Thank you Dr. Anjani Amladi for joining me on this week’s episode of the Iluminare Podcast where we discussed this historic rise in adolescent mental health issues in the era of COVID-19 and how parents can start conversations and find resources.

“We’re becoming much more aware of how current events and our environment affect our physical and mental health because for the first time ever everybody is universally affected in some way.”

About the Guest Speaker
Dr. Anjani Amladi
Anjani Amladi, M.D., is a double board-certified Adult Psychiatrist and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist focusing on an integrative approach to patient care. Dr. Amladi has an extensive background in treating a wide variety of psychiatric disorders such as: ADHD, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, and eating disorders. She is the author of Amazon best-selling children’s picture book, When the World Got Sick, which helps children and caregivers talk about the impact of COVID-19 and how to navigate this stressful time.

She has captivated audiences through speaking and teaching engagements on topics such as: Autism Spectrum Disorder, physician burnout, ADHD, psychosis and mood disorders. During these engagements, she focuses on providing audiences actionable strategies, resources, and techniques to help them navigate these issues. She has also been featured in multiple publications discussing topics of child abuse, depression, stress, relationships, and grief.

Her latest book, When the World Got Sick, focuses on helping caregivers navigate the difficult conversation about the pandemic in a way that is easily accessible for children. When the World Got Sick features colorful images that will help children cope with negative emotions brought on by the pandemic and will spark a sense of hope for the future. The book is available through Amazon, Kindle, and paperback and Dr. Amladi is planning to release various other children's books, including the upcoming Piggle Wiggle Wiggle Wobbles, which focuses on the presentation of ADHD and the effect these symptoms can have on a child’s emotional well-being.

Dr. Amladi holds a Doctor of Medicine degree (M.D.) from the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, PA. She completed her residency training in adult psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) at Fresno campus and completed her sub-specialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of California at Davis (UCD). Dr. Amladi was nominated and inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and has volunteered with nonprofit organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Dr. Amladi lives in Sacramento, CA with her husband and many pets where she currently splits her time between group private practice at Pacific Coast Psychiatric Associates, and community mental health at Uplift Family Services and Gateway Residential Treatment Center. For more information, please visit: