Publications and Presentations

1.      Sutar R, Desai G, Varambally S*, Gangadhar BN. Yoga-based intervention in patients with somatoform disorders: an open label trial. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2016 Jun 10:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:27286363

2.      Bhargav H, N K Manjunath, Varambally S, Mooventhan A, Bista S, Singh D, et al. Acute effects of 3G mobile phone radiations on frontal haemodynamics during a cognitive task in teenagers and possible protective value of Om chanting. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2016 Jun 7:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]

3.      Naveen GH, Varambally S*, Thirthalli J, Rao M, Christopher R, Gangadhar BN. Serum cortisol and BDNF in patients with major depression-effect of yoga. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2016 May 13:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:27174729

4.      Bhat S, Varambally S*, Karmani S, Govindaraj R, Gangadhar BN. Designing and validation of a yoga-based intervention for obsessive compulsive disorder. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2016 Apr 27:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27117898

5.      Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Current status of yoga in mental health services. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2016 Apr 12:1-3. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27067548

6.      Govindaraj R, Karmani S, Varambally S*, Gangadhar BN. Yoga and physical exercise - a review and comparison. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2016 Apr 4:1-12. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27044898.

7.      Govindaraj R, Varambally S*, Sharma M, Gangadhar BN. Designing and validation of a yoga-based intervention for schizophrenia. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 22:1-4. [Epub ahead of print].

8.      Gangadhar BN, Varambally S. Integrating yoga in mental health services. Indian J Med Res. 2015 Jun;141(6):747-8.  PMID: 26205015

9.      Rao MG, Varambally S*, Venkatasubramanian G, Gangadhar BN. Hazards of antihistamine dependence in psychiatric patients: a case report. Int J Risk Saf Med. 2015;27(3):153-7. PMID: 26410249

10.  Behere RV, Rao MG, Mishra S, Varambally S, Nagarajarao S, Gangadhar BN. Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder Masquerading as Social Anxiety. Innov Clin Neurosci. 2015 Jul-Aug;12(7-8):31-3. PMID: 26351622

11.  Agarwal SM, Bose A, Shivakumar V, Narayanaswamy JC, Chhabra H, Kalmady SV, Varambally S, Nitsche MA, Venkatasubramanian G, Gangadhar BN. Impact of antipsychotic medication on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) effects in schizophrenia patients. Psychiatry Res. 2016 Jan 30;235:97-103. PMID: 26699879

12.  Govindaraj R, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Yoga for schizophrenia: Patients' perspective. Int J Yoga 2015; 8:139-41.

13.  Bhargav H, Srinivasan TM, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN, Koka P. Effect of Mobile Phone-Induced Electromagnetic Field on Brain Hemodynamics and Human Stem Cell Functioning: Possible Mechanistic Link to Cancer Risk and Early Diagnostic Value of Electronphotonic Imaging. J Stem Cells. 2015;10(4):287-94. doi: jsc.2015.10.4.287.

14.  Sadath A, Muralidhar D, Varambally S, Jose JP, Gangadhar BN. Caregiving and Help Seeking in First Episode Psychosis: A Qualitative Study. J. Psychosoc. Rehabil. Ment. Health 2014 1(2):47–53.

15.  Sharma E, Venkatasubramanian G, Varambally S, Sivakumar PT, Subbakrishna DK, Gangadhar BN. Antipsychotic induced metabolic changes & treatment response: a prospective study. Asian J Psychiatr. 2014 Oct;11: 39-44.

16.  Varambally S*, Vidyendaran S, Sajjanar M, Thirthalli J, Hamza A, Nagendra HR, Gangadhar BN. Yoga-based intervention for caregivers of outpatients with psychosis: A randomized controlled pilot study. Asian J Psychiatr. 2013 Apr; 6(2):141-5.

17.  Hariprasad VR, Varambally S, Sivakumar PT, Thirthalli J, Basavaraddi IV, Gangadhar BN. Designing, validation and feasibility of a yoga based intervention for elderly. Indian J Psychiatry 2013; 55:344-9.

18.  Naveen GH, Rao MG, Vishal V, Thirthalli J, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Development and feasibility of yoga therapy module for out?patients with depression in India. Indian J Psychiatry 2013; 55:350-6.

19.  Hariprasad VR, Koparde V, Sivakumar PT, Varambally S, Thirthalli J, Varghese M, Basavaraddi IV, Gangadhar BN. Randomized clinical trial of yoga based intervention in residents from elderly homes: Effects on cognitive function. Indian J Psychiatry 2013; 55:357-63.

