Editorial Board



(Alphabetical order)



Phani Prasant Mulakaluri MBBS, MD

Consultant Psychiatrist, Chetana Hospital, Minister Road, Secunderabad, Telangana

Research interests: Adult Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry




Srilakshmi Pingali MBBS MD

Assitant Professor,Institute of Mental Health,Yerragadda, Hyderabad Telangana

Research interests: Adult Psychiatry, child Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry



Chief advisor

T S Sathyanarayana Rao MBBS, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Head, Department of Psychiatry, JSS University and Medical College Hospital, Mysore, India

Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry;

Former Editor, IndianJournal of Psychological Medicine.

Chief advisor, Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, Indian Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Chairman, Journal Committee, Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry

Research interests: Sexual medicine; Adult psychiatry


Ahalya Raguram

Professor of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health And Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India

Research interests: Psychosocial aspects of mental health; Family, marital and individual therapies



Ajit Kumar Avasthi MBBS, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India

Regional Editor (South Asia), Asian Journal of Psychiatry;

Former Associate Editor, Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry.

Editorial board member, Indian Journal of Psychiatry,

Archives of Indian Psychiatry, Journal of Mental Health and Human Behaviour, Practitioner Update, Current Medical Journal, JK Science, IJM Today, Health and Disease.

Research interests: Schizophrenia; Anxiety and mood disorders; Human sexuality and its dysfunctions;

Consultation-liaison psychiatry




Anand Bhogaraju

Retd. Professor of Psychiatry, Deputy Superintendent, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health (IMH),Osmania Medical College (OMC), Hyderabad, India

Former Editor, AP J Psychol Med

Research interests:Research methodology; Neuropsychiatry, Theory of mind



Anurag Srivastava

Professor, department of Psychiatry, Mediciti Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India

Research interests: Psychoanalytic psychotherapy; General and social psychiatry



Ashok Reddy Karredla

Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, IMH, OMC, Hyderabad, India

President, IPS South Zone

Editorial board member, Indian J Psychological Medicine

Research interests: Community mental health; Mental health education; Psychopharmacology; ECT



Chandersekar K MBBS, MD

Consultant Psychiatrist and Director, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Asha Hospital, Hyderabad, India

Research interests: Neuropsychiatry; Geriatric psychiatry, especially dementia



Chittaranjan Andrade, M.D.

Professor and Head, Department of Psychopharmacology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore 560 029, India

Areas of interest: Psychopharmacology, ECT, tDCS



Gangadhar BN

Professor of Psychiatry, Program Director Advanced Yoga Centre, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India

Associate Editor, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.

Deputy Editor, Asian Journal of Psychiatry. Journal committee member, Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Research interests: Schizophrenia; ECT; Yoga



Lt Col Harihar Chilukuri MD

Prof & HOD, Psychiatry, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Suraram, Hyderabad-500055.

Past Prof & HOD, Psychiatry, Narayana Medical College, Nellore, AP.

Areas of Interest: 1. Ketamine in Depression; 2. Anxiety Disorders



Kishan Porandla MD

Professor & HOD, Dept of Psychiatry, Prathima Institute of Meidcal Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana.

Convener-IPS national task force on 'yoga and meditation'

President-Indian Medical Association-Karimnagar 

President -Indian psychiatric Society-Ap state branch

Research Interests: Psychotherapy /comprehensive psychotherapy (CPT), Neurological basis of psychotherapy, Yoga and Spirituality 




Consultant Psychiatrist and Director, Asha Bipolar Clinic, Asha Hospital, Hyderabad, India

Editor, Indian J Psychological Medicine

Research interests: Bipolar disorder; Psychopharmacology



Padmavati Ramachandran

Psychiatrist, Additional Director, Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF Consultant Psychiatrist, Chennai, India

Research interests: Schizophrenia; Community mental health; Metabolic comorbidity and mental health



Prabhakar Korada MBBS, FCGP, DNB, FIPS

Ex_Professor & Hod, Dept Of Psychiatry, MRIMS

Editorial board member ap j psychol med

Past president of Hyderabad Psychiatric Society 2006

Immediate Past President Of Andhra Pradesh State Branch (Undivided) Of The Indian Psychiatric Society

Ex-Member, District Level Monitoring Committee(Under The Commissioner Of Police - Hyderabad) To Enforce Cable Tv Regulation Act 

Research interests: Thanatology; Effects of yoga, pranayam and meditation on the mind; Alternative therapies for minor psychiatric disorders



Prasad Rao G

Consultant Psychiatrist, Director, Schizophrenia & Psychopharmacology Division, Asha Hospital, Hyderabad
President, Indian Pschiatric Society
National C.M.E. Chairperson,2008-2010,Indian Psychiatric Society

Secretay General, Indian Association for Biological Psychiatry

Secretary, Society for Bipolar Disorders of India (SBDI)
Deputy  Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry (IJP)
Editor, Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (IAPP)

Chairperson Private Psychiatry Specialty, Indian Psychiatry Society2011..

