P S Chandra

Summary

Affiliation: National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences
Country: India

Publications

  1. pmc Minimizing risks and monitoring safety of an antenatal care intervention to mitigate domestic violence among young Indian women: The Dil Mil trial
    Suneeta Krishnan
    Women s Global Health Imperative, RTI International, 114 Sansome Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:943. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Schizophrenia in women and children: a selective review of literature from developing countries
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    Int Rev Psychiatry 24:467-82. 2012
  3. doi request reprint 'I'm more sick than my doctors think': ethical issues in managing somatization in developing countries
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    Int Rev Psychiatry 25:77-85. 2013
  4. pmc Women reporting intimate partner violence in India: associations with PTSD and depressive symptoms
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, India
    Arch Womens Ment Health 12:203-9. 2009
  5. pmc Do men and women with HIV differ in their quality of life? A study from South India
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences NIMHANS, Bangalore, 560029, India
    AIDS Behav 13:110-7. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in HIV subtype C infection among asymptomatic subjects and its association with CD4 counts and viral loads--a study from South India
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore 560 029, India
    Qual Life Res 15:1597-605. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Disclosure of HIV infection in south India: patterns, reasons and reactions
    P S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore 560029, India
    AIDS Care 15:207-15. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Relationship of psychological morbidity and quality of life to illness-related disclosure among HIV-infected persons
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore 560 029, India
    J Psychosom Res 54:199-203. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychological well-being among cancer patients receiving radiotherapy--a prospective study
    P S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    Qual Life Res 7:495-500. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and depression among HIV-infected heterosexuals--a report from India
    P S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    J Psychosom Res 45:401-9. 1998

