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अखिल भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान, नई दिल्ली
All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Dr Siddharth Sarkar




2. Designation: Assistant Professor

3. Qualifications: MD, DNB

4. Email ID: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5. Field of Interest: Dual diagnosis, Stigma, Research Methodology

6. Total number of publications till date: 95

7. Details of publications since 2004 onwards (the full citation)- these should be divided into journal  articles (peer reviewed publications) and books/monographs/project reports/ proceedings from workshops (non-peer reviewed publications)



1: Sarkar S, Varshney M. Yoga and substance use disorders: A narrative review. Asian J Psychiatr. 2017 Feb;25:191-196. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2016.10.021. Review. PubMed PMID: 28262148. 


2: Balhara YP, Singh S, Modak T, Sarkar S. A Cross-sectional Study to Assess Disability and Its Correlates among Treatment Seeking Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorders. Indian J Psychol Med. 2017 Jan-Feb;39(1):40-45. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.198941. PubMed PMID: 28250557; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5329990. 


3: Menon V, Rajan TM, Sarkar S. Psychotherapeutic Applications of Mobile Phone-based Technologies: A Systematic Review of Current Research and Trends. Indian J Psychol Med. 2017 Jan-Feb;39(1):4-11. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.198956. Review. PubMed PMID: 28250552; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5329989. 


4: Kattimani S, Menon V, Sarkar S, Arun AB, Venkatalakshmi P. Role of Demographic and Personality Factors in Mediating Vulnerability to Suicide Attempts under Intoxication with Alcohol: A Record-based Exploratory Study. Indian J Psychol Med. 2016 Nov-Dec;38(6):540-546. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.194919. PubMed PMID: 28031590; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5178038. 


5: Grover S, Sarkar S, Bhalla A, Chakrabarti S, Avasthi A. Religious coping among self-harm attempters brought to emergency setting in India. Asian J Psychiatr. 2016 Oct;23:78-86. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2016.07.009. PubMed PMID: 27969084. 


6: Sarkar S, Sakey S, Mathan K, Bharadwaj B, Kattimani S, Rajkumar RP. Assessing  catatonia using four different instruments: Inter-rater reliability and prevalence in inpatient clinical population. Asian J Psychiatr. 2016 Oct;23:27-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2016.07.003. PubMed PMID: 27969074. 


7: Kattimani S, Subramanian K, Sarkar S, Rajkumar RP, Balasubramanian S. History of Lifetime suicide attempt in bipolar I disorder: its correlates and effect on illness course. Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract. 2016 Nov 17:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27854557. 


8: Kattimani S, Penchilaiya V, Sarkar S, Muthukrishnan V. Temporal variations in suicide attempt rates: A hospital-based study from India. J Family Med Prim Care. 2016 Apr-Jun;5(2):357-361. PubMed PMID: 27843841; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5084561. 


9: Kar SK, Sarkar S. Neuro-stimulation Techniques for the Management of Anxiety  Disorders: An Update. Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci. 2016 Nov 30;14(4):330-337. doi: 10.9758/cpn.2016.14.4.330. Review. PubMed PMID: 27776384; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5083940. 


10: Kattimani S, Sarkar S, Menon V, Muthuramalingam A, Nancy P. Duration of suicide process among suicide attempters and characteristics of those providing window of opportunity for intervention. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2016 Oct-Dec;7(4):566-570. PubMed PMID: 27695238; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5006470. 


11: Menon V, Shanmuganathan B, Babu Arun A, Thamizh JS, Selvakumar N, Sarkar S. A qualitative analysis of explanatory models in medically unexplained physical symptoms presenting to a tertiary health care psychiatric facility in South India. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2016 Sep 8. pii: 0020764016662294. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27609766. 


12: Sarkar S, Balhara YP, Gautam N, Singh J. A Retrospective Chart Review of Treatment Completers Versus Noncompleters Among In-patients at a Tertiary Care Drug Dependence Treatment Centre in India. Indian J Psychol Med. 2016 Jul-Aug;38(4):296-301. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.185943. PubMed PMID: 27570339; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4980895. 


