Dr. Ajit Avasthi

Dr. Ajit Avasthi
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh

MBBS, MD (Psychiatry)

  • 1 Hospital

Specialities

  • Psychiatry

Expertise

  • Schizophrenia
  • Affective Disorders
  • Psychosexual Dysfunctions

Education

Practice Information

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Who Sponsored Study Of Family Intervention In Schizophrenia, Eli Lilly Sponsored Drug Trial
  • Marfatia Award for the year 1989 of the Indian Psychiatric Society for the "Best Paper Presented" at the Annual Conference
  • PPA-IAward for the year 1990 of the Indian Psychiatric Society for the "Best Published Paper"
  • "Best Paper" Award for the year 1990 at XVth North Zonal Conference of theIndian Psychiatric Society
  • "Best Paper" Award for the year 1993 at XVIIIth North Zonal Conference of theIndian Psychiatric Society
  • "Best Paper" Award for the year 1993 at IIIrd Annual Conference of North ZoneChapter of Urological Society of India
  • Dr.G.C. Boral Award for the year 1997 at the XXIInd North Zonal Conference of theIndian Psychiatric Society
  • Dr.A.K. Kala Award for the year 1997 for original research in Biological Psychiatry at the XXIInd North Zonal Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society
  • “Best Paper” Award for the year 1997 at the XXIInd North Zonal Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society
  • Dr. Buckshey Award for the year 1998 at the XXIIIrd NorthZonal Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society
  • PPA-I Award for the year 2005 by the Indian Psychiatric Society for the ‘Best Published Paper
  • PPA-I Award for the year 2008 of the Indian Psychiatric Society for the “Best   Published Paper
  • Dr. Buckshey Award for the year 2011 at theXXXVIth North Zonal Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society
  • Dr. V.S. Mani Memorial Oration Award of the year 2014. Venad Guild of Psychiatrists,   Trivendrum, Kerala.  “Maritaland Psycho-sexual disorders in India - a perspective and    the paradox!
  • PunjabState Award conferred on Independence Day, 2014: Punjab Sarkar Parman Patra for excellent and valuable services rendered tothe Society in the field of Medical Profession
  • IAGMHINTAS Award (Second Prize) for the year 2014 of Indian Association for Geriatric Mental Health
  • Dr.A. Venkoba Rao Oration Award of the year 2015 of Indian Association of Social Psychiatry
  • PPA-I Award for the year 2015 of the Indian PsychiatricSociety for the “Best Published Paper”. Indian Psychiatric Society Multicentric Study on Assessment of Health-Care Needs of Patients with Severe  Mental Illnesses
  • Grover, S; Dutt, A; Avasthi, A. Research on Depression in India. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 52, S 178-188 (2010)
  • Sahoo, MK; Avasthi, A; Sahoo, M; Modi, M; Biswas, P. Psychiatric manifestations of Wilson’s disease and treatment with electroconvulsive therapy. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 52, 66-68 (2010)
  • Dutt, A; Grover, S; Chakrabarti, S; Avasthi, A; Kumar, S. Phenomenology and treatment of Catatonia: a descriptive study from North India. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 53, 36-40(2011)
  • Avasthi, A.  Indianizing Psychiatry – Is there a case enough?  DLN Murthy Rao Oration Award Paper. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 53(2), 111-120 (2011)
  • Grover, S; Kumar, V; Avasthi, A; Kulhara, P. An audit of first- prescription ofnew patients attending a Psychiatry walk-in-clinic in North India. Indian Journal of Pharmacology, 44(3), 319-325 (2012)
  •  Aggarwal, M;. Grover, S; Chakrabarti; S;Dutt, A; Avasthi, A; Kulhara P. Prevalence of Metabolic syndrome in Unipolar Depression: an exploratory study. ( Awarded Buckshey Award of Indian Psychiatric Society – North Zone,2011) Journal of Mental   Health and Human Behaviour, 17(1), 15-24(2012) 
