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Name:

Dr. Ahalya Raguram

Designation:

Professor

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr Ahalya Raguram is a consultant for the Family Psychiatry Center and an Adult Psychiatry Unit. She is the coordinator for the Psychological Care Clinic as well. Her areas of clinical and research interests include psychosocial aspects of mental health, family, marital and Individual therapies.

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+91-80-26995191(O)

Email:

ahalya@nimhans.kar.nic.in

 

 

Name:

Dr. Uma H.

Designation:

Professor

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr Uma is the clinical Psychology consultant at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her clinical and research interests include child and adolescent mental health in general, school mental health in particular, play therapy and promotive interventions in children.

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+91-80-26995193(O)

Email:

umah@nimhans.kar.nic.in

 

 

Name:

Dr. Anisha Shah

Designation:

Professor

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr Anisha Shah currently heads the Department of Clinical Psychology. She is a consultant at the Family Psychiatry Center and also the coordinator of the Marital Enrichment Services at NIMHANS Centre for Well-being. Her areas of research interests include marital and family relationships and therapies, adult psychotherapy, emotion-focused therapy in particular and women and mental health.

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Contact Phone :

91-80- 26995186(O)

Email:

anishah@nimhans.kar.nic.in

 

 

Name:

Dr. Mahendra P. Sharma

Designation:

Professor and HOD

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr. Mahendra P. Sharma is the consultant for the Behaviour Medicine unit. His current research focuses on Third Generation Behavior Therapies such as Mindfulness – based or – Integrated cognitive behavior therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Meta-cognitive Therapy. His interest in these interventions is rooted in his basic interest in the study of meditation, particularly the Mindfulness meditation. Stress management in different populations, cognitions and meta-cognitions in emotional disorders, treatment of sexual dysfunctions, pain management and psycho-oncology are his other areas of interest.

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Contact Phone :

+91-80-26995194/ 26995177(O)

Email:

mahendras@nimhans.kar.nic.in

 

 

Name:

Dr. L. N. Suman

Designation:

Professor

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr.L.N. Suman is a consultant for an Adult Psychiatry Unit as well as the Centre for Addiction Medicine. She is also a consultant for the Psychological Care Clinic at NIMHANS Centre for Well-being. Further, she is an honorary consultant for a rehabilitation center for homeless women. Her research interests are in the areas of adult psychopathology and psychotherapy, addictive behaviors, and forensic psychology.

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+91-80-26995189(O)

Email:

elenes@nimhans.kar.nic.in

 

 

Name:

Dr. Seema Mehrotra

Designation:

Additional Professor

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr Seema Mehrotra is a consultant for an Adult psychiatry Unit as well as at Psychological Care Clinic. She is also a consultant at the Positive Psychology unit and runs a weekly clinic for positive mental health called FLOURISH at the NIMHANS Center for Well Being. Her research work revolves around themes pertaining to positive psychology, adaptation to major life events, psycho-oncology and mental health promotion. She is currently conducting an ICMR funded project on development and controlled trial of a promotive intervention module for college youth. In addition she is the principal investigator for a CSIR funded project on aggressive driving and anger on roads among two wheeler riding college youth which is being conducted in collaboration with CRRI, New Delhi.

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Contact Phone :

+91-80-26995192(O)

Email:

seema@nimhans.kar.nic.in

 

 

Name:

Dr. Jamuna Rajeswaran

Designation:

Additional Professor

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr Jamuna is a consultant for the Neuro-psychology Unit. Her research and clinical interests include: Neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation, paediatric neuro-psychology, forensic neuro-psychology and EEG neuro-feedback training. She has initiated a DST funded research project on brain correlates of creativity.

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Contact Phone :

91-80-26995181(O)

Email:

jamunarajan@nimhans.kar.nic.in

 

 

Name:

Dr. Paulomi M. Sudhir

Designation:

Additional Professor

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr. Paulomi M Sudhir is a consultant in the Behaviour Medicine Unit. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapies and behavioral interventions for various anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders and other clinical conditions such as eating disorders and health anxiety management. She is also interested in the application of these interventions in lifestyle disorders and chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and infertility. She has mentored research work in CBT for OCD, social anxiety and cognitive and personality factors such as Inter personal sensitivity, perfectionism in anxiety and depression, adaptation of integrated psychological therapy (IPT) for schizophrenia and examination of process- issues in CBTs.

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Contact Phone :

+91-80-26995184/26995177(O)

Email:

paulomi@nimhans.kar.nic.in

 

 

Name:

Dr. Keshav Kumar J.

Designation:

Additional Professor

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr Keshav Kumar is a consultant in the Neuro-Psychology Unit. His research interests in the field of clinical neuro- psychology include neuro-psychological rehabilitation in acquired brain damage including clinical conditions such as head injury, stroke and schizophrenia. Efforts are being made to extend the usage of cognitive retraining with elderly population with cognitive impairments. In this endeavor, several manual- based and computer based neuropsychological programs have been developed to enhance cognitive function in clinical population. He has also been involved in adaptation of neuropsychological tests to assess ventral frontal functions, and development of indigenous neuropsychological test for Indian elderly population especially those with no formal education. His other research interests include cognitive and emotional decision making and executive functions in persons with traumatic brain injury, frontal, temporal lesions and healthy normals. This line of research has involved gambling paradigms and use of psycho physiological and electrophysiological methods.

