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    • The effects on man of long-term cannabis use” A feasibility study.
    • Encouraging comparability in drug use surveys in young people.
    • Strategies for extending mental health care.
    • Standardized assessment of depressive disorders.
    • Psychosomatic sequelae of female sterilization.
    • Research and reporting project on epidemiology of drug dependence: development of methods of surveys on non-student youth.
    • Determinants of outcome of severe mental disorders.
    • Monitoring of mental health legislation in developing countries.
    • Study on standardized assessment of patients with depressive disorders: follow-up study.
    • Cross-cultural study of acute psychosis.
    • Mental health in primary health care.
    • Field trial of ICD-10, Fifth Chapter.
    • Long-term course and outcome of schizophrenia.
    • Establishment of Tobacco Cessation clinics in India.
    • Epidemiological Survey of Mental Disorders – A Longitudinal Study: a Multi-centered National Collaborative Study.
    • WHO-SEARO Funded Research Project: A controlled trial of family intervention in severe mental disorder
    • Adaptation of mental health gap (mhGAP) guidelines for India.
    • Mental Health in Primary Health Care. (WHO-SEARO).
    • ROI DA 13550 “Marihuana Abuse: Cognition, Neuro-imaging and Endocrines” ( NIH)
    • HIV-1C clade progression and neuro-AIDS (NIH)
    • Cross-cultural reliability and validity of intermediate measures (CIM-II) of the measurement of treatment research to improve cognition in schizophrenia (MATRICS)  (NIH)
    • Enhancing HIV Medication Adherence in India (NIH).
    • Prevalence of common mental disorders in subjects with diabetes mellitus (WPA).
    • Mental health in failing university students.
    • A personality study of loop and vasectomy cases.
    • Psychiatric disturbances associated with cardiac surgery.
    • Effects of protein calorie malnutrition on mental development.
    • Psychiatric and menstrual disturbances following tubectomy.
    • A long-term follow-up psychosexual symptoms following vasectomy.
    • Levels of individual steroids in schizophrenic patients.
    • A prospective study of neo-natal neurological examination including electro-encephalograph in high-risk
      babies and its correlation with subsequent neurological and mental development.
    • RBC transport of dehydroepiandroasterone (DHEA) in schizophrenic males.
    • Standardization of Hindi adaptation of WAIS-R verbal scale.
    • Use of psychometric assessment in brain dysfunction cases.
    • Collaborative study on illness behaviour in patients presenting with pain and its relationship with psychological and clinical variables.
    • Compilation and standardized analysis of diagnostic and socio-demographic data of psychiatric patients at national level.
    • ICMR training Programme on extension of mental health services in the Community.
    • Development of a home-care programme for mentally retarded children.
    • Platelet monoamine oxidase activity in schizophrenic patients.
    • Severe mental disorder: A prospective 5-year follow-up study.
    • Efficacy of yogic techniques in the treatment of psychogenic headache.
    • Effect of yoga on the health of nurses.
    • Depression in schizophrenia: A study of phenomenology and predictive variables.
    • Coronary prone behaviour and coronary heart disease.
    • Psychosocial determinants of developmental psychopathology of school children.
    • A prospective study of psychiatric disorders in pregnancy and the first postnatal year.
    • Psychological aspects of infertility.
    • Role of yoga in the treatment of essential hypertension.
    • Differences in personality profile between yoga practitioners and controls.
    • Effect of yoga on cardio-vascular reactivity in anxiety neurotics.
    • Study of psychopathology in school children.
    • Community based follow-up and treatment of children identified to have psychiatric disorders.
    • Prevalence, characterization, and health-related risk behaviour in injecting drug users attending a de-addiction centre in northern India.
    • Acceptability of HIV Risk Reducing Strategies Among Indian Couples
    • A study of factors contributing to mental health and mental illness among schedule caste/schedule tribes in Chandigarh (MOHF&W).
    • Study of health habits in school going children of scheduled caste families (MOHF&W).
    • Molecular & Genetic Study of Schizophrenia (DST).
    • Thyroid dysfunction in patients on lithium prophylaxis (DST).
    • Development and implementation of a model Tele-psychiatry application for delivering mental healthcare in remote areas (using a medical knowledge based decision support system) (DST)
    • Molecular genetic studies of schizophrenia and bipolar disease (DBT)