  • Grover, S; Avasthi, A; Kalita, K; Dalal, PK; Rao, GP; Chadda, RK; Lakdawala, B; Bang G; Chakraborty, K; Kumar, S; Singh, PK; Kathuria, P;Thirunavukarasu, M; Sharma,PSVN, Harish T; Shah, N; Deka, K.  IPS     Multicentric  Study – Anti Depressant prescription patterns. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 55(1), 41-45(2013)
  • Nebhinani, N; Grover, S; Chakrabarti, S; Kate, N; Avasthi, A. A longitudinal study of change in prevalence of metabolic syndrome and metabolic d disturbances 3 months after Clozapine therapy. (Awarded A.K. Kala Award of Indian Psychiatric Society – North Zone, 2012). Journal of Mental Health and Human Behaviour, 18 (1), 9-17 (2013)
  • Avasthi, A; Ghosh, A.  Commentary:  Depression in primary care - challenges and controversies. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 139,188-190 (2014)
  • Grover, S; Kate, N; Mattoo, SK; Chakrabarti, S; Malhotra, S; Avasthi, A; Kulhara, P; Basu, D. Delirium: Predictors of Delay in Referral to     Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Services. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 56 (2) 171-175 (2014) 
  • Grover, S; Avasthi, A; Sharma; A. Motoric subtypes of deliriumin geriatric patients.  Journal ofGeriatric Mental Health, 1(1), 14-19 (2014)
  • Mehra, A;Avasthi, A; Gupta, V; Grover, S. Trichophagia along with trichobezoar in the   absence of trichotillomania. Journal ofNeurosciences in Rural Practice, 5, 55-57(2014)
  • Grover, S; Avasthi, A; Shah, S; Lakdawala, B;Chakraborty, K; Nebhinani,N;Kallivayalill, RA; Dalal, PK;Sinha, V; Khairkar, P; Mukerjee, DG; Thara, R; Behere, P;   Chauhan, N; Thirunavukarasu, M; Malhotra, S.IndianPsychiatric Society Multicentric  Study on Assessment of Health-Care Needs ofPatients with Severe Mental Illnesses. Indian  Journal of Psychiatry, 57(1), 43-50(2015).Awarded PPA-1Award of Indian Psychiatric Societyfor the best published paper of 2015
  • Basu, D; Avasthi, A. Strategy for management ofsubstance use disorders in the State ofPunjab: Developing a structural model of state-level de-addiction services inthe  health sector (the “Punjab Model”).  Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 57 (1), 9-20(2015)
  • Grover S, Sarkar S, Chakrabarti S, Malhotra S, Avasthi A.Intentional Self-harm in Childrenand Adolescents: A Study from Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Services of a Tertiary Care Hospital. Indian Journal ofPsychological  Medicine, 37(1),12-16(2015).
  • Aneja, J; Grover, S; Avasthi; A,Mahajan, S; Pokhrel, P; Triveni, D. Can Masturbatory Guilt Lead to Severe Psychopathology: A Case Series. Indian Journalof Psychological Medicine. 37(1), 81-86 (2015)
  • Gupta, G; Avasthi, A; Grover, S; Singh, S. Factors Associatedwith Suicidalideations and Suicidal attempts in patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 12, 140-146(2014)
  • Somaiya, M; Grover, S;Chakrabarti, S; Avasthi, A. Comparative study of cost of care  of outpatients with bipolar disorder andschizophrenia.  Asian Journal ofPsychiatry, 12, 125-133 (2014)
  • Grover, S; Aneja, J; Sharma, A; Malhotra, R; Varma, S; Basu,D; Avasthi, A. ExplanatoryModels of somatoform disorder patients attending a psychiatry outpatient clinic: a studyfrom North India.  International Journalof Social Psychiatry,60(5), 492-498 (2014)
  • Grover, S; Aneja, J; Sharma, A; Malhotra, R; Varma, S; Basu,D; Avasthi, A. Do the   variouscategories of somatoform disorders differ from each other in symptom profile  and psychological correlates. InternationalJournal of Social Psychiatry, 61(2), 148-156 (2015)
  • Life Fellow Of Indian Psychiatric Society
  • Life Fellow Of Indian Association For Social Psychiatry
  •  Member National Academy Of Medical Sciences
  • Fellow International Society For Affective Disorders
  • Founding Member Indian Society For Biological Psyc
  • Member World Federation Of Societies Of Biological Psychiatry (2006)
  • International Member, American Psychiatric Association (2006 – 2013) International  Fellow,  American Psychiatric Association (2013)