Profile

Dr. Arabinda Brahma is a renowned Psychiatrist from Kolkata who is also an Honorary Lecturer of Psychological Counselling courses at Indian Psycho-Analytical Society, Kolkata. Dr. Brahma renders consultancy services at Suraksha Polyclinic, Salt Lake, Kolkata and is a visiting Psychiatrist to Girindra Sekhar Clinic, Hindustan, Kolkata Police Hospital and Bharat Sevasram Sangha Hospital, all located in Kolkata.

Dr. Brahma graduated from R.G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata in 1996. He then proceeded to complete his post graduation from Institute of Psychiatry, Kolkata followed by DNB in Psychiatry in 2007. He further accomplished PhD in Liberal Studies in Psychiatry from Trinity College, Seychelles and underwent several training, workshops and courses in order to enhance his competency.

Dr. Brahma is an invited guest lecturer to various CMEs/seminars organized by psychiatric associations and reputed pharmaceutical houses. He has delivered several award winning presentations in medical conferences. His robust and exhaustive publication record is also impressive. Dr. Brahma is an invited guest speaker in various TV programmes and guest columnist in different newspapers and magazines. In terms of research, Dr. Brahma has worked in two World Bank funded (State Health System Development Project II) projects under the supervision of Prof. A.N. Chowdhury. Dr. Brahma is an esteemed member of various medical professional bodies. His scientific interests are inclined... [+]

    Research
  • Research on Deliberate Self-Harm Research and Prevention at Sundarban Region, India - World Bank funded (State Health System Development Project II) project executed under the supervision of Prof. A N Chowdhury.
     

  • Research on Psychiatric Morbidity Survey in West Bengal, India - World Bank funded (State Health System Development Project II) project executed under the supervision of Prof. A N Chowdhury.
     

  • Publications
  • Chowdhury A N, Brahma A & Sanyal D. (2003). The validation of the Bengali version of the Self-Rating Questionnaire (SRQ). Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology.
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N; Brahma A & Banerjee S. (2004). How to Operationalise Community Mental Health Service at the Primary Care? : Experience of IRMC Model from Sundarban, India. International Medical Journal.

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N & Brahma A. (2004). A case of Dhat Syndrome with Borderline Personality Disorder. Indian Journal of Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N & Brahma A. (2004). Chronic Koro. Eastern Journal of Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Brahma A & Chowdhury A N. (2005). Health Care Provider (HCP) and community Mental Health Service: An IRMC Model. Bengal Journal of Psychiatry
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N; Brahma A; Banerjee S; Biswas M K. (2005). Psychiatric Morbidity at Primary Care: Study from a Community Mental Health Clinic at Sundarban, India. International Medical Journal.
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N & Brahma A. (2005). An epidemic of mass hysteria in a village in West Bengal. Indian Journal of Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N; Brahma A; Banerjee S; Biswas M K. (2006). Community Mental Health Service by IRMC Model Involving MultiPurpose Health Workers in Sundarban, India. International Medical Journal.
     

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  • Chowdhury A N; Banerjee S; Brahma A & Weiss M G. (2007). Pesticide practices and suicide among farmers of the Sundarban region in India. Food & Nutrition Bulletin, The United Nations University.
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N; Banerjee S; Brahma A; Biswas M K. (2007). Pesticide poisoning in non-fatal, deliberate self-harm: A public health issue. Indian Journal of Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Brahma A & Brahma M C. (2007). Domestic Violence against women. Eastern Journal of Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N; Brahma A; Banerjee S; Biswas M K. (2007). Media influenced imitative hanging: a report from West Bengal. Indian Journal of Public Health.
     

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  • Chowdhury A N; Banerjee S; Brahma A; Biswas M K. (2008). A study on mortality and morbidity pattern of acute childhood poisoning cases admitted in Block Primary Health Centers of Sundarban, West Bengal. Indian Journal of Public Health.
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N; Mondal R; Brahma A; Biswas M K. (2008). Eco-psychiatry and environmental conservation: Study from Sundarban Delta, India. Environmental Health Insights.
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N; Sarkar P; Das S; Maity T; Brahma A & Banerjee S. (2008). An ethnographic study of health system at Maisani Island: role of HCPs. Journal of Indian Anthropological Society.
     

    Article
  • Brahma A. (2008). Why Domestic Violence is so much Prevailing in India. Eastern Journal of Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N; Brahma A.; Banerjee S; Biswas M K. (2009). Deliberate Self-harm Prevention in the Sundarbans region needs immediate public health attention. Journal of Indian Medical Association.
     