    • A study of social psychological and behavioural aspects of sibling of handicapped children (ICSSR)
    • Multicentric study on Prevalence and Phenomenology of Functional Somatic symptoms in Depression
    • Multicentric study on Assessment of Health Care Needs of Patients with Severe Mental Illnesses
    • Multicentric study on Psychotropic Prescription patterns in India
    • Translation and validation of BPHQ derived from PRIME-MD: A multi-centric research project(Pfizer)
    • A study of the effect of LY2216684, a Selective Nor-epinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (NERI), in the treatment of major depression.
    • A phase III randomised placebo control A phase III randomized, placebo-controlled, double-dummy study evaluating the safety and efficacy of oral ziprasidone vs haloperiodol and placebo in in-patients with acute manic episode (Pfizer)
    • Drug Trial-EMD 16, 923- an anxiolytic drug ( E. Merck)
    • A double blind, multi-centric, parallel group comparison of the efficacy and safety of ziprasidone and chlorpromazine in patients with schizophrenia who are refractory to standard therapy. (Pfizer).
    • Efficacy and safety of olanzapine versus haloperidol in schizophrenic patients in India. (Eli Lilly).
    • A prospective randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the effectiveness and safety of Risperdal Consta augmentation in adult patients with frequently-relapsing bipolar disorder ( Janssen Medical Affairs)
    • Study of therapeutic efficacy of loading dose of impiramine in major depression.
    • Study of factors associated with relapse in treated alcoholics.
    • Development of a scale to assess attitudes towards drinking and alcoholism.
    • Sexual behaviour, knowledge and attitude in STD patients: A comparative study from north India.
    • Study of social burden and its correlates in patients on alcohol and drug dependence.
    • Interdependence of SIS variables with personality traits in psychiatric cases.
    • Knowledge and attitude towards condom use.
    • Abuse of codeine containing cough syrups: a report from Chandigarh.
    • Personality assessment of patients with and without significant memory deficit.
    • Body image disturbances in psychiatric cases.
    • Hindi translation of temperament and character inventory (TCI).
    • HIV-Risk behaviour, knowledge and attitude in opioids-users alcohol dependent patients.
    • Attitude towards drug taking behaviour.
    • Hindi adaptation of the scale of knowledge and attitude towards condom use (SKAC).
    • Assessment of needs of patients of schizophrenia.
    • Psychiatric morbidity in vitiligo.
    • Adaptation of the shortened scale of Malin’s Intelligence Scale for Indian Children.
    • Development of an indigenous scale for assessment of personality in Hindi.
    • A clinical and follow-up study of pervasive development disorders (PDD) of childhood.
    • Factor structure and norms of Hindi adaptation of Temperament and Character inventory (TCI).
    • Assessment of coping strategies and its correlates in relatives of persons with schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorders.
    • Detection of memory impairments during ECT- usefulness of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE).
    • Neuropsychological profile in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
    • Assessment of the psychological variables in post-traumatic joint stiffness.
    • Life events, social support and social dysfunction in psychiatric patients.
    • Social support and lithium prophylaxis.
    • Psychological aspects of burns.
    • Burden of care of manic-depressive psychosis and lithium prophylaxis.
    • Burden of care of haematological malignancies.
    • Burden of care of children with haematological malignancies.
    • Outcome of schizophrenia: role of social variables.
    • A study of loading doses of fluoxetine in patients with major depression.
    • Study of long-term course and outcome of acute and transient psychoses.
    • Study of stress in relation to long term course and outcome in acute and transient psychotic disorders.
    • A clinical and follow up study of childhood onset schizophrenia.
    • A neurobiological (SPECT) study of childhood onset schizophrenia.
    • To study patterns of recurrence in acute and transient psychotic disorders with special emphasis on seasonality.
    • Construction & Standardization of Sex Knowledge and Attitude Test
    • A psychosocial study of treatment – adherence in psychiatric patients
    • Somatic Pre-occupation in Patients with Sexual Disorder – before and after treatment
    • Study of Female Sexual Functioning : Relationship with Sex Knowledge and Attitude 
    • A prospective study of seasonality of affective disorders: Socio clinical characteristics
    • Dynamics of Psychosexual dysfunction versus Bronchial asthma – a psycho physiological paradigm
