Funded research projects

⮚     Correlates of the suicide crisis syndrome in major depression: A multicentric exploratory study. (Ongoing, funded by Indian Psychiatric Society, PI – Dr Vikas Menon)

⮚     Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issue among the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community in India: A Study of Inter-Relationship between Mental Health disorders and Stress, Coping, Perceived Social Support, Occupation and Religiosity (Ongoing, funded by National Human Rights Commission, site PI – Dr Vikas Menon)

Non-funded research projects

  • Multinational study on assessing the Suicidal Crisis Syndrome (SCS) during the COVID-19 outbreak (ongoing, country PI - Dr Vikas Menon)

Publications - Indexed Journals :  Total number: 460

Key indexed publications in last two years:

  1. Fusar-Poli P, Salazar de Pablo G, Rajkumar RP, López-Díaz Á, Malhotra S, Heckers S, Lawrie SM, Pillmann F. Diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of brief psychotic episodes: a review and research agenda. Lancet Psychiatry. 2022 Jan;9(1):72-83. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(21)00121-8. Epub 2021 Nov 29. PMID: 34856200.
  2. Calderón-Garcidueñas L, Stommel EW, Rajkumar RP, Mukherjee PS, Ayala A. Particulate Air Pollution and Risk of Neuropsychiatric Outcomes. What We Breathe, Swallow, and Put on Our Skin Matters. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Nov 3;18(21):11568. doi: 10.3390/ijerph182111568. PMID: 34770082; PMCID: PMC8583112.
  3. Faraone SV, Banaschewski T, Coghill D, Zheng Y, Biederman J, Bellgrove MA, Newcorn JH, Gignac M, Al Saud NM, Manor I, Rohde LA, Yang L, Cortese S, Almagor D, Stein MA, Albatti TH, Aljoudi HF, Alqahtani MMJ, Asherson P, Atwoli L, Bölte S, Buitelaar JK, Crunelle CL, Daley D, Dalsgaard S, Döpfner M, Espinet S, Fitzgerald M, Franke B, Gerlach M, Haavik J, Hartman CA, Hartung CM, Hinshaw SP, Hoekstra PJ, Hollis C, Kollins SH, Sandra Kooij JJ, Kuntsi J, Larsson H, Li T, Liu J, Merzon E, Mattingly G, Mattos P, McCarthy S, Mikami AY, Molina BSG, Nigg JT, Purper-Ouakil D, Omigbodun OO, Polanczyk GV, Pollak Y, Poulton AS, Rajkumar RP, Reding A, Reif A, Rubia K, Rucklidge J, Romanos M, Ramos-Quiroga JA, Schellekens A, Scheres A, Schoeman R, Schweitzer JB, Shah H, Solanto MV, Sonuga- Barke E, Soutullo C, Steinhausen HC, Swanson JM, Thapar A, Tripp G, van de Glind G, Brink WVD, Van der Oord S, Venter A, Vitiello B, Walitza S, Wang Y. The World Federation of ADHD International Consensus Statement: 208 Evidence-based conclusions about the disorder. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2021 Sep;128:789-818. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.01.022. Epub 2021 Feb 4. PMID: 33549739; PMCID: PMC8328933.
  4. Ramesh R, Sundaresh A, Rajkumar RP, Negi VS, Vijayalakshmi MA, Krishnamoorthy R, Tamouza R, Leboyer M, Kamalanathan AS. DNA hydrolysing IgG catalytic antibodies: an emerging link between psychoses and autoimmunity. NPJ Schizophr. 2021 Feb 26;7(1):13. doi: 10.1038/s41537-021-00143-6. PMID: 33637732
  5. Rajkumar RP. A Biopsychosocial Approach to Understanding Panic Buying: Integrating Neurobiological, Attachment-Based, and Social-Anthropological Perspectives. Front Psychiatry. 2021 Feb 24;12:652353. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.652353. PMID: 33716838; PMCID: PMC7943846.
  6. Vellekkatt F, Menon V, Rajappa M, Sahoo S. Effect of adjunctive single dose parenteral Vitamin D supplementation in major depressive disorder with concurrent vitamin D deficiency: A double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial. J Psychiatr Res 2020;129:250-256. (Impact factor – 4.791)
  7. Grover S, Avasthi A, Chakravarty R, Dan A, Chakraborty K, Neogi R, Desousa A, Nayak O, Praharaj SK, Menon V, Pattanayak RD, Bathla M, Subramanyam A, Nebhinani N, Gania A, Lakdawala B, Bhattacharya R, Ghosh P. Bipolar Disorder Course and Outcome Study from India (BiD-CoIN study): Sample Description and Methods. J Affect Disord 2020;280(Pt B):16-23 (Impact Factor – 4.839)
  8. Grover S, Avasthi A, Chakravarty R, Dan A, Chakraborty K, Neogi R, Desousa A, Nayak O, Praharaj SK, Menon V, Deep R, Bathla M, Subramanyam AA, Nebhinani N, Ghosh P, Lakdawala B, Bhattacharya R. Predominant Polarity in Bipolar disorder: Findings from the Bipolar Disorder Course and Outcome Study from India (BiD-CoIN study). Compr Psychiatry 2021;109:152249 (Impact factor – 3.735) 
