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American University of Complementary Medicine
When Panic Attacks
Mahesh Gandhi, M.D.,
close colleague & friend of Rajan Sankaran, M.D.,
in his second appearance in the United States
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
March 28 - 30, 2008
Los Angeles, CA
“Dr. Mahesh Gandhi is a committed and keen homeopath with a solid background in Psychiatry. I often refer my psychiatric cases to him for advice on their management. It is a pleasure to see his cases and learn from them. He has learnt and mastered all the new ideas and techniques of our school and applied them successfully to cases. His ability to teach is par excellence and he is very popular with students wherever he has taught. As a person, he is a true gentlemen with right intentions. I heartily recommend his seminar to all serious students and practitioners of homeopathy”
Anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental health problems, afflicting more than 1 out of 8 people sometime during their lifetime in this country and worldwide. Anxiety disorders cost the United States around $46 billion a year in direct and indirect healthcare costs, about a third of the total annual mental health bill of $148 billion. Of the anxiety disorders, panic is an especially debilitating condition. People with panic disorders experience feelings of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly with no warning. The attacks are usually accompanied by shortness of breath, dizziness, palpitations, nausea, and/or abdominal distress.
During an attack people often believe that they are having a heart attack or, alternately, that they are losing their mind. Panic sufferers often develop agoraphobia -- fear of open spaces -- secondary to the occurrence of these unexpected panic attacks. Consequently, they begin to avoid places where they fear a panic attack may occur or where help would be difficult to obtain. If the agoraphobia becomes severe enough, a person may become housebound.
In this three-day seminar, Dr. Mahesh Gandhi will present his work including numerous cured cases with patients with anxiety and particularly panic disorders over the last 22 years during which he has practiced homeopathic psychiatry. A beloved lecturer in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and described as personable and humble, he is making his first appearance in the United States. Dr. Gandhi also will consult with patients in AUCM’s Professional Homeopathic Clinic in Beverly Hills, CA in the days preceding the seminar. Call 310-550-7445 to make an appointment.
ABOUT DR. GANDHI
A former Professor of Psychiatry at a prestigious medical school in Mumbai and the author of a major psychiatric text and many other psychiatric publications in India, Dr. Gandhi left his academic post and general psychiatric practice 22 years ago to pursue education and training in homeopathy. He has now studied with Dr. Rajan Sankaran for over 16 years, sitting with him daily in clinic for many years and continuing on a weekly basis thereafter. Many of Dr. Gandhi’s cases are featured in Dr. Sankaran’s book, An Insight into Plants, Vol. 1 & 2. Dr. Gandhi currently lectures in homeopathic psychiatry on a regular basis in many parts of the world, including Israel, Bulgaria, Croatia, Yugoslavia (Serbia), South Africa, New Zealand, Russia, and Germany. Some international students come to his Mumbai clinic to gain clinical experience in homeopathic psychiatry. Dr. Gandhi is writing a book on homeopathic psychiatry.
The seminar will be held in the West Los Angeles and Westwood area of Los Angeles, home of UCLA. On Friday, the seminar will meet at the Olympic Collection, 11301 Olympic Blvd., on the corner of Olympic and Sawtelle, in West Los Angeles, CA 90064. On Saturday and Sunday, the seminar will meet at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Center for the Health Sciences, 3rd Floor Auditorium, 33-105, 10833 LeConte Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095. Westwood and West Los Angeles boast restaurants of every sort, theatre, films, dance, and many other types of entertainment and culture.
For reasonable lodging, contact one of the following:
Tiverton House, located across the street from the medical school, at 310-794-0151.
UCLA Guest House, a short walk away, at 310-825-4321.
Claremont Hotel, a short walk away, at 310-208-5957.
For more luxurious accommodations, contact The W Hotel, 310-208-8765.
Postmarked by March 15, 2008
Three Days $395
Two Days $300
One Day $200
Postmarked after March. 15, 2008
Three Days $435
Two Days $350
One Day $240
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The American University of Complementary Medicine is a non-profit university licensed as a degree-granting institution by the state of California. We offer the country’s first state-approved Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine degree and M.S./Ph.D. degrees in Homeopathy, which feature a supervised 1,000-hour on-site clinical internship in AUCM’s Outpatient Clinic in Beverly Hills, CA. AUCM also offers Certificate level and Bachelor’s level education and training in Homeopathy. Visit us on-line at www.aucm.org. This course in Homeopathic Psychology -- with additional readings and written work -- counts as 1.5 semester units in our doctoral programs.