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

Dr Mamta Sood

 

Designation: Professor

Qualifications: DPM, MD

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Fields of interest: Severe Mental Illnesses, Medical Education

Interested in culturally relevant, resource appropriate psycho-social solutions for SMIs including use of mobile technologies

Professional Experience

Position                                   

      Institution

           Duration  

Graded & Classified Specialist            Army Medical corps                    1995-2005             

 (Psychiatry)

Assistant Professor (Psychiatry)          AIIMS, New Delhi                      2005-2009               

Associate Professor (Psychiatry)         AIIMS, New Delhi                      2009-2012

Additional Professor (Psychiatry)        AIIMS, New Delhi                      2012-2016 

Professor (Psychiatry)                          AIIMS, New Delhi                      2016 till date

Publications (Last 5 years)

  • Sood M Prashant G. Commentary on ‘Mental Illness, Psychiatric Institutions, and the Singularity of Lives’.  Medicine Anthropology Theory doi.org/10.17157/mat.4.3.485
  • Sood M, Ranjan R, Chadda RK, Khandelwal S K. Changing Pattern of Clinical Profile of First Contact Patients Attending Outpatient Services at General Hospital Psychiatric Unit in India over the Last 50 Years.  Indian J Soc Psychiatry 2017; 33: 213-8
  • Sood M, Krishnan V. Preventive psychiatry in clinical practice. Indian J Soc Psychiatry 2017;33:79-85
  • NishanthKN, ChaddaRK, SoodM, BiswasA, Lakshmy R.  Physical comorbidity in schizophrenia and its correlates. Ind J Med Research 2017; 146:  281-284
  • Jajodia AKaur HSrivastava AKumari KBaghel RGuin DSood MSatyamoorthy KJain SChadda RKKukreti RSchizophrenia susceptibility and neuregulin signaling pathway genes: A rare haplotype combination based association study in Indian population Psychiatry Res. 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.10.005
  • Basu A, Chadda R K, Sood M Rizwan SA. Pre-treatment factor structures of the Montgomery and Åsberg Depression Rating scale as predictors of response to escitalopram in Indian patients with non-psychotic major depressive disorder. Asian J Psychiatry 2017; 28: 154-159
  • Tuli A, Singh P, Sood M, SinhaDeb K, Jain S, Jain A, Wason M, Chadda RK, Verma R. Harmony: Close Knitted mHealth Assistance for Patints, Caregivers and Doctors managing SMIs. Ubicomp/ISWC'16 Adjunct, September 12-16, 2016, Heidelberg, Germany ACM 978-1-4503-4462-3/16/09.
  • Sood M, Gupta N. Workshop on Management of 'Difficult to Treat' Serious Mental Illnesses using Problem Based Learning Approach. Indian J Soc Psychiatry 2016; 32: 174-176
  • Sood M, Chadda RK, Sinha Deb K,  Bhad R,  Mahapatra A,  Verma R,  Mishra AK  Scope of Mobile Phones in Mental Health Care in Low Resource Settings.  J  Mob Tech Med 2016;6 Article · July 2016 DOI: 10.7309/jmtm.5.2.5
  • Sood M, Chadda RK, Singh P.  Mobile health (mHealth) in mental health: scope & applications in low resource settings.  Nat Med J India 2016; 29: 341-343
  • Chawla N, Sood M. Selected summary of the article titled “Medical marijuana laws and adolescent marijuana use in the USA from 1991 to 2014: results from annual, repeated cross-sectional surveys” from Lancet Psychiatry.  Nat Med J India 2016; 29: 220-221
