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

Dr Nand Kumar

Dr. Nand Kumar, MBBS, MD (Psychiatry)

Prof. In charge ICMR CARE in Neuromodulation for Mental Health,

Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS, New Delhi

 Specialization: Neurobiology and Neuropsychiatry & BioPsychosocial model in community psychiatry

Publication Summary:

Principal Investigator: 6

CoPI: 14

No. of Books: 1

Thesis Supervision as chief guide:  MD ( 8 ),

Thesis Supervision as co-guide: (10)

Official Positions & Memberships

  • Sub-Dean (Exams) AIIMS Delhi from April 2011 to September 2015.
  • Chairman: physical treatment committee of the Indian Psychiatric society, 2019 till date.
  • Founding President of registered Neuromodulation Society (India) in 2018 for promotion and development of Brain modulation techniques for research, educational and clinical purpose.
  • Founding member and vice chair of National Network of Depression Centers INDIA (NNDC-I),2017, affiliated to NNDCI, USA
  • Members of Programme Advisory and Monitoring Committee (PA&MC) for the Programme Technology Interventions for Disabled and Elderly (TIDE) in Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India, June 2017-2020.
  • Executive council member of National Institute of Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad (from 2009-2011) by Minister of social Justice and empowerment, Government of India.
  • Member of selection committee for ‘Indo- U.S Fellowship for women in STEMM (WISTEMM), component under KIRAN Program, DST, Govt of India, 2018-19.
  • Chairman CME committee for Indian Psychiatric society North Zone (2016-2018).
  • Life fellow; Indian Psychiatry Society
  • Life fellow; Indian Association of Social Psychiatry
  • Member, Library committee for B.B Dikshit Library, AIIMS, 2009-2010.
  • Member of the Technical Resource Group for the Adolescent Health Division, constituted by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, August 2015. Provided my inputs to improve adolescent mental health to the expert group.
  • Member of Expert Group on “Research for Human Health and Forest” by forest Department, Govt. of Jharkhand, 2018.

Research Projects (Funded)

As Principal Investigator:

  • Centre for Advance Research & Excellence) in Neuromodulation on Mental Health Project titled: “To study the effects of theta burst repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in predominantly Negative symptoms and cognitive function in person suffering from schizophrenia in a randomized sham controlled double blind trial.”, Funded by ICMR for 5 years (from 2019).
  • Project MATE; Supporting and adopting the Mind Activation Through Education (MATE) Project, a Unique Mental Health initiative for school Children between age group 10-18 years in Delhi NCR'by AIIMS, New Delhi. Funded by AAI under CSR scheme, Govt of India.
  • Effect of high-frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in cognitive function and predominantly Negative symptoms in person suffering from schizophrenia in a randomized sham controlled double blind trial. Funded by DST, Govt of India.
  • Chief Mentor of the project “sustainable Psychological First Aid services in Tihar Prison. Project being run by Mental Health Foundation (India), registered not for profit organization. Funded by DST, Govt of India.
  • A double-blind, double-dummy, active-controlled, oral, multiple dose, parallel, randomized study to evaluate efficacy and safety of endoxifen in bipolar I disorder patients. Funded by Lambda Pharmaceuticals.

As CO-Principal Investigator:

  • Brain Stimulation as a Novel Technique for Cognitive Dysfunction & Craving Management to Enhance Treatment Outcome in Patients with Alcohol Dependence: a Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial. DST Funded.
  • Understanding and facilitation of neural plasticity for enhancing post stroke recovery using low cost non-invasive brain stimulation techniques. Funded by ICMR.
  • Clinical research to assess the efficacy of rTMS along with implantation of neurotrophic coated nanoparticles in complete spinal cord injury patients: a pilot study; DBT Funded.
  • Study on Role of Intensive Physiotherapy And TMS (Trans Cranial Magnetic Stimulation) On Growth Factors As Biomarkers For Stroke Recovery. Department of Neurology C N Centre AIIMS. ICMR Funded.
  • Development of a bio-feedback rehabilitation technique using residual EMG triggered TMS for spastic patients. IIT Delhi, Department of Biomedical Engineering, AIIMS, New Delhi. DBT Funded.
  • Effect of rTMS on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depressive Disorder and, Writer’s cramp” in Department of Neurology, AIIMS.ICMR Funded Project.
  • Improvement of quality of life, Depression and glycemic control in diabetes mellitus with rhythmic breathing (Sudarshan Kriya Yoga and Pranayam) in addition to standard treatment of diabetes. ICMR Funded Project.
  • Efficacy and safety of Agomelatine (25 mg/day with potential adjustment at 50 mg/day) given orally compared to placebo, in addition to a mood stabilizer in Bipolar I patients with a current major depressive episode”. Funding agency: Quintiles.
  • Effect of 30 minutes of yoga and meditation and life style modification in comparison to standard treatment on persons with mild to moderate depressive disorders. DST funded.
  • “Multi-center double blind randomized placebo controlled parallel group, flexible dose titration, add on study of TC 52142 2-8 mg in the treatment of major depressive disorder with subjects who are partial responders or non-responders to citalopram therapy” sponsored by Targacept Inc USA.
  • Protocol: A7501005 study: “A Phase III, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double- Blind Trial Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Sublingual Asenapine vs. Olanzapine and Placebo in In-Patients with an Acute Manic Episode.
  • “Magnitude of psychiatric co-morbidity in patients with obesity in a tertiary care centre. Department of Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi ICMR.
  • Depression in diabetes mellitus and its relation to diabetes self care activities – a cross- sectional study among adult patients aged ≥ 30 years coming to a secondary level hospital of north India” in Department of CCM, AIIMS.
  • Psychiatric co morbid conditions with PNES (Non-epileptic seizures) conducted by the Department of Neurology AIIMS. Institute funded project.
  • Understanding and facilitation of neural plasticity for enhancing post stroke recovery using low cost non-invasive brain stimulation techniques. Funded by ICMR.
  • Clinical research to assess the efficacy of rTMS along with implantation of neurotrophic coated nanoparticles in complete spinal cord injury patients: a pilot study; ongoing.

