Faculty Details

   

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Name: Dr. Nishant Goyal
Designation:  Assistant Professor of Psychiatry , I/C Centre for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, I/C Centre for Cognitive Neurosciences
Qualification: MBBS, MD (Psychiatry), Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Email : goyal(dot)nishant(at)cipranchi(dot)nic(dot)in ; psynishant(at)gmail(dot)com
Contact: +91-9431171162
OPD Days: Child Guidance Clinic (All Working Days except Thursday) Epilepsy Clinic (Thursday)
Areas Of Interest: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, Epilepsy, Community Psychiatry, Cognitive Neurosciences

Offcial Address:
K S Mani Centre for Cognitive Neurosciences, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi-834006, Jharkhand, India

  1. Mitra S, Nizamie SH, Goyal N. Mirror neuron activity in schizophrenia may remain unaffected by duration of untreated psychosis. Asian J Psychiatr. 2017 Jun;27:16-17.
  2. Mitra S, Nizamie SH, Goyal N, Tikka SK. Electroencephalogram alpha-to-theta ratio over left fronto-temporal region correlates with negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Asian J Psychiatr. 2017 Apr;26:70-76.
  3. Umesh S, Tikka SK, Goyal N, Sinha VK, Nizamie SH. Aberrant gamma band cortical sources and functional connectivity in adolescents with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: A preliminary report. Psychiatry Res. 2017 Jan;247:51-54.
  4. Singh NK, Goyal N. Perceived social support and burden of care ofmale and female caregivers of patient with schizophrenia. Indian J Psy Socl Work 2017; 10-13
  5. Tikka SK, Shreekantiah U, Krishnan A, Goyal N, Nizamie SH, Ram D. Sources of mu activity and their functional connectivity in perceiving complexities in reciprocal social interactive motion: An exploratory study using the 'Namaste' task. Asian J Psychiatr. 2016 Aug;22:6-14.
  6. Motichand S., Sinha J., Rai S., Sinha VK., Goyal N. Obsessional Fear of Getting Into a Relationship: A Case Report. Adolescent Psychiatry, 2015, 5(4).
  7. Shreekantiah Umesh D, Tikka SK, Goyal N, Nizamie SH, Sinha VK. Resting state theta band source distribution and functional connectivity in remitted schizophrenia. Neurosci Lett. 2016 Sep 6;630:199-202.
  8. Mitra S, Nizamie SH, Goyal N, Tikka SK. Evaluation of resting state gamma power as a response marker in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2015 Oct;69(10):630-9.
  9. Kumar SR, Sinha VK, Tikka SK, Goyal N. Gamma activity model for treatment-resistant bipolar psychotic mania.Indian J Pharmacol. 2015 Mar-Apr;47(2):215-8.
  10. Goyal N, K L V, Sinha VK. Priming rTMS for Treatment Resistant Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2015;27(2):e177-8.
  11. Tikka SK, Garg S, Sinha VK, Nizamie SH, Goyal N. Resting State Dense Array Gamma Oscillatory Activity as a Response Marker for Cerebellar-Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in Schizophrenia. J ECT. 2015 Dec;31(4):258-62.
  12. Kavoor AR, Mitra S, Mehta VS, Goyal N, Sinha VK. Tourette syndrome and bipolar disorder: unique problems with pediatric comorbidity. Indian J Psychol Med. 2015 Apr-Jun;37(2):223-5.
  13. Tikka SK, Nizamie SH, Das AK, Agarwal N, Goyal N. Schneiderian first rank symptoms in schizophrenia: A developmental neuroscience evaluation. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2016 May;50:39-46.
  14. Umesh S, Nizamie SH, Goyal N, Tikka S, Bose S. Social anhedonia and gamma band abnormalities as a composite/multivariate endophenotype for schizophrenia: a dense array EEG study. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 21. doi: 10.1111/eip.12327. [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Mitra S, Nizamie SH, Goyal N, Tikka SK, Kavoor AR. Comparing mirror neuron system activity between sporadic and familial cases of schizophrenia. Asian J Psychiatr. 2016 Jun;21:17-8.
  16. Tikka SK, Nizamie SH, Venkatesh Babu GM, Aggarwal N, Das AK, Goyal N. Safety and Efficacy of Adjunctive Θ Burst Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Right Inferior Parietal Lobule in Schizophrenia Patients With First-Rank Symptoms: A Pilot, Exploratory Study. J ECT. 2016 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print]
  17. Garg S, Sinha VK, Tikka SK, Mishra P, Goyal N. The efficacy of cerebellar vermal deep high frequency (thetarange) repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in schizophrenia: A randomized rater blind-sham controlled study. Psychiatry Res. 2016 Jul 16;243:413-420.
  18. Mitra S*, Haque Nizamie S, Goyal N, Tikka SK. Event related desynchronisation of mu-wave over right sensorimotor cortex at baseline may predict subsequent response to antipsychotics in Schizophrenia. Asian J Psychiatr. 2015 Feb 8. pii: S1876-2018(15)00014-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2015.01.013.
  19. Bhattacharya A, Goyal N*, Sinha VK. Childhood dissociation as a precursor of mood disorder: A 5 years followup case study. Indian J Psychiatry. 2015 Jan-Mar;57(1):108-10.
  20. Tikka SK, Nizamie SH, Goyal N, Pradhan, N, Tikka DL, Katshu, MZH. Evaluation of spontaneous dense array gamma oscillatory activity and minor physical anomalies as a composite neurodevelopmental endophenotype in schizophrenia. International journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 2014, 40, 43-51.
  21. Tikka SK, Parvez N, Nongpiur A, Goyal N, Sinha VK. Spontaneous dense array gamma activity in children and adolescents with volatile solvent dependence. J Pediatr Neurosci 2014;9:234-6.
  22. Tikka SK, Shailly, Nizamie SH, Das B, Goyal N, Tikka DL. Sporadic and Familial Subgroups of Schizophrenia do not differ on Dense Array Spontaneous Gamma Oscillatory Activity. Psychiatry Research 2014 Dec 30;220(3):1151-4.
  23. Tikka SK, Shailly, Nizamie SH, Das B, Tikka DL, Goyal N. Schneiderian First Rank Symptoms and Gamma Oscillatory Activity in Neuroleptic Naïve First Episode Schizophrenia- a 192 channel EEG study. Psychiatry Investigation 2014 Oct;11(4):467-75.
  24. Mitra S, Nizamie SH, Goyal N, Tikka SK. Unchanging mirror neuron activity in schizophrenia patients over 4 weeksof treatment: Evidence from a 192 channel quantitative electroencephalogram study. Biol Psychiatry 2014 Sep 15;76(6):e13-4.
  25. Mitra S, Nizamie SH, Goyal N, Tikka SK. Mu wave activity in schizophrenia: Evidence of a dysfunctional mirror neuron system from an Indian study. Indian J Psychol Med 2014, Jul;36(3):276-81.
  26. Kavoor AR, Mitra S, Mehta VS, Goyal N, Sinha VK. Tourette syndrome and bipolar disorder: Unique problems with pediatric comorbidity. Indian J Psychol Med (Ahead of Print)
  27. Tikka SK, Goyal N, Tikka, DL, Sinha VK, Mathew KJ, Rai S. Folie a deux mixed dissociative disorder- A cas report. Asian Journal of Psychiatry 2013; 6(6): 629-630.
  28. Tikka SK, Goyal N, Umesh S, Nizamie SH. Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: Clinical characteristics, standard and quantitative electro-encephalographic analyses. J Pediatr Neurosci. 2013 May;8(2):97-103.
  29. Garg S, Tikka SK, Goyal N, Sinha VK, Nizamie SH. Amelioration of anergia and thought disorder with adjunctive high frequency cerebellar vermal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in schizophrenia: a case report. Schizophr Res. 2013 Jan;143(1):225-7
  30. Tikka SK, Nizamie SH, Das B, Katshu MZ, Goyal N. Increased spontaneous gamma power and synchrony in schizophrenia patients having higher minor physical anomalies. Psychiatry Res. 2012 Oct 7. pii: S0165- 1781(12)00502-1. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2012.09.006.
  31. Garg S, Goyal N*, Sinha VK. Levosulpiride-induced rabbit syndrome. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2012 Sep 18.
  32. Goyal N*, Praharaj SK, Desarkar P, Nizamie H. Electroencephalographic abnormalities in clozapine-treated patients: a cross-sectional study. Psychiatry Investig. 2011 Dec;8(4):372-6.
  33. Nongpiur A, Sinha VK, Praharaj SK, Goyal N. Theta-patterned, frequency-modulated priming stimulation enhances low-frequency, right prefrontal cortex repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in depression: a randomized, sham-controlled study. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2011 Summer;23(3):348-57. Erratum in: J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2012 Dec 1;24(1):118.
  34. Garg S, Goyal N, Tikka SK, Sinha VK. Exacerbation of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations With Adjunctive HighFrequency Cerebellar Vermal Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Schizophrenia A Case Report.Accepted for publication in the Journal of ECT.
  35. Singh NK, Bhattacharjee D, Goyal N, Munda SK, Nizamie SH (2012) Perceive Family Environment among Parents,Spouses and Siblings of Alcohol Dependence Patients: A Comparative Study. J Addict Res Ther 3:126. doi:10.4172/2155- 6105.1000126
  36. Singh NK, Bhattacharjee D, Goyal N, Munda SK, Nizamie S Haque. (2011) Perceived Burden and Social Support of Caregivers in Early onset Psychosis & Epilepsy: A Comparative Study. Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry. Online early on 02/07/11
  37. Samir Kumar Praharaj, Nishant Goyal, Sujit Sarkhel, S. Haque Nizamie. Ritual Suicide. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry (2011), 27(1-2), 3 - 8.
  38. Praharaj SK, Jana AK, Goyal N, Sinha VK. Metformin for olanzapine-induced weight gain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2011 Mar; 71(3):377-82.
  39. Nizamie S Haque, Goyal N*. National Mental Health Programe of India: A reappraisal. Guest editorial. Indian J Social Psychiatry, 2010, 26, 79-83.
  40. Singh NK, Goyal N, Bhattacharjee D, Das B, Akhtar S. Quality of Life (QOL) in Schizophrenia: A Comparative Study Across Patients, their Siblings and Normal Controls. Indian J Social Psychiatry, 2010, 26, 146-150.
  41. Nizamie SH, Goyal N*. History of Psychiatry in India. Indian J Psychiatry 2010; 52:S7-12.
  42. Singh NK, Bhattacherjee D, Pachori H, Goyal N, Sinha VK. (2010)Child Guidance Clinics in India – Principals and Practice. Souvenir of 36th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, Eastern Zonal Branch (CEZIPS 2010).35-38.
  43. Praharaj SK, Jana AK, Goswami K, Das PR, Goyal N, Sinha VK. Salivary flow rate in patients with schizophrenia on clozapine. Clin Neuropharmacol. 2010 Jul; 33(4):176-8.
  44. Goyal N*., Bhattacharya A, Goswami K., Sinha VK. Rapid Cycling Associated With Menstrual Periods in an Adolescent: Electrophysiological Underpinnings for Bipolarity. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 22:4, Fall 2010.
  45. Goyal N*, Sur S, Sinha VK. Childhood mood disorder in spinocerebellar ataxia type 2: a case report. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2010 Spring;22(2):E21-2.
  46. Goyal N*, Sinha VK. Amisulpride-induced tardive dyskinesia in childhood onset schizophrenia. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2010 May 30;34(4):728-9.
  47. Dotiwala KN, Saha, J., Nizamie SH. Neuropsychology of Face Recognition: Implications for Psychiatry. Indian journal of Social Psychiatry. (Accepted for Publication)
  48. Bakhla AK, Goyal N*, Nizamie SH. Amisulpride-induced mania with interictal psychosis. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2009 Nov 13;33(8):1572-3
  49. Haq MZ, Mishra BR, Goyal N, Sinha VK. alpha/beta-Arteether-induced mania in a predisposed adolescent. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2009 Jul-Aug; 31(4):391-3.
  50. Kumari P, Ram D, Haque Nizamie S, Goyal N*. Stigma and quality of life in individuals with epilepsy: a preliminary report. Epilepsy Behav. 2009 Jul;15(3):358-61.
  51. Anil Kumar MN, Pai NB, Rao S, Rao TSS, Goyal N. Biology of Sexual Dysfunction. Online J Health Allied Scs. 2009;8(1):2
  52. Kumar D, Dubey I, BHattacharjee D, Singh NK, Dotiwala KN, Siddiqui SV, Goyal N. Beginning Steps in School Mental Health in India: A Teacher Workshop. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion (2009), 2 (4), 29-34.
  53. Pachori H, Goyal N, Siddiqui SA, Akhtar, S. Biostatistics in clinical practice: fact or fiction. CIP Bulletin, 2009; 8:33-36.
  54. Praharaj SK, Goyal N, Sarkar S, Bagati D, Sinha P, Sinha VK. Musical obsession or pseudohallucination: electrophysiological standpoint. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2009 Apr;63(2):230-4.
  55. Nizamie SH, Akthar S, Banerjee I, Goyal N*. Health care delivery model in epilepsy to reduce treatment gap: World Health Organization study from a rural tribal population of India. Epilepsy Res. 2009 Apr;84(2-3):146-
