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Dr Debanjan Banerjee M.D. Psychiatry (NIMHANS, Bangalore), DM Geriatric Psychiatry, MIPS, MBBS (Hons.,Gold Medalist)

Hospital Affiliation : National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore

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Current Position

Consultant Geriatric Psychiatrist at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences

Medical Education

  • Medical School - MBBS, Hons.,Gold Medalist, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata
  • Specialization - MD, Psychiatry from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS)
  • Super-Specialization - DM, Geriatric Psychiatry from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS)

Awards & Honors


  • Indian Association of Geriatric Mental Health
  • Life Fellow, Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS),
  • Life Fellow, Indian Association of Social Psychiatry (IASP)
  • Member, Advocacy and Awareness Committee, International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA)
  • Member, Psychiatry & Human Sexuality Section, Old Age Psychiatry Section,
  • World Psychiatric Association (WPA)

Editorial positions
  • Associate Editor, AGING PSYCHIATRY & Guest Editor, PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH (Frontiers in Psychiatry)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Psychosexual Health (SAGE)
  • Editor, International Journal of Social Psychiatry
  • Assistant Editor, Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry
  • Assistant Editor, Journal of Mental Health Education (MHE), NIMHANS

Sub-Specialty Interest

Adult Psychiatry, Deaddiction, Geriatric & Perinatal psychiatry, Women mental health, Dealing with grief, Sexual disorders, Psychotherapy, Yoga, Indian mindfulness practices


Dr. Debanjan Banerjee has completed his post-graduation (M.D.) and post-doctoral (D.M.) in Geriatric Psychiatry from the esteemed National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. He has been attached with the Geriatric unit of NIMHANS for over five years now and specializes in aging and old age-related mental health problems. He has several awards and distinctions to his credit (Gold Medalist in MBBS, Best Student and Psychotherapy in MD, The Gandhi Fellowship Award, ICMR Young Scientist Award, etc.) and has presented in several national and international conferences.

Dr. Debanjan is actively involved in the training of post-graduates, student-counseling as well as research. He has served as the head of Student Welfare and Training, NIMHANS, Bangalore and has been part of several academic and clinical training committees for the post-graduate psychiatry residents.

He’s the Associate Editor for the reputed FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY (AGING PSYCHIATRY AND PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH Section), Journal of Psychosexual Health and Assistant Editor, Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry. His research interests include social psychiatry, stigma, grief management, psychosexual health, old-age psychiatry, psychotherapy, medical misinformation, and qualitative research. He is a life fellow of the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS), Marce Society (Women’s Mental Health) and the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) Advocacy and Awareness committee. Dr.Banerjee is also a member of the Human Sexuality and Old Age Psychiatry Sections, World Psychiatric Association (WPA). He is a regular medical fact-checker and member of Health Analytics Asia (HAA), a pan-Asian
network of DATA LEADS responsible for global work on debunking medical misinformation along with GOOGLE NEWS INITIATIVE (GNI). He has been actively involved in research on mental health, the psychology of fake news, and psychological wellbeing during the pandemic.

Dr. Debanjan has several publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals and is a columnist for several dailies.??





National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore

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