Meet Dr. Smita N.Naidoo
MD, MPH, FRCPC
Dr. S. Naidoo, MD, MPH, FRCPC, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with a specific interest in transition-aged youth (17-25) and neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Naidoo currently practices in Metro Vancouver at Foundry, Ridge Meadows, and Three-Story Clinic.
With a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Naidoo has become a passionate advocate for health literacy. She has given numerous talks on various topics in her field supporting mental health such as cyber dependency, the developing brain and the connection to learning, ADHD, child and youth sleep disorders, addressing burnout, and sleep disturbances in adults.
Dr. Naidoo and her business partner, Andrea J. Bell, have created the mental health platform Paperclouds. Most recently, Paperclouds launched the first school sleep curriculum in Canada.
Dr. Naidoo is a clinical faculty member at the University of British Columbia. Her dedication to the next generation of physicians has earned her Post-Graduate Program Teaching Awards at UBC.
Cyber dependency +
the developing brain and beyond
Pediatric guidelines for appropriate screen use
How screen time affects the developing brain
Identifying and addressing cyber dependency
A summary of normal sleep physiology
Consequences of poor and insufficient sleep in children & adults
Using cognitive behavioural strategies to improve sleep “hygiene”
zzzpower sleep program for kids
The ZzzPower Program for Schools: A Canadian sleep and mental health curriculum
Overview of ZzzPower Program
How it works
How to implement it
The results so far