13: Grover S, Sarkar S, Bhalla A, Chakrabarti S, Avasthi A. Demographic, clinical and psychological characteristics of patients with self-harm behaviours attending an emergency department of a tertiary care hospital. Asian J Psychiatr. 2016 Apr;20:3-10. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2016.01.006. PubMed PMID: 27025463. 


14: Majumder P, Sarkar S, Gupta R, Patra BN, Balhara YP. Predictors of retention  in treatment in a tertiary care de-addiction center. Indian J Psychiatry. 2016 Jan-Mar;58(1):27-30. doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.174359. PubMed PMID: 26985101; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4776577. 


15: Menon V, Sarkar S, Thomas S. Establishing a psychosomatic clinic in a low resource setting: Process, challenges, and opportunities. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2016 Jan-Mar;7(1):171-5. doi: 10.4103/0976-3147.172157. PubMed PMID: 26933373; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4750324. 


16: Menon V, Kattimani S, Sarkar S, Mathan K. How do repeat suicide attempters differ from first timers? An exploratory record based analysis. J Neurosci Rural  Pract. 2016 Jan-Mar;7(1):91-6. doi: 10.4103/0976-3147.168435. PubMed PMID: 26933353; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4750350. 


17: Grover S, Sarkar S, Avasthi A, Malhotra S, Bhalla A, Varma SK. Consultation-liaison psychiatry services: Difference in the patient profile while following different service models in the medical emergency. Indian J Psychiatry. 2015 Oct-Dec;57(4):361-6. doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.171854. PubMed PMID: 26816424; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4711235. 


18: Menon V, Sarkar S, Kattimani S, Mathan K. Do Personality Traits Such as Impulsivity and Hostility-Aggressiveness Predict Severity of Intent in Attempted  Suicide? Findings From a Record Based Study in South India. Indian J Psychol Med. 2015 Oct-Dec;37(4):393-8. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.168563. PubMed PMID: 26702169; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4676203. 


19: Nambi S, Sarkar S. Mental Illness and Nullity of Marriage: Indian Perspective. Indian J Psychol Med. 2015 Jul-Sep;37(3):366-9. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.162919. PubMed PMID: 26664094; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4649801. 


20: Rajkumar RP, Sarkar S. Seasonality of Admissions for Mania: Results From a General Hospital Psychiatric Unit in Pondicherry, India. Prim Care Companion CNS  Disord. 2015 Jun 18;17(3). doi: 10.4088/PCC.15m01780. PubMed PMID: 26644962; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4578914. 


21: Sarkar S, Seshadri H. Dealing with requests for faith healing treatment. Indian J Med Ethics. 2015 Oct-Dec;12(4):235-7. PubMed PMID: 26592787. 


22: Karthick S, Kattimani S, Sarkar S, Bharadwaj B, Rajkumar RP. Quality of Sleep in Patients With Bipolar I Disorder During Remission. J Psychiatr Pract. 2015 Nov;21(6):419-26. doi: 10.1097/PRA.0000000000000116. PubMed PMID: 26554324. 


23: Kar SK, Sarkar S. Dhat syndrome: Evolution of concept, current understanding, and need of an integrated approach. J Hum Reprod Sci. 2015 Jul-Sep;8(3):130-4. doi: 10.4103/0974-1208.165143. Review. PubMed PMID: 26538854; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4601170. 


24: Singh SM, Bhalla A, Giri OP, Sarkar S. Development of Screening Questionnaire for Detection of Alcohol Dependence. J Clin Diagn Res. 2015 Sep;9(9):VC07-VC10. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2015/11974.6438. PubMed PMID: 26500989; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4606318. 


25: Devanarayanan S, Nandeesha H, Kattimani S, Sarkar S. Relationship between matrix metalloproteinase-9 and oxidative stress in drug-free male schizophrenia:  a case control study. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2016 Mar;54(3):447-52. doi: 10.1515/cclm-2015-0212. PubMed PMID: 26351924. 


26: Gupta R, Sarkar S. Treating your own students: Ethical challenges for mental  health professionals. Med Teach. 2016;38(4):424-5. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2015.1072146. PubMed PMID: 26313369. 


27: Menon V, Kattimani S, Sarkar S, Muthuramalingam A. Gender differences among suicide attempters attending a Crisis Intervention Clinic in South India. Ind Psychiatry J. 2015 Jan-Jun;24(1):64-9. doi: 10.4103/0972-6748.160936. PubMed PMID: 26257486; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4525435. 


