Dr. G.Prasad Rao, DPM, MD(Psych)


Dr.G.Prasad Rao is the  Founder, Director and senior consultant at Asha Hospital.


After completing his training in Psychiatry at “Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research”, Chandigarh. He has been in clinical practice for the last 32 years. He is having vast experience in both Academic, Research and Clinical Practice. Currently he is the Secretary of Indian Psychiatric Society.


AWARDS RECEIVED FOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
  1. Venkataramamma Chinna Reddy Award for Best Paper presented during the year 1999 at the 19th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, Andhra Pradesh Chapter held at Karimnagar.
  2. "JAYARAM" Award for the Best Paper presented during the year 1999 at the 32nd South Zone Indian Psychiatric Society annual conference held at Visakhapatnam on 23rd & 24th October.
  3. BOMBAY PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY AWARD for the best paper from all over India, during the 50th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (National body) held between 19th & 23rd January 2000 at Cochin.
  4. Venkataramma Chinna Reddy Award for best Research paper during the 20th Annual conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, Andhra Pradesh Chapter held on 29th & 30th July 2000 at Kurnool.
  5. Venkataramma Chinna Reddy Award for best Research paper during the 21st Annual conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, Andhra Pradesh Chapter held in July, 2001 at Tanuku.
  6. Venkataramma Chinna Reddy Award for best Research paper during the 22nd Annual conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, Andhra Pradesh Chapter held in July 2002 at Guntur.
  7. Awarded Dr. A. Shankar Rao Memorial Oration by Indian Medical Association, and delivered oration at I.M.A. Hall on Advances in Psychiatry and relevance to the modern clinical practice of medicine at Guntur, 14th August 2004.
  8. Received the IAPP award at varnasi in 2005.
  9. Awarded and Delivered late Dr.C.Hari Prasad Memorial ORATION at Guntur on 16th September 2006 on “ Some Confusions In Understanding Social Anxiety Disorders” organized by Indian Psychiatric Society Andhra Pradesh Chapter
  10. Awarded Dr. S.S. Jayaram Award for the best research paper presented at Indian Psychiatric Society South Zone at the annual conference held at Hyderabad on 29th Oct. 2007.
  11. Awarded the Dr. Indla Subba Reddy award for the best research paper presented at Bhubaneshwar on Nov 22nd 2007 at 8th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry.

JOB AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
  1. Worked as Junior Resident in Psychiatry for Two Years between 1st September and 31st August 1983 in NIMHANS, Bangalore.
  2. Worked as Junior Resident in Psychiatry for Two Years in Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, from 1.1.84 to 31.12.1985.
  3. Worked as Asst. Research Officer under a Central Drug Research Institute Project from 1st September 1983 to December 15th, 1983.
  4. Worked as Senior Resident in Psychiatry Department, PGIMER, and Chandigarh till 1987 February.
  5. Consultant Psychiatrist from 1987.
  6. Visiting Consultant Psychiatrist to B.H.E.L., Ramachandrapuram from November, 1987.
  7. Visiting Faculty Member in Osmania University and Sri Ramam Institute, Prakasam Institute of Rural Development.
  8. Visiting Post Graduate teacher for Indian Psychiatric Society, South Zone.
  9. Currently Director, Division of Schizophrenia and Psychopharmacology, Asha hospital from 2003.
  10. Worked as Assistant professor in Deccan Medical College, Hyderabad.
  11. Working as Faculty member for DNB in Department of Psychiatry in Medwin hospital, Hyderabad since 1996.
  12. Dean academic affairs Asha Hospital for Post graduate Education from April 20, 2006

ACADEMIC POSTS HELD:
  1. Vice President, Hyderabad Psychiatric Society 1990.
  2. President, Hyderabad Psychiatric Society 1995 – 96.
  3. Hony. Secretary, Indian Psychiatric Society, Andhra Pradesh Chapter 1994 – 1998.
  4. Executive Committee Member, Indian Psychiatric Society, South Zone.
  5. Vice President, Indian Psychiatric Society, Andhra Pradesh Chapter 1998 – 1999.
  6. President, Indian Psychiatric Society, Andhra Pradesh Chapter 1999 – 2000.
  7. Vice – President, Human Understanding and Tolerance society, Hyderabad from 1997 till date
  8. Vice – President, (ARDSI) Alzeimers and Related Dementia Society of India,Hyderabad Chapter in 1999 – 2000.
  9. Executive Council Member, Indian Psychiatric Society 2003 – 2005
  10. Hony. Editor, Indian psychiatric Society Andhra Pradesh Journal 2002-2004
  11. Associated Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry 2004 – 2005.
  12. Hony. Editor, Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine 2004- 2006
  13. Hony. Secretary, Indian Association of Private Psychiatry, Andhra Pradesh chapter.
  14. Editorial Board member, Indian Journal of Psychiatry 2004-till date.
  15. Chairperson Continuing Medical Education for Indian Psychiatric Society South Zone from Oct 2006 till date.
  16. Deputy Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry from Jan 2006 till date.

