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Dr. Vivek Benegel

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Dr. Vivek Benegal

Faculty Profile

Designation
Professor
Associated with NIMHANS as faculty since (Month and Year)
Wednesday, November 22, 1995
Employment History

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS

22 November   1995 

30 June            2003

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS

 01 July            2003

30 June            2007

Additional Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS

01 July             2007

30 June            2010

Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS

01 July             2010

To date

Educational Qualifications
M.D. in Psychiatry (1991) Diploma in Psychological Medicine [DPM] (1988) Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery [M.B., B.S.] (1984)
Awards, Fellowships and Recognitions, Memberships

Membership of Professional Bodies:

1.       

Life Fellow of the Indian Psychiatric Society

2.       

Life Member, World Association on Psychiatric Rehabilitation

3.       

Life Member of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Karnataka Branch

4.       

Member, South Asian Federation on Mental Health

5.        Life Fellow of the Indian Association for Social Psychiatry

Awards

1.       

Marfatia Senior Psychiatrists’ Award(2006) of the Indian Psychiatric Society.

2.       

Mentor on Research Training Fellowship, DBT-Wellcome (2015-2018)

3.       

Nominations for Enoch Gordis Award of the Research Society on Alcohol, U.S.A. (2008, 2010)

4.       

Junior Investigator Award - Research Society on Alcohol (2001) awarded by the National  Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism  (NIAAA), USA.

5.       

Junior Investigator Award (2000) from the International Society for Psychiatric Genetics.

6.       

Fogarty Foundation Award, U.S.A.  in August 2000, for training in psychiatric genetics methods at Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

7.       

Fogarty Foundation Award, U.S.A. in October, 1999  for training in endophenotype assessments at Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri, USA and the Neurodynamics Laboratory, State University of New York, Brooklyn, USA.

8.       

Junior Investigator Award (1993) awarded by the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), USA.

9.       

Travel Scholarship (March,1997) to attend the International Workshop on Economics of Mental   Disorders, Venice, Italy

10.    

Junior Investigator Award (1997) awarded by the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism(NIAAA), USA. Travel & Training at  Neurodynamics Laboratory, State University of New York, Brooklyn, USA.

11.    

Silver Jubilee Award for the Best Outgoing Student in the M.D. Psychiatry course(1991) awarded by NIMHANS

12.    

D.L.N. Murthy Rao Award for the Best Outgoing Student in the D.P.M. in Psychological Medicine course(1988) awarded by NIMHANS

13.    

Gold Medal in Biochemistry (1981) M.B;B.S. Part I Examinations; awarded by the University of Calcutta

14.    

National Talent Search Scholarship (1976) awarded by the N.C.E.R.T

Positions and Honors:

1.       

Honorary Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Liverpool, U.K (2014-)

2.       

Chairperson, Special Section on Addiction Medicine, Indian Psychiatric Society (2008-10; 2010-12)

3.       

Member, Technical Advisory Group on Alcohol Control, Government of India (2013-)

4.       

Member, National Committee of Experts on Harm Reduction, Ministry of Finance, Government of India  (2013-)

5.       

Member, Screening Committee, National Awards for Outstanding Services in Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2013)

6.       

Member, Advisory Board, International Collaborative Project on Gender, Alcohol and Culture [GENACIS] (2004-) National Institute of Alcoholism and           Alcohol Abuse, U.S.A.

7.    Member, International Advisory Board, PREMIUM (2011-)Temporary Advisor to the World Health Organisation on Alcohol Problems and Non-              Communicable Disorders (2012) Yangon, Myanmar

8.     Preceptor, International Post-Doctoral Training Programme; a Collaborative project between NIMHANS, India and University of Florida, U.S.A.; funded by the Fogarty Foundation Award, U.S.A (2012-)

9.       

Member, Governing Council, Indian Centre for Alcohol Studies (INCAS)(2012-)

10.    

Review Editor, Editorial Board of Frontiers in Child and Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry (2012-)

11.    

Review Editor,  International Scholarly Research Network: Psychiatry(2012-)

12.    

Member, Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry (IJSP)(2012-)

13.    

Member, Advisory Board of the Archives of Indian Psychiatry (2012-)

14.    

Member, International Editorial Advisory Board, Mental health and substance use: Dual Diagnosis (2006-)

15.    

Member, Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Psychiatry (2005 -)

16.    

Member, Expert Selection Committee, Epidemiology and population studies, Jellinek Memorial Award

17.    

Preceptor, International Post Doctoral Training Programme; a Collaborative project between NIMHANS, India and Washington University at St. Louis,         U.S.A.; funded by the Fogarty Foundation Award, U.S.A (2002-2011)

18.    

National Human Rights Commission Inspector of Mental Hospitals (2008)

19.    

Visiting Professor, LGB Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur, Assam (2008-)

20.    

Member, Faculty Selection Committee, LGB Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur, Assam (2012-)

21.    

Member, Advisory Board and Research Coordinator, Indian Alcohol Policy Alliance (2005-) New Delhi

22.    

Member, Expert Committee on Pharmacogenomics, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (2005)

23.    

External Examiner M,D. and D.P.M, Psychiatry for West Bengal Medical Council; AIIMS, New Delhi and PGIMER, Chandigarh;

24.    

Co-ordinator, Psychotherapy Supervisors’ Group, Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS (2005-2007)

25.    

Member, Organising Committee [Scientific Committee; Communications] for the 10th World Congress on Psychosocial Rehabilitation, of the World             Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Bangalore 2009.

26.    

Organising Secretary, International Symposium on Addiction: Aetiologies to Interventions. Bangalore, November 2004.

27.    

Organising Secretary, Indo – US Symposium on Recent Advances in Alcoholism (March 2001) NIMHANS-NIMH,USA Collaboration, Bangalore

28.    

Temporary Advisor to the World Health Organisation on Global Strategies for Alcohol Problems(2007) Budapest, Hungary

29.    

Temporary Advisor to the World Health Organisation on Unrecorded Consumption of Alcohol (2001) Geneva, Switzerland

30.    

Advisor, Bangalore Action Task Force, Committee on Alcohol and Road Safety (2001)

31.    

Temporary Advisor to the World Health Organisation- Alcohol and Injuries (2000) Prague, Czech Republic

32.    

Co ordinator, Electrophysiological services, Department of Psychiatry (2000 to date)

33.    

Co ordinator,Academic Programme (Basic Sciences Course) in the Psychiatry Department, NIMHANS, Bangalore. 2000-04

34.    

Co ordinator for Academic Programme (Journal Club) in the Psychiatry Department, NIMHANS, Bangalore. 1997 - 2000

35.    

Advisor, Consultative Committee for Reform of the Juvenile Justice Act, 1986 (1999)

36.    

Honorary editor of NIMHANS Alumni Journal (1995-99)

37.    

Member, Executive Committee, Section on Economics of Mental Disorders, World Psychiatric Association

38.    

Member, Executive Committee, Indian Psychiatric Society, Karnataka State Branc

39.    

Member, Computerization Committee, NIMHANS

 

Contact Information
Phone: + 91-080-26995275(O) Email: vbenegal@nimhans.kar.nic.in
Areas of Research Interest

Areas of Research Interest:

1] Epidemiology of alcohol misuse in India - 

a] documenting the hazardous-harmful patterns of alcohol misuse (including the contribution of illicit beverages) in India with special emphasis on understanding the harms from alcohol to persons other than the drinker; this has led to the interest in developing appropriate and replicable interventions  at the primary health care level and the use of clinical decision support systems to enable primary health care workers to provide the basic steps of  a stepped care model of health delivery for mental illnesses and alcohol and tobacco related disorders;  

b] research on substance use and its impact on under-researched, high-risk, hidden populations: street and working children, victims of disaster; women (including the first assessment of normative drinking patterns and its impact on women in India, as well as the first systematic study of the impact of alcohol in a state under prohibition).

2] Neurobiology and genetics of alcohol dependence.

Tracking the interacting genetic and environmental causes and their impact on brain development, which contributes to the neurobiological vulnerability to alcohol dependence. This has involved original work in defining and characterizing of a common vulnerability diathesis [the “externalizing syndrome”] which underlies substance dependence, and other early-onset psychiatric disorders  through the study of multiple risk-endophenotypes [brain morphology (MRI volumetry) – metabolism (glutamate/GABA ratio on magnetic resonance imaging) –function (EEG, ERP, disinhibition studied using Transcranial magnetic stimulation and fMRI), autonomic function (heart-rate-variability) – externally manifest behaviors (clinical and family studies) and the peculiar response to alcohol and other drugs (subjective response to ethanol) and genex environmental relationships in influencing vulnerability] .

 3] Translational research 

Application of newer pharmacotherapies and behavioral interventions in transforming treatment of addiction in India. This has included the use of newer anti-craving agents like Baclofen; supplementation of the treatment-as-usual with atomoxetine/methylphenidate in early onset substance users; Alpha-theta biofeedback  and yoga in persons with an externalizing diathesis

4] Policy and Advocacy

Influencing alcohol policy and the public discourse on alcohol related problems in India- especially the move towards developing an Alcohol Policy for India and for incorporating alcohol interventions in preventable risk factors for all Non-Communicable Diseases in India. Involved in the planning of the Alcohol Atlas of India as well as the alcohol policies of various state governments.

Other Information
Publications

Books/ Manuals:

1.  Gururaj G, Pratima Murthy, Girish N & Benegal V. (2011) Alcohol related harm: Implications for public health and policy in India, Publication No. 73, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India  2011 (ISBN 81 86428 00 X)

2.   Zacharias Z, Raghavendra S, Murthy P, Benegal V, Chand PK (2009) Starting Tobacco Cessation Services: A Basic Guide. NIMHANS Publication. Tobacco Cessation Centre, NIMHANS, Bangalore.

3.   Benegal V, Inamdar S, Gopakumar A, Palamadai S (2009) Is it O.K to let your teen experiment with alcohol? CAP-PAC publication.

4.    Chand PK, Benegal V, Murthy P (2009)Substance Abuse and its Treatment: Information for patients and families. , NIMHANS publication.

5.     Chand PK, Benegal V, Murthy P (2009) Substance Abuse and its Treatment: Information for patients and families (Kannada) , NIMHANS           publication6.        Alcohol Atlas of India . Indian Alcohol Policy Alliance. New Delhi (Contributing author)

7.       

Sebastien M, Krishnan D, Dhingra M, Zutshi A, Benegal V, Murthy P (2007) Tobacco Use: A Smart Guide. Bangalore. Tobacco Cessation Centre, NIMHANS publication.

8.    

Sebastien M, Krishnan D, Dhingra M, Zutshi A, Benegal V, Murthy P (2007) Tobacco Use: A Smart Guide (Kannada). Bangalore. Tobacco Cessation Centre, NIMHANS.

9.    

Sebastien M, Krishnan D, Dhingra M, Zutshi A, Benegal V, Murthy P (2007) Did you know…The Facts and Myths of smoking and chewing tobacco. Bangalore. Tobacco Cessation Centre, NIMHANS.

12.    

Sebastien M, Krishnan D, Dhingra M, Zutshi A, Benegal V, Murthy P (2007) Did you know…The Facts and Myths of smoking and chewing tobacco. (Kannada).Bangalore. Tobacco Cessation Centre, NIMHANS.

10.    

Gururaj G, Girish N, Benegal V (2006) Alcohol Control Series1: Burden and Socio-Economic Impact of Alcohol - The Bangalore Study. New Delhi. World health Organisation, Regional Office for South East Asia (ISBN 92 9022 2727)

11.    

Gururaj G, Benegal V, Girish N, Chandra V, Pandav R (2006) Alcohol Control Series 2: Public Health Problems caused by Harmful use of Alcohol - Gaining Less or Losing More? New Delhi. World health Organisation, Regional Office for South East Asia (ISBN 92 9022 273 5)

12.    

Benegal V, Murthy P, Isaac MK, Rekha DP et al. (2005) Manual for Tobacco Cessation. New Delhi. National Cancer Control Programme,Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India

13.    

Murthy P, Vasudevan A, Benegal V and Janakiramaiah N (2003) Drug Abuse in Bangalore City. Bangalore.NIMHANS publication No.50; 2003 (ISBN81-900992-4-9)

14.     Benegal V, Murthy P, Shanthala A, Janakiramaiah N . Alcohol Related Problems: A Manual for Medical Officers. Bangalore. NIMHANS publication No.41;2001 (ISBN81-900992-4-8)

 

B2. Articles in Journals / Chapters in Books:

  1.  Chagas Silva M, Thennarasu K, Benegal V (2015)  Association of childhood behavioral problems with severity of parental drinking. Indian J Psychiatry [In press]
  2. Manjunatha N, Jayarajan D, Benegal V (2015) Assessment and managment of acute alcohol intoxication. Indian Journal of Psychiatry. doi:10.1016/j.ajp.2012.01.004 [In press]
  3. Chowdappa SV, Ravishankar V, Muralidhar an K, Benegal V (2015) The efficacy of atomoxetine in treating adult ADHD: A meta­analysis of placebo­controlled trials. International Journal Of Neuropsychopharmacology 17, 161­ 161
  4. Malik K, Benegal V, Murthy P, Chand P, Arun K, Suman L N. (2015) Clinical audit of women with substance use disorders: Findings and implications. Indian J Psychol Med 37:195-200.
  5. Kandasamy A, Jayaram N, Benegal V. (2015) Baclofen as an anti-craving agent for adolescent inhalant dependence syndrome. Drug Alcohol Rev. Mar 25. doi:10.1111/dar.12247. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25808611
  6. Satish R, Kandasamy A, Jayarajan D, Benegal V. (2015) Gabapentin dependence in a patient with opioid dependence syndrome. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci.;27(1):e64.
  7. Chand P, Murthy P, Gupta V, Kandasamy A, Jayarajan D,  Sethu L; Benegal V, Varghese M, Komaromy M, Arora S. "Technology Enhanced Learning in Addiction Mental Health: Developing a Virtual Knowledge Network: NIMHANS ECHO," Technology for Education (T4E), 2014 IEEE Sixth International Conference on , vol., no., pp.229,232, 18-21 Dec. 2014
  8. MS Bandawar , A Kandasamy, P Chand, P Murthy, V Benegal (2014) Follow Up Rates In Opioid Dependence Syndrome: A Case Control Study From India Alcohol and Alcoholism 49 ( suppl 1) , i5­ i5
  9. Viswanath, B., B. Holla, S. M. Agarwal, S. V. Kalmady, A. S. Maroky, D. Jayarajan, R. D. Bharath, G. Venkatasubramanian, and V. Benegal. (2014) Effect Of Baclofen On Alcohol Cue-Induced Craving: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Alcoholism-Clinical And Experimental Research, 38, 236A-236A..
  10. Shukla L, Kandasamy A, Kesavan M, Benegal V (2014) Baclofen in the short-term maintenance treatment of benzodiazepine dependence. Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice; Vol 5, Supplement 1: S53-54.
  11. Sankaran L, Muralidhar D, Benegal V (2014)Protective Influences Of Family Interaction In Children At Risk For Alcohol Related Problems: A Study in Bangalore, India. In Advancing Social Work In Mental Health Through Strengths Based Practice. The Primrose Hall. Queensland
  12. Holla B, Vishwanath B, Agarwal SM, Kalmady SV, Maroky AS, Jayrajan D, Bharath RD, Venkatsubramanian GV, Benegal V (2014) Visual Image induced Craving for Ethanol (VICE): Development, Validation and a pilot fMRI Study. Indian J Psychol Med.;36(2):164-9
  13. Benegal V, Viswanath B, Narayanaswamy JC, Jose SP, Chakraborty V, Sankar D, Kandavel T, Kesavan M. (2013) The efficacy of atomoxetine as adjunctive treatment for co-morbid substance use disorders and externalizing symptoms. Asian J Psychiatr.;6(6):544-7
  14. Ganesha S, Thirthalli J, Muralidharan K, Benegal V, Gangadhar BN. (2013) Heart rate variability during sleep in detoxified alcohol-dependent males: A comparison with healthy controls. Indian J Psychiatry;55(2):173-7.
  15. Muralidharan K, Venkatasubramanian G, Pal PK, Benegal V. (2013) Relationship between motor threshold and externalizing symptoms in subjects at high risk for alcohol dependence: a TMS Study. Am J Addict.;22(1):84-5
  16. Benegal V. (2013) Gambling experiences, problems and policy in India: a historical analysis. Addiction;108(12):2062-7
  17. Benegal V. (2013) Risk Perception: Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. In Proceedings of the Seminar on Public Risk Perception. Eds. M Kapur, D Ahuja, S Menon. National Institute of Advanced Studies. Bangalore pp.59-72
  18. Viswanath B, Maroky AS, Math SB, John JP, Cherian AV, Girimaji SC, Benegal V, Hamza A, Chaturvedi SK. (2013) Gender differences in the psychological impact of tsunami. Int J Soc Psychiatry.59(2):130-6.
  19. Viswanath B, Maroky AS, Math SB, John JP, Benegal V, Hamza A, Chaturvedi SK. (2012) Psychological impact of the tsunami on elderly survivors. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 20(5):402-7.
  20. Nanjayya, S., Benegal, V., Sheshadri, S. P., Sagar, L. G., Chand, P. K., & Pandian, D. (2012). Assessment of inhalant use and intervention for street children in Bangalore. Neuropsychiatrie de l'Enfance et de l'Adolescence, 60(5), S244.
  21. Room R, Mäkelä P, Benegal V, Greenfield T, Hettige S, Tumwesigye N and Wilsnack R. (2012)Times to drink: cross-cultural variations in drinking in the rhythm of the week. International Journal of Public Health 57(1), 107-117.
  22. Saravanan, S. S., Venkatasubramanian, G., Benegal, V., & Vasudev, M. K. (2012). Brain White Matter Abnormalities In Subjects At High Risk For Alcohol Dependence: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study. Alcoholism-Clinical And Experimental Research (36) 47A-47A
  23. Saraf, G., Viswanath, B., Hatti, S., Malyala, A., & Benegal, V. (2012). A comparison of baclofen and topiramate with acamprosate as anticraving agents: A naturalistic follow-up in a tertiary care de-addiction unit. Alcoholism-Clinical And Experimental Research (36) 247A-247A
  24. Viswanath, B., Venkatasubramanian, G., Silva, M. C., Antony, G., & Benegal, V. (June). P300 Abnormalities, Brain Volume Deficits And Externalizing Symptoms In Subjects At High-Risk For Alcohol Dependence. Alcoholism-Clinical And Experimental Research (36) 48A-48A
  25. Kishore, B., Murthy, P., Jain, S., Benegal, V., Thennarasu, K., Purushottum, M., Kiran, H. B. (2012). Absence Of Significant Association Of A9 Allele Of Dopamine Transporter Gene Dat1/Slc6a3 With Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures Or Delirium Tremens In The Indian Population-A Case-Control Association Study. Australian And New Zealand Journal Of Psychiatry; 46, 44-44.
  26. Prakash O, Avasthi A, Benegal V. (2012) Should pathological gambling be considered an addictive disorder? Asian J Psychiatr.;5(3):211-4
  27. Viswanath B, Chand P, Benegal V, Murthy P(2012)Agonist treatment in opioid use: advances and controversy. Asian J Psychiatr;5(2):125-31 
  28. Manimunda SP, Benegal V, Sugunan AP, Jeemon P, Balakrishna N, Thennarusu K,Pandian D, Pesala KS. (2012)Tobacco use and nicotine dependency in a cross-sectional representative sample of 18,018 individuals in Andaman and Nicobar Islands,India. BMC Public Health.;12:515..
  29. Manjunatha N, Jayaram N, Benegal V, Murthy P.(2011) Idiopathic environmental intolerance (electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome). Natl Med J India.;24(5):314.
  30. Subodh N, Murthy P, Chand P., Rani V., Benegal V. (2011) Barriers to care for women with substance use. Eur Psychiat S0924-9338(11)71822-3
  31. Bijjal S, Subodh BN, Narayanaswamy JC, Chand P, Benegal V, Murthy P. Dystonia as a presenting feature of alcohol withdrawal. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci.2012 Winter;24(1):E15-6.
  32. Subodh, N., Chand, P., Murthy, P., Madhusudhan, S., & Benegal, V. (2011). P01-110-Baclofen in cannabis dependence syndrome-a open-label study and a brief follow up. European Psychiatry, 26, 110.
  33. Kesavan, M., Puttaswamy, P. K., Venkatasubramanian, G., Pal, P. K., & Benegal, V. (2011). 7 Transcallosal Conduction Abnormalities in Subjects at High-risk for Alcohol Dependence: A TMS Study. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 4, S82.
  34. Bhagyalakshmi Subodh N, Jayarajan D, Chand PK, Benegal V, Murthy P. (2011)Lamotrigine-induced manic switch: a report of 2 cases. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2011;13(1).
  35. Saddichha, S., Chand, P., Benegal, V., Jain, S., & Murthy, P. (2011). Family Genetics Of Alcohol Dependence: Coaggregation And Comorbidity Among First And Second Degree Relatives Of Alcohol Dependent Probands. Alcoholism-Clinical And Experimental Research 35, 6: 194A-194A
  36. Kesavan, M., Puttaswamy, P. K., Venkatasubramanian, G., Pal, P. K., & Benegal, V. (2011). Cortical Inhibitory Circuits In The Vulnerability To Alcohol Dependence: A Paired-Pulse Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation [TMS] Study. Alcoholism-Clinical And Experimental Research 35, 6, : 60A-60A.
