Selected Publications

Norko MA, Freeman D, Phillips J, Hunter W, Lewis R, Viswanathan R. (Psychiatry and Religion Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry). Can Religion Protect Against Suicide? Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 2017; 205(1):9-14

Viswanathan R, Rana R, Lee YC, Alagkiozidis I, Reinhardt M, Arain A, Tolentino J, Pradhan TS. Relationship of locus of control and depression to treatment adherence in gynecologic oncology patients. Abstracts Presented for the 46th SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, Poster 201. Gynecologic Oncology 2015;137(4), Supplement 1:83

Viswanathan K, Swaminathan N, Viswanathan R, Lakkaraja, M. Caregiver’s Health Locus of Control and Medication Adherence in Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of the National Medical Association 2015;107(3):51-56

Campbell K, Viswanathan R, Saunders R. Dextromethorphan/Quinidine for Pseudobulbar Affect Associated with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Future Neurology 2014; 9(3): 295–300

Viswanathan R, Freeman D. Suicide in Asia. The New York Times 2014, March 28; A26 (letter to the editor)

Parida S, Viswanathan R, Engel L, Myers M, Rezaishiraz H, Berkowitz E. On-Call Reform: Blessing or Bane? Psychiatry Residents’ Perspectives. Academic Psychiatry 2013;37:364-365

Viswanathan R. The Roles That Faith Plays in Life. The New York Times 2013, June 5; A24 (letter to the editor)

Viswanathan R. Problematic MOC requirements. Psychiatric News. 2011 (Jan 7); 46:25 (letter)

Viswanathan R, Derlukiewicz K, Lucente FE. Psychological disorders in otolaryngology, in Lucente FE, Har-El G (eds.): Essentials of Otolaryngology, ed 5.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004, pp. 409-417

Viswanathan R: Death anxiety, locus of control and purpose in life of physicians. Psychosomatics 1996; 37:339-345. (Article was highlighted on the cover of the journal)

Viswanathan R: Psychological disorders in cancer patients, in Rosenthal CJ (ed.): Neoplastic Diseases: Fundamentals of Clinical Oncology. Chicago: Precept Press; 1991:406-421

Viswanathan R, Paradis C: Treatment of cancer phobia with fluoxetine. American Journal of Psychiatry 1991; 148:1090

Viswanathan R, Glickman L: Clonazepam in the treatment of steroid-induced mania in a patient after renal transplantation. New England Journal of Medicine 1989;320:319-320

Viswanathan R, Clark JJ, Viswanathan K: Physicians’ and the public’s attitudes on communication about death. Archives of Internal Medicine 1986;146:2029-2033. (Identified as a “Special Article” and highlighted on the cover of the journal.)

Viswanathan R, Kachur E: Development of agoraphobia after surviving cancer. General Hospital Psychiatry 1986;8:127-132

Selected Presentations

Viswanathan R, Mangurian C, Leli U, Parekh, R. Do Organized Minority/Under-Represented Groups Make a Difference in Promoting Health Equity, and Diversity in Leadership? American Psychiatric Association Institute on Psychiatric Services, 10/5/18, Chicago.

Viswanathan R, Appelbaum P, Sales P, Pinkhasov A, Huremovic D. Refusal of life-saving medical treatment motivated by suicidal ideation: Ethical, legal and clinical issues. (Sponsored by the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry). American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, 5/7/18, New York.

Martinez-Pinanez C, Viswanathan R, Rustomji K, Yusuff J, Gibbs-Cohen S, Goldfinger S. Associations Between HIV Progression and Substance Use, Alcohol Use and History of Trauma. Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine 60th Annual Meeting, 11/14/13, Poster.

Viswanathan R, Saunders R, Puttichanda S. Ethical Issues in Persuasions When Patients Refuse Treatment. Presented at the American Psychiatric Association Institute on Psychiatric Services, Oct 17, 2010, Boston.

Viswanathan R, Klein C, Appelbaum P, Brendel R, Zonana H. Medical Decisional Capacity Assessment: Are There Standards? American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Annual Meeting, Oct 29, 2009, (T38), Baltimore, MD.

Viswanathan R, Tiamson-Kassab M, Dole A, Bialer P. Anxiety in Patients with HIV: Importance, and Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges. Proceedings of the 162nd Annual Meeting, American Psychiatric Association, May 16-21, 2009, San Francisco, CA, pp 244-245, Forum 5, May 19.

Viswanathan R, Appelbaum P, McIntyre J, Levenson J, Brendel R. Off-Label Use of Psychotropic Medications in the C-L Setting: Medico-Legal Issues. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, 5/6/08, Washington, DC.

Viswanathan R, Jayaram G, Chang J, Hicks M, Varma S, Riba M. Bend It Like Beckham: Asian Women, Achievements and Cultural Conflicts. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Workshop, 5/5/04, New York, NY.

Viswanathan R, Bogunovic O, Tusher A, Karpinski, M: Intravenous Lorazepam Treatment in Catatonia-like Disorders. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, 5/2001.

Viswanathan R, Durango RB: Management of bipolar disorder in the indigent. Syllabus and Proceedings Summary, American Psychiatric Association 49th Institute on Psychiatric Services, 1997:100. (Poster Presentation)

Viswanathan R, Thangam S, Ahad A, Moreno J, Kramer M: AIDS patients’ attitudes toward assisted suicide and euthanasia. New Research Program & Abstracts, American Psychiatric Association, 149th Annual Meeting, 1996:273. (Oral Presentation)

Viswanathan R: Impact of an introduction to clinical medicine course on students’ ethical and humane attitudes. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine 1995:20-21. (Palm Springs, California, 11/9/95, Oral Presentation).