Publications

Peer-reviewed papers & Research monographs

Epidemiology & Psychopathology

Treatment & Outcome

  • Vinutha Ravishankar, Suresh Vedaveni Chowdappa, Vivek Benegal, Kesavan Muralidharan (2016) The efficacy of atomoxetine in treating adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): A meta-analysis of controlled trials. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 24:53–58.
  • Kandasamy A, Paliperidone as an alternative for Risperidone in a case of schizophrenia with retrograde ejaculation. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2012;24:1001710018.
  • Ramesh P, Gandhi S, Philip M, K andasamy A. Effectiveness of HIV education module in patients with substance use disorders (PSUD). International Journal of Current Research 2015;7(01): 1201115
  • Shukla L, Kandasamy A , Kesavan M, Benegal V. Baclofen in the shortterm maintenance treatment of benzodiazepine dependence. J Neurosci Rural Pract 2014;5:534.
  • Kandasamy A, Jayaram N, Benegal V. Baclofen as an anticraving agent for adolescent Inhalant dependence syndrome. Drug And Alcohol Review. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12247
  • Shukla L, Shukla T, Bokka S, Kandasamy A, Benegal V, Murthy P, Chand P. Correlates of baclofen effectiveness in alcohol dependence. Indian J Psychol Med 2015;37:3703
  • Shivakumar V, Agarwal SM, Bose A, Kandasamy A , Rao NP, Narayanaswamy JC,Venkatasubramanian G. Safety of transcranial direct current stimulation in alcohol induced psychotic disorder with comorbid psoriasis. Indian J Psychol Med 2016;38:713
  • Pratima Murthy, Vivek Benegal, LakshmiSankaran (2004)  The Workplace Alcohol Prevention(WAPPA) - Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation - NIMHANS Project.
  • Benegal V & Subodh BN .  Principles of treatment for substance abuse. In Textbook on Treatment of Substance Use Disorders. Eds.  Rajat Ray & BM Tripathi [in press]
  • Benegal V, Muralidharan K, Rajkumar RP, Sreejayan M (2009) Baclofen in the treatment of Benzodiazepine dependence. [In press].
  • Cottler LB, Satyanarayana VA, O'Leary CC, Vaddiparti K, Benegal V, Chandra PS.(2010) Feasibility and Effectiveness of HIV Prevention Among Wives of Heavy Drinkers in Bangalore, India. AIDS Behav. 2010 Jun 24[Epub ahead of print]
  • Prasanthi Nattala, Kit Sang Leung, Nagarajaiah, Pratima Murthy. Family Member Involvement in Relapse Prevention Improves Alcohol Dependence Outcomes: A Prospective Study at an Addiction Treatment Facility in India. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Vol 71(4), July 2010.
  • Nayak MB, Korcha RA, Benegal V. Alcohol Use, Mental Health, and HIV-related Risk Behaviors among Adult Men in Karnataka. AIDS Behav. 2010 Jun 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Manjunatha N, Vidyendaran R, Rao MG, Kulkarni GB, Muralidharan K, John PJ, Amar BR, Jain S. Sub-acute vocal cord paralysis, facial palsy and paresthesias of lower limbs following surreptitious administration of Disulfiram. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, published online June 18, 2010. doi: 10.1136/jnnp.2009.190397
  • Nanjayya SB, Shivappa M, Chand PK, Murthy P, Benegal V. Baclofen in Cannabis Dependence Syndrome. Biol Psychiatry. 2010 May 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20494335.