  37. Selvaraj, B. S. N., Benegal, V., & Muralidhar, D. (2011). Efficacy Of Group Work Intervention In Persons With Substance Dependence.  Alcoholism-Clinical And Experimental Research 35, 6: 83A-83A
  38. Saddichha, S., & Benegal, V. (2011). Sexual Dependence In Substance Use. Journal Of Sexual Medicine 8: 182-182
  39. Mallikarjuna Vanagundi , Vivek Benegal,  Prashanth K Srinivasan (2011) A comparative study of pulmonary functions before and after cessation or modification of smoking habits. Intl. J Basic Medical Sciences. 2( 2)  . URL to article: http://www.ijbms.com/biochemistry/a-comparative-study-of-pulmonary-funct...
  40. Manimunda SP, Sugunan AP, Benegal V, Balakrishna N, Rao MV, Pesala KS. Association of hypertension with risk factors & hypertension related behaviour among the aboriginal Nicobarese tribe living in Car Nicobar Island, India. Indian J Med Res. 2011 Mar;133(3):287-93.
  41. Narayanaswamy JC, Viswanath B, Jose SP, Chakraborty V, Subodh BN, Benegal V. (2011) Catatonia in alcohol withdrawal: a case report. Psychopathology 44(2):136. Epub 2011 Jan 12. PubMed PMID: 21228619
  42. Chand PK, Benegal V, Murthy P(2010) Pharmacotherapy of Alcohol Dependence: Evidence based practice. Indian Journal of Private Psychiatry 4(1) 40-45.
  43. Murthy P, Chand PK, Benegal V. (2010) “Addressing Substance Use Problems: Current Status and Future Directions” in Mental Health India published by Director General Health Services New Delhi, India
  44. Saddichha S, Rekha DP, Patil BK, Murthy P, Benegal V, Isaac MK. Knowledge,attitude and practices of Indian dental surgeons towards tobacco control:advances towards prevention. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2010;11(4):939-42. PubMed PMID: 21133605.
  45. Saddichha S, Jayaram N, Manjunatha N, Benegal V. (2010) Baclofen-Induced Morbiliform Rashes: A Case Series. J Clin Pharmacol. [Epub ahead of print]PubMed PMID: 21119092.
  46. Cottler LB, Satyanarayana VA, O'Leary CC, Vaddiparti K, Benegal V, Chandra PS.(2010) Feasibility and Effectiveness of HIV Prevention Among Wives of Heavy Drinkers in Bangalore, India. AIDS Behav. Suppl 1:S168-76.
  47. Muralidharan, K., Puttaswamy, P. K., Venkatasubramanian, G., Pal, P. K., & Benegal, V. (2010). Transcallosal Conduction Abnormalities In Subjects At High-Risk For Alcohol Dependence. In Alcoholism-Clinical And Experimental Research 34, 8, pp. 126A-126A
  48. Muralidharan, K., Puttaswamy, P. K., Venkatasubramanian, G., Pal, P. K., & Benegal, V. (2010). Relationship Between Motor Threshold And Externalizing Symptoms In Subjects At High-Risk For Alcohol Dependence: A TMS Study. Alcoholism-Clinical And Experimental Research 34, 8, : 127A-127A
  49. Nayak MB, Korcha RA, Benegal V. (2010) Alcohol Use, Mental Health, and HIV-related Risk Behaviors among Adult Men in Karnataka. AIDS Behav. Suppl 1:S61-73.
  50. Nanjayya SB, Shivappa M, Chand PK, Murthy P, Benegal V. (2010) Baclofen in Cannabis Dependence Syndrome. Biol Psychiatry. 1;68(3):e9-10. Epub 2010 May 21. PubMed PMID: 20494335.
  51. Girish N, Kavita R, Gururaj G, Benegal V (2010) Alcohol Use and Implication for Public Health: Patterns of Use in Four Communities. Indian Journal of Community Medicine.  35, 2: 238-43.
  52. Murthy P, Manjunatha N, Subodh B N, Chand PK, Benegal V. (2010) Substance use and addiction research in India. Indian J Psychiatry 52(1), Supplement
  53. Benegal V & Prasad K (2009) Neurobiology of Alcohol Dependence. In Neurobiology of Psychiatric disorders. Edited by Ajit Avasthi & Venkatasubramanian G . Indian Psychiatric Society, New Delhi pp
  54. Rao NP, Gupta A, Sreejayan K, Chand PK, Benegal V, Murthy P. (2009)Toluene associated schizophrenia-like psychosis. Indian J Psychiatry;51(4):329-30.
  55. Benegal V . (2009) Alcohol and Injuries: India. In Alcohol and Injuries: Emergency Department Studies in an International Perspective. Eds. Cheryl Cherpitel, Guilherme Borges, Norman Giesbrecht, Daniel Hungerford,Margie Peden, Vladimir Poznyak, Robin Room, Tim Stockwell. World Health Organisation, Geneva.pp. 237-44.
  56. Benegal V, Chand PK, Obot IS (2009) Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders in Low and Middle Income Countries: Neglected Disorders. PLoS Medicine.
  57. Chand PK, Murthy P, Benegal V (2009) Pharmacotherapy of Alcohol Dependence: Evidence Based Practice. Indian Journal of Private Psychiatry
  58. Subodh BN, Chand PK, Murthy P, Benegal V (2009) A case of Poppy tea dependence in an octogenarian lady. Drug and Alcohol Review. 28,7:1-3
  59. Jagadeesha T, Benegal V, Gangadhar BN (2009) Substance-induced psychosis:  an overview. In Secondary Schizophrenia. Eds. Matcheri Keshavan & Perminder Sachdev. Cambridge University Press. London. pp.112-26
  60. Chand P, Subodh BN, Manjunath N,Benegal V, Murthy P. (2009) Medical Management for Substance use disorders. Published in Seminar on Management of Patients with Alcohol and Drug Dependence. (ed. By Lalitha, Ramchandra & Ramareddy). P 6-8. NIMHANS publication. 2009
  61. Satyanarayana, VA., Chandra, PS., Vaddiparti, K, Benegal, V and Cottler, LB.(2009)'Factors influencing consent to HIV testing among wives of heavy drinkers in an urban slum in India', AIDS Care,21:5,615 —621
  62. Behere RV, Muralidharan K,Benegal V(2009)Complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of substance use disorders – a review of the evidence . Drug and Alcohol Review. 28, 292–300
  63. Benegal V & SubodhBN (2009) Alcohol related harm in India. Drug Abuse: News-n-Views
  64. Kr, S. K., & Benegal, V. (2009, January). Effect of Alpha-Theta EEG Biofeedback Training in High Risk Patients of Alcohol Dependence. In SUBSTANCE ABUSE (Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 209-209
  65. Sankaran L., Muralidhar D, Benegal V (2008). Strengthening Resilience Within Families in Addiction Treatment. Indian Journal of Social Work; 69, 1:45-53
  66. Muralidharan K, Venkatasubramanian G, Pal PK, Benegal V. (2008) Transcallosal Conduction Abnormalities in Alcohol-naïve Male Offspring of Alcoholics. Addiction Medicine Addict Biol;13(3-4):373-9.
  67. Kumara S, Rajkumar RP, Muralidharan K, Chandrashekar CR, Benegal V. (2008)The association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and early-onset alcohol dependence:  A  retrospective  study.  Indian J Psychiatry; 50:268-71.
  68. Benegal V, Muralidharan K, Rajkumar RP (2008) Does areca nut use lead to dependence? Drug Alcohol Depend.;97(1-2):114-21
  69. Gupta A, Sreejayn K, Chand PK, Benegal V, Murthy P (2009) Carisoprodol induced amnestic state. Indian J Psychiatry;50,1: 72
  70. Suresh BM, Girimaji SC, Benegal V, Tandon S, Uday Kumar GS, Hamza A, Jangam K & Nagaraja D.(2008) A comparative study of psychiatric morbidity among the displaced and the non-displaced population in Andaman and Nicobar islands after Tsunami. Prehosp Disaster Med;23(1):29-34; discussion 35
  71. Suresh BM, Girimaji SC, Benegal V, Tandon S, Uday Kumar GS, Hamza A, Jangam K & Nagaraja D.(2008) Psychological impact on children affected by the Tsunami in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry;10:31-37
  72. Benegal V, Bajpai A, Basu D, Bohra N, Chatterji S, Galgali RB, Goel DS, Isaac MK, Jhanwar V, Lenin R, Madhavan PM, Mittal AK, Mohandas E, Murali T, Murthy P, Nagpal R, Nambi S, Subramaniam CR, Parkar S, Rao P, Reddy MS, Sarin A, Sudhakar TP, Tripathi BM, Varghese M. Proposal to the Indian Psychiatric Society for adopting a specialty section on addiction medicine (alcohol and other substance abuse). Indian J Psychiatry 2007;49:277-82
  73. Benegal V (2007) Drug Policy in India. In International Drug Policy. Eds Peter Reuter & Isidore Obot. Washington
  74. Muralidharan K, Rajkumar RP, Mulla U, Kayak RB, Benegal V (2008) Baclofen In The Management Of Inhalant Withdrawal: A Case Series. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry;10(1):48-51.
  75. Gupta A & Benegal V (2007) Treatment of Nicotine Dependence. In A Nurse’s manual. Ed. Sandhya Gupta & Rakesh Lal . New Delhi. National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre.
