Research Activities

Research Projects by Research Officers (completed during 20011-12):
Clinical Psychology:

  • Indian adaptation of the family relations test: Projective assessment tool for the child’s family relations- Jay Kumar Ranjan
  • Efficacy of relapse prevention therapy on enhancement of self management skills for craving and coping among alcohol dependent patients- Jay Kumar Ranjan
  • Efficacy of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy in Bipolar Disorder – Priyanka Shukla
  • Development of Assertiveness Inventory – Dolly Kumari
  • Development of Scale for Assertiveness – Dolly Kumari

Psychiatric Social Work:

  • Resilience in families with and without a child with mental retardation - Sijo George .
  • Family functioning and family climate among male and female school going adolescents of Kanke area : A comparative study - Sandhya Bhengra .
  • Knowledge and attitude towards mental illness in rural and urban population : A comparative study - Khurshida Khatoon.
  • Life satisfaction and social support among spouses of alcohol dependence : A comparative study with normal population - Saraswati Rani.


  • Pathways to care – Dr Pramila Purty

Research Projects by Research Officers (in progress):
Clinical Psychology:

  • The Role of Neuro-Feedback In Managing Stress of Working- Women – Priyanka Shukla
  • Memory dysfunction in the cases with schizophrenia - Hitkar Pushpa Bhengra
  • Treatment Outcome for Patients with Alcohol Dependence: Efficacy of Coping Skill Training – Dolly Kumari
  • Standardization of Assertiveness Inventory and Scale for Assertiveness – Dolly Kumari
  • Socio demographic correlation of the patients attending RINPAS: A retrospective study – group project

Psychiatric Social Work:

  • Severity of dependency, types of craving & motivational level among individual diagnosed as ADS ( Group Project)

Ph. D. Degree awarded (2011-12):
Clinical Psychology

  • Neuropsychological profiles in Unipolar and bipolar depression - A comparative study - Sunayana Choudhary.
  • Efficacy of cognitive remediation of Neuropsychological deficits in patients with chronic schizophrenia - Susmita Haldar
  • A Correlational study of Neurocognitive factors and Psychosocial functioning in patients of schizophrenia - Akash Kumar Mahato.
  • Neuropsychological and Neurophysiological correlates of schizophrenia patients and their first-degree relatives - Shazia Weqar
  •  Recognition of emotional facial expressions and their Electrophysiological correlates among individuals with alcohol abuse - Sanjay Kumar
  • The role of cognitive rehabilitation therapy in chronic schizophrenia - Deepak Kumar Mishra
  • Rorschach profile of Indian Adults – Shweta
  • Role of cognitive-behavioral therapy in obsessions without overt compulsions - Sarika Alreja
  • Cognitive profile and its relation with psychopathology in schizophrenia - Manglesh Kumar Mangalam
  • Efficacy of stress management in enhancing adjustment and academic achievement of adolescent students – Jay Kumar Ranjan
  • Assessment of Neuropsychological dysfunction among chronic schizophrenic patients, alcohol dependents and normal: A comparative study – Vidhata Dixit

Psychiatric Social Work:

  • Socio-demographic variable as prognostic indicators for schizophrenia and bipolar Affective disorder patients: A prospective study- Govinda Manjhi.
  • Impact of Psychosocial intervention in the therapeutic compliance of chronic schizophrenia - Anjali Singh.

Ph. D. Thesis submitted (2011-12):
Clinical Psychology

  • Executive function and event related potential profile in adolescents with a Remittent mood disorder: A comparative study – Kainaz Dhotiwala
  • Spatial cognition in obsessive compulsive disorder – Kiran Bala
  • Neuropsychological and cognitive event related potential profile in chronic and non-chronic patients with alcohol dependence – Preeti Mishra

Ph. D. Research Projects under the guidance/joint guidance of faculty members (In Progress):
Clinical Psychology