  • Mahapatra A,  Sood M, Khandelwal S K Case Report: Multiple Meningioma in a Patient of Bipolar Disorder: The Dilemma of Detecting Structural Brain Lesions in the Backdrop of a Long Standing Psychiatric Illness Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/18817.8332
  • Mahapatra A, Sood M, Bhad R, Tripathi M. Behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia with bilateral insular hypometabolism: a case report. J Clin Diagn Res 2016; 10: VD 01-VD 02
  • Prakash S, Sharan P, Sood M. A study on phenomenology of Dhat syndrome in men in a general medical setting. Indian J Psychiatry 2016;58:129-41.
  • Shukla G, aggarwal P, Sagar R, Sood M, Gupta A, Suri A, Garg A. Does antiepileptic drug withdrawal predispose patients undergoing temporal lobe epilepsy surgery to late onset of psychiatric morbidity? A report of three cases.  Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 19(3):377 · July 2016 DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.186828
  • Jajodia A , Kaur H , Kalpana K , Kanojia N , Gupta M , Baghel R , Sood M , Jain S , Chadda R K,  Kukreti K. Evaluation of genetic association of neurodevelopment and neuroimmunological genes with antipsychotic treatment response in schizophrenia in Indian populations. Mol Genet Genomic Med 2016; 4: 18–27
  • Sood M, Chadda RK. Psychosocial rehabilitation for severe mental illnesses in general hospital psychiatric settings in India. BJPsych International 2015; 12: 47-48
  •  Sood M, Patra BN, Agrawal A, Khandelwal SK. Pituitary macroadenoma presenting with multiple psychiatric complications. Indian J Psych Med 2015;37:462-4
  • Sood M, Ranjan R. Medical Education in India: Current Status. India Science & Technology Report 2015; 3:51-54
  • Basu AChadda RKSood MKaur HKukreti R. Association of serotonin transporter (SLC6A4) & receptor (5HTR1A, 5HTR2A) polymorphisms with response to treatment with escitalopram in patients with major depressive disorder A preliminary study. Indian J Med Res 2015; 142: 40-5.
  • Basu AThanapal SSood M, Khandelwal SK. Catatonia: an unusual manifestation of Wilson's disease.  J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 2015; 27:72-3.
  • Jajodia A, Kaur H , Kalpana, Gupta M, Baghel R , Srivastava A , Sood M, Chadda RK , Jain S , Kukreti R. Evidence for schizophrenia susceptibility alleles in the Indian population: An association of neurodevelopmental genes in case–control and familial samples. Schiz Res 2015; 162:112–117
  • N Sujata, Gupta S, Sood M. A retrospective study to assess the delay in treatment seeking and factors contributing to delay in seeking treatment among the caregivers of persons having first episode psychosis.  Int J of Nursing Edu 2015; 7: 228- 232
  • Majumdar P, Khandelwal SK, Sood M, Nehra A, Sharma BS. A comparative study of cognitive function following traumatic brain injury: Significance of initial Glasgow coma scale score to predict cognitive outcome. J Mental Health Hum Behav 2015; 20: 59-64
  • Bera SC, Sood M, Chadda RK, Sathyanarayana Rao TS. Contribution of general hospital psychiatric units to psychiatric research in India. Indian J Psychiatry 2014; 56:278-82
  • Bera S C, Khandelwal SK, Sood M, Goyal V. A Comparative Study of Psychiatric Comorbidity, Quality of Life and Disability in Patients with Migraine and Tension. Neuro India 2014; 62: 516-520
  • Gnanavel S, Thanapal S,  Khandelwal SK, Sood M. Olanzapine-Induced Tardive Dystonia: a Case Report. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 2014; 26: E24-E25.