  56. Samir Kumar Praharaj, Nishant Goyal, Pushpal Desarkar, Manu Arora. Neurobiology of Consciousness: What do we know yet. Indian journal of Social Psychiatry (2009), 25, 3-10.
  57. Goyal N, Sinha VK. Mirtazapine-induced manic switch in adolescent unipolar depression. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2008 Dec;42(12):1070-1.
  58. Siddiqui SV, Chatterjee U, Kumar D, Siddiqui A, Goyal N. Neuropsychology of prefrontal cortex. Indian J Psychiatry. 2008 Jul;50(3):202-8.
  59. Prakash R, Singh LK, Bhatt N, Goyal N, Mishra B, Akhtar S. Possession states precipitated by nortriptyline. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2008 May;42(5):432-3.
  60. Nizamie SH, Goyal N*, Haq MZ, Akhtar S. Central Institute of Psychiatry: A tradition in excellence. Indian J Psychiatry. 2008 Apr;50(2):144-8.
  61. Sharma, S., Nizamie S Haque, Goyal*, N. History of Indian Journal of Psychiatry. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 2008, (Special Commemorative Volume); 48-59.
  62. Nizamie S Haque, Biswas R, Kumar A, Haq MZ, Akhtar S. Contribution of Ranchi to psychiatry in India: Role of Central Institute of Psychiatry. CIP Bulletin, 2008; 7: 4-21.
  63. Goyal N. Changing Face of CIP. CIP Progress Report. 2008.
  64. Goyal N. Karl Jaspers: A Biography, Navigations in Truth. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry (2008), 24, 116-119
  65. Goyal N, Nizamie SH, Desarkar P. Efficacy of adjuvant high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on negative and positive symptoms of schizophrenia: preliminary results of a double-blind shamcontrolled
  66. study. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2007 Fall;19(4):464-7.
  67. Desarkar P, Goyal N, Khess CR. Clozapine-induced cataplexy. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2007 Winter;19(1):87-8.
  68. Goyal, N., Praharaj, S.K., Desarkar, P., Sinha, V.K. (2006) Memantine for dementia in Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. Journal of Pediatric Neurology, 4, 285.
  69. Goyal N, Thakur A, Sinha VK. Acute dystonia with intramuscular olanzapine in adolescent mania: a report.Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2005 Nov-Dec;39(11-12):1046-7.
  70. Nagraj AKM, Nizamie, SH, Akhtar S, Sinha BMP, Goyal N. (2004) A comparative study of sexual dysfunction due to typical and atypical antipsychotics in remitted bipolar I disorder. Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 46 (3); 261-267
  71. Bhattacharjee D, Nizamie S Haque, Praharaj SK, Goyal N.(2009) Manpower Development in Psychiatric Social Work. Chapter accepted for inclusion in the book on Mental Health Services, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
  72. Nizamie S Haque, Goyal N. (2009) History of Mental Health Services in India. Chapter accepted for inclusion in the book on Mental Health Services, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
  73. Nizamie SH, Tikka SK, Goyal N. Psychiatric emergencies associated with drug overdose. In: Thara R, Vijayakumar L (Eds). Emergencies in Psychiatry in low and middle income countries. New Delhi: Byword Books Private Limited; 2012: 55-71.
  74. Khess, CRJ, Goyal, N., Umesh S., Vidya KL., Simlai J. Classification and Nomenclature of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders. In: Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Vyas JN., Khess CRJ., Simali J., Bohra N., Behere PB., Sharma I., Bohra NK., Ghimire SR. (Eds). Paras Medical Publisher: New Delhi
  75. Goyal N., Vidya KL., Khess CRJ., Simlai J. Psychiatric Consultation Liaison in Children and Adolescents. In: Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Vyas JN., Khess CRJ., Simali J., Bohra N., Behere PB., Sharma I., Bohra NK., Ghimire SR. (Eds). Paras Medical Publisher: New Delhi
  76. Goyal N., Vidya KL., Khess CRJ., Simlai J. Assessment in Clinical Settings. In: Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Vyas JN., Khess CRJ., Simali J., Bohra N., Behere PB., Sharma I., Bohra NK., Ghimire SR. (Eds). Paras Medical Publisher: New Delhi