28: Menon V, Sarkar S, Kumar S. Barriers to healthcare seeking among medical students: a cross sectional study from South India. Postgrad Med J. 2015 Sep;91(1079):477-82. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2015-133233. PubMed PMID: 26253923. 


29: Balhara YP, Sarkar S, Gupta R. Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors for erectile dysfunction in patients with diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Jul-Aug;19(4):451-61. doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.159023. Review. PubMed PMID: 26180759; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4481650. 


30: Subramanian K, Kattimani S, Rajkumar RP, Bharadwaj B, Sarkar S. What happens  to episode duration and cycle length over the course of bipolar disorder? Australas Psychiatry. 2016 Aug;24(4):376-80. doi: 10.1177/1039856215592322. PubMed PMID: 26139697. 


31: Mattoo SK, Sarkar S, Nebhinani N, Gupta S, Parakh P, Basu D. How Do Indian Substance Users Perceive Stigma Towards Substance Use Vis-A-Vis Their Family Members? J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2015;14(3):223-31. doi: 10.1080/15332640.2014.980960. PubMed PMID: 26115120. 


32: Menon V, Sarkar S, Kattimani S. Association between personality factors and suicide intent in attempted suicide: Gender as a possible mediator? Personal Ment Health. 2015 Aug;9(3):220-6. doi: 10.1002/pmh.1300. PubMed PMID: 26088051. 


33: Bera SC, Sarkar S. Delusion of pregnancy: a systematic review of 84 cases in  the literature. Indian J Psychol Med. 2015 Apr-Jun;37(2):131-7. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.155609. Review. PubMed PMID: 25969595; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4418242. 


34: Kattimani S, Sarkar S, Rajkumar RP, Menon V. Stressful life events, hopelessness, and coping strategies among impulsive suicide attempters. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2015 Apr-Jun;6(2):171-6. doi: 10.4103/0976-3147.153222. PubMed PMID: 25883475; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4387806. 


35: Grover S, Sarkar S, Chakrabarti S, Malhotra S, Avasthi A. Intentional Self-harm in Children and Adolescents: A Study from Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Services of a Tertiary Care Hospital. Indian J Psychol Med. 2015 Jan-Mar;37(1):12-6. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.150801. PubMed PMID: 25722505; PubMed  Central PMCID: PMC4341303. 


36: Jose J, Nandeesha H, Kattimani S, Meiyappan K, Sarkar S, Sivasankar D. Association between prolactin and thyroid hormones with severity of psychopathology and suicide risk in drug free male schizophrenia. Clin Chim Acta. 2015 Apr 15;444:78-80. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2015.02.003. PubMed PMID: 25677864. 


37: Kattimani S, Sarkar S, Mukherjee A, Mathan K. What do suicide attempters think about legal status of suicide in India? Indian J Psychiatry. 2015 Jan-Mar;57(1):103-4. doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.148543. PubMed PMID: 25657473; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4314904. 


38: Grover S, Sarkar S, Jhanda S, Chawla Y. Psychosis in an adolescent with Wilson's disease: A case report and review of the literature. Indian J Psychiatry. 2014 Oct;56(4):395-8. doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.146530. PubMed PMID: 25568485; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4279302. 


39: Karthick S, Kattimani S, Rajkumar RP, Bharadwaj B, Sarkar S. Long term course of bipolar I disorder in India: using retrospective life chart method. J Affect Disord. 2015 Mar 1;173:255-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.10.056. PubMed PMID: 25462425. 


40: Padhy SK, Sarkar S, Davuluri T, Patra BN. Urban living and psychosis--an overview. Asian J Psychiatr. 2014 Dec;12:17-22. Review. PubMed PMID: 25446903. 


41: Kattimani S, Bharadwaj B, Sarkar S, Mukherjee A. Interrater reliability of the Silverman et al. nomenclature for suicide-related ideations, behaviors, and communications. Crisis. 2015;36(1):61-4. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000283. PubMed PMID: 25410253. 


42: Sarkar S, Seshadri D. Conducting record review studies in clinical practice.  J Clin Diagn Res. 2014 Sep;8(9):JG01-4. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2014/8301.4806. PubMed  PMID: 25386466; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4225918. 


