Dr. Mahesh R Gowda is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Bangalore at Spandana Nursing Home (Rajajinagar) and the Managing Director of Spandana Health Care (Nandini Layout). With over a decade of experience in the field of psychiatry, Dr. Gowda specialises in general adult psychiatry, rehabilitation and de-addiction. He studied and trained in psychiatry at the prestigious National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore.

Dr. Gowda is keenly involved in community activities, and has made several media appearances on Suvarna TV and other TV channels, participating in panel discussions and public awareness programmes on mental health. In addition to his clinical commitments, Dr. Gowda has made noteworthy contributions towards organising conferences and various research and academic activities. Significantly, he has been instrumental in the successful launch and smooth running of a much-needed Suicide Helpline. Dr. Gowda also coordinates the DNB programme at Spandana Nursing Home.

  • A pilot study of mental health and quality of life of caregivers of children with cleft lip/palate in India. Indian J Psychiatry. Apr-Jun 2013.

  • Penile self amputation and failed re-implantation in a patient with schizophrenia. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research. Nov 2013.

  • Quality of life of persons with mental illness staying in a psychiatric rehabilitation centre and home: A comparative study. International Journal of Scientific Research. Sep 2013.

  • DLN Murthy Rao Award. For best outgoing student at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS).

  • FIPS: Fellow of the Indian Psychiatric Society.

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