Awards & Felicitations

1. I was awarded as the “Young Psychiatrist of the Year “in 2008 from the East Zone of Indian Psychiatric Society
2. I was felicitated for exemplary work in the year 2009 as best resident at the Central Institute of Psychiatry on the occasion of the Foundation Day.
3. I was co-author of the research paper that won the prestigious BPSS Award on Research Paper Presentation for Post Graduate Students at the Eastern Zonal Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Gangtok, 2009
4. I was co-author of the paper titled “Differential hemispheric distribution of aberrant spontaneous high resolution EEG gamma power across its subfrequency bands in schizophrenia patients with higher developmental anomalies” which won the Siddhartha Memorial Award’ at CEZIPS 2011.
5. I was co-author of the paper titled “Schneiderian First Rank Symptoms and Gamma Oscillatory Activity in Neuroleptic Naïve First Episode Schizophrenia- a 192 channel EEG study” which won the ‘Leelavathi Bholanath Award at CEZIPS 2012.
6. I was coauthor of the paper titled “Contingent negative variation- Ag related normative data” which was awarded with R B Davis Memorial Award at JASCON, 2013.
7. I was coauthor of the paper titled “Contingent negative variation: Age related normative data” which was awarded with Leelavathi Bholanath Memorial Award at CEZIPS, 2013 at Ranchi.
8. I was co-author of BEST PAPER at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Zonal Branch of Indian Psychiatric Society, India, 2013. Represents East Zone for the Bombay Psychiatric Society Silver Jubilee (BPSS) Award at 
9. I was coauthor of a paper titled “Effect of adjunctive high frequency cerebellar vermal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on dense array gamma oscillatory activity in schizophrenia” which won M MURUGAPPAN AWARD for the best poster at ANCIPS, 2014, Pune.
10. IABP – Indian association of biological psychiatry Award for best research paper for the year 2015 for paper “Priming rTMS for treatment resistant obsessive compulsive disorder: In search of new paradigm”.
11.  I was a coauthor of a paper titled “Social anhedonia and gamma band oscillations in remitted schizophrenia patients and their first degree relatives: A high resolution EEG study. Won the Bombay Psychiatric Society Silver Jubilee (BPSS) Award. Paper presented at 67th Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society at Hyderabad, 08th – 11th January 2015.
12. Krishnan A*, Ram D, Goyal N, Tikka SK. Quantitative EEG correlates of empathy in schizophrenia. Paper presented at 14th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Jharkhand State Branch (JASCON-2015) at RINPAS, at Ranchi, on 19th September 2015. Won R.B. Davis Memorial Award.
13. Krishnan A*, Ram D, Goyal N, Tikka SK. Quantitative EEG correlates of empathy in schizophrenia. Paper presented at 41st Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society-Eastern Zonal Branch (CEZIPS 2015) at the NEGRIMS, at Shillong, on 08th-10th October 2015. Won BPSS Award (East Zone)
14. I was a coauthor of a paper titled “Quantitative EEG correlates of empathy in schizophrenia.” Won the Bombay Psychiatric Society Silver Jubilee (BPSS) Award. Paper presented at 68th Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society at Bhopal.
15. Parvez N*, Nizamie SH, Mehtry V, Pradhan N, Goyal N. Effect of Naltrexone on sleep architecture in patients with opioid dependence during early recovery: A polysomnography study. Paper presented at 41st Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society-Eastern Zonal Branch (CEZIPS 2015) at the NEGRIMS, at Shillong, on 08th-10th October 2015.Won Leelabati Bholanath Award.
16. I was a co-author in the paper titled “A comparative study of creatine phosphokinase, lipid profile and serum vitamin b12 levels among drug naïve/drug free patients with schizophrenia, bipolar mania, depression and healthy controls” which won Leelavati-Bholanath Award in 42nd Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society-Eastern Zonal Branch (CEZIPS 2016) at Kalimpong.

