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Prof. Shehan Williams

MBBS (Jaffna), MPhil (Kel'ya) , MDPsych (C'bo), FRCPsych (UK), FSLCOP

 Head of the Department and Professor in Psychiatry

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Specialization:

General Adult Psychiatry                 

 
Contact
   
               Tel: +94 11 2961115(Office)
           E-mail: [email protected]  
Research Interests:
  • Dementia / Elder Abuse
  • Deliberate Self Harm
  • Trauma / Disaster
Professional Contributions:
  • Editor, South Asian Journal of Psychiatry.
  • Executive Director - Lanka Alzheimer's Foundation
  • Member -Board of Management - Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (University of Colombo)
Research Publications:
Book Chapters and Sections
  • Mental Health Care in Sri Lanka – New Directions, Shehan Williams and Jayan Mendis, Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists 2011.
  • Bibliography of Mental Health Research in Sri Lanka – Ianthe Karandawala, Shehan Williams, Suwin Hewage, Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists 2009
Papers
Conference presentations - printed abstracts :
  • A study on post war stress among elderly internally displaced persons Attidiya DSR, Balasuriya BMAC, Dissanayaka DRWAB, Manuelpillai S, Williams SS. 124 th Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association June 2011.
  • A study of smoking among patients with schizophrenia. Edirisinghe N, Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Wijesinghe CA, Williams SS.Annual Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists, 2011.
  • Geographic mapping of patients attending the psychiatry services of a Teaching Hospital using a computerized patient registry and mapping software. Fernando BSC, Fernando TCI, Priyantha MHMWP, Fernando PLN, Hensman RD, Suveendran T, Williams SS. Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists, February 2011.
  • Delayed psychological morbidity in victims of snakebite envenoming. Williams SS, Wijesinghe CA, Jayamanne SF, Buckley N, Dawson A, Lalloo DG, De Silva HJ Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, June 2010. 
  • Cardiovascular risk profile of the estate population of Sri Lanka.Pinidiyapathirage MJ, Chakrawarthy S, Perera PS, Wijayasinghe YS, Williams S, Williams SS, Kato n, Wickremasinghe AR. Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, June 2010.
  • Deliberate Self Harm Patient Characteristics in a Teaching Hospital in Sri Lanka – A One Year Study Shehan Williams 1 , W.M.S.K.Wijesinghe 1 , Loretta Warnakulasuriya 2 , Tyrell Fernando 2 , Lalin Fernando 2 , M.U.P.K.Peris 1 & K.A.L.A.Kuruppuarachchi 1 World Psychiatric Association, April 2009.
  • Elder Abuse among out patient department attendees in a Tertiary Hospital PAS Edirisinghe¹, P Paranitharn¹, WNS Perera¹, Shehan Willams² Sri Lanka Medical Association, Annual Academic Sessions, March 2009.
  • A comparison on acceptability of two different seclusion structures Fernando W.D.D., Dissanayake A.R.K., Gunawardena H.N.S., Shehan Williams. Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists, February 2009. 
  • Deliberate Self Harm Patient Characteristics in Sri Lanka – a comparison with high income countries Shehan Williams 1 , W.M.S.K.Wijesinghe 1 , Loretta Warnakulasuriya 2 , Tyrell Fernando 2 , Lalin Fernando 2 , M.U.P.K.Peris 1 &K.A.L.A.Kuruppuarachchi 1 SAARC Psychiatric Federation, Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 2008.
  • Validation of the Kessler’s psychological distress scale among the Sinhalese population in Sri Lanka LT Wijeratne, SS Williams, MUPK Peris, NR de Silva, HAC Hapuarachchi, KPJ Perera, N Kawamura, AR Wickremasinghe for the Ragama Health Study Group. Sri Lanka Medical Association, Annual Academic Sessions, March 2008.
  • The pattern of referral to a Youth Friendly Health Service (YFHS) in a Teaching hospital Out-patient Department Tyrell Fernando 1 , Loretta Warnakulasuriya 1 , Sarath Senarathne 1 , Shehan Williams 2 College of Family Physicians, 2008.
  • Olfactory testing distinguishes dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) from Alzheimer’s disease in mild dementia Shehan Williams , Jonathan Williams , Marc Combrinck , Rupert McShane , Journal: Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association,ISSN: 1552-5260, Vol: 2, Issue: 3, Date: 2006-7.
  • Olfactory testing and medial temporal lobe width in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, Mild Cognitive impairment and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. International Psychogeratric Conference – Stockholm , Sept. 2005.
  • A study of separation from parents in childhood and suicidal attempts in adulthood. K.A.L.A.Kuruppuarachchi, Shehan Williams. Annual Residential Meeting Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, York, September 2003.
  • A survey of domestic violence among females attending an out-patient department. K.A.L.A.Kuruppuarachchi, L.T.Wijeratne, G.D.S.S.K.Weerasinghe, S.S.Williams, M.U.P.K.Peris. Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka Psychiatric Association, Colombo, April 2003.
  • A survey among newly passed doctors from three medical schools on the undergraduate training in psychiatry. S.S.Williams, K.A.L.A.Kuruppuarachchi, D.M.W.H.Bandara, D.T.S.Peiris, A.S.Dissanayake. Annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Psychiatric Association, Colombo, April 2002.
  • A study on betal chewing among schizophrenic patients K.A.L.A.Kuruppuarachchi, S.S.Williams, D.M.W.H.Bandara. Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Psychiatric Association, Colombo, April 2002.
  • A study of the symptom pattern of depression presenting to a psychiatry ward. K.A.L.A.Kuruppuarachchi, S.S.Williams. Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Psychiatric Association, Colombo, April 2001.
  • A study on anxiety and depression among military personnel injured in the war. R.Ariyaratne, S.Arulrajah, D.Ariyananda, J.Ariyaratne, S.Athanayake, M.Azhar, A.Bandara, R.Bandara, S.S.Williams, K.A.L.A.Kuruppuarachchi.Sri Lanka Medical Association 114 th Anniversary Academic Sessions, March, 2001.
  • A survey of sexual disorders presenting at a psychiatry clinic -K.A.L.A.Kuruppurarachchi, S.S.Williams, R..M.C.Rathnayake, P.P.U.C.Peiris. Kandy Society of Medicine, 23 rd Annual academic conference, Sri Lanka, February 2001.
  • A study of the characteristics of patients with pathological jealousy - K.A.L.A.Kuruppurarachchi, S.S.Williams, R..M.C.Rathnayake, P.P.U.C.Peiris. Kandy Society of Medicine, 23 rd Annual academic conference, Sri Lanka, February 2001.
  • A study on anxiety and depression among patients with Diabetes mellitus . K.A.L.A.Kuruppuarachchi, S.Wijerathne, S.S.Williams, F.Sivagnanam. The fifth International medical congress, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, July 2000.
  • The effects of exercise on psychological well-being among competitive sportsmen and women. S.S.Williams, I.P.Goonewardena, B.L.H.Perera. Physiological Society of Sri Lanka, November 1997.
  • A study of the student evaluation of the present pre-clinical teaching programme in a traditional medical school. S.S.Williams, I.P.Goonewardena.Academic Sessions of the Galle Medical Association, Sri Lanka, 1997.
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