  • Mittal AK, Majumder P, Agrawal A, Sood M, Khandelwal SK. Early onset obsessive compulsive disorder with obsessive slowness: a case report and demonstration of management. Indian J Psychol Med 2013; 35: 407-9.
  • Krishana V, Sood M, Chadda RK. Caregiver Burden and Disability in patients with Somatization Disorder. J Psychosomatic Res 2013; 75: 376-380
  • Chadda RK, Ramshankar P, Sinha Deb K, Sood M. Metabolic syndrome in schizophrenia: Differences between antipsychotic‑naive and treated patients. J Pharmacol Pharmacother 2013; 4: 174-84.
  • Sivakumar T, Yadav A, Sood M, Khandelwal SK. Lorazepam withdrawal Catatonia: A case report. Asian J Psychiatry 2013; 6:620-1
  • Sood M. Book Review: Expanding Horizons of the Mind Science(s). Nat Med J India 2013; 26: 55-56
  • Patra B N, Kandelwal SK, Sood M. Olanzapine induced neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. Indian J Pharmacology 2013; 45: 98-99
  • Kuriakose A, Gupta S, Sood M. Quality of life and health care utilization in patients having somatoform disorder. International Journal of Current Research 2013; 5: 1838-1842
  • Sinha Deb K, Sarkar S, Sood M, Khandelwal SK. Wires in the Body: A case of Factitious Disorder. Indian J Psych Med 2013; 39: 209-211
  • Lalwani S, Bagla R, Sood M, Behera C, Bhardwaj DN. Suicide Among Females with Pregnancy: A Retrospective Study. J Paed Obstet Gynaec 2013; 4: 83-86
  • Sood M, Sharan P. Undergraduate training in psychiatry at AIIMS: Integration with community medicine. Indian J psychiatry 2012; 54:93-94
  • Sood M. A girl who saw friends unseen by others: what did we do? Indian J Soc Psychiatry 2012; 28: 87-93
  • Maji KR, Sood M, Sagar R, Khandelwal SK. A follow-up study of family burden in patients with bipolar affective disorder. Int J Soc Psychiatry 2012; 58: 217-223
  • Pallava A, Chadda RK, Sood M, Laksmy R. Metabolic syndrome in schizophrenia: A comparative study of antipsychotic-free/naïve and antipsychotic-treated patients from India. Nordic J Psychiatry 2012; 66: 215-21
  • Sood M, Ambekar A. ‘Fresh fruit juice’—a metaphor for giving extra care to a patient by family members/caretakers. Nat Med J India 2011;24: 375
  • Sood M, Sharan P. A pragmatic approach to integrating mental health in undergraduate training: The AIIMS experience and work in progress. Nat Med J India 2011;24: 108-110.
  • Sood M, Agarwal A, Sivaraman S, Khadelwal SK. Diagnostic dilemma: A case of self-injurious behavior. Indian J Psychiatry 2011; 53: 159-162
  •  Mishra N,  Singh SJ NagpalChadda RK,  Sood M. Help seeking behavior of patients with mental health problems visiting a tertiary care centre in North India. Indian J Psychiatry 2011; 53: 234-238 
  • Sarkar S, Sood M. A patient of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis on category IV treatment regimen presenting with psychosis. Nat Med J India 2011; 24:  244-245.
  • Sood M. Book review: Persuasion in Clinical Practice: Helping people make changes. Nat Med J India 2011; 24:  240
  • Nagpal SJS, Mishra N, Chadda RK, Sood M, Garg R (2011) Changing trends of services used as first contact by patients with mental health problems. Nat Med J India 2011; 24:  148-150
  • Sood M, Agarwal A, Sivaraman S, Khadelwal SK. Diagnostic dilemma: A case of self-injurious behaviour. Indian J Psychiatry 2011; 53:  159-162
  • Sood M, Sharan P. A pragmatic approach to integrating mental health in undergraduate training: The AIIMS experience and work in progress. Nat Med J India 2011; 24:  108-110.

