Shivarama Varambally

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  1. pmc Therapeutic efficacy of add-on yogasana intervention in stabilized outpatient schizophrenia: Randomized controlled comparison with exercise and waitlist
    Shivarama Varambally
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Social Work, and Biostatistics, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences NIMHANS, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Indian J Psychiatry 54:227-32. 2012
  2. pmc Neurological soft signs in schizophrenia - The past, the present and the future
    Shivarama Varambally
    Department of Psychiatry, Schizophrenia Clinic, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Indian J Psychiatry 54:73-80. 2012
  3. pmc Yoga therapy for Schizophrenia
    N Gangadhar Bangalore
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    Int J Yoga 5:85-91. 2012
  4. doi Yoga-based intervention for caregivers of outpatients with psychosis: a randomized controlled pilot study
    Shivarama Varambally
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Chennai, India
    Asian J Psychiatr 6:141-5. 2013
  5. doi Yoga: a spiritual practice with therapeutic value in psychiatry
    Shivarama Varambally
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
    Asian J Psychiatr 5:186-9. 2012
  6. doi Physical deformity as sequela of chronic catatonia and response to electroconvulsive therapy: a case report
    Sugnyani Devi
    Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
    J ECT 27:e49-50. 2011
  7. doi Late-onset clozapine-induced agranulocytosis in a patient with comorbid multiple sclerosis
    Dhanya Raveendranathan
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences NIMHANS, Bangalore 560029, India Electronic address
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 35:574.e5-6. 2013
  8. doi Vitamin B₁₂ levels and psychiatric symptomatology: a case series
    Naveen Jayaram
    Dept of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 25:150-2. 2013
  9. pmc Obsessive compulsive disorder masquerading as psychosis
    Dhanya Raveendranathan
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences NIMHANS, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Indian J Psychol Med 34:179-80. 2012
  10. pmc Barriers to yoga therapy as an add-on treatment for schizophrenia in India
    Shubhangi Baspure
    Former Senior Research Fellow SRF, AYUSH Yoga Project, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
    Int J Yoga 5:70-3. 2012

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  1. pmc Therapeutic efficacy of add-on yogasana intervention in stabilized outpatient schizophrenia: Randomized controlled comparison with exercise and waitlist
    Shivarama Varambally
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Social Work, and Biostatistics, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences NIMHANS, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Indian J Psychiatry 54:227-32. 2012
    ..Schizophrenia is a highly disabling illness. Previous studies have shown yoga to be a feasible add-on therapy in schizophrenia...
  2. pmc Neurological soft signs in schizophrenia - The past, the present and the future
    Shivarama Varambally
    Department of Psychiatry, Schizophrenia Clinic, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Indian J Psychiatry 54:73-80. 2012
    ..NSS, by themselves or as a composite index with other neurobiological parameters, hold potential as a candidate endophenotype for schizophrenia...
  3. pmc Yoga therapy for Schizophrenia
    N Gangadhar Bangalore
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    Int J Yoga 5:85-91. 2012
    ..However, the biological underpinnings of this effect remain unclear, although there are some indications that hormones like oxytocin may contribute to the changes in social cognition...
  4. doi Yoga-based intervention for caregivers of outpatients with psychosis: a randomized controlled pilot study
    Shivarama Varambally
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Chennai, India
    Asian J Psychiatr 6:141-5. 2013
    ..The current study aimed to test the efficacy of a brief yoga program as an intervention in caregivers of outpatients with functional psychotic disorders using a randomized controlled research design...
  5. doi Yoga: a spiritual practice with therapeutic value in psychiatry
    Shivarama Varambally
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
    Asian J Psychiatr 5:186-9. 2012
    ..Yoga as a therapy has proven to be effective as a sole or additional intervention in several psychiatric disorders...
  6. doi Physical deformity as sequela of chronic catatonia and response to electroconvulsive therapy: a case report
    Sugnyani Devi
    Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
    J ECT 27:e49-50. 2011
    ..Early interventions in the form of electroconvulsive therapy and physical rehabilitation can be useful in reversing such potentially disabling complications...
  7. doi Late-onset clozapine-induced agranulocytosis in a patient with comorbid multiple sclerosis
    Dhanya Raveendranathan
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences NIMHANS, Bangalore 560029, India Electronic address
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 35:574.e5-6. 2013
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  8. doi Vitamin B₁₂ levels and psychiatric symptomatology: a case series
    Naveen Jayaram
    Dept of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 25:150-2. 2013
    ..A review of 19 patients (14 vegetarians) with demonstrable vitamin B₁₂ deficiency showed varied psychiatric symptomatology, with the majority not having significant hematological or neurological manifestations...
  9. pmc Obsessive compulsive disorder masquerading as psychosis
    Dhanya Raveendranathan
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences NIMHANS, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Indian J Psychol Med 34:179-80. 2012
    ..This can indeed pose a considerable challenge, especially in a scenario where the phenomenon is difficult to discern. We report a case of OCD, which was initially diagnosed as psychosis...
  10. pmc Barriers to yoga therapy as an add-on treatment for schizophrenia in India
    Shubhangi Baspure
    Former Senior Research Fellow SRF, AYUSH Yoga Project, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
    Int J Yoga 5:70-3. 2012
    ..To describe the possible barriers to yoga therapy for patients with schizophrenia in India...
  11. ncbi Hyperprolactinemia with aripiprazole: understanding the paradox
    Gayatri Saraf
    1The Metabolic Clinic in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India and 2Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India
    Am J Ther 21:e80-1. 2014
    ..This partial D2 agonistic activity of aripiprazole could be dose related, and hence, at higher doses, aripiprazole by itself can have dopamine antagonistic properties and hence cause prolactin system abnormalities. ..
  12. doi Successful treatment of co-morbid schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis
    Eesha Sharma
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
    Asian J Psychiatr 3:235-6. 2010
    ..We, for the first time, report a patient with MS and paranoid schizophrenia successfully treated with concurrent use of clozapine and risperidone with interferon-beta-1a...
  13. doi Piracetam treatment in patients with cognitive impairment
    Mukund G Rao
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore 560029, India
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 35:451.e5-6. 2013
    ..This report highlights the need for caution in the use of piracetam, especially in those with past or family history of psychiatric illness. ..
  14. ncbi Electroconvulsive therapy in the treatment of delirious mania: a report of 2 patients
    Vijay Danivas
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    J ECT 26:278-9. 2010
    ..Differential diagnosis of the above clinical presentation includes neuroleptic malignant syndrome and malignant catatonia. Delirious mania is clinically important owing to the potential for diagnostic confusion and good response to ECTs...
  15. ncbi Risperidone treatment for polydipsia and hyponatremia in schizophrenia: a case report
    Naren Rao
    National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Department of Psychiatry, Bangalore, India
    Turk Psikiyatri Derg 22:123-5. 2011
    ..Herein we present a schizophrenia case with polydipsia and hyponatremia that was successfully treated with risperidone...
  16. doi Hyperthyroidism presenting as mixed affective state: a case report
    Mukund G Rao
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore 560029, India
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 34:703.e13-4. 2012
    ..We present a case of hyperthyroidism presenting as a mixed affective state and the successful resolution of psychiatric symptoms with antithyroid medication along with a mood-stabilizing agent...