  76. Venkatasubramanian G, Anthony G, Reddy US, Reddy VV, Jayakumar PN, Benegal V. (2007) Corpus Callosum Abnormalities Associated with Greater Externalizing Behaviors in Subjects at High Risk for Alcohol Dependence. Psychiatry Res. 2007 Dec 15;156(3):209-15.
  77. Benegal V & Sreejayn M (2007) Substance Use among Women in India. Drug Abuse: News-n-Views August – September 2007
  78. Chagas Silva M, Mukundan CR, Benegal V (2007) Marfatia Award Paper: P300 Deficits in Children at High Risk for developing Alcohol Dependence. Indian J Psychiatry;49:182-8
  79. Arrackal BS & Benegal V (2007) Sexual deficits in patients with alcohol dependence. Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 49(2) 109-12.
  80. Kumar K, Purushottam M, Kubendran S, Gayathri P, Mukherjee O, Murthy R, Ghosh S, Chandra P, Benegal V, Brahmachari S, Jain S (2007) Serotonergic Candidate Genes and Puerperal Psychosis: An Association Study. Psychiatric Genetics 17:253–260
  81. Muralidharan K, Philip R, Sreenath, Benegal V (2007) Catatonia as a presenting feature of alcohol withdrawal: A case report. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2007;9(6):465.16.
  82. Muralidharan K, Benegal V (2007) Topiramate induced psychosis in an individual with alcohol dependence: A case report. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2007;9(4):317-8.
  83. Benegal V, Venkatsubramanian GV, Antony G, Jaykumar P.N (2006) Differences in brain morphology between subjects at high and low risk for alcoholism. Addiction Biology 12: 122-132.
  84. Mukherjee O, Meera P, Ghosh S, Kubendran S, Kiran K, Manjunath KR, Subhash MN, Benegal V, Brahmachari SK, Majumder PP, Jain S.( 2006) Evidence of Linkage and Association on 18p11.2 for Psychosis. Am J Med Genet Part B.
  85. Suresh BM, Girimaji SC, Benegal V, Uday Kumar GS, Hamza A, & Nagaraja D.(2006) Tsunami: Psychosocial aspects of Andaman and Nicobar islands. Assessments and intervention in the early phase. International Review of Psychiatry; 18(3): 1–7
  86. Jagadeesha T & Benegal V (2006) Psychosis among Substance Users. Current Opinion in Psychiatry 19(3):239-245.
  87. Benegal V (2006) Nicotine Addiction and Tobacco Cessation. Substance Use Disorders: A Physician’s manual. Ed. Rakesh Lal . New Delhi. National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre.
  88. Obot, I. S., Benegal, V., Hettige, S., Ibanga, A. K., & Tumwesigye, N. M. (2006, September). Gender, alcohol consumption and drinking problems in four low-and middle-income countries. Alcoholism-Clinical And Experimental Research 30, 9: 83A-83A
  89. Nayak, M. B., & Benegal, V. (2006, September). Alcohol use patterns and problems in India: An analysis from three studies. In Alcoholism-Clinical And Experimental Research 30, 9:83A-83A
  90. Sankaran L., Muralidhar D, Benegal V (2006) Strengthening resilience within families in addiction treatment. International Journal of Strengths Based Practice, Training & Research. 132-36. Available at: http://www.strengthbasedstrategies.com/PAPERS/17%20Lakshmi%20Sankaran.pdf
  91. Benegal, V., Nayak, M., Murthy,P., Chandra, P., Gururaj, G. (2005)  Women and alcohol in India. In Alcohol, Gender and Drinking Problems: Perspectives from Low and Middle Income Countries, Obot, I.S and Room, R., eds, pp. 89-124. World Health Organisation, Geneva. Available at: http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/ publications/ alcohol_gender_drinking_ problems. pdf]
  92. Benegal V (2005) India:Alcohol and Public health (Invited Editorial). Addiction. 100: 1051-1056
  93. Benegal V (2005) India:Alcohol and Public health. The Globe. 2:7-12.
  94. George Antony, Vivek Benegal, P. N. Jayakumar(2004) Risk for Alcoholism And Developmental Defects of Specific Brain Structures: A MR Morphometric Study. Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro. 229-232 [ISBI 2004]
  95. Chandra PS, Krishna VA, Benegal V, Ramakrishna J. (2003) High-risk sexual behaviour & sensation seeking among heavy alcohol users. Indian J Med Res. 117:88-92.
  96. Varghese, M., & Benegal, V. (2003). Social outcome of schizophrenia after treatment with clozapine: An open trial. Schizophrenia Research, 60(1), 286-287.
  97. Saleem Q, Dash D, Gandhi C, Kishore A, Benegal V, Sherrin T, Mukherjee O, Jain S, Brahmachari SK. (2001) Association of CAG repeat loci on chromosome 22 with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Mol Psychiatry. 6(6):694-700.
  98. Benegal V,  Velayudhan A,  Jain S, (2000) Social Costs of Alcoholism: A Karnataka Perspective. NIMHANS Journal, 18 (1&2) 67
  99. Kauser Shaikh; Daniel Naveen; Tessi Sherrin; Ashlesh Murthy;K. Thennarasu; Anuranjan Anand; Vivek Benegal; Sanjeev 76Jain.(2001) Polymorphisms at the DRD2 locus in early-onset alcohol dependence in the Indian population. Addiction Biology. 6, 4: 337-45
  100. Saleem Q, Sreevidya VS, Sudhir J, Savithri JV, Gowda Y, B-Rao C, Benegal V, Majumder PP, Anand A, Brahmachari SK, Jain S. (2000) Association analysis of CAG repeats at KCNN3 locus in Indian patients with Bipolar disorder and Schizophrenia. Am J Med Genet. 4; 96(6): 744-8
  101. Daniel, N., Sherrin, T., Benegal, V., Brahmachari, S. K., Jain, S., & Anand, A. (2000). Polymorphisms at loci of neuropsychiatric interest in the Indian population. American Journal Of Medical Genetics 96, 4: 562-563
  102. Sanjeev Jain, Vivek Benegal & Pratima Murthy (1999)Native Madmen and the Specialists:The early history. Wellcome History, 9:2.
  103. Hebbar S, Benegal V, Murthy P (2000)The Disulfiram - Ethanol Reaction Revisited: implications for disulfiram dose. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
  104. Vivek Benegal (1999) Children with Substance Abuse Problems. In Curriculum on Juvenile Justice: A Manual. Published by the Ministry for Social Welfare, Government of India and the National Law School of India University
  105. Pratima Murthy & Vivek Benegal (1999) Drug Control Policy In India: Role of Harm Minimisation. De-Addiction Quarterly, 4, 4: 1-5
  106. Biju Basil &  Vivek Benegal (1998) Nicotine Dependence : An Overview. De - Addiction Quarterly, 3, 4 : 7-12
  107. Vivek Benegal (1998) Dimensions of Substance Abuse Problems and the Need to Network. De-Addiction Quarterly, 3, 2&3 : 3-6
  108. Sanjeev Jain, Pratima Murthy, Vivek Benegal (1998) 150 Years of the Mental Hospital, Bangalore, NIMHANS Alumni Newsletter, 16 –22
  109. Pratima Murthy, Vivek Benegal, Sanjeev Jain (1998) Physical Treatments in the Pre– Chlorpromazine Era. Newsletter of the Indian Psychiatric Society [Karnataka Branch], July / August, 11 –14
  110. Benegal V, Isaac MK (1997) Nifedipine in the treatment of Tardive Dyskinesia: A one year followup. NIMHANS Journal, 15,1: 39 - 43.
  111. Balaji S, Benegal V, Jain Sanjeev, Chandrashekar CR (1997) A Brief Detoxification Schedule in the Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal. NIMHANS Journal, 15, 3: 209 - 214.
  112. Benegal V (1996) Strategies for Enhancement of Motivation to Change. De - Addiction Quarterly, 1, 4:1-6,11.
  113. Benegal V  (1996) Psychotherapy Training for Psychiatry Residents: A Trainee perspective, in Training in Psychotherapy: Proceedings of the National Workshop on Psychotherapy Training eds. Kapur M and Shamsundar CS, NIMHANS 1996.
  114. Murthy NV, Benegal V, Murthy P. Help seeking in female alcoholics (1995) Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 37 Supplement 8,
  115. Benegal V, Jain S, Subbakrishna DK, Channabasavanna SM (1995)  P300 amplitudes vary inversely with continuum of risk in first degree male relatives of alcoholics. Psychiatric Genetics, 5: 149-156.
  116. Benegal V, Hingorani S, Khanna S, Channabasavanna SM (1993) Idiopathic catatonia: Validity of the concept. Psychopathology,26:41-46.
  117. Benegal V, Hingorani S, Khanna S, Channabasavanna SM (1992) Is stupor by itself a catatonic symptom? Psychopathology, 25:229 231.
  118. Jagadeesh AN, V Radha Prabhu, Santosh K Chaturvedi, CR Mukundan, Vivek Benegal (1999) Differential EEG Response to Ethanol across Subtypes of Alcoholics. Molecular Psychiatry   4, Supplement 1, S45
  119. Kumara S, Benegal V, Chandrashekar CR (1997) A Family Genetic Study of Early and Late Onset Forms of Alcohol Dependence. Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 74, 6:576 


