Dr. Munish Aggarwal

Psychiatrist & Drug De-addiction Specialist

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Dr. Munish Aggarwal

Dr Munish Aggarwal did his MBBS from Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh and then did his Post graduation (M.D.) in psychiatry from PGIMER, Chandigarh. He worked as a Registrar in the Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh and thereafter started his own practice at Chhuttani Medical Centre (CMC), Sector-17, Chandigarh and Dhawan Hospital, Sector -7, Panchkula.

He has special interest in addiction psychiatry and in addition to medical treatment for alcohol and drug dependence, he also counsels patients and family members for management of drug addiction. He provides both pharmacological (medicines) and non-pharmacological (behavior therapy, counseling, relaxation, psychotherapy etc.) treatment for depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, OCD and other psychiatric disorders. These modes of treatment are of immense help to the patients with psychiatric disorders.

He also deals with relationship and marital problems and has helped many couples undergoing relationship/ marital difficulties. He handles emotional and psychological problems of childhood empathically and helps the children and parents to deal capably with the same.

He is member of various scientific bodies like Indian Medical Association, Indian Psychiatric Society, Indian Psychiatric Society- North Zone, Indian association of child and adolescent mental health, Indian Association of Private Psychiatry, Indian Association of Social Psychiatry.

He has presented many papers in various national and international conferences. He has also won many awards like Dr Buckshey award (2011), Marfatia award (2012), B B Sethi award (2012) for scientific research in Psychiatry.

Publications

Book Chapters

  • Kulhara P, Aggarwal M. Overview. In Psychometric assessment tools: Indian perspective of clinical psychology. Ritu Nehra and Parmanand Kulhara (eds). Indian Psychiatric Society, Chandigarh, 2011.
  • Basu D, Aggarwal M, Umamaheswari V. Narcotic drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. In Community Mental Health in India. BS Chavan, Nitin Gupta, Priti Arun, Ajeet Sidana,Sushrut Jadhav (eds). Jaypee, Delhi 2012, pp 176-183.  

 Research/ review papers

  • Aggarwal M, Basu D. Mood disorders and anxiety disorders: How much is the overlap? And what are the implications? Journal of Mental Health and Human Behavior 2007;12:59-71
  • Aggarwal M, Banerjee A, Basu D. Nosology of the substance use disorders: How deep is the ICD-DSM dichotomy? Journal of Mental Health and Human Behavior 2008;13:18-24
  • Avasthi A, Aggarwal M, Grover S, Khan MKR.  Research on antipsychotics in India.  Indian J Psychiatry 2010;52:S317-340
  • Avasthi A, Grover S, Aggarwal M. Research on antidepressants in India. Indian J Psychiatry 2010;52:S341-354.
  • Avasthi A, Grover S, Aggarwal M. Research on mood stabilizers in India. Indian J Psychiatry 2010;52:S355-361.
  • Aggarwal M, Umamaheswari V, Basu D. Legislation, society and substance use- impact of NDPS, 1985. Eastern Journal of Psychiatry 2010;13:59-64.
  • Aggarwal M, Avasthi A, Kumar S, Grover S. Experience of Caregiving in Schizophrenia: A study from India. International Journal of Social Psychiatry 2011;57:224-236.
  • Grover S, Kate N, Aggarwal M, Mattoo SK, Avasthi A, Malhotra S, Kulhara P, Chakrabarti S, Basu D. Delirium in elderly: A study from a psychiatric service in North India. International Psychogeriatrics 2012;24:117-124.
  • Grover S, Aggarwal M, Chakrabarti S, Dutt A, Avasthi A, Kulhara P, Malhotra N, Somaiya M, Chauhan N. Prevalence of Metabolic syndrome in Bipolar Disorder: an exploratory study from North India. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 2012;36:141-6.
  • Aggarwal M, Grover S, Chakrabarti S, Dutt A, Avasthi A, Kulhara P. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in unipolar depression: an exploratory study. Journal of Mental Health and Human Behavior 2012;17:15-24.
  • Basu D, Aggarwal M, Das PP, Mattoo SK, Kulhara P, Varma VK. The shifting landscape over three decades: Changing pattern of substance abuse in patients attending a de-addiction centre in north India 1978-2008. Indian J Med Res 2012; 135:141-147
  • Aggarwal M, Grover S, Basu D. Mobile Phone Use by Resident Doctors:  Tendency to Addiction-Like Behaviour. German J Psychiatry 2012;15:50-55.
  • Aggarwal M, Banerjee A, Singh SM, Mattoo SK, Basu D. Substance-induced psychotic disorders: 13-year data from a de-addiction centre and their clinical implications. Asian J Psychiatry 2012;5:220-4
  • Grover S, Aggarwal M, Dutt A, Chakrabarti S, Avasthi A, Kulhara P, Somaiya M, Malhotra N, Chauhan N. Prevalence of Metabolic syndrome in Schizophrenia: an exploratory study from North India. Psychiatry Res 2012;200:1035-1037.
  • Grover S, Chakrabarti S, Aggarwal M, Avasthi A, Kulhara P, Sharma S, et al. Comparative study of the experience of caregiving in Bipolar Affective Disorder and Schizophrenia. International Journal of Social Psychiatry 2012;58:614-622.
  • Aggarwal M, Ghai S, Basu D. Attitude of nursing students towards psychoactive substance use: does training matter? International Journal of Nursing Education 2012;4:146-150.
  • Nebhinani N, Aggarwal M, Mattoo SK, Basu D. Carisoprodol: an under recognized drug of abuse in North India. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2013 Jan;35(1):89-92.
  • Grover S, Aggarwal M, Sharma A, Mattoo SK, Avasthi A, Chakrabarti S, Malhotra S, Kulhara P, Basu D. Symptoms and aetiology of delirium: A comparison of elderly and adult patients. East Asian Arch Psychiatry 2013;2356-64.

