B. N. Gangadhar


B.N. Gangadhar, MD, was a former senior professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health and Meurosciences (NIMHANS), in Bangalore, India. He served as the director of NIMHANS and is currently affiliated with the National Medical Commission. Dr. Gangadhar was responsible for initiating yoga services for clinical application in mental health and neurosciences. He has conducted original research in yoga therapy in several psychiatric disorders, the results of which have influenced some of the practice guidelines. Notable among these is the role of yoga in depression and schizophrenia. Dr. Gangadhar has published more than 450 publications; nearly 100 have an H-index of 55.