St John's Medical College

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Dr. Debasweta Purkayastha
Designation :Senior Resident
Department : Psychiatry

MBBS, MD Psychiatry

Graduated in 2017, currently working as Senior resident. Areas of special interest include Autism spectrum disorders, Women's mental health and wellness psychiatry.


I. Prevalence of depression in breast cancer patients and its association with their quality of life: A cross sectional observational study. Indian Journal of Palliative Care. 2017 Jul-Sep; 23(3): 268–273. doi: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_6_17

II. A case of rapidly progressing frontotemporal dementia, Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine. 2018 Jan-Feb; 40(1): 89–90.doi: 10.4103/IJPSYM.IJPSYM_66_17.

III. Psychological distress during early phase of COVID-19 pandemic among Indian adults. Arch Ment Health 2020;21:101-6.DOI: 10.4103/AMH.AMH_53_20

Health Anxiety in mothers and its effect on the child’s health (health anxiety by proxy) - a cross sectional study.

Autism, autistic traits and other broad Developmental Outcomes in acohort of children with well characterized placenta and birth data from SJMCH

Development of Early Screening for Communication and Social Skills (ESCoMS) Instrument.

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