Research Projects (Non-Funded)

  • Effect of high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on negative symptoms and cognitive functioning in schizophrenia.
  • Efficacy and safety of rTMS on Resistant Depression in tertiary care center, AIIMS
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) in treatment resistant obsessive – compulsive disorder: An open – label trial
  • Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in medication non-responsive obsessive compulsive disorder: a randomized double blind parallel group sham controlled trial to compare different sites of stimulation
  • To assess the effect of repetitive magnetic bring stimulation on cognitive functions in patient with moderate traumatic brain injury.
  • Randomized trial of add on effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the in the non-responding obsessive compulsive disorder patients.
  • Preliminary assessment of the therapeutic efficacy the intermittent theta burst magnetic stimulations (iTBS) in treatment resistant depression: a double blind sham control trial.

Publications

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journal

  1. Nand Kumar,Sreenivas Vishnubhatla, Ashima Nehra Wadhawan, Sujata Minhas, Prashant Gupta;A randomized, double blind, sham-controlled trial of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Brain Stimulation, Volume 13, Issue 3, May–June 2020,840-849.

 

  1. 2.  Rohit Gupta, Divyani Garg, Nand Kumar, Mamta Bhushan Singh, Achal Kumar Srivastava. Psychiatric co-morbidities and factors associated with psychogenic non- epileptic seizures: a case–control study. In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 22 May 2020.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seizure.2020.05.007
  2. Singh S, Kumar N, Verma R, Nehra A. The safety and efficacy of adjunctive 20-Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment of negative symptoms in patients with schizophrenia: A double-blinded, randomized, sham-controlled study.Indian J Psychiatry2020;62:21-29
  3. Gupta P, Singh J, Kumar N. Lurasidone-Associated Manic Switch in a Patient With Depression: A Case Report. J Clin Psychopharmacology. 2019Nov/Dec;39(6):687-689.
  4. Singh N, Saini M, Anand S, Kumar N, Srivastava MVP, Mehndiratta. A Robotic Exoskeleton for Wrist and Fingers Joint in Post-Stroke Neuro-Rehabilitation for Low- Resource Settings.IEEE Trans Neural Syst RehabilEng. 2019 Dec;27(12):2369-2377
  5. Kumar S, Kumar N, Verma R. Safety and efficacy of adjunctive transcranial direct current stimulation in treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder: An open-label trial. Indian J Psychiatry2019;61:327-34.
  6. Singh S, Kumar S, Gupta A, Verma R, Kumar N (2019). Effectiveness and Predictors of Response to 1-Hz Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. J ECT.Mar;35(1):61-66
  7. Verma, R., Kumar, N., & Kumar, S. (2018). Effectiveness of adjunctive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in management of treatment-resistant depression: A retrospective analysis. Indian journal of psychiatry, 60(3), 329–333. doi:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_182_16
  8. Rohit verma,Nand Kumar, Ananya Mahapatra, Bigya Shah (2018)Effectiveness of tDCS augmentation for co-morbid obsessive compulsive disorder in chronic schizophrenia: A case report. Asian Journal of PsychiatryVolume 38, December 2018, Pages 9-11
  9. Verma R, Kumar N, Kumar R, Kumar S, Kathiresan P (2018). Cathodal neuromodulation of dominant temporoparietal cortex with transcranial direct current stimulation for tinnitus: A case series. 2018Jan-Feb;20(92):27-29.
  10. Verma R, Kumar N, Kuppili PP. rTMS (2018): The magic bullet for managing treatment- resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder in a congenitally deaf and mute woman. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord.20(4):17l02199.
  11. Harshit Garg, Saurabh Kumar, Swarndeep Singh, Nand Kumar, Rohit Verma (2019).New Onset Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Following High Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation over Left Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex for Treatment of Negative Symptoms in a Patient with Schizophrenia. Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience;17(3):443-445