 

Conference Abstracts (Last 5 years)

 

  • Sood M, Chadda RK, Verma R, Sinha Deb K. Bio-psycho-social Interventions for Patients with First Episode Psychoses in Low Resource Settings.  Indian J Social Psychiatry 2017; 33: S7
  • Thanapal S, Naveen Kumar C,  Sood M. Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme for Persons with Disabilities: The First Health Insurance Scheme to Cover Persons with Mental Illness: NIMHANS Experience Indian J Social Psychiatry 2017; 33: S7
  • Ganesh R, Verma R, Sood M, Bhargava R. Association of Caregiver Needs with Psychopathology and Functioning in Patients with First Episode Schizophrenia Indian J Social Psychiatry 2017; 33: S20
  • Ganesh R, Mahapatra A, Sood M, Verma R, Chadda RK. Quality of Life and Its Correlates in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders: An Exploratory Study Indian J Social Psychiatry 2017; 33: S21
  • Vijay S, Patil V, Sood M. Regular ‘Exercise’ in Group Format: A Nonpharmacological Intervention for Inpatients in General Hospital Psychiatry Ward. Indian J Social Psychiatry 2017; 33: S21
  • Soni S, Muthukrishnan SP, Sood M, Kaur S, Mehta N, Sharma R. Impact of Cognitive Deficits on Quality of life and Social Functioning in Schizophrenia. Indian J Social Psychiatry 2017; 33: S29
  • Krishnan V Sood M. Changing Patterns of Caregiver Burden: A Comparison of Family Burden Studies in Schizophrenia Over Four Decades From India Schizophrenia Bulletin 43(suppl_1):S255-S255 · March 2017
  • Soni S, MuthuKrishnan SP, Sood M, Kaur S, Mehta N, Sharma R.  Dorsal “Where” Visual Pathway Affected in Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia Bulletin 43(suppl_1):S237-S238 · March 2017
  • Sood M, Verma R, Deb KS, Singh P, Sapkota N   Mobile Telephony in Mental Health: Relevance for Social Psychiatry in South Asia.  Indian J Social Psychiatry 2016; 32: 349
  • Sood M. Challenges of Working with Family Caregivers Indian J Social Psychiatry 2016; 32: 349
  • Kumar S, Sood M, Chadda RK  A Prospective Study of Disability in Patients with Somatic Symptom Disorder. Indian J Social Psychiatry 2016; 32: 349
  • Gupta P, Chawla N, Verma R, Sood M. Socio-Demographic and Clinical Profile of Patients with Difficult to Treat Severe Mental Illnesses Attending a Tertiary Care General Hospital Indian J Social Psychiatry 2016; 32: 448
  • Mahapatra A, Verma R, Sood M, Chadda RK Prevalence and Clinical Correlates of Somatic Symptoms in Patients with Schizophrenia and Related Disorders: An Exploratory Study.  Indian J Social Psychiatry 2016; 32: 475
  • Sood M, Chadda RK, Verma R, SinhaDeb K, Gupta R, Gupta A, Prakash S.  Improving Communication with the Caregivers of Persons with Mental Illness. Indian J Psychiatry 2016; 58 (Supplement): 2
  • Chadda RK, Sood M, Gupta N, Kataria D. Preventive Psychiatry in Undergraduate Medical Curriculum: Should it be there?  Indian J Psychiatry 2016; 58 (Supplement): 22
  • Chadda RK, Sood M, Bhargava R, Patra BN. Development of Preventive Psychiatry Module for General Hospital Psychiatry Units (GHPUs). Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2016; 32: 69
  • Chadda RK, Sood M. Nonconventional Therapeutic approaches in Psychiatry: Lessons from East. Abstract book, International Conference of Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations & 13th Annual Academic Sessions of SriLanka College of Psychiatrists. 2016: 25-26
  • Sood M, Ranjan R, Chadda RK, Khandelwal SK. Changing pattern of clinical profile of first contact patients attending outpatient Services at the General Hospital Psychiatric Units in India over the last 50 years 24th European Congress of Psychiatry European Psychiatry 2016; 33S:  609-610
  • Sood M, Chadda RK , Kukreti  R, Mishra A , Kalpana , Mishra A. Attitude towards Antipsychotic medications and its correlation with psychopathology and Insight in Schizophrenia. 23rd European Congress of Psychiatry European Psyvhiatry 2015: 340.
  • Sood M, Chadda RK , Kukreti  R, Mishra A , Kalpana , Goyal S. Clinical and socio-demographic correlates of insight in schizophrenia. XVI World Congress of Psychiatry. Madrid 2014 VOL. 6 - TOPIC 67: Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders, page 139 (Availableat http://www.tilesa.es/wpamadrid2014/abstracts/docs/abstracts-vol6-WPA2014.pdf )
  • Sood M, Chadda RK , Kukreti  R, Mishra A , Kalpana , Goyal S. A study on clinical and socio-demographic correlates of attitude to antipsychotic medications in schizophrenia, XVI World Congress of Psychiatry. Madrid 2014 VOL. 6 - TOPIC 67: Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders, page 144

(Available on http://www.tilesa.es/wpamadrid2014/abstracts/docs/abstracts-vol6-WPA2014.pdf )

Chapter in books

  • Sood M, Gupta N, ShivaKumar T, Kumar N, Kattimani S. Complexities in the management of patients with 'difficult to treat' serious mental illnesses. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, 2013; 29: 17 
  • Sood M, Gupta N. How's and 'why's' for formulating a comprehensive plan for evaluation and management of patients with severe mental illness. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry. 2013; 29: 21
  • Avasthi A, Chadda RK, Sharan P, Sood M, Grover S, Kumar A. Workshop on research methodology. Indian J Psychiatry 2013;55:13
  •  Sood M, Bhat PS, Kattimani S, Sakhya R. Integrating mental health in undergraduate training. Indian J Psychiatry 2013; 55:19
  • Sood M. Rehabilitation of Married Women with severe mental illness Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2012; 28: A19-A20
  • Chadda RK, Sood M. Urban-Rural differences in Psychiatric morbidity: Is Urbanization responsible?Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2012; 28: A22