    Article
  • Banerjee S; Chowdhury A N.; Schelling E; Brahma A; Biswas M K; Weiss M G. (2009). Deliberate self-harm and suicide by pesticide ingestion in the Sundarban region, India. Tropical Medicine & International Health.
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N; Brahma A; Banerjee S; Biswas M K. (2009). Pattern of domestic violence amongst non-fatal deliberate self-harm attempters: A study from primary care of West Bengal. Indian Journal of Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Brahma A. (2009). Suicidal behavior in drug abused patients. Eastern Journal of Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Brahma A. (2009). Community based mental health services: A major challenge. (Editorial). Bengal Journal of Private Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Brahma A & Chatterjee Brahma M. (2010). Metabolic syndrome and Mental illness (Editorial). Bengal Journal of Private Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Brahma A. (2010). Mental Health System in India (Editor Speaks). Bengal Journal of Private Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N.; Banerjee S; Brahma A; Das S; Sarker P; Biswas M K; Sanyal D & Hazra A. (2010). A prospective study of suicidal behaviour in Sundarban delta, West Bengal, India. The National Medical Journal of India.
     

    Article
  • Brahma A & Chatterjee Brahma M. (2010). Suicidal Behaviors: Causes and Prevention. (Editorial). Bengal Journal of Private Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Brahma A. (2010). Use of Pesticides and Suicidal Behaviorals in India: Need for immediate public health attention (Editors speaks). Bengal Journal of Private Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Brahma A. (2011). Girindra sekhar Bose – A versatile genius. (Editorial). Bengal Journal of Private Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Brahma A. (2011). Koro: its origin and Socio-pathological aspect. Bengal Journal of Private Psychiatry.
     

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  • Brahma A. (2011). Koro: A Culture Bound Syndrome. Bengal Journal of Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Brahma A. & Chatterjee M. (2011). Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of sexual problems: Report from a community mental health clinic of West Bengal. Eastern Journal of Psychiatry. 
     

    Article
  • Brahma A. (2011). Socio-demographic and clinical profile of Koro cases: Report from a village of West Bengal. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry.
     

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  • Brahma A. (2012). Depression and somatization: Recent approach. Bengal Journal of Private Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Ghosh S; Nath S; Brahma A & Chowdhury A N. (2013). Fifth Koro epidemic in India: A review report. World Cultural Psychiatry Research Review.
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N; Banerjee S; Brahma A & Biswas M K. (2013). Participatory research for preventing pesticide-related DSH and suicide in Sundarban, India: A brief report. ISRN Psychiatry.
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N; Banerjee S; Brahma A; Hazra A & Weiss M G. (2013). Socio-cultural context of suicidal behaviour in the Sundarban region of India. Psychiatry Journal
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N; Mondal R; Biswas M K & Brahma A. (2014). Culture and Stigma: Ethnographic case studies of tiger-widows of Sundarban Delta, India. World Cultural Psychiatry Research Review.
     

    Article
  • Brahma A & Brahma M C. (2015). Child Sexual Abuse. Bengal Journal of Private Psychiatry, 6 (2&3), 41-47. 
     

    Article
  • Sengupta A K & Brahma A. (2015). Fear of flying. Bengal Journal of Private Psychiatry, 6 (2&3), 48-49. 
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N; Mondal R; Brahma A & Biswas M K.(2016). Ecopsychosocial aspects of Human-Tiger Conflict: An ethnographic study of Tiger Widows of Sundarban delta, India. Environmental Health Insights, 10, 1-29.
     

    Article
  • Chowdhury A N; Brahma A; Mondal R; & Biswas M K. (2016). Stigma of Tiger attack: Study of Tiger Widows from Sundarban delta, India. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 58(1), 12-19. 
     

    Article
  • Book Chapter: Chowdhury A N; Mondal R; Biswas M K & Brahma A. (2013): Post-Traumatic Eco-Stress Disorder (PTESD): A Qualitative Study from Sundarban Delta, India. In: Mental disorders – Theoritical and Empirical Perspectives, Eds. Woolfolk, R. & Allen, L; Chapter 14; p. 309-47. Croatia: In Tech

    Article
  • Medical Bulletins: Brahma A. (1996). Role of antisperm antibodies in infertility. Bull RGKMC.
     

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  • Medical Bulletins: Brahma A. (1997). Silicosis –a danger for todays industry. Bull RGKMC.

    Article
  • Medical Bulletins: Brahma A. & Chatterjee M (1998).Epidermolysis Bullosa. Bull RGKMC.