    • Quality of Life in Spouses of Psychosexual Dysfunctional Males
    • Follow-up Study of Seasonality in Affective Disorders
    • A study of knowledge and attitudes towards and patterns of condom use in patients attending STD clinic
    • A study of Defense Mechanisms and Personality traits in Psychiatric patients with drawing as a tool in psychological assessment of children with externalizing and internalizing disorders
    • Study of Temperament and Emotional disorders of childhood
    • Temperament and Emotional response to physical Illness in children
    • Study of Temperament of Mentally Handicapped Children
    • Measurement of Stress in the Emotionally Disturbed Children.
    • Temperament study of Children of Mentally Sick Parents
    • Psychological adjustment and family burden in children and families of children withcongenital heart disease
    • Marital adjustment of epileptic patients
    • Long-term follow-up study of child psychiatric disorders in the community
    • Distress associated with psychotic symptoms: The caregiver’s perspective.
    • Neuropsychological assessment and patterns of specific learning disabilities.
    • Assessments of cognitive functions in patients with first episode of bipolar affective disorder.
    • Psychological profile and correlates of patients with deliberate self-harm behaviour.
    • Rapid diagnosis of Common Mental Disorders by using PRIME- MD Patient Health Questionnaire.
    • Assessment and rehabilitation of persons with psychiatric disability’’
    • “Neuropsychological assessment and intervention in attention deficit hyperkinetic disorders (ADHD)”
    • A study of antidepressant-induced manic switch.
    • Comparative efficacy and safety of atypical antipsychotics versus haloperidol in patients of delirium.
    • Attitude of patients with mental illness and their caregivers towards psychotropic medications.
    • Assessment of needs of schizophrenia and bipolar patients.
    • Neuropsychological impairments among patients with schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder and their unaffected relatives.
    • Translation and validation of Involvement Evaluation Questionnaire (IEQ), a measure of caregiver-burden.
    • Revalidation of Illness Behaviour Questionnaire in Neurotic and Hypertensive.
    • Dexamethasone Suppression Test in Obsessive Compulsive Neurosis and Schizophrenia.
    • Applicability of Maternal Attitude and Maternal Adjustment Questionnaire in India.
    • Diagnostic Criteria and Outcome of Schizophrenia.
    • Inter-rater reliability of various definitions of Schizophrenia.
    • Distinction between Negative and Depressive Symptoms in Schizophrenia and Depression.
    • Follow-up Study of Positive and Negative Subtypes of Schizophrenia.
    • Efficacy of Electroconvulsive Therapy in the Treatment of Schizophrenia.
    • HLA Antigens in Schizophrenia.
    • Stress in residents
    • Magico-religious beliefs in patients with schizophrenia
    • Beliefs in supernatural in patients with psychoses in the United Arab Emirates
    • Prevalence and pattern of substance use in ‘dual diagnosis’ schizophrenia.
    • Factors affecting short-term compliance with lithium prophylaxis in bipolar disorders.
    • An examination of modifiable factors associated with disability in mental retardation.
    • Translation and evaluation of psychometric properties (reliability) of Hindi Version of Involvement Evaluation Questionnaire” 
    • Neuropsychological impairments among patients with schizophrenia and their unaffected relatives.
    • Intimate partner violence (IPV) amongst female psychiatric out-patients – A study from India 
    • Intimate partner violence (IPV) amongst substance use disorder patients 
    • Prophylactic efficacy of valproate in bipolar illness: a comparison with lithium carbonate
    • Effectiveness and safety of risperidone, olanzapine and haloperidol in patients of delirium.
    • Clinical and psychosocial study of old-age depression.
    • Assessment of cognitive functions in patients with first episode of bipolar affective disorder.
    • Distress associated with psychotic symptoms: the caregiver’s perspective.
    • Clinical correlates of sexual dysfunction
    • Factors associated with treatment non-adherence  in patients discharged from psychiatry in-patient unit-prospective 6 month follow up study  
    • Prevalence and determinants of guilt in depression
    • Screening of common mental disorder with Psoriasis

    About DDTC

    One of the major influences in my training as a psychiatrist was that of Dr. Robert A. Moore of the University of Michigan, USA. He was the Director of Residency Training while I trained there (1963-65).

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    Department of Psychiatry

    Sector 12, Chandigarh-160012

    Telephone: +91-172275-6801 / 6812 / 6818


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