 

B3. Reports / Monographs Etc.:

 

1.       

Benegal V & Girish N (2014) Harms to Others from Alcohol Use: WHO and Thai Health –A Scoping Assessment

2.    

Murthy P, Chandra PS, Benegal V, Chand PK, Pandian D, Thennarasu K. Development of a Partner Focused Intervention for Alcohol  Dependence and Assessment of Impact on Couples’ Outcome. A Pilot Study. Project supported by the Indian Council for Medical Research, 2014.

3.       

Benegal V, Girish N, Gururaj G, Murthy P, et al. (2012) Patterns & consequences of Alcohol Misuse in India  - an epidemiological survey

        commissioned by the World Health Organisation India Country office and the Ministry of Health and family Welfare.

4.       

Benegal V, Seshadri S, Chand PK, Pandian D, Lakshmana G, Subodh BN (2010) Inhalant Use among street children in Bangalore. Report on project on Assessment of substance use among out-of-school-adolescents, commissioned by the World Health Organisation India Country office and the Ministry of Health and family Welfare.

5.       

Benegal V, Sathyaprakash M, Nagaraja D (2008) Alcohol misuse in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Report on project commissioned by the Indian Council of Medical Research and funded by Action Aid, India

6.       

Gururaj G, Benegal V, Murthy P , Girish N (2006) Alcohol use and public health - Indian perspective. Background paper for the World Health Organisation

7.       

Benegal V, Murthy P, Girimaji SC, Mukundan CR, Paulomi N, Sharma M (2006) Alpha-Theta Biofeedback in Subjects with Early Onset, Family History Positive Alcoholism: Report on Project funded (2004-06)  by the WHO Country Office and the Ministry of Health, Government of India

8.       

Gururaj G, Benegal V, Girish (2005) Project Report on Economics of Alcohol Use in India (2004-05) funded by the World Health Organisation – South East Asian Regional Office.

9.       

Pratima Murthy, Vivek Benegal, LakshmiSankaran (2004)  The Workplace Alcohol Prevention(WAPPA) - Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation - NIMHANS Project. Available at:  http://www.nimhans.kar.nic.in/deaddiction/lit/KSRTC%20report10thmarch04.pdf

10.    

Benegal V, Gururaj G, Murthy P (2003) Report on a WHO Collaborative Project on Unrecorded consumption of Alcohol in Karnataka, India [monograph on the Internet]. Available at http://www.nimhans.kar.nic.in/Deaddiction/lit/UNDOC_Review.pdf

11.    

Benegal V, Gururaj G, Murthy P (2002) Project Report on a WHO multi centre collaborative project: on Establishing and Monitoring Alcohol’s Involvement in Casualties; 2000-2001 [monograph on the Internet]. Available at: http://www.nimhans.kar.nic.in/Deaddiction/lit/Alcohol%20and%20%20Injurie...

12.    

Gururaj G & Benegal V (2002) Report on Project on Prevention of Drunken Driving in Bangalore City. A collaborative project of NIMHANS with the Bangalore Action Task Force and Bangalore Police Force. [monograph on the Internet]. Available at http://www.nimhans.kar.nic.in/Deaddiction/lit/dwi_batf

13.    

Benegal V, A Shantala, Murthy P, Janakiramaiah N (2001) Report on Development of a Model District Programme for Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Problems: WHO – NIMHANS Project. [monograph on the Internet]. Available at http://www.nimhans.kar.nic.in/Deaddiction/lit/Mandya_distt_WHO.pdf

14.    

Vivek Benegal, A Shantala, Pratima Murthy, N Janakiramaiah (2000) Alcohol Use and Misuse in Karnataka : A Status Paper. Submitted to the Karnataka Task Force on Health and Social Welfare

15.    

Vivek Benegal (2000) Alcohol Related Violence Against Women in Karnataka. Submitted to the Karnataka Task Force on Health and Social Welfare

16.    

Vivek Benegal, Kul Bhushan, Shekhar Seshadri & Mani Karott (1999) Drug Abuse among Street Children in Bangalore. In Drug Abuse Prevention Programme for Street and Working Children . Monograph published by the Bangalore Forum for Street and Working Children. Available at: http://www.nimhans.kar.nic.in/deaddiction/lit/Drug%20Abuse%20_Street%20C...

17.     Prabha Chandra, Vivek Benegal, Jayashree Ramakrishna, VAS Krishna (1998) Development and Evaluation of a Module for HIV/ AIDS Related Risk Reduction Among Patients with Alcohol Dependence. [Monograph] by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore. Available at: http://www.nimhans.kar.nic.in/deaddiction/lit/hivrisk_alcohol.pdf

 

B4. Publications in popular media

Monthly column (Head coach) in Prevention magazine (India Today Group) (2010-2011).

Others – expert guest on TV serial Satyameva Jayate (2012)

Research

Ongoing Funded Research projects / Collaborative Projects:

1.        National Mental Health Survey of India. Funded by Ministry of Health, Government of India (Co Investigator) (2013-15).

 Funded Research projects / Collaborative Projects- Completed

1.       

Alcohol: Harms to Others -India. Project funded by World Health Organisation and Thai Health (Principal Investigator) (2012-13).

2.       

Behavioral Addiction in the Community – ICMR(Co-principal Investigator) (2012-13)

3.       

Double Blind-Randomized Control Study of the Efficacy of Baclofen in the Long-Term Treatment of Alcohol Dependence(2011-13) – Sun Pharmacological Advanced Research Centre (Principal Investigator)

4.       

Study on Efficacy of Homeopathic Remedies in Substance Abuse disorders (Co-principal Investigator) funded by Soukya Foundation.

5.       

Prevalence, patterns of use and Impact of Alcohol in India. Project funded by the World Health Organisation, India and the Ministry of Health, Government of India (Principal Investigator) (2011-12).

6.       

Assessment of Indicators of Alcohol related Health Burden in the community (2009) Project funded by the World Health Organisation – South East Asian Regional Office (Co-Principal Investigator)

7.       

Naturalistic follow up study of patients  with substance use disorders (2009-11). Project funded by the World Health Organisation, India and the Ministry of Health, Government of India (Co-Principal Investigator)

8.       

Prevalence of substance abuse in patients with first episode psychosis (2009-10). Project funded by the Research Funds of the Deaddiction Centre, NIMHANS. (Co-Investigator).

9.       

Investigation of central nervous system hyperexcitability states in subjects at high risk for alcoholism: Transcranial magnetic stimulation study. 2009-10). Project funded by the Research Funds of the Deaddiction Centre, NIMHANS. (Co-Investigator).

10.    

Assessment of Substance Use among  Out-of school adolescents and an exploratory intervention (2008-09) Project funded by the World Health Organisation, India and the Ministry of Health, Government of India (Co-Principal Investigator)

11.    

Tobacco Cessation Clinic Project: Collaborative Center for National centers (2002-08) Project funded by the World Health Organisation; (Co-Principal Investigator)

12.    

Impact of Tsunami on Alcohol misuse in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (2006-07) Project commissioned and funded by ICMR & Action Aid, India (Co-Principal Investigator).

13.    

HIV Risk Reduction in Spouses of Alcoholics (2004-06) World AIDS Foundation & Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator)

14.    

Molecular genetic markers and endophenotypes of risk in schizophrenia (2005-2007) – Funded by the Department of Biotechnology, India (Co-Investigator).

15.    

Alcohol Policy in India (2005-06) Project commissioned and funded by the World Health Organisation, Geneva (Co-Principal Investigator)

16.    

Targeted risk reduction in children of alcoholics (2004-05) Project funded by the World Health Organisation, India and the Ministry of Health, Government of India (Principal Investigator)

17.    

Economics of Alcohol Use in India (2004-05) Project funded by the World Health Organisation – South East Asian Regional Office (Co-Principal Investigator)

18.    

Multi-Centre Collaborative Project on Gender, Alcohol and Culture [GENACIS] (2003-04) Project funded by the World Health Organisation; (Principal Investigator for the site at Bangalore)

19.    

Genetic Studies of Special subgroups of psychoses (2003-06; extended) – Funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research (Co-Investigator).

20.    

Project on Prevention of Drunken Driving in Bangalore City (2002-03) funded by the Bangalore Action Task Force and Bangalore Police Force (Co-Principal Investigator)

21.    

Evaluation of drug de-addiction centers in South India (2002) – funded by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, GOI -Co- Investigator – (Co-Principal Investigator)

22.    

Molecular Genetic study of Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia(2000-02), funded by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. (Co- investigator)

23.    

Molecular genetic study of schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder, 1998 – 2002. (Co-principal investigator) - Department of Biotechnology , Government of India - Continuing

24.    

Asssessment of Unrecorded Consumption of Alcohol (2000-01) Multi centre collaborative Project funded by the World Health Organisation; 2000-2001– (Principal Investigator for the Indian site at Bangalore)

25.    

Establishing and Monitoring Alcohol’s Involvement in Casualties – Multi centre collaborative Project funded by the World Health Organisation; 2000-2001– (Principal Investigator for the Indian site at Bangalore)

26.    

Molecular Genetic study of Alcohol Metabolising Enzymes in the Indian Population: NIMHANS Project  (Principal Investigator) – 2000-01.