 Case reports/ letter to the editor

  • Banerjee A, Mattoo SK, Aggarwal M. Alcohol dependence with seasonal bipolarity and self medication for psychotic symptoms: A case report. Journal of Mental Health and Human Behavior 2007; 12:106-108.
  • Basu D, Aggarwal M. Mortality in patients with schizophrenia. Letter to the editor. The Lancet 2009;374:1591.
  • Basu D, Aggarwal M. Factors associated with medical internship. E-letter, Archives of General Psychiatry 2010. Available from URL: http://archpsyc.ama-assn.org/cgi/eletters/67/6/557.
  • Kate N, Grover S, Agarwal M. Does B12 deficiency lead to lack of treatment response to conventional antidepressants? Psychiatry (Edgemont) 2010;7:42-44.
  • Grover S, Aggarwal M. Long term maintenance lorazepam for catatonia: A case report. General Hospital Psychiatry 2011;33:82.e1-82.e3
  • Aggarwal M, Grover S. Evaluation of delirium in elderly: Needs further evaluation. Letter to the editor. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2012;12:171.
  • Grover S, Aggarwal M, Hegde A, Malhotra N, Somaiya M,Ghormode D. Electroconvulsive therapy in the presence of atrial septal defect: a case report. Journal of ECT 2012;28:e19-20.
  • Grover S, Kattharaghatta Girigowda V, Aggarwal M, Malhotra N. Catatonia associated with hyponatremia treated with ECT. J ECT 2012;28:e33-e34.
  • Grover S, Hegde A, Aggarwal M, Sachdeva MS. Olanzapine associated leucopenia and thrombocytopenia managed with lithium in a patient who developed leucopenia with clozapine in the past: a case report. Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders 2012;14(6):e1-e2.
  • Aneja J, Grover S, Aggarwal M, Kaushik S. Use of ECT in the presence of Glaucoma: A case report and review of literature. Indian J Psychol Med 2013;35(1):80-83.
  • Kate N, Grover S, Aggarwal M, Malhotra P, Sachdeva MS. Clozapine associated thrombocytopenia. J Pharmacol Pharmacother. 2013 Apr;4(2):149-51.
  • Aggarwal M, Basu D. Cognitive therapy in patients with schizophrenia. Letter to the editor. JAMA Psychiatry 2013;70 (5):543-544.