ORGANISING OF CONFERENCES:
  1. Joint Organising Secretary, Update on Schizophrenia at Hyderabad on 29th April, 1989.
  2. Joint Organising Secretary, Update on Depression held at Hyderabad on 30th June, 1991.
  3. Organising Secretary XIV Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society – A.P. Chapter held on 9th August, 1994 at Hyderabad.
  4. Organising Secretary “Recent advances of Schizophrenia” held on June 29th, 1995.
  5. Treasurer and Organising Committee member for Royal College of Psychiatrists – International Meeting held between November 28th & December 1st, 1996.
  6. Organised 36th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, South Zone at Tirupati from October 17th to 19th 2003.
  7. Organized National Seminar on “ Quality of Mental Health Services and Legal aspects on 13th and 14th Dec2005.
  8. Joint Organizing Secretary of Indian Psychiatric Society Annual Conference at Hyderabad in July 29-30 2007.
  9. Joint Organizing Secretary of the 9th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry to be organized between 13 and 15th Nov. 2008 at Hyderabad.

Published papers :
  • Ramana Rao N.V., Prasad Rao G., and Naidu S.B; A comparative study of life events in three stress related disorders. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine (1983) 22 – 26.
  • Prasad Rao G. and Kulhara P. (1985) Obsessive Compulsive Neurosis – some social clinical correlates, Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry I (30).
  • Kulhara P., Prasad Rao G. (1985) Obsessive Compulsive Neurosis – a phenominological study from North – west India. Indian Journal of Psychiatry.
  • Chaturvedi S.K., Prasad Rao G., Mathai P.J. and Gopinath P.S. – Significance of Negative systems, Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 1985.
  • Chaturvedi S.K., Prasad Rao G., Mathai P.J. and Gopinath P.S.; A comparative study of negative symptoms in Depression and Schizophrenia (1985) Indian Journal of Psychiatry.
  • Prasad Rao G. and Kulhara P.S. (1987) Life events in Obsessive Compulsive Neurosis in Indian Journal of Psychiatry.
  • Prasad Rao G., Verma S.K. and Kulhara P. (1987) – Research Study in Obsessive Compulsive Neurosis and schizophrenia in Journal of Personality and Clinical Psychology.
  • Prasad Rao G., Malhotra A. and Verma S.K., Behaviour therapy in Writers Cramp – Bulletin of Post Graduate Institute.
  • Prasad Rao G., Kulhara P. and Dash R.J. (1988), Dexomethasome Suppression test in Obsessive Compulsive Neurosis – Indian Journal of Psychiatry.
  • Khan M.A.M., Prasad Rao G., Ramayya G.P. (1989) Drug induced Prispum – View and case reports, Indian Journal of Psychiatry.
  • Verma V.K., Chandiramani K., Prasad Rao G., Bhave S., Kaur S. (1989) Assassination of Indira Gandhi, Impace on Psychiatric patients, American Journal of Psychotherapy XLIII.
  • Prasad Rao G., Malhotra S., and Mawaha R.L. (1989), Psychiatric aspects of Childhood Leukemia, Indian Journal of Paediatrics.
  • Editorial in Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, Official publication of Indian Psychiatric Society, south Zone, Jan-June 2005 Volume 26, No.1: Metabolikc Dysfunctions with Atypical Anti psychotics.
  • Editorial in Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, Official Publication of Indian Psychiatric Society, South Zone, June-October 2005 Volume 26, No.2: Corticotropin-releasing hormone receptors – role in Psychiatric Disorders.
  • Lalit, Appaya Prakash M, Hegde P.R., Mital Anukant K., Mittal Sunil., Nagpal Rajesh, Palaniappun Vaipuri., Ramasubramaniam.c, Rao Prasad.G. Et.al-Escitalpram versus Citalopram and Sertraline: A double blind controlled, Multicentric Trial in Indian Patients with Unipolar Major Depression – Indian Journal Of Psychiatry (2006) Vol. 43. 322-325