    Article
  • Medical Bulletins: Brahma A. (2008). Suicide Prevention: Together we can make it. Your Health (Public Health Journal of the Indian Medical Association).

    Article
  • Medical Bulletins: Brahma A. (2008). Suicide and Deliberate Self-Harm: Clinical aspects. Your Health.

    Article
  • Medical Bulletins: Brahma A. (2009). Dementia (Forgetfulness): a growing public health challenge in India. Your Health.

    Article
  • Medical Bulletins: Brahma A. & Chatterjee Brahma M. (2010). Stress and Mental Health (Guest Editorial). Your Health.

    Article
  • Medical Bulletins: Brahma A. (2010). Depression in older people. Your Health.

    Article
  • Brahma, A. (2017). Girindrasekhar Bose: a forgotten genius of psychoanalysis in India. Bengal Journal of Psychiatry, 22 (1), 1-3.

    Article
  • Brahma, A. & Brahma M.C. (2017). An overview of Internet Pornography Addiction. Eastern

    Journal of Psychiatry, 20(1), 3-6.

    Article
  • Chowdhury, A.N. & Brahma, A. (2019). Environment and Wellbeing: Eco-psychiatry in Sundarban Delta, India. IRA International Journal of Management & Social Sciences, 14(2), 37-53.

    Article
  • Brahma, A. (2019). Yoga Therapy and Mental Health. Bengal Journal of Private Psychiatry, 8(4), 5-7.

    Article
  • Chowdhury, A.N. & Brahma, A. (2020). Update on Koro research methodology. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 62, 102-4.

    Article
  • Chowdhury, A.N.; Mondal, R.; Biswas, M.K.; & Brahma, A. (2013): Post-Traumatic Eco-Stress Disorder (PTESD): A Qualitative Study from Sundarban Delta, India. In: Mental disorders – Theoritical and Empirical Perspectives, Eds. Woolfolk, R. & Allen, L; Chapter 14; p. 309-47. Croatia: In Tech. http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/52409

    Recognition
  • Recipient of "Dr RB Davis Oration Award": Conference of East Zone of Indian Psychiatric Society, 2017, Gangtok, Sikkim.

    2017

  • Recipient of  ‘Siddharth Memorial PGT Award’: Conference of East Zone of Indian   Psychiatric Society, 2003, Agartala, Tripura.

    2003

  • Recipient of  ‘Lelabati Bholanath Award’: Conference of East Zone of Indian Psychiatric Society, 2004, Tejpur, Assam.

    2004

  • Recipient of  ‘Dr. Amit Bhora Memorial Award’: Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry, 2004, Chennai, Tamilnadu.

    2004

  • Recipient of  ‘Lelabati Bholanath Award’: Conference of East Zone of Indian Psychiatric Society, 2005, Bokaro, Jharkhand.

    2005

  • Recipient of  ‘Dr. Indla Rama Subba Reddy Award’: Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry, 2005, Kolkata, West Bengal.

    2005

  • Recipient of  ‘4th ANCIAPP Varanasi IAPP Award’: Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry, 2007, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa.

    2007

  • Recipient of  ‘Bhagawat Award’: Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, 2008, Kolkata, West Bengal.

    2008

  • Recipient of  ‘Marfatia Award’: Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, 2014, Pune, Maharasthra.
     

    2014

  • Recipient of ‘Bharat Gaurav Award’.

    2015

  • Recipient of ‘Best Citizens of India Award’.

    2015

  • Recipient of ‘Mother Teresa Sadbhabna Award’.

    2016

  • Dr. N.N. Dey Memorial Lecture: “Socio-cultural & Clinical aspects of 
    Suicide”, organized by Indian Psycho-Analytical Society, Kolkata, 1st March, 2014, Kolkata
     

    2014

  • 2015

  • Dr. Girindra Sekhar Bose Memorial Oration Lecture Neurobiology & the
    future of Psycho-Analysis, organized by Indian Psycho-Analytical Society,
    Kolkata, 12th September, 2015, Girindra Sekhar Clinic, Kolkata.
     

    2015

    Training
  • National Workshop on Suicide Prevention and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 
     

  • National Workshop on Psychoanalysis.
     

  • International Workshop on Mental Health at Primary Care Level.
     

  • WHO Training Programme on Substance Use Disorder.

  • Post Graduate Certificate Course in Psychiatry and Psychosexual Medicine.
     

  • Training of Trainers on Child Sexual Abuse – Prevention & Response.

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