43: Sarkar S, Srinivas B, Grover S. Quadruple pact suicide attempt involving a man and three adolescents. Indian J Psychol Med. 2014 Oct;36(4):422-4. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.140736. PubMed PMID: 25336777; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4201797. 


44: Avasthi A, Sarkar S, Grover S. Approaches to psychiatric nosology: A viewpoint. Indian J Psychiatry. 2014 Jul;56(3):301-4. doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.120560. PubMed PMID: 25316945; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4181189. 


45: Nehra R, Grover S, Sharma S, Sharma A, Sarkar S. Neuro-cognitive functioning  in unaffected siblings of patients with bipolar disorder: Comparison with bipolar patients and healthy controls. Indian J Psychiatry. 2014 Jul;56(3):283-8. doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.140645. PubMed PMID: 25316940; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4181184. 


46: Grover S, Sarkar S, Pradyumna, Gupta A. Hydrocortisone associated hypomania in a child responding to shifting back to prednisolone. J Pediatr Neurosci. 2014  May;9(2):201-3. doi: 10.4103/1817-1745.139373. PubMed PMID: 25250089; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4166856. 


47: Grover S, Sarkar S, Nebhinani N, Mattoo SK, Basu D. Sexual dysfunction in alcohol-dependent men on disulfiram or baclofen prophylaxis: A preliminary report. J Pharmacol Pharmacother. 2014 Jul;5(3):205-7. doi: 10.4103/0976-500X.136108. PubMed PMID: 25210402; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4156833. 


48: Sarkar S, Balhara YP. Diabetes mellitus and suicide. Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Jul;18(4):468-74. doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.137487. Review. PubMed PMID: 25143900; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4138899. 


49: Sarkar S, Nebhinani N, Kaur J, Kaur K, Ghai S, Basu D. Relationship of reasons and fears of treatment with outcome in substance using population attending a de-addiction centre. Ind Psychiatry J. 2013 Jul;22(2):143-8. doi: 10.4103/0972-6748.132929. PubMed PMID: 25013316; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4085807. 


50: Grover S, Ghosh A, Sarkar S, Chakrabarti S, Avasthi A. Sexual dysfunction in  clinically stable patients with bipolar disorder receiving lithium. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2014 Aug;34(4):475-82. doi: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000131. PubMed PMID: 24781439. 


51: Sarkar S, Balachander S, Basu D. Perceived harmfulness of substance use: a pilot study. Indian J Community Med. 2014 Jan;39(1):26-9. doi: 10.4103/0970-0218.126350. PubMed PMID: 24696536; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3968577. 


52: Sarkar S, Grover S. A systematic review and meta-analysis of trials of treatment of depression from India. Indian J Psychiatry. 2014 Jan;56(1):29-38. doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.124711. PubMed PMID: 24574556; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3927242. 


53: Sarkar S, Sharma A, Basu D. How to stop tobacco use? Tobacco user's perspective. Ind Psychiatry J. 2013 Jan;22(1):77-9. doi: 10.4103/0972-6748.123638. PubMed PMID: 24459380; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3895319. 


54: Nebhinani N, Sarkar S, Gupta S, Mattoo SK, Basu D. Demographic and clinical profile of substance abusing women seeking treatment at a de-addiction center in  north India. Ind Psychiatry J. 2013 Jan;22(1):12-6. doi: 10.4103/0972-6748.123587. PubMed PMID: 24459367; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3895305. 


55: Mehra A, Sarkar S, Basu D. Lomotil (diphenoxylate) dependence in India. Indian J Psychol Med. 2013 Jul;35(3):248-50. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.119474. PubMed PMID: 24249925; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3821200. 


56: Sarkar S, Grover S. Antipsychotics in children and adolescents with schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Indian J Pharmacol. 2013 Sep-Oct;45(5):439-46. doi: 10.4103/0253-7613.117720. Review. PubMed PMID: 24130376; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3793512. 


57: Sinha-Deb K, Sarkar S, Sood M, Khandelwal SK. Wires in the body: a case of factitious disorder. Indian J Psychol Med. 2013 Apr;35(2):209-11. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.116258. PubMed PMID: 24049235; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3775056. 