  9. Muruganandham P, Neelamegam S, Menon V, Alexander J, Chaturvedi SK. COVID-19 and Severe Mental Illness: Impact on patients and its relation with their awareness about COVID-19. Psychiatry Res 2020;291:113265. (Impact Factor – 222)
  10. Menon V, Kar SK, Suthar N, Nebhinani N. Vitamin D and depression: A critical reappraisal of the evidence and future recommendations. Indian J Psychol Med 2020;42(1): 11-21.
  11. Menon V, Kar SK, Ransing R, Sharma G, Pattnaik JI, Kaliamoorthy C, Varadharajan N, Mukherjee S, Agrawal A, Padhy SK, Arafat SMY. Changing trends in quality of media reporting of suicide in the community following a celebrity suicide in India. Aust NZJ Psychiatry 2022;56(1):81-90. (Impact Factor – 5.744)
  12. Arafat SMY, Menon V, Bascarane S, Kar SK, Kabir R. Variations in newspaper reporting of suicidal behavior in WHO-South-East Asian region. J Public Health 2021;43(4):e684-688. (Impact factor – 2.34)
  13. Arafat SMY, Ali SA, Menon V, Hussain F, Ansari DS, Baminiwatta A, Saleem T, Singh R, Varadharajan N, Biyyala D, Kar SK, Khan MM. Suicide methods in South Asia over two decades (2001-2020). Int J Soc Psychiatry 2021;67(7):920-34. (Impact factor – 2.625)
  14. Menon V, Kaliamoorthy C, Sridhar VK, Varadharajan N, Joseph R, Kattimani S, Kar SK, Arafat SMY. Do Tamil newspapers educate the public about suicide? Content analysis from a high suicide union territory in India. Int J Soc Psychiatry 2020;66(8):785-791. (Impact factor – 2.625)
  15. Menon V, Varadharajan N, Bascarane S, Subramanian K, Mukherjee MP, Kattimani S. Psychological autopsy: Overview of Indian evidence, best practice elements and a semi-structured interview guide. Indian J Psychiatry 2020;62(6):631-643. (Impact factor – 1.759)
  16. Menon V, Ransing R, Praharaj SK. Management of psychiatric disorders in patients with hepatic and gastrointestinal diseases. Indian J Psychiatry 2022 (In press) (Impact factor – 1.759)
  17. Kuppili PP, Menon V, Sathyanarayanan G, Sarkar S, Andrade C. Efficacy of adjunctive D-Cycloserine for the treatment of schizophrenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Neural Transm 2021;128:253-262. (Impact Factor – 3.575)  
  18. Kar SK, Menon V, Arafat SMY, Singh A, Das A, Shankar A, Sharma P, Perera S. Dhat syndrome: Systematic review of epidemiology, nosology, clinical features, and management strategies. Asian J Psychiatr 2021 (In Press) (Impact factor – 3.543)
  19. Krishnamoorthy Y, Nagarajan R, Saya GK, Menon V. Prevalence of Psychological Morbidities Among General Population, Healthcare Workers and COVID-19 patients Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Psychiatry Res 2020;293:113382. Impact Factor – 3.222
  20. Menon V, Varadharajan N, Praharaj SK, Ameen S. Why do manuscripts get rejected? A content analysis of rejection reports from Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine. Indian J Psychol Med 2022 (In Press)
  21. Sahadevan S, Kurian N, Mani AM, Kishor M, Menon V. Implementing competency based medical education curriculum in undergraduate psychiatric training in India: Opportunities and challenges. Asia Pac Psychiatry 2021;13(4):e12491. (Impact factor – 2.538)
  22. Kishor M, Shah H, Chandran S, Mysore AV, Kumar A, Menon V, Vinay HR, Isaac M, Singh OP. Psychiatry postgraduate examinations for the year 2020 in the middle of COVID19 crisis: Suggestions from Indian teachers of psychiatry. Indian J Psychiatry 2020; 62:431-4. (Impact factor – 1.759)
  23. Dhiman, P., Pillai, R. R., Wilson, A. B., Premkumar, N., Bharadwaj, B., Ranjan, V. P., & Rajendiran, S. (2021). Cross-sectional association between vitamin B12 status and probable postpartum depression in Indian women. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 21(1), 1-11.
  24. Nayak, D., Karuppusamy, D., Maurya, D. K., Sekhar Kar, S., Bharadwaj, B., & Keepanasseril, A. (2020). Postpartum depression and its risk factors in women with a potentially life‐threatening complication. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics.
  25. Shah, Z., Pal, P., Pal, G. K., Papa, D., & Bharadwaj, B. (2020). Assessment of the association of heart rate variability and baroreflex sensitivity with depressive symptoms and stress experienced by women in pregnancy. Journal of Affective Disorders, 277, 503-509.