  • Murthy P, Subodh BN. Current developments in behavioral interventions in tobacco cessation. Current Opinion 2010 Mar;23(2):151-6.
  • Chand P, Subodh BN, Manjunath N,Benegal V, Murthy P. Medical Management for Substance use disorders. Published in Seminar on Management of Patients with Alcohol and Drug Dependence. (ed. By Lalitha, Ramchandra & Ramareddy). P 6-8. NIMHANS publication. 2009
  • Murthy P, Chand PK, Harish MG, Thennarasu K, Prathima S, Karappuchamy, Janakiramiah N.   Outcome of alcohol dependence: The role of continued care. Indian J Community Medicine 2009; 34 (2): 148-151.
  • Kumar CN, Andrade C, Murthy P. A Randomized, double-blind comparison of lorazepam and chlordiazepoxide in patients with uncomplicated alcohol withdrawal. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2009 May; 70(3):467-74.
  • Chand PK, Murthy P, Benegal V (2009) Pharmacotherapy of Alcohol Dependence: Evidence Based Practice. Indian Journal of Private Psychiatry (in press)
  • Behere RV, Muralidharan K, Benegal V(2009)Complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of substance use disorders  a review of the evidence . Drug and Alcohol Review. 28, 292300
  • Sankaran L., Muralidhar D, Benegal V (2008). Strengthening Resilience Within Families in Addiction Treatment. Indian Journal of Social Work; 69, 1:45-53
  • Muralidharan K, Rajkumar RP, Mulla U, Kayak RB, Benegal V (2008) Baclofen In The Management Of Inhalant Withdrawal: A Case Series. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry;10(1):48-51.
  • Gupta A & Benegal V (2007) Treatment of Nicotine Dependence. In A Nurses manual. Ed. Sandhya Gupta & Rakesh Lal . New Delhi. National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre.
  • Prasanthi N, Pratima Murthy, Nagarajaiah, Reddamma K, Shanmugham V (2007) Motivational Levels and Influencing Factors in Alcohol Dependence Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine. Vol 29, No 1: 38-42.
  • Hebbar S, Murthy P, Benegal V (2006) The disulfiram-ethanol reaction revisited. Implications for disulfiram dose. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine.
  • Sankaran L., Muralidhar D, Benegal V (2006) Strengthening resilience within families in addiction treatment. International Journal of Strengths Based Practice, Training & Research. 132-36. also Available at: http://www.strengthbasedstrategies.com/PAPERS/17%20Lakshmi%20Sankaran.pdf
  • Benegal V (2005) Nicotine Addiction and Tobacco Cessation. Substance Use Disorders: A Physicians manual. Ed. Rakesh Lal . New Delhi. National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre.
  • Chand PK & Isaac M. Management of Substance Use Disorder in Primary care In Substance Use Disorders, Manual for Physicians (ed. By Rakesh Lal) Published by AIIMS-WHO National Drug Dependence Treatment Center, AIIMS New Delhi 2005 (Chapter15 page no 1-12) 
  • Murthy P & Chand PK. Substance use Disorders in Women. In Substance Use Disorders, Manual for Physicians AIIMS-WHO National Drug Dependence Treatment Center, AIIMS New Delhi 2005  (Chapter 17 Page no 1-8) 
  • Balaji S, Benegal V, Jain Sanjeev, Chandrashekar CR (1997) A Brief Detoxification Schedule in the Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal. NIMHANS Journal, 15, 3: 209 - 214.Benegal V (1996) Strategies for Enhancement of Motivation to Change. De - Addiction Quarterly, 1, 4:1-6

