Prakash Amin, MD
Prakash Amin, MD is a Board Certified psychiatrist. He is Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has been in private practice in adult psychiatry in Hamilton, New Jersey for more than a decade. Dr. Amin brings with him a wide range of experiences in the mental health field. He had served as the President of the Central Chapter of New Jersey Psychiatric Association. He was the Chief of Inpatient Psychiatric Services at Capital Health System in Trenton, NJ before he served as the Director of Department of Psychiatry. He has a reputation of being a compassionate, caring, and thorough clinician who likes to keep up with current developments in psychopharmacological treatments. Having taught medical students and psychiatric residents he brings teaching experience. He is fluent in Hindi and Gujarati.
Coming from Baroda, India, he is proud of his Asian Indian roots. While he is invested in the mental health of all, he has special interest in the mental health of the South Asians. He has deep concerns about the lack of awareness of mental illness among members of the Asian Indian and South Asian communities. Dr. Amin is convinced that such lack of awareness and the stigma of mental illness is a major barrier to individuals from this ethnic background to seek psychiatric treatment. Untreated mental illness results in a great deal of suffering and hardships in the lives of those suffering and their families and friends. He finds it very disturbing when he sees young students not receiving treatment and throwing away their lives instead of pursuing their life goals, especially when mental illnesses can be effectively treated with available treatments.
Dr. Amin brings to SAMHIN his clinical, administrative, and teaching experience to pursue his passion and commitment to remove stigma and ignorance associated with mental illness. His goal is the prevention and early recognition of mental illness followed by working on improved access to psychiatric care for the members of South Asian Community. His other interests include history, traveling, golf, and learning about different cultures.