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Dr Alfred Amaladoss is an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University, Department of Neuro and Behavioural sciences. He currently heads the Concurrent Disorders Program, at Joseph Brant Hospital . In addition, he is a  consultant for the Advanced Mind clinic, a psychiatry speciality clinic in Burlington, where he runs a busy clinical practice. 

In addition, Dr Alfred Amaladoss has held past leadership roles clinically and regionally including interim role as former Chief of Psychiatry and Medical Director  of the  Department Psychiatry at Joseph Brant Hospital . 

Most recently selected to the Advocacy Committee at the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA).

Over his career, he has been awarded and nominated for numerous clinical and teaching awards.

In addition he has spoken locally and internationally and has been a speaker in various clinical settings and educational platforms. 

Dr. Alfred Amaladoss main clinical interest include psychopharmacology, ADHD, Mood Disorders and Addictions. 

He has had several publications and his current research interests include: 

  • Evaluating Neuro function, Neuro chemistry, psychopathology and psychopharmacology in the treatment of mood disorders, ADHD, Addictions
  • Evaluating the role of cognition, motivational process and inflammation as mediating processes in mood disorders, ADHD and Addiction
  • Characterizing patients in Mood disorders  and ADHD in predicting patients at risk and identifying treatment responders
  • The role of reward and pain in mediating psychopathology
  • Knowledge translation in Psychiatry research 

Dr. Alfred Amaladoss is extensively involved in teaching and teaches students, residents, clinical fellows  and other clinicians in a broad array of teaching settings which he continues to maintain.

Featured Publications

  • Evidence for use of mood stabilizers and anticonvulsants in non-affective disorders in children and adolescents”. Journal of Clinical Neuropharmacology, Nov-Dec 2010 Vol33  Issue 6   
  • Late Onset Mania in the Elderly. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. August 2010  Vol25  Issue 8 Pg. 870-872
  • Cough Syrup Psychosis. A case review on presentation and treatment. Accepted for publication in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.  Jan 2011 Vol13 No:1. Presented findings at the Queens Annual Research day 2009. 

Research Areas

Research interests include: 

  • Evaluating Neuro function,  Neuro chemistry, psychopathology and psychopharmacology  in the treatment of mood disorders, ADHD, Addictions.
  • Evaluating the role of cognition, motivational process and inflammation as mediating processes in mood disorders, ADHD and Addiction.
  • Characterizing patients in Mood disorders and ADHD in predicting patients at risk and identifying treatment responders.
  • The role of reward and pain in mediating psychopathology.
  • Knowledge translation in Psychiatry research. 

 

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