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Dr. Vikas Dhikav

Designation : Scientist-'D'

Research Interest: Mental health e.g. dementia, epilepsies, adolescent depression, opium addiction and life style related non-communicate diseases like diabetes.

Email : dhikav.v@icmr.gov.in

Phone : +91-291-

Brief Introduction:

Dr. Vikas Dhikav did his MBBS training from PGIMS, Rohtak and postgraduate training in pharmacology from AIIMS Delhi. He obtained his PhD (Neurology) from PGIMER & Dr. RML Hospital under IP University, Delhi, working on hippocampal volumetry in Alzheimer’s dementia patients. Vikas Dhikav has presented his work both nationally, and in international conferences.

Academic Qualifications & Training:

  • MBBS, PhD (Neurology)

Publications:

Sr. No. Publications
1. SARS-CoV-2 sero-prevalence among general population and healthcare workers in India, December 2020 - January 2021. Murhekar MV, Bhatnagar T, Thangaraj JWV, Saravanakumar V, Kumar MS, Selvaraju S, Rade K, Girish Kumar CP, Sabarinathan R, Turuk A, Asthana S, Balachandar R, Bangar SD, Bansal AK, Chopra V, Das D, Deb AK, Devi KR, Dhikav V, Dwivedi GR, Muhammad Salim Khan S, Sunil Kumar M, Laxmaiah A, Madhukar M, Mahapatra A, Rangaraju C, Turuk J, Yadav R, Andhalkar R, Arunraj K, Bharadwaj DK, Bharti P, Bhattacharya D, Bhat J, Chahal AS, Chakraborty D, Chaudhury A, Deval H, Dhatrak S, Dayal R, Elantamilan D, Giridharan P, Haq I, Hudda RK, Jagjeevan B, Kalliath A, Kanungo S, Krishnan NN, Kshatri JS, Kumar A, Kumar N, Vinoth Kumar VG, Naga Lakshmi GGJ, Mehta G, Mishra NK, Mitra A, Nagbhushanam K, Nimmathota A, Nirmala AR, Pandey AK, Prasad GV, Qurieshi MA, Reddy SD, Robinson A, Sahay S, Saxena R, Sekar K, Shukla VK, Singh HB, Singh PK, Singh P, Singh R, Srinivasan N, Varma DS, Viramgami A, Wilson VC, Yadav S, Yadav S, Zaman K, Chakrabarti A, Das A, Dhaliwal RS, Dutta S, Kant R, Khan AM, Narain K, Narasimhaiah S, Padmapriyadarshini C, Pandey K, Pati S, Patil S, Rajkumar H, Ramarao T, Sharma YK, Singh S, Panda S, Reddy DCS, Bhargava B; ICMR serosurveillance group.Int J Infect Dis. 2021 May 19:S1201-9712(21)00442-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.05.040. Online ahead of print.PMID: 34022338
2. Perceived caregiver stress in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment: A case control study. Anand KS, Dhikav V, Sachdeva A, Mishra P.Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2016 Jul-Sep;19(3):418. doi: 10.4103/0972-2327.186855.PMID: 27570406 Free PMC article. No abstract available
3. Erectile dysfunction induced probably by celecoxib. Dhikav V, Gupta S, Anand KS.Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2008 Feb;17(2):211-2. doi: 10.1002/pds.1539.PMID: 18236511 No abstract available.
4. Correlation between hippocampal volumes and medial temporal lobe atrophy in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Dhikav V, Duraiswamy S, Anand KS.Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2017 Jan-Mar;20(1):29-35. doi: 10.4103/0972-2327.199903.PMID: 28298839 Free PMC article.
5. Yoga in male sexual functioning: a noncompararive pilot study. Dhikav V, Karmarkar G, Verma M, Gupta R, Gupta S, Mittal D, Anand K.J Sex Med. 2010 Oct;7(10):3460-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01930.x.PMID: 20646186 Clinical Trial.
6. Medial temporal lobe atrophy in Alzheimer's disease/mild cognitive impairment with depression. Dhikav V, Sethi M, Anand KS.Br J Radiol. 2014 Oct;87(1042):20140150. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20140150. Epub 2014 Jul 25.PMID: 25061711 Free PMC article.
7. Is hypertension a predictor of hippocampal atrophy in Alzheimer's disease? Dhikav V, Verma M, Anand K.Int Psychogeriatr. 2009 Aug;21(4):795-6. doi: 10.1017/S1041610209009168. Epub 2009 May 11.PMID: 19426579 No abstract available.
8. Caregiver burden of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia among Indian patients with Alzheimer's disease. Dhikav V, Anand KS.Int Psychogeriatr. 2012 Sep;24(9):1531-2. doi: 10.1017/S1041610212000439. Epub 2012 Apr 18.PMID: 22717265 No abstract available.
9. Is Dhat syndrome, a culturally appropriate manifestation of depression? Dhikav V, Aggarwal N, Anand KS.Med Hypotheses. 2007;69(3):698. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2007.01.019. Epub 2007 Mar 26.PMID: 17382482 No abstract available.
10. More on treating homosexuality as a sickness: homosexuality is punishable in India. Dhikav V.BMJ. 2004 May 22;328(7450):1261. doi: 10.1136/bmj.328.7450.1261-b.PMID: 15155517 Free PMC article. No abstract available.