  • Construct validity of five-factor model of personality in India: A cross-cultural study - Arunima Gupta
  • Designing educational remedial strategy package for patients with Dyslexia - Rohita Vikash
  • Effectiveness of pivotal response training as a behavioral intervention for young children with autism -Soumya K S
  • Executive functioning in patients with schizophrenia and mania: A Neuropsychological study - Divya Prasad
  •  Recognition of emotional facial expressions and their Electrophysiological and Neuropsychological correlates in schizophrenia - Shraddha Tripathi
  • Management of attention and fine motor coordination of primary school-going ADHD children - Nawab Akhtar Khan
  •  Impact of cognitive remediation on cognitive functioning and quality of life of epileptic patients - Anuradha
  •  A Study of Educational Needs of Children with Mental Retardation in Relation to their Degree of Disability (IGNOU) - Vinay Kr. Singh
  •  Assessment of Neuropsychological dysfunction among chronic schizophrenic patients, alcohol dependents and normal. of patients with- Vidhata Dixit
  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation of patients with moderate traumatic brain injury- Amrita Kanchan
  • Cognitive rehabilitation as a management strategy for cognitive impairment of long term alcohol dependence- Dolly Kumari
  • A study of the cognitive deficits in HIV/AIDS patients- Sameeta Ngairangbam
  • A comparative study of Neurocognitive impairment in middle-aged and older patients- Smita Hemrom
  • Efficacy of meta cognitive training in improving cognitive distortion in schizophrenia patients- Nidhi Aggrawal
  • Hindi Adaptation of Kaufman Assessment Battery Children-II- Bhoomika
  • Neurocognitive impairment among schizophrenic patients and bipolar Affective disorder (mania) patients- Amit Kumar
  • Neuropsychological dysfunctions in schizophrenia patients- Raj Kishore Ram
  • Neurocognitive impairment in schizophrenia patients- Kumar Suryanarayan Singh
  • Efficacy of CBT in managing hallucination and delusions - Priyanka Shukla
  • Efficacy of Winconsin’s Card Sorting Test in cognitive remediation in patient with schizophrenia: A randomized double blind controlled study - Shayali Mishra
  • Prevalence of depressive symptoms in school going adolescents and the efficacy of psychological intervention for the management of depression – Babu P..
  • Neuro-cognitive rehabilitation of the patients with chronic schizophrenia – Neelum Kumari
  • Psychological factors associated with academic achievement in adolescent students – Jyoti Mishra.
  •  Cognitive functions in bipolar Affective disorder current episode depression – Neha Sayeed.
  • The role of EEG Neurofeedback Training in alcohol dependence syndrome – Tulika Ghosh
  •  Efficacy of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in the management of delusion, hallucination and Psychosocial functioning in patients of schizophrenia Raqueb Ansari.
  • The role of EEG Neurofeedback Training in obsessive-compulsive disorder – Priyanka Lenka
  • Effect of cognitive remediation training on patients with bipolar disorder in remission -
  • Efficacy of Metacognitive training in patients with the delusional disorder – Sanjay Kumar Bhogta
  •  Neuropsychological profile, coping, socio-demographic and clinical correlates of individuals with HIV/AIDS- N. Premika Devi.
  • Neuro-cognition, social cognition and social functioning in schizophrenia patients and individuals at high risk for psychosis: A Neurodevelopmental perspective – Deyashini Lahiri
  • Personality profile and suicidal behavior among college students - W. Rebecca
  • Efficacy of remediation training in the patient with schizophrenia - Indu Solanki
  • EEG biofeedback training for patients of alcohol dependence with anxiety, depression and carving- Priyanka Rai

Psychiatric Social Work:

  • Parenting style, family functioning and quality of life of delinquent and normal adolescence - Nupur Kumari.
  • Psychosocial and clinical correlates of re-hospitalization among schizophrenia and bipolar Affective disorder patients - Bhupendra Singh.
  • Psycho-social adjustment, stigma and quality of life in individuals with epilepsy - Amit Singh.
  • Psychiatric morbidity and Psychosocial impairment among spouses of individuals with alcohol dependence syndrome - Swarnalata Kumari.
  • Family interaction pattern, family burden and quality of life among caregivers of patients with epilepsy and alcohol dependence - M. Senthil.
  • Mental health status of adolescents residing at Jharkhand region - Shahid Eqbal.

M.D. (Psychiatry) thesis 2011-12 (Completed):

  • Efficacy of Olanzapine and Amisulpiride in Negative and Cognitive Symptoms of Schizophrenia- Subodh Kumar
  • Symptom resolution in mania with and without Cannabis Dependence - Santosh Kumar

M.D. (Psychiatry) thesis (In Progress):

  • Neurological soft signs in schizophrenia with and without First Rank Symptoms – Dr. Mahesh Hembrom.
  • Minor physical anomalies in schizophrenia and Bipolar Affective Disorder – Dr. Md Shahnawaz Zafar.