Research Projects

  • PI in a project titled “A Study on Outcome of Non affective Psychoses in Armed Forces” (1999)
  • PI in a project titled “A study Psychiatry Investigation (NAD) in Armed Forces”  (2001)
  • PI in a project titled “A study on Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression” (2001)
  • PI in a project titled “Prospective Longitudinal Study on Duration of Untreated Psychosis in Patients with First Episode of Psychosis as Principal Investigator” (Funded by AIIMS) (2007-2008)
    • Co PI in a project titled “Development of Pharmacogenomics SNP database for critical candidate genes involved in drug response for Schizophrenia as Co-investigator” (Funded by DBT) (2008-2010)
    • Co PI in a project titled “Intra-genic variation of candidate genes in depression and suicide Ideation: Association study in Indian population” (Funded by DST) (2013-2015)
    • PI in project titled “Research published in Indian Journal of Psychiatry from General Hospital Psychiatric Units”. (2014)
    • PI in a project titled “Stigma and its correlates in schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders: A multi-centric cross sectional study” under Indian Association for Social Psychiatry. (2014)
    • PI in a project titled “Walk in clinic in a General Hospital Psychiatric Unit attached to medical college in North India”. (2014)
    • PI in a Project titled “Teaching Postgraduate Trainees Communication with Caregivers of Patients with Severe Mental Illnesses in Low Resource Settings” (2015)
    • PI in a project titled “Development of a Mobile based Framework for ‘Difficult to Treat’ Severe Mental Illnesses in Low Resource Settings” in collaboration with IIITD (2015)
    • PI in a Project titled “Socio-Demographic and Clinical Profile of Patients with Difficult to Treat Severe Mental Illnesses attending a General Hospital”  (2015)
    • PI in a project titled “A study of the clinical correlates of Quantitative Electro-encephalographic spectral analysis in first episode psychosis” (Funded by AIIMS) (2014-2016)
    • Co PI in a project titled “Need Assessment Survey about Consultation Liaison Psychiatry amongst the Clinical Faculty Members at AIIMS, New Delhi”  (2015)
      • Co PI in a project titled “Effect of an oral health preventive module on the oral health practices among pregnant women” (2015-2016)
      • Co PI in a project titled “Illness Narratives in schizophrenia: : a medical chart review study”  (ongoing)
      • PI in a project titled “A cross-sectional study about knowledge towards mental illness and treatment in patients with severe mental illness and their caregivers” (ongoing)
      • PI in a Project titled “A study on prevalence of anxiety and its correlates in patients with schizophrenia and related disorders” (ongoing)
      • PI in a Project titled “Prevalence and clinical correlates of somatic symptoms in patients with schizophrenia and related disorders” (ongoing)
      • PI in a Project titled “Patient’s perspective of somatic symptoms in schizophrenia: A qualitative study” (ongoing)
        • PI in a project titled “To assess change in knowledge, about mental illness and treatment of patients with severe mental illnesses, in their caregivers: A case-control study”  (ongoing)
        • Co-PI in a project titled “A cross-sectional study of association of illness disability and cognitive functioning in patients to caregiver needs in first episode schizophrenia”  (ongoing)
        • Co-PI in a project titled “Genetic polymorphisms of serotonergic pathways genes and their association studies with disease severity and response to selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors in patients with major depressive disorder” (Funded by ICMR) (2017- )
        • Co-PI in a project titled “NIHR Global Health Research Group on Psychosis Outcomes (Funded by NIHR, UK) (2017-)

Teaching

Guide/Co-guide in MD Thesis: 15

Co-guide in Thesis MSc Nursing: 6

Co-guide in PhD Thesis: 2

Community Undergraduate Teaching (Psychiatry): 2008-2013

Psycho-education modules for SMIs for use by post graduate trainees

Association with Professional Bodies

Membership Professional Societies

-          Fellow Indian Psychiatric Society

-          Fellow Indian Association for Social Psychiatry

-          Fellow Indian Psychiatric society North Zone

Posts held in Professional bodies

-          Secretary General, Indian Association for Social Psychiatry (2016 – till date)

-          Executive member, Indian Association for Social Psychiatry (2013- 2016)

-          Assistant Secretary General, Indian Association for Social Psychiatry (2017-2010)

-          Executive member, Indian Psychiatric Society North Zone (2015-till date)

Professional Awards

-          Col Kirpal Singh Award for best paper in Military Psychiatry (IPS) (1997)

-          Young Psychiatrist award of Japanese Society of Psychiatrists and Neurologists (2007)

-          G.C.Boral I for best original research (IASP) (2009)

-          Balint Award  (IASP) (2011)

 

 

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