Publications – Non-indexed journals

Total number: 131

Key non-indexed publications in last two years:

  1. Kishor M, Menon V, Vinay HR, Bhise MC, Isaac M, Chandran S, Kumar A, Nebhinani N, Gupta R, Dere SS, Kakunje A, Bharathi G, Ashok MV, Nischal A. COVID19 pandemic highlights the need to reconsider psychiatry training of Indian medical graduate. Indian J Health Allied Sci 2020;9(5):104-106.
  2. Kar SK, Arafat SMY, Menon V. A Bibliometric Analysis of Dhat Syndrome. Psychiatry Int 2021;2:379-385.
  3. Kar SK, Kabir R, Menon V, Arafat SMY, Prakash AJ, Saxena SK. Artificial intelligence in mental healthcare during COVID-19 pandemic. In: Nandan Mohanty S., Saxena S.K., Satpathy S., Chatterjee J.M. (eds) Applications of Artificial Intelligence in COVID-19. Medical Virology: From Pathogenesis to Disease Control. Springer, Singapore. (ISBN 978-981-15-7316-3)
  4. Menon V, Kuppili PP, Chandrasekhar L. Research in Psychodermatology. In Essentials of Psychiatry for Dermatology & Aesthetic practice. Eds Ashwini PK, Kishor M. Apsara Prakashana 2021. pp 207-219. (ISBN - 978-81-948549-6-8)
  5. Vengadavaradan, A., Kuppili, P. P., & Bharadwaj, B. (2020). Pattern and trends of substance use at a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, 36(2), 163.

Awards and achievements

Dr Vikas Menon serves as the Deputy Editor of Indian Journal of Psychiatry, Chief Associate Editor of the Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, and the Editor of International Journal of Advanced Medical and Health Research


Last Updated: 02 Feb 2022