Neurobiology and Genetics of Addiction

  • Satish R, Kandasamy A , Jayarajan D, Benegal V. Gabapentin Dependence in a patient with Opioid dependence Syndrome. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.2015;27(1):e64. doi: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.13110339.

  • Benegal V & Prasad K (2009) Neurobiology of Alcohol Dependence. In Neurobiology of Psychiatric disorders. Edited by Ajit Avasthi & Venkatasubramanian G . Indian Psychiatric Society, New Delhi pp

  • Muralidharan K, Venkatasubramanian G, Pal PK, Benegal V. (2008) Transcallosal Conduction Abnormalities in Alcohol-nave Male Offspring of Alcoholics. Addiction Medicine Addict Biol;13(3-4):373-9.
  • Venkatasubramanian G, Anthony G, Reddy US, Reddy VV, Jayakumar PN, Benegal V. (2007) Corpus Callosum Abnormalities Associated with Greater Externalizing Behaviors in Subjects at High Risk for Alcohol Dependence. Psychiatry Res. 2007 Dec 15;156(3):209-15.
  • Chagas Silva M, Mukundan CR, Benegal V (2007) Marfatia Award Paper: P300 Deficits in Children at High Risk for developing Alcohol Dependence. Indian J Psychiatry;49:182-8
  • Kumar K, Purushottam M, Kubendran S, Gayathri P, Mukherjee O, Murthy R, Ghosh S, Chandra P, Benegal V, Brahmachari S, Jain S (2007) Serotonergic Candidate Genes and Puerperal Psychosis: An Association Study. Psychiatric Genetics 17:253260
  • Benegal V, Venkatsubramanian GV, Antony G, Jaykumar P.N (2006) Differences in brain morphology between subjects at high and low risk for alcoholism. Addiction Biology 12: 122-132.
  • Mukherjee O, Meera P, Ghosh S, Kubendran S, Kiran K, Manjunath KR, Subhash MN, Benegal V, Brahmachari SK, Majumder PP, Jain S.( 2006) Evidence of Linkage and Association on 18p11.2 for Psychosis. Am J Med Genet Part B.
  • Benegal V, Murthy P, Girimaji SC, Mukundan CR, Paulomi N, Sharma M (2006) Alpha-Theta Biofeedback in Subjects with Early Onset, Family History Positive Alcoholism: Report on Project funded (2004-06)  by the WHO Country Office and the Ministry of Health, Government of India
  • George Antony, Vivek Benegal, P. N. Jayakumar(2004) Risk for Alcoholism And Developmental Defects of Specific Brain Structures: A MR Morphometric Study. Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro. 229-232 [ISBI 2004]
  • Kauser J. Shaikh; Daniel Naveen; Tessi Sherrin; Ashlesh Murthy;K. Thennarasu; Anuranjan Anand; Vivek Benegal; Sanjeev 76Jain.(2001) Polymorphisms at the DRD2 locus in early-onset alcohol dependence in the Indian population. Addiction Biology. 6, 4: 337-45
  • Saleem Q, Dash D, Gandhi C, Kishore A, Benegal V, Sherrin T, Mukherjee O, Jain S, Brahmachari SK. (2001) Association of CAG repeat loci on chromosome 22 with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.Mol Psychiatry. 6(6):694-700.
  • Saleem Q, Sreevidya VS, Sudhir J, Savithri JV, Gowda Y, B-Rao C, Benegal V, Majumder PP, Anand A, Brahmachari SK, Jain S. (2000) Association analysis of CAG repeats at KCNN3 locus in Indian patients with Bipolar disorder and Schizophrenia. Am J Med Genet. 4; 96(6): 744-8
  • Jagadeesh AN, V Radha Prabhu, Santosh K Chaturvedi, CR Mukundan, Vivek Benegal (1999) Differential EEG Response to Ethanol across Subtypes of Alcoholics. Molecular Psychiatry  4, Supplement 1, S45
  • Kumara S, Benegal V, Chandrashekar CR (1997) A Family Genetic Study of Early and Late Onset Forms of Alcohol Dependence. Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 74, 6:576
  • Benegal V, Jain S, Subbakrishna DK, Channabasavanna SM (1995) P300 amplitudes vary inversely with continuum of risk in first degree male relatives of alcoholics. Psychiatric Genetics, 5: 149-156.