Clinical and Scientific Research 

  1. My MD thesis topic was ‘The Efficacy and Cerebral Hemodynamics of rTMS in Schizophrenia: A randomized placebo controlled study’. My guide was Prof (Dr) S. Haque Nizamie, Director and Professor of Psychiatry. The data collection had lasted for about 1 year. I had generated two research papers based on my thesis work; one of which has been published in an international, indexed journal.
  2. My DPM dissertation Topic was ‘Sexual Dysfunction with Atypical and Typical Antipsychotics: A Comparative Study in Schizophrenia’. My guide was Prof (Dr) S. Haque Nizamie, Director and Professor of Psychiatry. The data collection had lasted for about 1 year. I had generated two research papers based on this work.
  3. Research in epidemiological, social, cognitive and psychological aspects of epilepsy as supervisor at weekly epilepsy clinic run at the Central Institute of Psychiatry.
  4. Cognitive neuroscience research with digital quantitative EEG techniques, e.g., EEG Power spectral estimation, EEG coherence. I have received training in using various modern sophisticated tools like RHYTHM, ASA, MATLAB, BESA, SCAN, CURRY, EBNEURO, EEPROBE, MATHEMATICA etc. I have received training to interpret 32 channel-, 64 channel-, 40 channel-, 128 channel, 192-channel and 256-channel EEG data interpretation.
  5. Research with various EEG source localization techniques using Fast Fourier Transformation, Coherence, Multiple Signal Classification (MUSIC), Low Resolution Tomographic Analysis (LORETA), swLORETA, Dipole Fit Modeling, Compressed Density Spectral Array (CDSA), Principal Component Analysis.
  6. Cognitive neuroscience research with Event Related Potentials (P50, P300, CNV, MRCP, PINV, N400) in both adult and adolescent population.
  7. Research with repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in both Clinical and scientific research field. Have completed 4 day intensive training course on neuronavigated rTMS sponsored by ANT Inc., Netherlands recently supplemented with robotized coil positioning system
  8. Research with pediatric psychopharmacology, pediatric bipolar disorder and phenomenology in children and adolescents.
My Areas of Interest 
Child and Adult Psychiatry: Clinical Issues > Research issues
1. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
2. Adult Psychiatry
3. Epilepsy and Neuropsychiatry
4. Cognitive neurosciences research on neuropsychiatric disorders
5. Psychopharmacology
6. Pediatric bipolar disorder
7. Statistics
 
Professional Memberships & Academic Affiliations
 
1. Hon. General Secretary of Indian Psychiatric Society, Jharkhand State Branch
2. Hony Secretary of Indian Epilepsy Association, Ranchi Chapter
3. Hony Secretary of CIP Alumni Association
4. Convener, Mental Hospital Subcommittee, Indian Psychiatric Society
5. Governing Council Member, Indian Psychiatric Society, Research
Foundation
6. International Associate Member of American Psychiatric Association
7. Life Fellow of Indian Psychiatric Society (LF-14101)
8. State representative of Jharkhand in the Executive council of IPS, Eastern
9. Life fellow of Indian Association for Social Psychiatry (F 07 019)
10. Life member of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (LM/G-018)
11. Life member of Indian Epilepsy Association (LJR 12)
12. Executive member of Indian Epilepsy Association-Ranchi Chapter
13. Trainee Member of International Society for Bipolar Disorder (ISBD)
14. Life member of Indian Medical Association
15. Trainee Member of the International Electroencephalography (EEG) and
Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ECNS)
16. Associate member of International Headache Society (IHS) (GN IN-02)
 
Fellowships/Projects
 
1. Principal Investigator for the state of Jharkhand in the IPS Multicentric project titled” An exploratory, multi-centre study to identify phenotypic clusters in OCD”.
2. Co-PI in the recently completed Project titled “National Mental Health Survey of India” funded by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Led the survey in the state of Jharkhand.
3. Co-PI in the ongoing project titled “Acute consequences of Cannabis Exposure” in collaboration with Yale University, USA funded by National Institute of Drug Abuse, USA.
4. Collaborator in a project titled “A tool to measure adolescent mental health in low- and middle-income countries: validating the Brief Problem Checklist in India” in collaboration with University College of London division of Psychiatry
 
Reviewer & Editorial Experience 
1. Former member of Editorial board of Indian Journal of Social psychiatry (ISSN indexed; peer-reviewed)
2. Part of the reviewer panel of prestigious national and international journals including
a. Frontiers in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
b. Frontiers in Paediatrics
c. Journal of Pediatric Neurology
d. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
e. Epilepsy and Behavior
f. Epilepsy Research
g. Indian Journal of Psychiatry
h. Journal of Language and Communication
Invited Lectures and Talks
1. Presented more than 45 invited lectures and talks as guest faculty
2. More than 60 paper/workshop presentations in various national.International and regional conferences
3. Organized more than 35 workshops, CMEs and conferences