Member, Scientific Committee, International Society for Bipolar Disorder (ISBD)

Research interests: Schizophrenia; Psychopharmacology; Neuro imaging in psychiatry



Rajshekhar Bipeta. MBBS,DPM, DNB

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Gandhi Medical College / Hospital, Consultant Psychiatrist, Hyderabad, India  

Advisor / Immediate Past Editor (2010-2015), Andhra Pradesh Journal of Psychological Medicine 

Editorial Board member, Academic Psychiatry

Field Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry 

Guest Associate Editor, Frontiers in Psychiatry, section Addictive Disorders and Behavioral Dyscontrol

Formerly, Deputy Editor, Indian Journal of Private Psychiatry

Research interests: Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Assessment instruments and rating scales; Psychiatric and bio-psychosocial aspects of HIV/AIDS; Insight in psychiatric disorders; Suicidality, impulsivity, aggression



Roy Abraham Kallivayalil

Secretary General, World Psychiatric Association

Vice Principal, Head, Department of Psychiatry, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala, India

Former Associate Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Research interests: De-addiction, social, geriatric, consultation-liaison and preventive psychiatry



Sandeep Grover, MD
Additional Professor,Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh -160012, INDIA

Editor, Journal of Geriatric Mental Health

Associate Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Area of Interest: Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Caregivers of patients with severe mental disorders, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosexual dysfunction, Psychopharmacology, ECT,  



 Samir Kumar Praharaj, MBBS, MD, DPM
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, INDIA

Areas of interest: Psychopathology, Mood disorders, Brain stimulation, Psychopharmacology



Soumitra S Datta

CCT in Child Psychiatry (UK), Consultant Psychiatrist, , Department of Palliative Care and

Psycho-Oncology, Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata, India.

Visiting Researcher, Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley, Kings College; Visiting Researcher, Institute of Women’s Studies, University College London. Formerly, Consultant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Kings College Hospital, London

Research interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry; Evidence based medicine; Consultation-liaison psychiatry



Y C Janardhan Reddy

Professor of Psychiatry; Consultant, OCD Clinic; NIMHANS,

Bangalore, India

Research interests: Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Bipolar

disorders; Clinical psychopharmacology








Ajay Verma Macharouthu, MD, MRCPsych,

Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry for Elderly, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, UK

Medical student education - Glasgow & Dundee Universities, UK

Chair - Scottish Delirium Association, UK

Research Lead - Old Age Psychiatry, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, UK

Research Interests - Delirium, Dementia & Late Onset Schizophrenia



Antonio Ventriglio, MD, PhD

Psychiatrist, Honorary Researcher , Musician

Psychiatrist, Department of Mental Health, Regione Marche, ASUR, Area Vasta 2, Ancona, Italy
Honorary Researcher, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia,Italy

Past Research Fellow, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Clinic, Mc Lean Hospital Harvard University, Belmont , MA, USA

Areas of Interest: Social Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Medicine and Psychiatry



David J Castle DLSHTM, MD, FRCPsych, FRANZCP

Chair of Psychiatry, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne and The University Of Melbourne.

Consultant Psychiatrist, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Clinical Professor, School of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of Western Australia.

Deputy Editor, Australasian Psychiatry.

Advisory board member, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, Journal of Mental Health. Editorial board member, Australasian Psychiatry, African Journal of Psychiatry, Open Obesity Journal, Stress and Health, Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, World Journal of Psychiatry, Open Journal of Psychiatry, ISRN Psychiatry, F1000 Research

Research interests: Epidemiology of schizophrenia; Gender differences in the functional psychoses; Late onset schizophrenia; Treatment strategies in schizophrenia; Physical health problems in the mentally ill; Cannabis and mental illness; Bipolar disorder; Behavioural/cognitive approaches to the treatment of anxiety disorders; Nosology and treatment of obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders; Disorders of body image; Teaching psychiatry to under- and post-graduates



Dinesh Bhugra FFPH, MPhil, PhD, FRC Psych (Hon), FACP (Hon), FHKC Psych (Hon), FAMS (Singapore), FIMSA (Hon), MAcad MEd

Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity, Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College).

Honorary Consultant, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, London.

Formerly,President and Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Editor, International Review of Psychiatry, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, International Journal of Culture and Mental Health.

Editorial board member, Archives of Indian Psychiatry, Asian Journal of Psychiatry, British Journal of Psychiatry, European Psychiatric Review, Global Mental Health, Indian Journal of Psychiatry, Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, International Journal of Mental Health System Development, Journal of Indian Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Mental Health, Religion and Culture, Psychiatry, Psychopathology, Sexual and Relationship Therapy. Advisory board member, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, International Journal of Psychological Medicine, Psychiatria Danubina

Research interests: Cultural psychiatry; Public mental health; Sexual variation and sexual dysfunction



Julio Torales, MD, MSc, IFAPA

Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology of Psychiatry

Chair of the Department of Human Rights and Mental Health at the Institute

National University of Asunción (Paraguay

Areas of interest: Human Rights and psychiatry, Child adolescent Psychiatry, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

juliotorales@gmail.com, jtorales@med.una.py


Matcheri S Keshavan FRCPsych

Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Boston;

Attending Physician Massachusetts Mental Health Centre.

Visiting Professor NIMHANS, Bangalore, India

Chief Editor, Asian Journal of Psychiatry.

Editorial board member, Schizophrenia Research, Bipolar Disorders, Early Intervention in Psychiatry, Acta Neuropsychiatrica,

Research interests Schizophrenia; Neuroimaging



Pravin Dullur MD, FRANZCP, Cert of Advanced Training in Child and adolescent Psychiatry

Senior Staff Specialist, Southwest Sydney Local Health District and Conjoint Senior Lecturer, Western Sydney University and University of  New South Wales; Member of Psychiatry Panel, Australian Medical Council

Areas of Interest: Pediatric bipolar disorder; influence of media and technology on Children and adolescents