20.  Hariprasad VR, Sivakumar PT, Koparde V, Varambally S, Thirthalli J, Varghese M, Basavaraddi IV, Gangadhar BN.  Effects of yoga intervention on sleep and quality of life in elderly: A randomized controlled trial. Indian J Psychiatry 2013; 55:364-8.

21.  Gangadhar BN, Naveen GH, Rao MG, Thirthalli J, Varambally S. Positive antidepressant effects of generic yoga in depressive out?patients: A comparative study. Indian J Psychiatry 2013; 55:369-73.

22.  Manjunath RB, Varambally S*, Thirthalli J, Basavaraddi IV, Gangadhar BN. Efficacy of yoga as an add?on treatment for in?patients with functional psychotic disorder. Indian J Psychiatry 2013; 55:374-8.

23.  Hariprasad VR, Arasappa R, Varambally S*, Srinath S, Gangadhar BN. Feasibility and efficacy of yoga as an add?on intervention in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: An exploratory study. Indian J Psychiatry 2013;55:379-84.

24.  Umadevi P, Ramachandra, Varambally S*, Philip M, Gangadhar BN. Effect of yoga therapy on anxiety and depressive symptoms and quality of life among caregivers of in?patients with neurological disorders at a tertiary care center in India: A randomized controlled trial. Indian J Psychiatry 2013; 55:385-9.

25.  Naveen GH, Sinha S, Girish N, Taly AB, Varambally S*, Gangadhar BN. Yoga and epilepsy: What do patients perceive? Indian J Psychiatry 2013; 55:390-3.

26.  Hariprasad VR, Varambally S, Shivakumar V, Kalmady SV,  Venkatasubramanian G, Gangadhar BN. Yoga increases the volume of the hippocampus in elderly subjects. Indian J Psychiatry 2013; 55:394-6.

27.  Varambally S*, Naveen GH, Rao MG, Thirthalli J, Sharma R, Christopher R, Gangadhar BN. Low serum brain derived neurotrophic factor in non?suicidal out?patients with depression: Relation to depression scores. Indian J Psychiatry 2013; 55:397-9.

28.  Naveen GH, Thirthalli J, Rao MG, Varambally S, Christopher R, Gangadhar BN. Positive therapeutic and neurotrophic effects of yoga in depression: A comparative study. Indian J Psychiatry 2013; 55:400-4.

29.  Thirthalli J, Naveen GH, Rao MG, Varambally S, Christopher R, Gangadhar BN. Cortisol and antidepressant effects of yoga. Indian J Psychiatry 2013; 55:405-8.

30.  Jayaram N, Varambally S, Behere RV, Venkatasubramanian G, Arasappa R, Christopher R, Gangadhar BN. Effect of yoga therapy on plasma oxytocin and facial emotion recognition deficits in patients of schizophrenia. Indian J Psychiatry 2013; 55:409-13.

31.  Kumar D, Rao M, Raveendranathan D, Venkatasubramanian G, Varambally S, Gangadhar B. Metacognitive training for delusion in treatment resistant schizophrenia. Clin Schizophr Relat Psychoses. 2013 Mar 21:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]

32.  Jayaram N, Rao MG, Narasimha A, Raveendranathan D, Varambally S, Venkatasubramanian G, Gangadhar BN. Vitamin B12 levels and psychiatric symptomatology: a case series. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2013 Mar 1;25(2):150-2.

33.  Raveendranathan D, Shiva L, Venkatasubramanian G, Rao MG, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Vitamin B12 deficiency masquerading as clozapine-resistant psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2013 Mar 1;25(2):E34-5.

34.  Raveendranathan D, Shiva L, Venkatasubramanian G, Rao MG, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Clozapine-induced restless legs syndrome treated with aripiprazole. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2013 Mar 1;25(2):E62-3.

35.  Rao NP, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Yoga school of thought and Psychiatry: Therapeutic potential. Indian J Psychiatry 2013; 55:145-9.

36.  Nagpal K, Rao NP, Behere RV, Venkatasubramanian G, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Details always tell a big story: Importance of physical symptoms in evaluation of secondary causes of depression. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2013; 67: 63–66.

37.  Varambally S, Gangadhar BN, Thirthalli J, Jagannathan A, Kumar S, Venkatasubramanian G, et al. Therapeutic efficacy of add-on yogasana intervention in stabilized outpatient schizophrenia: Randomized controlled comparison with exercise and waitlist. Indian J Psychiatry 2012;54:227-32.

38.  Raveendranathan D, Rao MG, Varambally S, Venkatasubramanian G, Gangadhar BN. Atomoxetine-induced vocal tics in a patient with schizophrenia. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2012 Sep 1;24(4):E45-6.

