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Members of the management team and where they are based:

Ranjit Baruah, member of the management team, is based in Guwahati, Assam, India

Marami Baishya, member of the management team, is based in Guwahati, Assam, India

Sangita Baishya, member of the management team, is based in Guwahati, Assam, India

Academy Publisher publishes the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS™) on behalf of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL): an E.C.H.O. initiative, in collaboration with Academia Dysphrenia. Academia Dysphrenia is a registered institution that strives to promote research in behavioural sciences among the Low and Middle Income Countries (LAMIC). In pursuit of that, it is currently running the journal, OJPAS™ and proposes to launch another journal, namely LAMIC Psychiatry with Shyamanta Das as the Editor. In order to move ahead in this endeavour, the following Members of SoMHiL (somhil@hotmail.com) and Acedemia Dysphrenia (academia.dysphrenia@gmail.com) are associated through their expert guidance to enrich this movement.


President: Mythili Hazarika

Secretary: Bornali Das

Members: Anweshak Das, Arunima Dutta, Dan Joseph Stein, Ritwij Oodun, Ivana Stasevic Karlicic, Leslie Marneau, Korina Hatzinikolaou, Unaiza Niaz


Association Members of Academia Dysphrenia: Updated (Saturday 16 July 2016)
Hemendra Ram Phookun MD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India


Debasish Basu MD, DNB, MAMS

Editor, Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry

Professor of Psychiatry, Drug De-addiction & Treatment Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh-160012, India


Samrat Singh Bhandari MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, 5th Mile, NH 31A, Tadong, Gangtok-737102, Sikkim, India


Tanushree Sharma MBBS Fourth Semester, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India


Dan Joseph Stein FRCPC, PhD

Professor & Head

Dept of Psychiatry & Mental Health

University of Cape Town & UCT-Affiliated Hospitals

South Africa


Unaiza Niaz MD, DPM, FRCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist

Honorary Member, The World Psychiatric Association

Honorary Member Arab Federation of Psychiatrists

Advisory Council Member Section on WMH, WPA

Distinguished International Member,  American Psychiatric Association

Advisory Board Member, International Association of Women’s Mental Health

Vice President, Eastern Mediterranean Region & Board Member, WFMH


Smita N Deshpande MD, DPM

Consultant, Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry & De-addiction Services & Resource Centre for Tobacco Control, PGIMER- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Park Street, New Delhi-110001, India


Soumitra Ghosh MD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Assam Medical College Hospital, Barbari, Dibrugarh-786002, Assam, India


Leslie Marneau Clinical psychologist, Trainer and Consultant, 53 rue de la Greffiere, 91700 Fleury-Merogis, Paris, France


Kornilia Hatzinikolaou PhD, Lecturer of Developmental Psychopathology, School of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University Campus, 541 24, Thessaloniki, Greece


TS Sathyanarayana Rao Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Editor, South Asian Societies for Sexual Medicine

Chief Advisor, Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine

Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, Indian Journal of Geriatric Mental Health

Editorial Board Member, SPF Journal of Psychiatry (SAARC Psychiatric Federation)

Advisory Board Member, Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences

President, Indian Association for Geriatric Mental Health

Secretary, Human Sexuality Section, WPA

Member, Positive Psychiatry Section – WPA

Professor,  Department of Psychiatry,

No 1111, 1st Floor, ‘B’ Block, JSS University,

JSS Medical College and Hospital, M.G. Road, Mysore – 570004

http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org, http://www.tssrao.com, http://www.totalsexsolutions.com

tssrao19@yahoo.com, tssrao19@gmail.com

Anweshak Das MD

Consultant Psychiatrist, Guwahati Psychiatric Clinic, Guwahati, Assam, India


Arabinda N Chowdhury 62 Abbots Way, Kettering, Northants NN15 6FW, United Kingdom


Krishan Kumar Editor, Journal of Rural and Community Psychiatry

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, PGIMS, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India


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