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Publications36

  1. pmc Minimizing risks and monitoring safety of an antenatal care intervention to mitigate domestic violence among young Indian women: The Dil Mil trial
    Suneeta Krishnan
    Women s Global Health Imperative, RTI International, 114 Sansome Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:943. 2012
    ..This paper describes the design of a randomized controlled trial of Dil Mil in Bengaluru, India, with a focus on strategies used to minimize study-related risks and monitor safety...
  2. doi request reprint Schizophrenia in women and children: a selective review of literature from developing countries
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    Int Rev Psychiatry 24:467-82. 2012
    ..More research is needed on organic and medical factors contributing to childhood psychoses, pathways to care, help-seeking, and impact of early detection and community care...
  3. doi request reprint 'I'm more sick than my doctors think': ethical issues in managing somatization in developing countries
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    Int Rev Psychiatry 25:77-85. 2013
    ..In the developing world, issues of equity are also an important ethical concern. When more serious illnesses are the health priority, functional syndromes may not get equal importance or resources...
  4. pmc Women reporting intimate partner violence in India: associations with PTSD and depressive symptoms
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, India
    Arch Womens Ment Health 12:203-9. 2009
    ..Severity of violence and sexual coercion correlated positively (r = 0.39) with PTSD severity. The findings highlight the importance of screening women for IPV and its sequelae, in mental health settings...
  5. pmc Do men and women with HIV differ in their quality of life? A study from South India
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences NIMHANS, Bangalore, 560029, India
    AIDS Behav 13:110-7. 2009
    ..Understanding these gender differences may provide potentially useful information for tailoring interventions to enhance QOL among people infected with HIV/AIDS...
  6. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in HIV subtype C infection among asymptomatic subjects and its association with CD4 counts and viral loads--a study from South India
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore 560 029, India
    Qual Life Res 15:1597-605. 2006
    ..To study the association between quality of life (QOL) domains and biological markers of disease progression of HIV infection, i.e. viral load (VL) and CD4 counts among asymptomatic subjects with HIV subtype C infection in South India...
  7. ncbi request reprint Disclosure of HIV infection in south India: patterns, reasons and reactions
    P S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore 560029, India
    AIDS Care 15:207-15. 2003
    ..The findings of this study are important in identifying cultural factors related to disclosure in HIV infection and highlight the need to examine the varying patterns and concerns related to disclosure among HIV-infected individuals...
  8. ncbi request reprint Relationship of psychological morbidity and quality of life to illness-related disclosure among HIV-infected persons
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore 560 029, India
    J Psychosom Res 54:199-203. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between HIV-related disclosure and quality of life, anxiety and depression among HIV-infected subjects in South India...
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychological well-being among cancer patients receiving radiotherapy--a prospective study
    P S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    Qual Life Res 7:495-500. 1998
    ..There were no changes in the dimensions of negative feelings and perceived ill-health. The results give a profile on well-being and the changes observed during radiotherapy...
  10. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and depression among HIV-infected heterosexuals--a report from India
    P S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    J Psychosom Res 45:401-9. 1998
    ..Multiple regression analysis indicated that presence of pain, concurrent alcohol abuse, poor family relations, and presence of AIDS in the spouse were significant factors associated with depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Awareness of diagnosis and psychiatric morbidity among cancer patients--a study from South India
    P S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    J Psychosom Res 45:257-61. 1998
    ..The study emphasizes the complexities in assessing awareness in cancer patients and a need to study its various components and relationship to psychological distress...
  12. doi request reprint Comprehensive management of psychogenic dysphonia: a case illustration
    Paulomi M Sudhir
    Department of Mental Health and Social Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Hosur Road, Bangalore 560029, Karnataka, India
    J Commun Disord 42:305-12. 2009
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  13. ncbi request reprint Somatization misattributed to non-pathological vaginal discharge
    S K Chaturvedi
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    J Psychosom Res 37:575-9. 1993
    ..Sixteen women were absolutely certain that their discharge was totally responsible for their symptoms and illness. Thus, somatization related to vaginal discharge seems to be a frequent undetected problem in women with somatic symptoms...
  14. pmc Sexual coercion and abuse among women with a severe mental illness in India: an exploratory investigation
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    Compr Psychiatry 44:205-12. 2003
    ..Increased screening and reporting are indicated, as are sexual abuse prevention and treatment programs...
  15. pmc Should mental health assessments be integral to domestic violence research?
    Veena A Satyanarayana
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Hosur Road, Bangalore 560 029, India
    Indian J Med Ethics 6:15-8. 2009
    ..Based on findings from ongoing research on violence and from review of other studies done in India, the paper will focus on best practices in addressing mental health issues in domestic violence research...
  16. pmc A cry from the darkness: women with severe mental illness in India reveal their experiences with sexual coercion
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    Psychiatry 66:323-34. 2003
    ..The problem of sexual coercion is seldom addressed in mental health care in India; the prevalence and severity of such experiences warrant immediate clinical attention and continued research...
  17. pmc Intimate partner violence and sexual coercion among pregnant women in India: relationship with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder
    Deepthi Varma
    Departments of Psychiatry and Biostatistics, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore 560029, India
    J Affect Disord 102:227-35. 2007