39.  Varambally S, Venkatasubramanian G, Gangadhar BN. Neurological soft signs in schizophrenia - The past, the present and the future. Indian J Psychiatry 2012; 54:73-80.

40.  Rao MG, Holla B, Varambally S, Raveendranathan D, Venkatasubramanian G, Gangadhar BN. Piracetam treatment in patients with cognitive impairment. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2012 Jul 2. [Epub ahead of print).

41.  Raveendranathan D, Shiva L, Sharma E, Venkatasubramanian G, Rao MG, Varambally S, et al. Obsessive compulsive disorder masquerading as psychosis. Indian J Psychol Med 2012; 34:179-80.

42.  Varambally, S., Gangadhar, B.N. Yoga: A spiritual practice with therapeutic value in psychiatry. Asian J. Psychiatry 5 (2012), 186-189. 

43.  Bangalore NG, Varambally S. Yoga therapy for Schizophrenia. Int J Yoga 2012; 5:85-91.

44.  Rao MG, Rohilla J, Varambally S, Raveendranathan D, Venkatasubramanian G, Gangadhar BN. Hyperthyroidism presenting as mixed affective state: a case report. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2012 Apr 18 [Epub ahead of print].

45.  Rao NP, Kasal V, Mutalik NR, Behere RV, Venkatasubramanian G, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Has Kahlbaum syndrome disappeared or is it underdiagnosed? Reexamining the nosology of catatonia. J ECT. 2012 Mar;28(1):62-3.

46.  Saraf G, Behere RV, Venkatasubramanian G, Rao NP, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Hyperprolactinemia with Aripiprazole: Understanding the Paradox. Am J Ther. 2012 Feb 18 [Epub ahead of print].

47.  Behere RV, John M, Sureshkumar R, Varambally S, Rao NP, Venkatasubramanian G, Gangadhar BN. Mood disorder in association with moyamoya disease. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2012 Mar; 66(2):163-4.

48.  Baspure S, Jagannathan A, Kumar S, Varambally S, Thirthalli J, Venkatasubramanian G, Nagendra HR, Gangadhar BN.  Barriers to yoga therapy as an add-on treatment for schizophrenia in India. International Journal of Yoga: Jan- Jun 2012, Vol 5 (1): 70-73. 

49.  Agarwal SM, Rao NP, Jhamnani K, Venkatasubramanian G, Behere RV, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Prolactin-a biomarker for antipsychotic treatment response? Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2011; 13(4).

50.  Rakesh G, Rao NP, Venkatasubramanian G, Behere RV, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Treatment with phytoestrogens for depressive symptoms in late-onset schizophrenia: a case report. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2011;13(3).

51.  Devi S, Behere RV, Varambally S, Rao NP, Venkatasubramanian G, Gangadhar BN. Physical deformity as sequelae of chronic catatonia and response to electroconvulsive therapy: a case report. J ECT. 2011 Sep;27(3):e49-50.

52.  Rao NP, Mutalik NR, Kasal V, Venkatasubramanian G, Behere RV, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Monocyte abnormality in catatonia: revisiting the immune theory of catatonia. J ECT. 2011 Sep; 27(3):e53-4.

53.  Agarwal SM, Behere RV, Venkatasubramanian G, Rao NP, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. A case of successful treatment of comorbid obesity and polycystic ovarian disease with add-on metformin in bipolar disorder. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2011; 13(5). pii: PCC.11l01164.

54.  Jayaram N, Rao NP, Venkatasubramanian G, Shanmuganathan S, Behere RV, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Acyclovir in bipolar disorder: a mismatched combination? Indian J Psychol Med. 2011 Jul; 33(2):208-9.

55.  Jayaram N, Rao NP, Venkatasubramanian G, Behere RV, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Successful use of Aripiprazole for Delusional Disorder with Comorbid Pituitary Microadenoma: A Case Report. Psychosomatics 2011 Jul-Aug; 52(4):395-7.

56.  Gangadhar BN and Shivarama Varambally. Yoga as Therapy in Psychiatric Disorders: Past, Present, and Future. Biofeedback 2011 Volume 39, Issue 2, pp. 60–63.

57.  Rao NP, Antony A, Raveendranathan D, Venkatasubramanian G, Behere RV, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Successful use of maintenance electroconvulsive therapy in the treatment of clozapine-associated obsessive-compulsive symptoms in schizophrenia: a case report. J ECT. 2011 Mar; 27(1): 37-8.

58.  Duraiswamy K, Rao NP, Venkatasubramanian G, Behere RV, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Psychogenic polydipsia in bipolar affective disorder - A case report. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2011 Jan-Feb;33(1):84.e9-84.e10.

