Dr. Vishwas Shrishail Yadawad

Consultant Psychiatrist
MD Psychiatry




Kannada, English, Hindi

I completed my Post Graduation in Psychiatry from prestigious National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru and have joined Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College as Assistant Professor on June 2020 & since then, have been working in this hospital as Consultant Psychiatrist. Apart from usual clinical duties, which includes assessment and management of both in & out patients with mental illness; I am also involved in training of Psychiatry Post Graduate trainees, medical undergraduates; as well as, departmental administrative work. I am well versed with pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, ECT & other somatic therapies, departmental research activities, scientific paper presentation & publication, public speaking & other IEC activities. I have been actively involved in various academic activities like compilation of undergraduate & post graduate syllabus, time table and assessment. I am also a current member-secretary of KAHER’s LGBTQIA Support Cell. My areas of clinical & research interests are LGBTQIA mental health, OCD & anxiety spectrum disorders, geriatric psychiatry, women’s mental health.

  • Psychosexual & gender identity conditions.
  • OCD & anxiety spectrum disorders.
  • Dementia & Neuropsychiatric condition.
  • Perinatal mental health.
  • Alcohol & other substance use disorder management.


  • Basic Course in Biomedical Research.
  • Revised Basic Course Workshop and training in Attitude, Ethics & Communication (AETCOM).

Paper Published

  • Yadawad, Vishwas; Ganjekar, Sundarnag1,; Thippeswamy, Harish1; Chandra, Prabha S.1;
    Desai, Geetha1. Short-term outcome of mothers with severe mental illness admitted to a
    mother baby unit. Indian Journal of Psychiatry 63(3):p 245-249, May–Jun 2021. | DOI:
  • Gowda, Guru S & Das, Soumitra & Yadawad, Vishwas & Kondapura, Manjunatha &
    Chatterjee, Seshadri & Hiremath, Shivanand & Bada Math, Suresh. (2019). Is the Blue Whale
    Game among adolescents just a media hype?. Indian journal of social psychiatry. 35. 227 -30.
  • Vishwas Shrishail Yadawad, Praveen SR, Komal Sai. Patterns of Mental health disorder in
    Emergency Department of Tertiary care hospital during Nationwide lockdown: A study from
    South India. Int. J. Heal. Clin. Res. [Internet]. 2021Dec.24 [cited 2023Mar.1];4(23):136-42.
    Available from: https://ijhcr.com/index.php/ijhcr/article/view/3648
  • Naik A, Chate SS, Tekkalaki B, Patil S, Yadawad VS, Mutalik P. Uric acid levels in agitated mania
    and other agitated non-affective psychotic disorders. J Krishna Inst Med Sci Univ 2022;
  • Grover D, Tekkalaki B, Yadawad V, et al. Capacity to Consent for Treatment in Patients with
    Psychotic Disorder: A Cross-Sectional Study from North Karnataka. Indian Journal of
    Psychological Medicine. 2022 Nov;44(6):592-597. DOI: 10.1177/02537176221100272. PMID:
    36339695; PMCID: PMC9615443.
  • Chate SS, Yadawad VS, Patil S, Tekkalaki B, Patil NM, Koparde V, Punit Pradeep Mutalik.
    Assessment of prevalence and risk factors of delirium in kidney disease patients undergoing
    renal dialysis: A prospective observational study. (Accepted in May 2022 and in print with
    Annals of Indian Psychiatry)


  • Indian Medical Association.
  • Indian Psychiatric Society.