Doctor Profile

Dr. Aparna Ramakrishnan

Consultant, Psychiatry

MBBS, MD, DNB (Psychiatry)

  • YEARS OF PRACTICE: 10 years
  • GENDER: Female
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada
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Biography

Dr Aparna Ramakrishan was always keen on becoming a doctor, but her interest in psychiatry developed during the period of internship. In her opinion there are few things more complex or intriguing than the human mind and that is what lead her to become a psychiatrist. She has been involved in research activities and has been the recipient of Young Psychiatrist Fellowship – WPA 2017. Her areas of interest are Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Deaddiction, Women’s Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry, Relationship issues and Couples counseling.

My Mantra

"Stress may be inevitable, suffering is doesn’t have to be” – Let’s talk about Mental Health!

AREA(S) OF INTEREST:

Counselling and Psychotherapy, Mental health in Women, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Deaddiction, NeuroPsychiatry

TREATMENTS/PROCEDURES OFFERED:

General Psychiatry, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Stress management, Couples counselling – relationship issues, Deaddiction, Management of Child and Adolescent behavioural issues

NAME OF INSTITUTE(S):

    • MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai
    • Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore
  • Recipient of Young Fellowship Programme/ Award in WPA XVII World Congress of Psychiatry in Berlin Oct 2017 for study – Cognitive functions and Quality of life in HIV seropositive individuals. Paper presented.
  • Dr A K Naik award for ‘Clinical and Biochemical Predictors of Delirium Tremens - A Cross sectional study’; Paper presented at BPS Annual Conference , April 2013 (co author)
  • Sir Ratan Tata scholarship in  2nd and 3rd year MBBS

Prior to joining KDAH, Dr Aparna Worked as Asst Professor In Psychiatry at Grant Govt Medical College And Sir JJ Group Of Hospitals(Medical Council Of India recognized). She also has experience of working in BMC colleges such as Seth GS Medical college and KEM hospital and KB Bhabha (Bandra) hospital. She has worked as Asst Professor in Psychiatry at D Y Patil Hospital, Navi Mumbai (MCI Recognized)

She was also Undergraduate teacher for MBBS students (Maharashtra University of Health Sciences recognized), teacher for postgraduate (Psychiatry) residents, nursing and physiotherapy courses and guest lecturer at various institutions.

KDAH Experience

After joining KDAH, Dr Aparna has been involved in medical management as well as counseling and psychotherapy of patients with mental health issues. She has been involved in management of mental health issues and psychiatric symptoms in patients with medical illnesses as a part of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry. She has been teaching nursing students of KDAH, taking lectures on Stress Management during induction program and during health camps and has been an active participant in interdepartmental awareness programmes. She also does pre transplant mental fitness evaluations.

Publications:

  • A Comparative Study on Efficacy of Risperidone versus Risperidone and Sodium Valproate Combination in the Treatment of Aggression in Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disability. Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research. Vol 06;Issue 05; May 2018; 870-877 
  • Quality of life in HIV seropositive individuals. Orissa Journal of Psychiatry. Vol XXVI; Mar 2018; 40-52 
  • Perceived hassles and uplifts and their impact on perceived cognitive performance during pregnancy. Annals of Indian Psychiatry. Vol 1; issue 2; July- December 2017
  • Theoretical and practical issues related to the management of severe and refractory psychotic illness complicated by pulmonary embolism. Grand Rounds. Indian Journal of Psychiatry 2015; Vol 57; issue 4; pg – 414-418
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency leading to Depression. Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research. Vol 3; Issue 12; December 2015 
  • 'A study of depression, perceived loneliness, cognitive function and independence in daily activities in home and institution based older people: a cross sectional comparative study' Journal of Geriatric Mental Health 2016. Vol 3;Issue 2; pg 140-144
  • Brain and alcohol: A study of effect of duration and severity of alcohol dependence on standard cognitive functionsFree Papers. Indian Journal of Psychiatry 2011 ; 53;Suppl S1 : S 34
  • Contributing Psychiatrist in Ready Reckoner for the Practising Psychiatrist  RPWD 2019 – book by the Disability Task Force (IPS)
  • Contributing psychiatrist of chapter on Disaster Psychiatry in Undergraduate textbook of Psychiatry (under review)
  • Conducted workshop on Disability Certification in Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry in Nov 2019
  • Participated/Panelist in a live discussion on Mental Health Care Act -2017 : Concerns,Challenges and Difficulties organized in Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai in Dec 2018
  • Presented paper titled ”Cognitive functions and Quality of life in HIV seropositive patients ” in WPA congress in Berlin , Germany in Oct 2017 – Young Psychiatrist Fellowship.
  • Presented ’ Insomnia’ in a clinical meet organized by Navi Mumbai Psychiatrists in Dec 2016
  • Presented “ An overview of Anxiety Disorders” in Clinical Society Meeting in BARC hospital in August 2011
  • Presented a paper titled “Brain and Alcohol- Effect of Duration and Severity of Alcohol Dependence on Cognitive Functions” in the 63rd annual conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS 2011) at New Delhi in January 2011.
  • Presented in Clinical Meeting on ’Women and Alcohol’, organised by the Department of Psychiatry, Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital and Bombay Psychiatric Society in November 2010
  • Guide in ICMR project on Sleep habits and patterns among medical students-undergraduate, interns and postgraduate residents– A clinical study
  • Co Author in poster on ” A comparative study on efficacy of Risperidone v/s Risperidone and Sodium Valproate combination in the treatment of aggression in children and adolescents with intellectual disability” presented by Dr Zara Ahmad in 46th Annual Conference of IPS, Western Zonal Branch in Lonavala in October 2015
  • Co author in poster on ” Role of CPK-MB in detection of alcohol induced cardiac damage” presented by Dr Paramveer Singh in Conference of Maharashtra Chapter 2015 ”Matchmaking – optimizing treatment plan” on 26th April 2015
  • Co author in poster on ’Childhood Depression – Association with Vitamin B12 deficiancy’  presented for Dr Ramesh Patel Award Poster in the DY Patil Symposium on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2015 held at DY Patil hospital in March 2015 by Dr Sneha Arya
  • Co author  in  ’Epilepsy in Children and Psychiatric comorbidity, Temperament and Parental Handling’  presented for the Dr PC Shastri Award Paper  in the DY Patil Symposium on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2015 held at DY Patil hospital in March 2015 by Dr Payal Chandele
  • Co author in ’SubacuteSclerosingPanencephalitis (SSPE) presenting in the Psychiatric OPD’;  Poster presentation at XVI World Congress of Psychiatry, Spain, September 2014 by Dr. Anjendra R Targe
  • Co author in  ’Human Sexuality & Sexual Behavior - Socio-cultural Aspects, role of Societal/ Religious beliefs and Taboos in India & it's effect on the Global Indian’ ; Paper presentation at XVI World Congress of Psychiatry, Spain, September 2014 by Dr. Anjendra R Targe
  • Co author in  "The Man who could not Stop Walking - A Case report on Akathisia"; Poster presentation at XVI World Congress of Psychiatry, Spain, September 2014 by Dr. Amulya Shetty
  • Co author in ’Pineal gland tumour presenting with Psychiatric manifestations’ ; Poster presentation at XVI World Congress of Psychiatry, Spain, September 2014 by Dr. AbhijeetDwivedi
  • Co author in ” A Comparative Study of Depressive & Cognitive Psychopathology in the Indian Elderly :Institutionalised Versus Non institutionalised”; Free paper presentation at IPS West Zone Annual Conference on 19 Oct 2013 by Dr Deepti Abraham
  • Co author in ”Personality Traits in Patients of Migraine and Tension Headaches ”; Poster presentation at IPS West Zone Annual Conference on 19 Oct 2013 by Dr. Prachi Shah
  • Co Author in Paper ” Facial Affect Recognition  in patients suffering from Schizophrenia  and Normal control groups : A comparative study ” presented by Dr Devavrat Harshe for Prof (Dr) L.P.Shah best paper award – 2013  in the annual BPS conference.
  • Was a Specialist Consultant for Disability Certification
  • Participant and Contributor in The National Workshop on Disability Certification (Held under purview of Indian Psychiatric Society) in Oct 2018
  • Attended Revised Basic Course Workshop in Medical Education Technology. Conducted by Seth GS Medical College and KEM hospital, regional centre in MET at Grant Govt Medical College and Sir JJ gp of Hospitals, Mumbai in March 2018
  • Has attended training workshop in ICH-GCP and Indian Regulatory Guidelines at Dr DY Patil Hospital Navi Mumbai, March 2016
  • Has attended training workshops in Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), Cognitive behavior therapy ( CBT), Transactional Analysis.
  • Has been a coordinator and organizing secretary in several conferences, CMEs, mental health awareness programmes conducted  in Dr DY Patil Medical College and Hospital and Grant Govt Medical College and Sir JJ gp of Hospitals.
  • Has participated in health camps across Maharashtra as a part of JJ psychiatry team.

Research

  • Burden of care and coping skills in spouses of individuals with substance use disorders : A cross sectional study ( ongoing) 
  • ICMR project on Sleep habits and patterns among medical students-undergraduate, interns and postgraduate residents– A clinical study guide
  • Study of anxiety, depression, quality of life and coping skills in obesity and its confounding factors.
  • A comparative study of Depressive and Cognitive Psychopathology in the Indian Elderly : institutionalized versus non institutionalized.
  • Effect of duration and severity of Alcohol Dependence on Cognition.
  • Pregnancy Brain- Truth or Myth. A comparative cross sectional study of cognition in pregnancy and child bearing age. 

Professional Memberships:

  • Life Member of Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS)
  • Life Member of Navi Mumbai Raigad Psychiatric Association
  • Executive Committee Member (2013-2017) and Life Member of Bombay Psychiatric Society (BPS)

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