  12. Singh S,Kumar S, Kumar N, Verma R (2018).low frequency repetetivetranscranail magnetic stimulation for treayment of Tourette syndrome: a naturalistic study with 3 months of follow up. Indian J PsycholMedicine;40;482-6
  13. Kumar S, Singh S, Chadda RK, Verma R, Kumar N (2018).The Effect of Low-Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at Orbitofrontal Cortex in the Treatment of Patients With Medication-Refractory Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Retrospective Open Study.J ECT. 2018Jun;34(2)
  14. Kumar S, Singh S, Kumar N, Verma R (2018).The Effects of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in the Treatment of Migraine Comorbid with Depression: A Retrospective Open Study.ClinPsychopharmacolNeurosci. 2018 Feb28;16(1):62-66.
  15. Gupta P, Tundup T, Singh J, Deb KS, Verma R, Kumar N (2018). Treatment complexities in psychosis associated with cabergoline treatment in patients having pituitary prolactinomas.Asian JPsychiatry;31:129-132.
  16. Kumar S, Singh S, Parmar A, Verma R, Kumar N.(2018).Effect of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in patients with comorbid panic disorder and major depression. Australas Psychiatry. 2018 May (Epub ahead ofprint]
  17. Singh S, Kumar S, Verma R, Kumar N (2017).Atypical Kleine-Levin syndrome: An elusive entity?J Family Med Prim Care. 2017Jan-Mar;6(1):161-163
  18. Nand Kumar, Saurabh Kumar* and Rishi Gupta (2016). An Update of the Application of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in Patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Neuropsychiatry: 2016: Volume 2, Issue1(Epub).
  19. Kumar S, Singh S, Chadda RK, Verma R and Kumar N (2017), The effect of Low- Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at Orbit -frontal Cortex in the Treatment of Patients with Medication –Refractory Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder: A Restrospective OpenStudy.
  20. Singh S, Kumar S, Verma R and Kumar N (2017), Atypical Kleine-Levin syndrome: An elusiveentity
  21. Nand Kumar, Saurabh Kumar* and Rishi Gupta (2016). An Update of the Application of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in Patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Neuropsychiatry: 2016: Volume 2, Issue1(Epub).
  22. Jha S, Chadda RK, Kumar N, Bal CS.(2016). Brain SPECT guided repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in treatment resistant major depressive disorder.Asian J Psychiatr. Jun;21:1-6. Epub 2016 Feb12.
  23. Chauhan RC, Rai SK, Kant S, Lodha R, Kumar N, Singh N.(2016). Burden Among Caregivers of Children Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in North India.N Am J Med Sci. 2016 Mar;8(3):129-33. doi:10.4103/1947-2714.179117.
  24. Kumar N, Padma Srivastava MV, Verma R, Sharma H, Modak T.(2016). Can low- frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation precipitate a late-onset seizure in a stroke patient? ClinNeurophysiol.Feb;127(2):1734-6.
  25. Bhad R, Chadda R, Kumar N, Goyal P.(2015) A rare association of schizophrenia and Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome.Indian JPsychiatry.Jul-Sep;57(3):324-5.
  26. Rai NK, Goyal V, Kumar N, Shukla G, Srivastava AK, Singh S, Behari M.( 2015). Neuropsychiatric co-morbidities in non-demented Parkinson's disease. Ann Indian Acad NeurolJan-Mar;18(1):33-8.
  27. Prakash Kumar, Sarvada Chandra Tiwari, Ashish Goel, Vishnubhatla Sreenivas, Nand Kumar, Rakesh Kumar Tripathi, Vineet Gupta et al (2014). Novel occupational therapy interventions may improve quality of life in older adults with dementia. International Archives of Medicine 7:26.1-7
  28. Nirendra Kumar Rai, Vinay Goyal, Nand Kumar, Garima Shukla, Achal Kumar Srivastava, SumitSingh ,and Madhuri Behari(2015).Neuropsychiatricco-morbiditiesinnon-demented Parkinson's disease. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. Jan-Mar; 18(1): 33–38.
  29. Is combination of repetitive trans cranial magnetic stimulation (RTMS) with physiotherapy better than physiotherapy alone in stroke recovery? Hina Sharma, NandKumar , R Rohit Bhatia , M M V Padma Srivastava. International Journal of Stroke © 2014 World Stroke Organization Vol 9 (Suppl. 3); October 2014;41–331.
