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About Dr. Vimal Kumar


Medical and Psychiatric Training

Dr. Vimal graduated in medicine (M.B.B.S.) from the Institute Of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P., INDIA.He then obtained his M.D.in Psychiatry from the Deptt. Of Psychiatry, I.M.S., B.H.U. with honors and completed a 3-year residency program in psychiatry at Sir Sunder.Lal Hospital, I.M.S., B.H.U.in 1983.

After residency, Dr.Vimal did a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine (formerly called Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry: psychiatry for patients with medical illnesses) and had subsequently served on the Faculty of the PGI Rohtak Medical College, Department of Psychiatry as Registrar of Psychiatry.

Dr. Vimal has had a private practice of psychiatry/psychotherapy since completing residency, in addition to university hospital based experience as an attending psychiatrist has more than 25yrs. of experience after residency.


Topics of Research

Dr. Vimal has published a number of research papers on topics including expatriate adaptation to living in India, suicide in medical patients, comparison of Indian and American psychiatrists' attitude to patient's wishing to die in the general hospital, eating disorders, dissociative disorders and child abuse, parental bonding, personality disorders, schizophrenia, cross-cultural issues related to Indians, psychiatric drug development in India, and others. Dr.Vimal has also given a number of presentations on these and other topics at various national & international conferences.


Major Conditions Currently Treated

Dr. Vimal is experienced as a therapist in individual counseling, couples and marriage counseling, family counseling, and group psychotherapy. Some of the more common problems Dr. Vimal treats includes self-confidence problems, relationship/family problems, depression and manic depression, anxiety/panic, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, substance and alcohol abuse, history of traumatic experiences/child abuse, feelings of unreality, sleep disturbances, psychosomatic (mind/body) disorders, gay and lesbian issues, and child and adolescent disturbances.
Psychiatric medicine today is a vast field that incorporates many facets of the body and mind. There are a wide variety of medications and psychotherapy that can benefit a wide variety of issues ranging from mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder to anxiety, phobias, eating challenges and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

In addition, there are a host of issues that arise when people are challenged by medical problems, family conflict, difficult childhood experiences, and when our overall sense of Self is undermined by the forces of our day to day. It is vital to explore what medications are helpful and what psychotherapies can be helpful to address these challenges. It can also be helpful to at least contemplate some simple holistic and preventive approaches and suggestions that can add another dimension to treatment.


Dr. Vimal

Disclaimer: Dr.Vimal Kumar is not treating, rendering individual medical evaluations, nor diagnosing via the web. Diagnosis and treatment must be made in person with a licensed physician. The themes Dr. Vimal discusses on the web represent general facts and trends in conventional Medicine and Psychiatry as well as Natural Medicine, holistic thought and issues in Yoga. They are partly his view and opinion as well. They should be used as educational material and not as a substitute for formal diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and medical conditions.