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M.B.B.S D.P.M (Nimhans) D.N.B (Psychiatry) Fellowship in Psychiatric rehabilitation

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Dr Soumya is a Psychiatrist trained at NIMHANS (Diploma in Psychiatry) and Kasturba medical college, Mangalore (DNB Psychiatry). She was the gold medalist and the best outgoing student in Psychiatry at NIMHANS (2011-12). She has a cumulative experience of 9 years in Psychiatry and during this period has gained Indian and International experience. Her areas of interest include psychiatric comorbidities in Non Communicable Diseases, Schizophrenia, Women’s mental health, Psychiatric rehabilitation.

  • 9 year’s experience in psychiatry
  • Psychiatry


  • Parameshwaran S, Chandra PS. Will the DSM 5 and ICD 11 `Make- Over’ really make a difference to Women’s Mental Health? Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry. 2018:79-85.
  • Parameshwaran S, Chandra PS. Quality of life and women’s mental health: A gendered approach. In: Pathak A, Muliyala KP, Thirthalli J, Chaturvedi SK, editors. Quality of life in chronic mental illnesses: exploring new frontiers. Bangalore, NIMHANS publications, 2016:132-143.
  • Chandra PS, Parameshwaran S, Satyanarayana V, Varghese M, Liberti L, Duggal M et al. I have no peace of mind- Psychosocial distress expressed by rural women living with HIV in India as part of a mobile health intervention – a qualitative study. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 2018
  • Chaturvedi SK, Parameshwaran S. Hysteria: History and Critiques. In: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc; 2015:506-511.
  • Chaturvedi SK, Parameshwaran S. Psychosomatic Medicine. In: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition; 2015.
  • Chaturvedi SK, Parameshwaran S. Conversion disorders. In: Dinesh Bhugra and Gin Malhi, editors. Troublesome disguises: Managing challenging disorders in psychiatry. 2nd edition; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK; 2014:114-28
  • Chaturvedi, J and Parameshwaran S. Can Cleanliness Be Injurious to Health? The Internet Journal of Health. 2011 Volume 12 Number 2, Letter to Editor.
  • Chandra PS, Ganjekar S, Parameshwaran S. A Complex Case of Postpartum Depression. Chapter in the book – Complex Clinical Conundrums in psychiatry. Springer, 2017
  • Parlikar R, Vanteemar S, Chhabra H, Thimmashetty VH, Parameshwaran S, Narayanaswamy JC, Rao NP, Venkatasubramanium G et al. Add-on HD-tDCS for obsessive-compulsive disorder with comorbid bipolar affective disorder: A case series. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2019 May 7.
  • Vamanshankar H, Hegde KS, Chaturvedi J, Pratibha CB, Ross A, Nayar RC, Parameshwaran S. Do patients with allergic rhinitis have a particular personality trait? The Journal of Laryngology & Otology. 2013 Apr;127(4):378-82.
  • Parameshwaran S and Chandra PS. Classificatory Systems and Gender In: Prabha Chandra, Helen Herrman, Jane Fisher and Anita Riecher-Rössler, editors. Mental Health and Illness Worldwide. Mental Health and Illness of Women, Springer
  • Parameshwaran S and Chandra PS The new Avatar of Female sexual dysfunction in ICD-11 – will it herald a better future? Journal of Psychosexual Health. Guest Editorial.  World association of psychiatric rehabilitation


  • D.L.N. MURTHY RAO memorial prize for the best outgoing student for Diploma in Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bengaluru – Jan 2012. (Gold Medal)


  • D.L.N. MURTHY RAO memorial prize for the best outgoing student for Diploma in Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bengaluru – Jan 2012. (Gold Medal)

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