58: Sarkar S, Khandelwal SK. Ofloxacin induced hypomania. J Clin Diagn Res. 2013  Jul;7(7):1469-70. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2013/4859.3164. PubMed PMID: 23998097; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3749667. 


59: Hegde A, Singh SM, Sarkar S. Long-acting Preparations in Substance Abuse Management: A Review and Update. Indian J Psychol Med. 2013 Jan;35(1):10-8. doi:  10.4103/0253-7176.112194. PubMed PMID: 23833336; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3701347. 


60: Patra BN, Sarkar S. Adjustment disorder: current diagnostic status. Indian J  Psychol Med. 2013 Jan;35(1):4-9. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.112193. PubMed PMID: 23833335; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3701359. 


61: Sarkar S, Nebhinani N, Singh SM, Mattoo SK, Basu D. Tramadol dependence: a case series from India. Indian J Psychol Med. 2012 Jul;34(3):283-5. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.106038. PubMed PMID: 23440178; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3573583. 


62: Sarkar S. Surreptitious use of disulfiram. Indian J Med Ethics. 2013 Jan-Mar;10(1):71. PubMed PMID: 23439208. 


63: Sarkar S, Sharma A, Basu D. Comparison of craving between smoked and smokeless tobacco across a variety of cue exposures. Subst Use Misuse. 2013 Feb;48(3):233-8. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2012.752851. PubMed PMID: 23302058. 


64: Grover S, Sarkar S. Liver transplant-psychiatric and psychosocial aspects. J  Clin Exp Hepatol. 2012 Dec;2(4):382-92. doi: 10.1016/j.jceh.2012.08.003. Review.  PubMed PMID: 25755459; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3940381. 


65: Nebhinani N, Sarkar S, Ghai S, Basu D. Reasons for help-seeking and associated fears in subjects with substance dependence. Indian J Psychol Med. 2012 Apr;34(2):153-8. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.101784. PubMed PMID: 23162192; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3498779. 


66: Sarkar S, Mattoo SK. Newer approaches to opioid detoxification. Ind Psychiatry J. 2012 Jul;21(2):163-7. doi: 10.4103/0972-6748.119652. PubMed PMID: 24250054; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3830170. 


67: Sarkar S, Sood M. A patient of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis on category IV treatment regimen presenting with psychosis. Natl Med J India. 2011 Jul-Aug;24(4):244-5. PubMed PMID: 22208150. 


68: Sarkar S, Chadda RK, Kumar N, Narang R. Anxiety and depression in patients with myocardial infarction: findings from a centre in India. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2012 Mar-Apr;34(2):160-6. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2011.09.016. PubMed PMID: 22036738.

8. Presentations made at scientific meetings/ conferences/ workshops: Several

9. Investigator in funded projects along with year completed: None

10. Investigator in non-funded projects along with year and title completed:


2015 “A retrospective chart review of treatment completers versus non- completers among those seeking in-patient treatment at a tertiary care drug dependence treatment center”

11. Investigator in funded projects along with year and title ongoing:


2016 “Serum BDNF levels in patients with opioid dependence during the early withdrawal period: A case control study” (Intramural)

2017 “Relationship of serotonin pathway polymorphisms with self harm behaviour among patients with opioid dependence” (DST Funded)

12. Investigator in non-funded projects along with year and title ongoing:


2016 “An observational study to assess stigma among patients with substance use disorders, and its association with quality of life, help-seeking and disability”

2016 “Prevalence and characteristics of self-harm and suicidal attempts among patients with substance use disorder at a tertiary care hospital”

2016 “Tramadol for Maintenance in Opioid Dependence: An exploratory study of efficacy and acceptability”

13. Co-investigator in funded projects along with year and title completed: None

14. Co- investigator in non-funded projects along with year and title completed: None

15. Co- investigator in funded projects along with year  and title ongoing

2016 “Development of Identification Instrument for Prolonged Grief Disorder in SEAR Countries”

16. Co- investigator in non-funded projects along with year and title ongoing


2016 “A study on experiences of hospital care among admitted patients with substance use disorders at a National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre of India”

17. Thesis supervised for MD/ PhD
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-as co-guide: Three

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