Comorbidity

Policy & Advocacy

  • Gururaj G, Girish N, Murthy P, Benegal V . Alcohol Related Harm: Implications for Public Health and Policy in India. NIMHANS publication No.73. 2011. Coverpage
  • Murthy P, Chand PK, Benegal V. Addressing Substance Use Problems: Current Status and Future Directions in Mental Health India published by Director General Health Services New Delhi, India (In Press).
  • Benegal V, Chand PK, Obot IS (2009) Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders in Low and Middle Income Countries: Neglected Disorders. PLoS Medicine.
  • Thirthalli J, Chand PK. The implications of medication development in the treatment of substance use disorders in developing countries. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2009 May;22(3):274-80
  • Pratima Murthy, Sadichcha S. Tobacco cessation services in India: Recent developments and the need for expansion. Indian J Cancer, 2010, Vol 47, Supplement 1
  • Pratima Murthy (Ed) Women and Substance Use in India. UNODC, MSJE, UNIFEM 2008
  • Benegal V, Bajpai A, Basu D, Bohra N, Chatterji S, Galgali RB, Goel DS, Isaac MK, Jhanwar V, Lenin R, Madhavan PM, Mittal AK, Mohandas E, Murali T, Murthy P, Nagpal R, Nambi S, Subramaniam CR, Parkar S, Rao P, Reddy MS, Sarin A, Sudhakar TP, Tripathi BM, Varghese M. Proposal to the Indian Psychiatric Society for adopting a specialty section on addiction medicine (alcohol and other substance abuse). Indian J Psychiatry 2007;49:277-82
  • Benegal V (2007) Drug Policy in India. In International Drug Policy. Eds Peter Reuter & Isidore Obot. Washington
  • Benegal V (2005) India:Alcohol and Public health (Invited Editorial). Addiction. 100: 1051-1056
  • Benegal V (2005) India:Alcohol and Public health. The Globe. 2:7-12.
  • Pratima Murthy & Vivek Benegal (1999) Drug Control Policy In India: Role of Harm Minimisation. De-Addiction Quarterly, 4, 4: 1-5
  • Vivek Benegal (1999) Children with Substance Abuse Problems. In Curriculum on Juvenile Justice: A Manual. Published by the Ministry for Social Welfare, Government of India and the National Law School of India University
  • Chand PK, Subodh BN, Manjunath N, Benegal V, Murthy P. Medical Management for substance use disorders. In Seminar on management of patients with alcohol and drug dependence, Dept of Nursing. NIMHANS 2009: 6-8.
  • Benegal V, Isaac MK, Murthy P et al (2005) Eds. Manual for Tobacco Cessation. National Cancer Control Programme. Directorate General of Health Services. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
  • International Labour Organization, to develop a self-directed training module for managers on dealing with stress at the workplace, ILO Geneva, March 20-24, 2005. Technical advisor-Dr Pratima Murthy
  • Chand, Prabhat; Murthy, Pratima; Gupta, Vivek; Kandasamy, Arun; Jayarajan, Deepak; Sethu, Lakshmanan; Benegal, Vivek; Varghese, Mathew; Komaromy, Miriam; Arora, Sanjeev, "Technology Enhanced Learning in Addiction Mental Health: Developing a Virtual Knowledge Network: NIMHANS ECHO," Technology for Education (T4E), 2014 IEEE Sixth International Conference on , vol., no., pp.229,232, 1821 Dec. 2014 doi: 10.1109/T4E.2014.14
  • Chand P, Kandasamy A , Murthy P, (2016). Problem Internet Use(Internet Addiction). In Basu D, Dalal PK, Balhara YPS CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES ON NEWER AND EMERGING ADDICTIVE DISORDERS IN INDIA b(pp.221236),India, Indian Psychiatric Society.
  • Kandasamy A , Shukla L. Other putative behavioural addiction. In Basu D, Dalal PK, Balhara YPS CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES ON NEWER AND EMERGING ADDICTIVE DISORDERS IN INDIA b(pp.239259),India, Indian Psychiatric Society.
  • Benegal V, A Shantala, Murthy P, Janakiramaiah N (2001) Report on Development of a Model District Programme for Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Problems: WHO  NIMHANS Project. 
  • Prabha Chandra, Vivek Benegal, Jayashree Ramakrishna, VAS Krishna (1998) Development and Evaluation of a Module for HIV/ AIDS Related Risk Reduction Among Patients with Alcohol Dependence. Monograph by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore.