Amritha Bhat, MBBS, MD, MPH

Personal Statement

I am a perinatal psychiatrist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

I earned her medical degree from Bangalore Medical College, India, and completed a psychiatry residency in St. John’s Medical College, India. I completed a second residency in Psychiatry with a focus on women’s mental health and integrated care from the University of Washington, and a fellowship in Primary Care in Psychiatry.

I also earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Washington School of Public Health. I am board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.


Psychiatry in Primary Care, University of Washington, 2015-2017
Psychiatry, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore,India, 2002-2005
Psychiatry Internship, University of California, San Diego, 2011-2012
Psychiatry, University of Washington, 2012-2015
MD, Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, 1994-2000
MPH, Maternal and Child Health Services, University of Washington , 2015-2017

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

A systematic review of the use of prazosin in pregnancy and lactation.
(2021 Mar 31)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry
Davidson AD, Bhat A, Chu F, Rice JN, Nduom NA, Cowley DS

Editorial: Strengthening Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) Services and Systems in Lower-and-Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).
Front Psychiatry 12(): 645073
Kumar M, Bhat A, Unützer J, Saxena S

Indirect psychiatric consultation for perinatal bipolar disorder: A scoping review.
(2021 Jan-Feb)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 68(): 19-24
Wendt AC, Stamper G, Howland M, Cerimele JM, Bhat A

Finding a Medical Home for Perinatal Depression: How Can We Bridge the Postpartum Gap?
(2020 Nov - Dec)
Womens Health Issues 30(6): 405-408
Bhat A, Miller ES, Wendt A, Ratzliff A

Stigma and utilization of treatment for adolescent perinatal depression in Ibadan Nigeria.
(2020 May 14)
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 20(1): 294
Kola L, Bennett IM, Bhat A, Ayinde OO, Oladeji BD, Abiona D, Abdumalik J, Faregh N, Collins PY, Gureje O

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