Dr.S.K. Khandelwal

Dr.S.K. Khandelwal
Psychiatrist, Delhi


  • 1 Hospital
  • Dr.S.K. Khandelwal is a Consultant at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi


  • Psychiatry



  • MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi from Dec 1975
  • MD (Psy) from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS) from Feb 1994
  • MRC (Psy) from Royal College of Psychiatrists, England from Feb 2003
  • Fellow of the Indian Association of the Social Psychiatry
  • Fellow of Indian Psychiatric Society

Practice Information

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi

Ansari Nagar, Delhi, Delhi - 110029

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Tilak Venkoba Rao Oration – delivered at the 43rd annual conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Calicut, Jan 4-7, 1991, on Lithium in Psychiatry: Therapeutic efficacy, side effects and practical issues
  • Award of Honorary Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists, England, Feb 2002
  • Poona Psychiatrists Award-I of the Indian Psychiatric Society
  • Marfatia award for presentation of paper, “Incidence of Acute Psychosis in India
  • Poona Psychiatrists Award-II
  • Marfatia award for presentation of paper, Incidence of Acute Psychosis in India
  • Published paper, “Renal function in children on long term lithium prophylaxis” in the annual conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Calcutta, Jan 1987 for the year 1986. Published in the American J Psychiatry 141, 278-279 (1984)
  • Published paper, “Eating Disorders:An Indian Perspective (Intern. J. Soc.Psychiat, 1995:41:132-146), 1995
  • Khandelwal SK (1992). Diagnosis and classification in Psychiatry. In Postgraduate Psychiatry ed. J.N. Vyas and N. Ahuja. B.I. Churchill Livingstone, New Delhi.
  • Khandelwal SK and Dhar NK (1993). Periodic hypersomnia and Kleine and Levine Syndrome. In Sleep and Wakefulness ed. by V. Mohan Kumar et al, Eastern Wiley and Co. New Delhi.
  • Khandelwal SK. Organic Mental Disorders (1996). In Psychiatry for the developing world, ed. D. Tantam; Gaskell, London.
  • Khandelwal SK (1999). Late onset schizophrenia in a developing country. In “Late Onset Schizophrenia”, Ed. R. Howard, PV Rabins and DJ Castle. Wrightson Biomedical Publishing Ltd. UK.
  • Khandelwal SK (1998). Diagnosis and classification of Schizophrenia - the Indian Scene. In Schizophrenia: The Indian Scene; Ed. P. Kulhara. Chandigarh, Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER.
  • Khandelwal SK (2000). Prophylaxis of bipolar affective disorders: The Indian schene and recommendations. In affective disorders - The Indian Schene, ed. P. Kulhara, A. Avasthi and P. Sharan. Chandigarh, Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER.
  • Khandelwal, S.K. : Classification of mental disorders : Need for a Common Language. In Mental Health in India: Essays in Honour of Professor N.N. Wig; Ed.: R. Srinivasamurthy. People’s Action for Mental health, Bangalore.
  •  S.K.Khandelwal & Koushik Sinha Deb ; Transcendental Medition : Current Status. Psychotherapy in a Traditional Society : context, concept & Practice. New Delhi, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, 2007; 190-205.
  • Khandelwal S K (2008) Cultural psychodynamics in mental health and illness. Culture, Personality, and Mental Illness. Ed. VK Varma, AK Kala, Nitin Gupta; pp 152-157. Jaypee Publishers, New Delhi.
  • Khandelwal SK (2009) : Spirituality & Mental Health – Scientific Evidence, Page No.465-474. In “Spirituality & Mental Health, Editor: Sharma A; Indian Psychiatric Society
  • Khandelwal SK , Sivakumar T. Nutritional deficiencies in psychiatrically ill. In Physical Health in Mentally Ill; editors, A Awasthi, E Mohandas, Shiv Gautam, Sandeep Grover; 2011, 16-34. Indian Psychiatric Society
  • Khandelwal Sudhir, Anish P K. The ascendency of general hospital psychiatry. In “Themes and Issues in Contemporary Psychiatry.” Eds: P Kulhara, A Awasthi, M Thiru. Publication Committee, Indian Psychiatric Society; 2011, 160-174
  • Khandelwal Sudhir and Pattanayak Ramandeep. Fight Against Stigma. In ‘Textbook of Community Psychiatry”, Eds B S Chavan, N Gupta. Jaypee Publishers, New Delhi, 2012
  •  Khandelwal SK (1980). Drug management of depressive disorders. Drug Bull, Vol III, No. 4, 1-14.
  • Khandelwal SK (1981). Hysteria-some practical aspects of management. Bull P.G.I., 15,2, 69-71.
  • Khandelwal SK, Parhee Rashmi, Srinivasamurthy, R. (1981). Depression in childhood-review with case reports. Child Psychiat. Quart., 15, 37-42.
  • Khandelwal SK, Sharma PC, Das Karobi (1981). Role of walk-in-clinic in general hospital psychiatric unit. Indian J. Psychiatr., 23(3), 210-212.
  •  Khandelwal SK, Khare CB, Raghavan K.S., Srinivasamurthy R (1981). Stability of serum lithium levels-usefulness and relevance in Indian conditions. Indian J. Psychiat., 23(2), 251-253.
  • Khandelwal SK, Varma VK and Gupta, Rajeev (1981). Auto-castration : Review with a case report. Indian J. Psychol. Med., 41(2), 119-121.
  • Khare CB, Sankarnarayanan A, Khandelwal SK, Raghavan KS, Srinivasamurthy R (1982). Kinetics of Lithium in normal volunteers. Indian J Pharma. 14(1), 163-168.
  • Khandelwal SK, Varma VK, (1982). Treatment of mania. Drugs Bull, Vol V (3), 41-47.
  • Khandelwal SK, Khare CB, Raghavan KS, Srinivasamurthy, R. (1982). Stability of serum lithium level. Am J Psychiat, 139: 10, 1366 (letter to editor).
  • Gupta Rajeev, Khandelwal SK, Varma VK, Wig NN, Rao, Usha and Tripathi BM, (1982). Depressive symptoms-An intercentre comparison. Indian J. Psychiat., 24, 380-382.
  •  Perhsad D, Verma SK, Malhotra A, Malhotra S, Das K, Khan H.A, and Khandelwal SK (1982). Dysfunction Assessment Questionnaire. J. Clin. Psychiat., 6, 168-180.
  • Khare CB, Sankaranarayanan A, Goel A, Khandelwal SK and Srinivasamurthy R., (1983). Saliva lithium levels for monitoring lithium prophylaxis of manic depressive psychosis. Int. J. Clin. Pharm., Ther and Toxic, 21, 451-453.
  • Khandelwal SK, Chugh KS, Sakhuja V, Khare CB and Srinivasamurthy R (1983). Renal function in long term lithium prophylaxis. Ind. J. Med. Res., 77, 107-111.
  • Membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Feb 1994
  • Corresponding member of the American Psychiatric Society
  • Member of the World Psychiatric Association
  • Member of Delhi Psychiatric Society
  • Member of the International Psychogeriatric Association
  • Member of Transcultural Psychiatry Section and Section on classification, Diagnostic assessment and nomenclature of W.P.A
  • Member of  National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists, England