Guide to Practice and Resources by John Wiley and Sons, New York.
Known across India as an erudite speaker on clinical topics, he has addressed psychiatrists, neurologists, physicians, pediatricians and the medical fraternity in their periodic conferences as faculty in cities across India and overseas. He regularly presents papers in national and international conferences, and he is widely traveled across the world. He is also a sought-after speaker in official gatherings of school principals, teachers and parents.
In clinical practice, his areas of interest include adult neuropsychiatry as well as learning and behavior disorders in children.