About us

Dr. Nilesh Mahadeo Naphade

Consultant Psychiatrist, Certified Sexologist

Membership/ Appointments in Associations

Treasurer- 2002-2012

Poona Psychiatrists Association.
An independent
The professional body of the
country. Estd 1972.
Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS),
Indian Association of Sexology (IAS),
American Academy of Clinical Sexology,
American Board of Sexology (ABS),
European Society of Sexual Medicine (ESSM)

List of Publications

1. Anil Kumar Pillai, S.Joshi, A.Kale, N. Naphade, MS V K Raju, S. Mahadik

Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Levels are lower in Plasma as well as Cerebrospinal fluid from Medication Naïve First-Episode Schizophrenic patients
Biological Psychiatry vol.61(8S) 1S-266S; 2007

2. M S V K Raju, N. Naphade, S. Joshi, A. Kale, S. Sapkale, S. Mahadik

Hippocampal Volume Deficits in First-Episode Schizophrenia: Relationships to
Symptoms of Membrane EPUFA levels
Biological Psychiatry vol.61(8S) 1S-266S; 2007

3. Kale A, Naphade N, Raju MSVK, Sapkale S, Pillai A, Nasrallah, Mahadik S

Opposite changes in predominantly Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) in
Cerebrospinal fluid and red blood cells from the never medicated first episode
Psychotic patients
Schizophrenia Research 98, 295-301, 2008

4. Anvita Kale, Sadhana Joshi, Anil Kumar Pillai Nilesh Naphade, M S V K
Raju, Henry Nasrallah, Sahebrao P. Mahadik

Reduced cerebrospinal fluid and plasma nerve growth factors in drug
naïve psychotic patients
Schizophrenia Research, Vol. 115 (2) 209-214, 2009

5. Kale A, Naphade N, Sapkale S, Raju M2 S V K, Pillai A, Nasrallah H,
Mahadik S

Reduced folic acid Vitamin B12, Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and
increased homocysteine and cortisol in never-medicated schizophrenia
Implications for altered one-carbon metabolism
Psychiatric Research, 175(1-2):47-53, 2010

6. Anilkumar Pillai, Anvita Kale, Sadhana Joshi, Nilesh Naphade, MS V K Raju,
Henry Nasrallah and Sahebrao P Mahadik

Decreased BDNF levels in CSF of drug-naïve first-episode psychotic subjects:
correlation with plasma BDNF and psychopathology
International Journal of Neuro-Psycho-Pharmacology
Published online by Cambridge University Press, 27th November 2009

7. Era R Sharma, Ashish V Debsikdar, Nilesh M Naphade, and Jyoti V Shetty

Very late-onset schizophrenia-like psychosis: Case Series and Future direction
Internal Journal of Psychology 2014,volume 36,issue 2 page 208-10
DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.310999
PMID 24860229

13. Organisation ability for professional conferences, symposia, meetings, promotion of medical education, and CME

1) Member of Organising Committee, Annual National Conference of the Indian
Psychiatric Society Jan 2014
was organized in Pune in January 2014. The conference was
attended by delegates from all parts of the country as well as from Nepal, Sri Lanka,
Bangladesh, Australia, Sweden, UK, Canada, and the USA.

14. Awards and Grants
Departmental Research Projects

01. Serum oxytocin levels after first ECT and its correlation to clinical response

02. 5 hydroxytryptamine transporter gene polymorphism in anxiety and
depressive disorders

03. Platelet serotonin levels in patients who have attempted suicide.

04. Serum BDNF levels after first ECT and its correlation to clinical response.

05. 5HT2A polymorphisms in major psychiatric disorders

06. FattyAcid Coenzyme Ligase polymorphisms in major psychiatric disorders

07. Methyl nicotinate flush response in major psychiatric disorders

08. Autonomic neuropathy and glycaemic control- association with psychiatric

09. Impact of Parental Alcohol Dependence on the development and behavior of children.

10. Psychosocial Impact of chronic medical illnesses amongst children

11. Cognitive impairment in alcohol-related disorder

12. The incidence of Metabolic Syndrome in Patients receiving Atypical Antipsychotics

13. Assessment of Insight in Patients of Schizophrenia

14. Cognitive impairment in patients receiving Electro Convulsive Treatment