M. Phil. Dissertation 2011-2012 (Completed):
Department of Clinical Psychology

  • To study the efficacy of meta-cognitive training (MCT) in patients suffering from Schizophrenia - Rani Tabassum.
  •  Working memory deficits in the patients suffering from Schizophrenia - Abha Mishra.
  • Emotional Intelligence and Coping Responses among Patients with Alcohol Dependence - Tetra Kumar.
  • The Application of Hypnosis and Behavioural Management of Nocturnal Enuresis in School going Children - Garima Garg.
  •  Psychological Profile of Person with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome - Sunita Purty.
  •  Neuropsychological Rehabilitation of motor functions deficits of patients having chronic Schizophrenia - Smita Akhouri.
  • The Role of Attention Rehabilitation with Alcohal and Cannabis Dependence - Manoj Kumar Pandey.
  •  Executive function deficits in patients with Schizophrenia - Satya Sapna Tirkey.
  • Applicability of quick Neurological screening test for assessment of Neuropsychological deficits in patients of Schizophrenia - Shahin Parween.
  • Neuropsychological dysfunction in patients with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome - Sudhir Kumar Paswan.

Department of Psychiatric Social Work

  • Level of dysfunction, family burden and social support among male and female schizophrenia patients – Sharmila Baraik.s34
  • Percieved family burden and family environment among the caregivers of male and female patients with schizophrenia: A comparative study – Sarla Singh.
  • Efficacy of social skill training on the patients of chronic schizophrenia: A hospital based study –Binod Kumar.
  • Socio- Demographic correlates of indoor female patients of RINPAS – Rajni Suri.
  • Parenting stress, adjustment problem and life satisfaction in the parents of mentally retarded children – Kumari Anjali

M. Phil. Dissertation (In progress):
Department of Clinical Psychology

  • Cognitive Remediation of Attention Deficits in Patients with OCD - Sudarshana Das Gupta
  • Application Of Psychodrama On Alcohol Dependence Syndrome Patients - Narendra Nath Samantaray
  • Efficacy of CBT on Depression. - Priya Varghese
  • The Effect of CBT on Delusion and Hallucination of Schizophrenia Patients - Preeti Singh
  • Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms in the Patients of Schizophrenia - Nidhi Dhan
  • Cognitive Remediation of Working Memory - Soney Thomas
  •  A Psychological Profile of Schizophrenia Patients- Dipti Lakra
  •  Efficacy of Hypnosis across Various Disorders - S. Sulakshana
  • Application of Yoga Nidra and Vedic Mantras on Motivation, Global Adjustment and Psychological Well Being among School Going Adolescents - Ashwani Pundeer
  • A Comparative Study among Depressive and Normal Population and Emotional Intelligence - Parwez Alam

Department of Psychiatric Social Work

  • Quality of life and life satisfaction among the spouses of alcohol dependence syndrome as compared with normal control – Anju Gari
  • Family interaction pattern and social support among caregivers of patients with bipolar Affective disorder and alcohol dependence syndrome: A comparative study – Annu Kumari.
  • A comparative study of family burden and global adjustment among the caregivers of schizophrenic and bipolar Affective disorder patients – Pawan Kumar.
  • Life satisfaction and family interaction pattern among caregivers of alcohol dependence with normal control: A comparative study – Rekha Kumari.
  • Gender differences among school-going adolescents in terms of perceived stress, coping ability, self-esteem and problem-solving skills – Prashant Kumar.
  • Subjective well being and coping strategies among parents of male and female children with mental retardation: A comparative study – Manju Rana.
  • Psychosocial impairment in the cases of alcohol dependence syndrome – Shobha Kumari Yadav.
  • Family burden and parenting stress among the caregivers of patients with epilepsy and mental retardation: A comparative study – Nikku Kumari Jha.
  • Efficacy of group work intervention on indoor chronic schizophrenia patient – Shalini Prakash.
  • Efficacy of Sociodrama among alcoholic patients – Jai Shanker Patel.
  • A study of the level of stress, anxiety or suicidal Ideation among individuals of alcohol dependence and schizophrenia – Abha Kumari.
  • Marital adjustment and social adjustment, quality of life among individuals with schizophrenia and alcohol dependence –Koyal Kumari.

DPM Dissertation 2011-12 (Completed)

  • Dissociative symptoms in Schizophrenia and Biopolar Affective disorder - Vinod Kumar Mahato

DPM Dissertation (In Progress)

  • Dimensions of Delusions and Hallucinations - Ranju Kumari