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Dr. Savita Chahal

Designation: Associate Professor

Departments: Psychiatry

Educational Qualification

Education M.B.B.S,M.D (Psychiatry)

Area Of Interest

Area Of Interest Neuropsychiatry, Organic Psychiatry, Adult Clinical Psychiatry, Consultation –Liaison Psychiatry

Research & Projects

Research in progress
Research Completed A study of psychiatric morbidity and its correlates in convicted prisoners.
Medical Students’ attitude towards suicide prevention: An exploratory study from North India.
Award Editor of Journal of Rural and Community Psychiatry(JRCPsy)
Second Best Graduate of University (MBBS)
Silver Medal in Forensic Medicine
Bronze Medal in Pharmacology
Bronze Medal in Social and Preventive Medicine
Bronze Medal in Microbiology
Best Paper Award in 12th annual conference IPS –NZ(Haryana branch) 2013
Best free paper award in 19th National conference IASP, 2012.
Life Ordinary Member of Indian Psychiatric Society
Member of Society for Rural Mental Health
First Prize in debate in CSIR Programme on Youth Leadership in Science


Nebhinani N, Chahal S, Jagtiani A, Nebhinani M, Gupta R. Medical students’ attitude toward suicide attempters. Ind Psychiatry J 2016; 25:17-22.

Savita Chahal, Priti Singh, Rajiv Gupta. Lizard as psychoactive fauna: an unconventional addiction. International journal of medical science and public health.2016; 5(9): S1-S2.

Govil N, Singh H, Chahal S, Tanwar V, Arora S, Kalra A. Viral Meningoencephalitis masquerading as functional catatonia – A Case report. South East Asian Journal of Case reports and Review. 2015; 4(4):1956-1962.

Chahal S, Deepika, Anuradha, Kumar D. Parenting and mental health: where have we gone wrong? International Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Sciences 2013;3(2):146-50.

Savita Chahal, Sumit Rana, Priti Singh. Impact of Coping on Mental Health of Convicted Prisoners. The International Journal of Indian Psychology. 2016; 3(2):66-75.

Anuradha, Chahal S, Malik J, Nadda D, Huchchannavar R. Impact of coping on psychological health of victims of domestic violence. Journal of Rural and Community Psychiatry 2015; 2(3): 66-74.

Chahal S, Anuradha, Deepika, Govil N, Kumar D. Managing dementia with no pills: Role of caregivers. Indian Journal of Health and well being 2013;4(9): 1784-86.

Chahal S, Singh P, Gupta R, Deepika, Anuradha. Impact of psychiatric morbidity on quality of life among convicted prisoners. Journal of Rural and Community Psychiatry 2014; 1(1): 22-30.

Chahal S, Govil N, Deepika, Anuradha. Trichotillomania with Hypothyroidism and Mental Retardation – A Case Report. Indian Journal of Medical Case Reports 2013; 2(3):20-2.

Savita Chahal, Naresh Nebhinani, Madhurima Ghosh, Rajiv Gupta. Theory of mind: Concept and Relevance to Neuropsychiatry. Journal of Rural and Community Psychiatry 2014;1 (2):16-20.

Aman Manchanda, Purushottam Jangid, Savita Chahal, Rajesh Kumar. Stabbing Nails Into Leg: An unusual case of Munchausen Syndrome. NMO Journal 2015;9(3):33-35.

Nayyar A, Bhargava SC, Khurana H, Chahal S. Perceived Needs, Service Evaluation and Satisfaction of Care Givers of Psychiatric Inpatients. Indian Journal of Social Sciences Researches 2014;10(2):25-31.

Anuradha, Malik J, Chahal S, Kaur A, Arora V, Nagar M. Reasons for domestic violence: A cruelty against women. Indian Journal of Health and well being 2013; 4(7): 1430-33.

Kaur A, Anuradha, Huchchannavar R, Kalhan M, Das M, Chahal S. Immediate causes of death reported in a tertiary care Hospital of Haryana. Haryana Medical Journal 2013; 37(4-6):19-22

15. Anuradha, Huchchannavar R, Chayal V, Chahal S.A study on menstrual hygiene among rural adolescent girls. Indian Journal of Health and well being 2013; 4(9): 1709-11.