59.  Sharma E, Rao NP, Venkatasubramanian G, Behere RV, Varambally S, Sivakumar PT, Gangadhar BN. Relation between weight gain and clinical improvement: Is there a metabolic threshold for second generation antipsychotics? Psychiatry Research 186 (2011) 155.

60.  Behere RV, Arasappa R, Jagannathan A, Varambally S, Venkatasubramanian G, Thirthalli J, Subbakrishna DK, Nagendra HR, Gangadhar BN. Effect of yoga therapy on facial emotion recognition deficits, symptoms and functioning in patients with schizophrenia. Acta Psychiatr Scand. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2011 Feb;123(2):147-53.

61.  Sharma E, Rao NP, Venkatasubramanian G, Behere RV, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Successful treatment of co-morbid Schizophrenia and Multiple Sclerosis. Asian Journal of Psychiatry 2010 Dec;3(4):235-6.

62.  Rao NP, Venkatasubramanian G, Korpade V, Behere RV, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN. Treatment of Polydypsia and Hyponatremia in Schizophrenia with Risperidone: A Case Report. Turk Psikiyatri Derg. 2011 Summer;22(2):123-125.

63.  Danivas V, Behere RV, Varambally S, Rao NP, Venkatasubramanian G, Gangadhar BN. ECT in Treatment of Delirious Mania: A Report of 2 patients. J ECT. 2010 Dec; 26(4):278-9).

64.  Divakaran A, Rao NP, Venkatasubramanian G, Behere RV, Varambally S, Gangadhar BN Chlorpromazine induced cataract in a young patient with schizophrenia. Indian J Psychol Med. 2010 Jan;32(1):69-70.  

65.  Rao MR, Raghuram N, Nagendra HR, Gopinath KS, Srinath BS, Diwakar RB, Patil S, Bilimagga SR, Rao N, Varambally S. Anxiolytic effects of a yoga program in early breast cancer patients undergoing conventional treatment: a randomized controlled trial. Complement Ther Med. 2009 Jan; 17(1): 1-8.

66.  Abubaker R, John JP, Varambally S, DeLisi LE et al. Summary of the 1st Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference oral sessions, Venice, Italy, June 21-25, 2008: the rapporteur reports. Schizophr Res. 2008 Oct; 105(1-3): 289-383.

67.  Varambally S, Howpage P. Acute Myocarditis Associated With Clozapine. Australasian Psychiatry 2007 Aug; 15(4): 343-6.

68.  Varambally S, Venkatasubramanian G, Jagadisha T, Janakiramaiah N, Gangadhar B N. Cerebellar & Other Neurological Soft Signs In Antipsychotic-naïve Schizophrenia. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 2006 114: 352- 356.

69.  Varambally S, Jagadisha, Venkatasubramanian G, Janakiramaiah N, and Gangadhar B N. Cerebellar soft signs in never-treated schizophrenia. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine 2004 1: 97-105. (This paper was awarded the Dr SS Jayaram Award for the best paper at IPSOCON – 2003 (Annual conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society South Zone).

70.  Varamballi S, Jagadisha, Velayudhan L and Gangadhar B N. Successful use of ECT as the sole modality of treatment in a case of motility psychosis. The Journal of ECT 2003 19(1): 45-47.

Books:

1.      Naveen GH, Varambally S, Thirthalli J. Yoga for Depression. Published by the Advanced Centre for Yoga - Mental health and Neurosciences, NIMHANS Bangalore, 1st Edition 2010.

2.      Gangadhar BN, Shyamsundar A, Thirthalli S, Varambally S, Muralidharan K, Naveen Kumar C, Sinha P, Vishwanath B. ECT Administration Manual. 2nd Edition 2013. National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore.

Book Chapters:

1.      Varambally S and Gangadhar BN. ‘Yoga- based interventions for the management of psychiatric disorders’. In ‘Physical Exercise Interventions for Mental Health’. Ed. Linda Lam and Michelle Riba. Cambridge University Press 2016.

2.      Varambally S, Kutty BM and Gangadhar BN. ‘Yoga therapy for other mental health conditions’. In ‘The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care’. Ed. Khalsa SBS, Cohen L, McCall T, and Telles S. Handspring Publishing Limited, East Lothian, UK 2016.

3.      Varambally S. Do’s and don’ts in ECT . Handbook of electroconvulsive therapy. Ed. Gangadhar BN. 1st Edition 2015, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore.

4.      Varambally S, Arasappa R and Gangadhar B N. ‘Yoga therapy for the management of psychiatric disorders’. In ‘Foundation Course in Yoga Science for Medical Students/ professionals’ published by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi 2011.