Faculty Details


Name: Dr. Varun S Mehta
Designation:  Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Qualification: M.D.,D,N.B (Psychiatry)
Email : vs_mehta(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)in
Contact: 9204858189
OPD Days: Tuesday (Adult) & Thursday (Child)
Areas Of Interest: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Office Address:
Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi


  1. Khess, C.R.J., Dharmadhikari, A., Mehta, V.S. (2017) Tic Disorders. In: Vyas, N.J., Khess, C.R.J., Simlai, J. et al (Eds.), Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, pp. 198-208, Paras Medical Publishers, Hyderabad, India.
  2. Simlai, J., Mehta, V.S., Dharmadhikari A. (2017) Learning Disability and its identification. In: Vyas, N.J., Khess, C.R.J., Simlai, J. et al (Eds.), Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, pp. 267-272, Paras Medical Publishers, Hyderabad, India.
  3. Simlai, J., Mehta, V.S., Dharmadhikari, A., Khess, C.R.J. (2017) Dissociative and Conversion Disorders. In: Vyas, N.J., Khess, C.R.J., Simlai, J. et al (Eds.), Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, pp. 353-362, Paras Medical Publishers, Hyderabad, India.
  4. Bohra, N., Bohra, N.K., Mehta, V.S., Khess, C.R.J. (2016) Depression in Adolescence. In: Vyas, N.J., Ghimire, S. (Eds.), Textbook of Postgraduate Psychiatry, pp. 1081-1083, Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, India.
Peer reviewed Publications
Mehta, V.S., Parakh, M., Ghosh, D (2015) Web Based Interventions in Psychiatry: An Overview. International Journal of Mental Health & Psychiatry 1:3
Original research
  1. Mehta, V.S. & Ram, D. Efficacy of ranitidine in olanzapine induced weight gain: A dose response study. Early Intervention in Psychiatry (Published online on 21-12-2014)
  2. Sawant, N., Chikhalkar, S., Mehta, V.S., Ravi, M., Madke, B., Khopkar, U. (2010) Androgenetic Alopecia: Quality of Life and Associated Lifestyle Patterns. International Journal of Trichology, Jul-Dec 2010, Vol 2, Issue 2, pg: 81-85.
Short Communication
Mehta, V.S. & Ram, D. (2014) Role of Ranitidine in negative symptoms of schizophrenia – An open label study. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, S 1876 - 2018 (14) 00193-2.
Case Report
  1. Kavoor, A.R., Mitra, S., Mehta, V.S. et al (2015) Tourette syndrome and bipolar disorder: Unique problems with pediatric comorbidity. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 37, 223-225.
  2. Mehta, V.S & Das, B (2015) Oculogyric Crisis – An acute dystonia with Olanzapine. Journal of Psychiatry, 18:3
  3. Mehta, V.S., Raj, S., Singh, S., Sinha, V. (2014) Lithium induced fixed drug eruption in a case of bipolar mania. Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders, 16 (2).
Non-peer reviewed Publications
  1. Parakh, M., Ghosh, D., Mehta, V.S. (2014). Web based assessment: New avenues in psychological testing. Indian Journal of Health & Well Being, 5(4), 504-506.
  2. Mehta,V.S, Khanande,R., Sarkhel,S. (2012) Early Intervention in Psychosis: A Review. Bengal Journal of Private Psychiatry, December
  3. Panchabhai, T.S., Dangayach, N.S., Mehta, V.S., Patankar, C.V., Rege, N.N. (2011) A cross-sectional evaluation of computer literacy among medical students at a tertiary care teaching hospital at Mumbai (Bombay). Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, 57, 31-39.
  4. Mishra, B.R., Sarkar, S., Praharaj, S.K., Mehta V.S., Diwedi, S., Nizamie, S.H. (2011) Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in psychiatry. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 14, 


  1. Young Travel Investigator Award at the 12th Biennial Australasian Schizophrenia Conference
  2. Six-month training course in Research Fundamentals at the Cross Fertilized Research Training for New Investigators in Egypt & India funded by the National Institutes of Health, USA