27.    

Alcohol Use in Industrial settings (2001) funded by SASPI, Sangath (Co-Investigator)

28.    

Burden of Drug abuse on Women (2000-01) United Nations Drug Control Programme project (Principal Investigator for the site at Bangalore)

29.    

World Health Organisation – NIMHANS Collaborative Project: Development of a Model District Programme for Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Problems (1999-01) (Co-principal investigator)

30.    

Alcoholism and Sexuality in Women. Ford Foundation Small Grants Project (1999-2000) Murthy P, Prathima S, Janakiramaiah N, Chandra P, Benegal V (Co-Investigator)

31.    

Aspects of Sexuality in Street and Working Children (1999-2000) Ford Foundation Small Grants Project (Co-Investigator)

32.    

Drug Abuse Prevention Programme amongst Street and Working Children [DAPP] (1998-1999) Funded by CRY and the Bangalore Forum for Street and Working Children (Co-Investigator)

33.    

NIMHANS project on High Risk Behavior and Substance Abuse , 1997–98. (Co- investigator) – Competed

34.    

Rapid Assessment of Drug Abuse in Bangalore. United Nations Drug Control Programme project (2000) Murthy P, Benegal V, Jankiramaiah N.  (Co-Investigator)

         

Mentored Research                                                                                            

Ph.D.

1.       

An Exploratory Study Of Epigenetic Changes Associated With Childhood Adversity In Children Of Alcoholics [PhD- Psychiatry] (2014-)

2.       

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy in reducing Disinhibition and Attentional impairments in Persons at risk for alcoholism [Dual PhD- Clinical Neurosciences – NIMHANS Bangalore and University of Liverpool] (2014-)

3.       

Family functioning in Children of Alcoholics [Ph.D thesis- Psychiatric Social Work] –2014-16

4.       

Vocational Training Intervention for Persons with Substance Abuse Disorders [PhD- Psychiatry] (2012-)

5.       

Executive functioning in children at high risk for alcoholism [PhD- Psychology] (2012-)

6.       

Psychometric evaluation of cognitive functions as an index of risk in subjects at high risk for alcoholism [Ph.D thesis-Clinical Psychology] 2007-11

7.       

Constructing a manualised intervention for group therapy of subjects with substance abuse [Ph.D thesis- Psychiatric Social Work] –2005-07

8.       

Factors Contributing to Resilience in Adult Offspring of Alcoholics [Ph.D thesis- Psychiatric Social Work] –2004-06

9.       

A study of autonomic functioning in Offspring of Alcoholics [Ph.D thesis-Clinical Psychology] - 2004-06

10.    

Changes in Pulmonary function in tobacco smokers following cessation [Ph.D thesis- Medicine]- 2004-06

 

M.D. (Psychiatry)

11.    

Neuroimaging correlates of Craving in response to Acamprosate treatment in persons seeking treatment for alcohol dependence [M.D.thesis] (2014-2015)

12.    

Comparison of Creativity, Mind Wandering and Brain Default mode networks between subjects at High and Low risk for Addiction [M.D.thesis] (2014-2015)

13.    

Effect Of Genetic Variations On Temperament And Cognition [M.D.thesis] (2013-2014)

14.    

Brain Development (White Matter) Genetic Variation And Risk For Alcohol Dependence: Imaging(Dti) Genetics Study”[M.D.thesis] (2013-2014)

15.    

Comparison in psychophysiological interaction patterns of brain regions during a event-related fMRI involving interference paradigm in subjects at high and low risk for alcoholism [M.D.thesis] (2012-2013)

16.    

Differences in the default mode network using resting-state functional connectivity magnetic resonance imagingbetween subjects at high and low risk for alcoholism [M.D.thesis] (2011-2012)

17.    

Differences in maturation of CNS white matter tracts and temperamental traits between subjects at high and low risk for alcoholism: A MRI study [M.D.thesis] (2010-2011)

18.    

Exploration of differences in CNS white matter tracts between subjects at high and low risk for alcoholism: A MRI study [M.D.thesis] (2009-2010)

19.    

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic analysis of GABA/Glut differences in brain metabolism in children of alcoholics [M.D.thesis] (2008-09)

20.    

A molecular genetic study of the risk for complicated alcohol withdrawal [M.D.thesis] (2008-09)

21.    

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic analysis of differences in brain metabolism in children of alcoholics [M.D.thesis] (2007-08)

22.    

Exploration of differences in CNS excitation between subjects at high and low risk for alcoholism: An fMRI study [M.D.thesis] (2006-07)

23.    

DAT Gene Polymorphism In Severe Alcohol Withdrawal [M.D.thesis] (2007-08)

24.    

Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to explore differences in Central Nervous system disinhibition in offspring of Early Onset Alcoholics [M.D.thesis] (2005-06)

25.    

Magnetic Resonance Imaging to study differences in Brain morphometry in offspring of Early Onset Alcoholics [M.D.thesis] (2004-05)

26.    

Extrinsic Factors affecting Relapse in subjects with alcohol Dependence [M.D.thesis] (2003-04)

27.    

Evoked potential study of alcohol related brain deficits in offspring of Early Onset Alcoholics [M.D.thesis] (2002-03)

28.    

P300 differences between subtypes of alcoholics [M.D. thesis] (2001-02)

29.    

Molecular Genetic Markers in subjects with alcohol dependence  [M.D. thesis ] (2000-01)

30.    

Electroencephalographic changes in response to alcohol in high risk alcoholics [M.D. thesis ] (1998-99)

31.    

Families of Individuals with Early and Late Onset Alcohol dependence- A  family study [M.D. thesis] (1996-97)

 

M.Phil

32.    

Executive functioning in children at high risk for alcoholism [M Phil Psychology] (2010-2011)

Diplomate of National Board

33.    

Comparative efficacy of low and high dose Disulfiram [Diplomate of National Board thesis] (1996-97)

34.    

Evoked potential study of alcohol related brain deficits [Diplomate of National Board thesis] (1997-98)

35.    

A Family Study of Attention Deficit Disorder in First degree relatives of Alcoholic probands, [Diplomate of National Board ] (1998-99)

36.    

Sucrose Preference in Subtypes of Alcoholics and First degree relatives [Diplomate of National Board thesis] (1999-2000)

37.    

Loading dose Diazepam in Alcohol Withdrawal [Diplomate of National Board thesis] (2001-02)

38.    

Detection and Intervention of alcohol related problems by Primary Care Physicians [Diplomate of National Board] (2002-03)

 

Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing

39.    

A Study to Assess the Stress, Coping Strategies and Domestic Violence in Wives of Alcohol Dependent Individuals [Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing]

40.    

Externalising behavioral disorders in offspring of alcoholics [Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing]

41.    

A Study to Assess Effect of Brief Intervention in the reduction of hazardous drinking [Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing]

 

42.    

High Risk factors predisposing to Substance abuse in adolescence and early adulthood [Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing]

 

MSc Psychiatric Nursing

43.    

Comparative study to assss quality of life between tobacco users and non-users

 

DM (Neurology)

44. Personality traits in the siblings/children of patients with Fronto temporal Dementia