    ..Intimate partner violence (IPV) is prevalent in most parts of the world. It is also prevalent during pregnancy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Psychosomatic obstetrics and gynecology--a neglected field?
    Prabha S Chandra
    National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 20:168-73. 2007
    ..The purpose of the review was to evaluate recent studies in the field of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynecology for new directions in research...
  19. ncbi request reprint Delusions related to infant and their association with mother-infant interactions in postpartum psychotic disorders
    P S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    Arch Womens Ment Health 9:285-8. 2006
    ..The study emphasises the need for systematic clinical assessment of psychopathology in mothers with postpartum psychosis...
  20. ncbi request reprint Violence among psychiatric inpatients: a victim's perspective
    D Raveendranathan
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences NIMHANS, Bangalore 560029, India
    East Asian Arch Psychiatry 22:141-5. 2012
    ..It is essential to provide culture-specific interventions to the family, which could enable them in handling violence and give better care for the patient...
  21. ncbi request reprint HIV & psychiatric disorders
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore 560 029, India
    Indian J Med Res 121:451-67. 2005
    ..Given the magnitude of the problem in the country and the multiple physical and psychological stressors that persons with HIV face in India, more research is needed...
  22. ncbi request reprint Infanticidal ideas and infanticidal behavior in Indian women with severe postpartum psychiatric disorders
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore 560029, India
    J Nerv Ment Dis 190:457-61. 2002
    ..Logistic regression analyses indicated that presence of depression and of psychotic ideas predicted infanticidal ideas, whereas presence of psychotic ideas toward the infant predicted infanticidal behavior...
  23. pmc HIV risk behaviour among psychiatric inpatients: results from a hospital-wide screening study in southern India
    Prabha S Chandra
    Departments of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, India 560029
    Int J STD AIDS 14:532-8. 2003
    ..Screening psychiatric patients for HIV risk behaviour can identify those who may benefit from risk reduction programmes...
  24. ncbi request reprint Ethical issues in treating pregnant women with severe mental illness
    Geetha Desai
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Hosur Road, Bangalore 560 029, India
    Indian J Med Ethics 6:75-7. 2009
    ..This paper highlights some of these ethical and clinical dilemmas through case vignettes based on data from a specialised perinatal psychiatry service...
  25. doi request reprint Chitrachanchala (pictures of unstable mind): mental health themes in Kannada cinema
    Chillal Guru Prasad
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    Int Rev Psychiatry 21:229-33. 2009
    ..As is true of many parts of India, treatment methods are often magico-religious, which is what Kannada cinema also reflects...
  26. doi request reprint Objective standardized clinical assessment with feedback: Adapting the objective structured clinical examination for postgraduate psychiatry training in India
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    Indian J Med Sci 63:235-43. 2009
    ..AIM AND SETTING: This study describes the adaptation of the OSCE method for training purposes in a postgraduate psychiatry training center in India and the initial findings with regard to trainee performance...
  27. ncbi request reprint A review of the ethics in research on child abuse
    A S Veena
    Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
    Indian J Med Ethics 4:113-5. 2007
    ..The ethical implications of the study and ethical responsibilities of the researcher are emphasised...
  28. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of suicidality among Indian women with post-partum psychosis in an inpatient setting
    Girish N Babu
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 42:976-80. 2008
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  29. pmc Prevalence and correlates of tobacco use and nicotine dependence among psychiatric patients in India
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    Addict Behav 30:1290-9. 2005
    ..The cultural context of these findings, and the implications for tobacco control among psychiatric patients, are discussed...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of areca nut use among psychiatric patients in India
    Prabha S Chandra
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore 560029, India
    Drug Alcohol Depend 69:311-6. 2003
    ..To estimate the prevalence and identify the correlates of areca nut use among men and women being treated for a major psychiatric disorder in India...
  31. ncbi request reprint Areca nut: the hidden Indian 'gateway' to future tobacco use and oral cancers among youth
    Prabha S Chandra
    Indian J Med Sci 61:319-21. 2007
  32. pmc Psychometric evaluation of the alcohol use disorders identification test and short drug abuse screening test with psychiatric patients in India
    Kate B Carey
    Center for Health and Behavior, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244 2340, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:767-74. 2003
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the factor structure, reliability, validity, and utility of the AUDIT and the DAST-10 in an Indian psychiatric hospital...
  33. pmc Predictors of HIV risk among men seeking treatment for substance abuse in India
    Michael P Carey
    Center for Health and Behavior, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244 2340, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 32:339-49. 2003
    ..Assessing HIV risk in substance abuse settings can help to identify patients who may benefit from HIV-risk reduction programs...
  34. pmc Prevalence of HIV, Hepatitis B, syphilis, and chlamydia among adults seeking treatment for a mental disorder in southern India
    Michael P Carey
    Center for Health and Behavior, Syracuse University, 430 Huntington Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244 2340, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:289-97. 2007
    ..e., multiple partners, exchanging sex for money, and engagement in anal sex) were associated with infection status. Recommendations for the sexual health care of psychiatric patients in India are provided...
  35. pmc Screening for sexually transmitted infections at a DeAddictions service in south India
    Michael P Carey
    Center for Health and Behavior, Syracuse University, NY 13244 2340, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 82:127-34. 2006
    ..To estimate the lifetime prevalence of four sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and to identify correlates of these infections among patients seeking care for a substance use disorder at a specialized DeAddictions Unit in southern India...