  30. Hina Sharma, M.V. Padma Srivastava , Rohit Bhatia, Nand Kumar , RajeshwaMoganty. Does Vascular Endothelial Growth factor (VEGF) expression in combination with Physiotherapy with/without repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) play the role in acute stroke recovery? Brain Stimulation 8 (2015)310,e325
  31. Rohit Verma, Nand Kumar, Saurabh Singh. Response rate of rTMS in treatment refractory OCD as a variable of gender endotypicexpression . Abstracts / Brain Stimulation 8 (2015)412,e427
  32. Rohit Verma, Nand Kumar, MamtaSood, Pooja Patnaik. Effectiveness and tolerability of voltage dependent and time dependent brief pulse electro-convulsive mechanisms. Brain Stimulation Volume 8, Issue 2, March–April 2015, Pages38
  33. N Kumar, S Jha. (2013). Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (RTMS) in organic personality and behavioral disorder, secondary to suicide attempt by hanging. Clinical Neurophysiology Volume 124, Issue 10 , Pages e165-e166, October2013.
  34. Ali N, Jyotsna VP, Kumar N, Mani K.( 2013). Prevalence of depression among type 2 diabetes compared to healthy non diabetic controls. J Assoc Physicians India. Sep;61(9):619-21.
  35. Biswadeep Chatterjee, Nand Kumar, Jha Sailesh (2012). Role of repetitive Transcranial magnetic stimulation in maintenance treatment of resistant depression. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine. Jul - Sep 2012 | Vol 34 | Issue 3
  36. Siddharth S, Chadda R K, Kumar N (2012) Anxiety and depression in patients with myocardial infarction: Findings from a center in India, General Hospital psychiatry.  Mar-Apr;34 (2):160-6.
  37. Singla R, Ambekar S, Nand K, Singh MB, Gupta N, Jyotsna VP (2012). Profile of type 2 diabetes mellitus without overt complications of diabetes mellitus at a tertiary care center. Indian J Endocrinol Metab. Dec;16(Suppl 2):S468-70.
  38. Kumar N, Chadda R K. (2011). Augmentataion effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over the supplementary motor cortex in treatment refractory patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Indian J Psychiatry.53, 340-2.
  39. Siddharth S, Chadda R K, Kumar N (2012)  Anxiety and depression in patients with myocardial infarction: Findings from a center in India, General Hospital psychiatry.  Mar-Apr;34(2):160-6.
  40. Majumdar P, Chadda R K, Mittal A, Kumar N (2011).Clozapine induced eiosinophilia.Indian J psychiatry, 53,152-53
  41. R K Chadda, Nand Kumar (2009), ICD-11: ICD-11: DRAFT PROPOSAL FOR CHANGES IN THE ‘NEUROTIC, STRESS RELATED AND SOMATOFORM DISORDERS’ SECTION.(Submitted to Indian Psychiatric Society). New Delhi: Department of Psychiatry AIIMS 2008: 60-70.
  42. Chadda R.K., Sood M., Kumar N. (2009) Sensitizing primary-care physicians to common mental disorders using a problem-based learning approach. International Psychiatry. 6: 25.
  43. Chadda R.K., Sood M., Kumar N (2009). Experience of sensitization program on common mental disorder for primary care physician using  problem based learning approach. Indian J psychiatry, 51,289-91
  44. Nand Kumar, Pramit Jain (2008). Buspirone induced Hypomania: Published in British Journal of Psychiatry:   http//bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/eletters/190/1/81.
  45. Kumar A, Chadda RK, Kumar N, Balan S, Prakash Srinivasan S (2007. NeurourolUrodyn. Clozapine for the treatment of neurogenic bladder.; 26(4):537-9
  46. Nand Kumar, Chadda.R K (2007) Acute opiate poisoning. In Ashok Grover et al, ed; Manual of Emergency Medicine, 3rd ed, Pushpanjali Medical Publication Delhi.101-105
  47. Nand Kumar, H P Jhingan, kalpanaNagarkar and S K Khandelwal (2005). Delirium as illness presentation in elderly patients: A prospective study. Indian journal of clinical practice, 16; 2, 10-17
  48. Nand Kumar, Dhawan Anju (2004). Abuse liability of nicotine. Proceeding of the workshop on assessment of role of Tobacco as a gateway substance and information available on evidence relating to tobacco, alcohol and other forms of substance abuse, held in September 2002 in All India Institute of medical Sciences New Delhi, India.39-49.
  49. P Arun, Chavan BS, N Kumar (2002) Seizure disorder presenting as Panic attack. Indian journal of Medical Sciences.56, 10,486-488.
  50. Tripathi B M, Lal R, Nand K (2001) Substance abuse in children and adolescent: An Overview. Journal of personality and Clinical Studies.17, 2, 67-64.

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