Dr. Paramjit Singh , M.D. (PSYCHIATRY)
Amritsar, Punjab, India

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Punjabi University Patiala 

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Professor [Psychiatry]
January 2002 –March 2010
Department Of Psychiatry
Govt.Medical College, Amritsar (Punjab) INDIA

Associate Professor
Nov.1988 To Dec.2002
Department Of Psychiatry
Govt.Medical College, Amritsar (Punjab)

Assistant Professor
(June 1985 TO Nov.1988
Department Of Psychiatry
Govt.Medical College, Amritsar (Punjab)

Work Profile as Professor:
(A)      Clinical :
     Adult and General Psychiatry patients.
     Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (twice weekly OPD services)
     Deaddiction unit
     Geriatric patients
     Community and Forensic work for jail inmates, BSF and Army personals. .

(B) Teaching: I have the experience of teaching in the form of
1.     Clinical skills training to undergraduates, postgraduates and nurses.
2. Taking lectures, structured interactive sessions (SIS), conducting seminars, case
conferences and journal clubs as a chairperson.

(C) Research: I have about 23 years experience of conducting funded/ non-funded research in area of interest or need based research. It also includes teaching of basics of research to academic trainees in psychiatry.
Postgraduate thesis are allotted independently by me and work is supervised during the tenure of 3 years. .

(D) Training: We also impart training to paraprofessionals like nurses and general
duty medical officers in area of deaddiction and Community Mental Health programs.

(E) Administrative Experience:-
(I) As professor and Head for 9 years

(II) As Punjab State Nodal officer of National Mental Health programme for
More than nine years. Was actively involved in planning and
implementation of state level policies of state of Punjab and
represented Punjab in many National level meetings.

(III) As Nodal officer of District Mental Health Programme:
The nodal institute is providing training to various workers up to
Grassroots level i.e. Doctors, Nurses, social workers, clinical
psychologists and no professionals like panchayat leaders, ANM's,
teachers and anganwar workers

(F) Academics: Organized workshops, CME’s and conferences at regional and
National level

Additional Certificates
1.     NIH Certificate of Human Participants Protection Education For Research Teams online course
2.     NIH Computer based training Course for NIH IRB members
3.      Introduction to improved FDA prescription drugs Labelling form FDACDER
4.     NIH certificate-----Introduction to the Regulatory Process for Clinical Investigators
5.     NIH Doing Business with Small Business Course.

Computer skills

Microsoft Windows-------XP, Window Vista and Window7

Microsoft office:-----------Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access

Research and publications


President Punjab and Chandigarh Branch(IPS) 2000-01

President Indian psychiatric society
(North zone) 2009-10

Fellow Indian Psychiatric Society 1988 onwards

Fellow World Psychiatric Association
Other professional achievements
1.     A study of series of sleep deprivation in depressed patients (1990-1995).

2.     A study of psychopathology among school children aged 10-14 years

3.     A study of stressful life events among depressed patients (1998).

4.     A study of stressful life events in schizophrenics (1998).

5. A study of psychopathology among first degree relatives of patients with
Bipolar disorder (1999).

6 A study of psychopathology in first degree relatives of schizophrenics

7.     A 15 years clinical follow up of schizophrenics (2000).

8.     A study of psychopathology among first degree relatives of drug
dependents (2001).

9.     A study of psychopathology among first degree relatives of suicide
attempters (Paper presented in ANCIPS) 2001.

10.     A study of phenomenology of OCD among psychiatric outpatients (2002).

11.     A 5 years follow up study of OCD (2002).

12.     A study of soft neurological signs in schizophrenics and OCD. A
comparative study (2002).

13.      A case report - Classic Ultra rapid bipolar disorder. Published in Indian
Journal of Psychiatry, 1998.

14 An epidemiological study of Psychiatric Disorders in Elderly Medical
inpatients in General Hospital attached to Medical College,

15.      5 year follow-up study of drug addicts.(2003)

16.     A survey of current trends in drug abuse among Medical students.(2003)

17.     Psychopathology in Problematic internet Users and their First degree
Relatives (2003)
18. Psychiatric morbidity during pregnancy, a clinical follow- up.(2004)

19. A survey of Psychiatric morbidity among jail inmates in Amritsar.(2005)

20. A study of co morbid psychiatric disorders in children with mental

21.      A study of stigma among medical and paramedical professionals regarding
major mental illness.
22.      A study of stress in police personnel in Amritsar district in Punjab.(2007)
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