Dr. R. Prema was a faculty in a workshop on “Awesome Adolescent and Young Adults Workshop (AYA)” held on 4th and 5th June from Central AHA (Adolescent Health Academy) and BAHA (Bangalore Adolescent Health Academy) on the dIAP Platform. The workshop was attended by 98 participants. The participants will be geared up to manage adolescents in their clinics and common problems among adolescents and young adults can be dealt by them. Counseling this age group is a hurricane task with the session conducted by Dr. R. Prema and team of IAP – BAHA the participants were made confident to address the adolescents issues and counsel them.
Mental Health disorders start in adolescents more than 50% of the cases. Body image issues like acne vulgaris / body weight are pre disposing factors for Body Dysmorphic Disorders (BDD). This is a spectrum of OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder which contributes to the major chunk of mental disorders among adolescents. Hence the topic of “Body Image issues in Adolescents” which was addressed by the team along with Dr. R. Prema was appreciated and attended by large number of Peadiatricians from India.