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+91-80-26995190(O)

Email:

keshavjk@nimhans.kar.nic.in

 

 

Name:

Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma

Designation:

Associate Professor

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr Manoj Sharma is a consultant for an Adult Psychiatry Unit, De-addiction Unit as well as at the Psychological Care Clinic at NIMHANS Centre for Well-being. His areas of interests include tobacco cessation, substance use and prevention, emotional dyscontrol among youth, psychotherapy, yoga, religiosity, spirituality & mental health. He is currently conducting a research project funded by ICSSR, on understanding and prevention of aggression among youth.

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Contact Phone :

91-80-26995197(O)

Email:

manoj_sharma@nimhans.kar.nic.in

 

 

Name:

Dr. M Manjula

Designation:

Associate Professor

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr Manjula M. is a consultant in an adult psychiatry unit, Behaviour Medicine unit as well as at the Psychological Care Clinic at NIMHANS Centre for Well-being. Her areas of interest include application of cognitive behavior therapy in anxiety and depressive disorders, interventions for sexual dysfunctions and sub-clinical psychological problems in youth. Her research interests revolve around the following themes: youth mental health, interventions addressing mental health issues, stress and resilience for youth, psychosocial vulnerability factors in anxiety and depressive disorders, examining process- issues in psychotherapies. She has completed a research project funded by ICSSR on stress management for pre-university students and the manual is in the process of publication, currently working on a project on suicide prevention in youth funded by ICSSR.

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Contact Phone :

+91-80-26995182(O)

Email:

manjula@nimhans.kar.nic.in

 

 

Name:

Dr. Poornima Bhola

Designation:

Associate Professor

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr. Poornima Bhola is a consultant in an Adult Psychiatry Unit and in the area of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She is the co-ordinator of the external Consultation-liaison posting and is also a consultant at the Psychological Care Clinic at NIMHANS Centre for Well-being. Her clinical and research interests include psychotherapy process research; psychotherapist development and training; youth mental health and self-injurious behaviors. She is also interested in the areas of gender variance and in consultation-liaison issues among medical and surgical conditions. She is currently exploring self-injurious behaviors and psychopathology among adolescents and young adults as part of an ICMR project.

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Contact Phone :

+91-80-26995180(O)

Email:

poornima.b@nimhans.kar.nic.in

 

 

Name:

Dr. Devvarta Kumar

Designation:

Associate Professor

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr. D. Kumar is a consultant for an Adult psychiatry unit. In addition he visits the Psychological Care Clinic at NIMHANS Centre for Well-being as a consultant. His research interests are cognitive deficits in schizophrenia, understanding these deficits with the help of Event-Related Potentials and fMRI, Meta-cognitive training for schizophrenia patients, Central Nervous System based detection of deception techniques, development of psychological tests as well as standardization and norm development for existing tests and psychotherapy in Indian context. Recently he has got three extramural research grants as Principal Investigator – Department of Biotechnology’s Rapid Grant for Young Investigators (RGYI), grant under Neurobiology initiatives of the Department of Biotechnology and Cognitive Science Research Initiative grant from the Department of Science and Technology. Moreover, he is a co-investigator in a non-funded institutional research project on comparison of variants of Exposure and Response Prevention treatment in OCD.

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+91-80-26995180(O)

Email:

devvarta.k@nimhans.kar.nic.in

 

 

Name:

Dr. Roopesh B. N.

Designation:

Assistant Professor

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr. Roopesh B. N. is a consultant in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His areas of interests are: Child and Adolescent Mental Health, School Mental Health, Child and Developmental Neuropsychology, Development of Neuropsychological tests and cognitive retraining and remediation, Electroencephalography (EEG) & Event Related Potentials (ERPs) of various psychiatric disorders.

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Contact Phone :

+91-80-26995180(O)

Email:

roopesh.bn@nimhans.kar.nic.in

 

 

Name:

Dr Veena A. Satyanarayana

Designation:

Assistant Professor

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr. Veena A. Satyanarayana is a clinical psychology consultant for an Adult Psychiatry Unit. Her research interest is in the broad area of women's mental health. Her research has thus far focused on studying the intersecting issues of substance use, intimate partner violence, and HIV risk; maternal mental health; adult individual and couples psychotherapy; promotion of mental health in vulnerable populations, and research ethics.

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+91-80-26995180(O)

Email:

veenas@nimhans.kar.nic.in

 

 

Name:

Dr. Shantala Hegde

Designation:

Assistant Professor

Areas of Research Interest:

Dr Shantala Hegde is a clinical psychology consultant in an Adult Psychiatry Unit. Her area of specialization during doctoral research work was neuropsychology and cognitive remediation in schizophrenia. Currently she is engaged in research work in the area of music-cognition and neuromusicology. She is presently leading several projects in the area of music cognition and neuromusicology funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). Aspects such as the pitch perception and identification of Ragas of the Indian Classical music using electrophysiological parameters (EEG/ERP), appraisal of emotion induced via music, personality dimensions and appraisal of musical emotion and socio-cultural factors associated with expertise in Indian Classical music are being examined under these projects.

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Contact Phone :

+91-80-26995180(O)

Email:

shantalah@nimhans.kar.nic.in

 

 

 

Address:
Department of Clinical Psychology
M.V. Govindaswamy Center, 3rd Floor
Near State Bank of Mysore, NIMHANS Branch
NIMHANS, Bangalore - 560029, India
Phone: +91-80-26995180

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