11. Perceived caregiver stress in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment: A case control study. Anand KS, Dhikav V, Sachdeva A, Mishra P.Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2016 Jan-Mar;19(1):58-62. doi: 10.4103/0972-2327.167695.PMID: 27011630 Free PMC article.
12. Efficacy, safety and tolerability of duloxetine in idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia. Anand KS, Dhikav V, Prasad A, Shewtengna.J Indian Med Assoc. 2011 Apr;109(4):264-6.PMID: 22187799.
13. Hippocampal volumes among older Indian adults: Comparison with Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. Dhikav V, Duraisamy S, Anand KS, Garga UC.Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2016 Apr-Jun;19(2):195-200. doi: 10.4103/0972-2327.176863.PMID: 27293329 Free PMC article.
14. Headaches induced by pornography use. Anand KS, Dhikav V.Arch Sex Behav. 2012 Oct;41(5):1077. doi: 10.1007/s10508-012-9988-5.PMID: 22695645 No abstract available.
15. Hippocampal atrophy may be a predictor of seizures in Alzheimer's disease. Dhikav V, Anand K.Med Hypotheses. 2007;69(1):234-5. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2006.11.031. Epub 2007 Feb 5.PMID: 17276608 No abstract available.
16. Yoga in premature ejaculation: a comparative trial with fluoxetine. Dhikav V, Karmarkar G, Gupta M, Anand KS.J Sex Med. 2007 Nov;4(6):1726-32. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2007.00603.x. Epub 2007 Sep 21.PMID: 17888067 Clinical Trial.
17. Is hippocampal atrophy a future drug target? Dhikav V, Anand KS.Med Hypotheses. 2007;68(6):1300-6. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2006.09.040. Epub 2006 Nov 13.PMID: 17098374.
18. Medication adherence survey of drugs useful in prevention of dementia of Alzheimer's type among Indian patients. Dhikav V, Singh P, Anand KS.Int Psychogeriatr. 2013 Sep;25(9):1409-13. doi: 10.1017/S1041610213000744. Epub 2013 Jun 4.PMID: 23731967.
19. Glucocorticoids may initiate Alzheimer's disease: a potential therapeutic role for mifepristone (RU-486). Dhikav V, Anand KS.Med Hypotheses. 2007;68(5):1088-92. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2006.09.038. Epub 2006 Nov 14.PMID: 17107752.
20. Grossly disinhibited sexual behavior in dementia of Alzheimer's type. Dhikav V, Anand K, Aggarwal N.Arch Sex Behav. 2007 Apr;36(2):133-4. doi: 10.1007/s10508-006-9144-1.PMID: 17308974 No abstract available.
21. Dhikav V. Editorial Commentary on Young Onset Parkinson’s disease. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2016 Jan-Mar;7(1):70-1.PMID: 26933348 Free PMC article. No abstract available.
22. Dhikav V, Anand KS. Commentary. .J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2018 Jan-Mar;9(1):169-170. doi: 10.4103/jnrp.jnrp_435_17.PMID: 29456369 Free PMC article. No abstract available.
23. Topiramate for migraine prophylaxis. Anand KS, Dhikav V, Aggarwal J.Indian Pediatr. 2012 Apr;49(4):329-30. doi: 10.1007/s13312-012-0040-6.PMID: 22565082 Free article. No abstract available.
24. Are vascular factors linked to the development of hippocampal atrophy in Alzheimer's disease? Dhikav V, Anand KS.J Alzheimers Dis. 2012;32(3):711-8. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2012-120928.PMID: 22850312 Review.
25. Migraine relieved by chilis. Anand KS, Dhikav V.Headache. 2012 Jun;52(6):1041. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2012.02180.x.PMID: 22671715 No abstract available. .
26. An unusual case of reversible mild cognitive impairment. Mahajan RK, Sharma S, Dhikav V, Anand KS, Duggal N.Neurocase. 2017 Feb;23(1):82-83. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2017.1281965. Epub 2017 Jan 26.PMID: 28125925
27. Acute Diaphragm Paralysis Caused by Intravenous Administration of Amiodarone. Chandelia S, Kundal M, Dubey NK, Dhikav V.Ann Pharmacother. 2015 Oct;49(10):1173-4. doi: 10.1177/1060028015599176. Epub 2015 Aug 5.PMID: 26251208 No abstract available.
28. Depression in Dhat syndrome. Dhikav V, Aggarwal N, Gupta S, Jadhavi R, Singh K.J Sex Med. 2008 Apr;5(4):841-844. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2007.00481.x. Epub 2007 Apr 19.PMID: 17451483
29. Acute dystonic reaction with rivastigmine. Dhikav V, Anand KS.Int Psychogeriatr. 2013 Aug;25(8):1385-6. doi: 10.1017/S104161021300029X. Epub 2013 Apr 8.PMID: 23561545
30. Hippocampus in health and disease: An overview. Anand KS, Dhikav V. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2012 Oct;15(4):239-46. doi: 10.4103/0972-2327.104323.PMID: 23349586 Free PMC article.
31. Potential predictors of hippocampal atrophy in Alzheimer's disease. Dhikav V, Anand K.Drugs Aging. 2011 Jan 1;28(1):1-11. doi: 10.2165/11586390-000000000-00000.PMID: 21174483 Review.
32. Issues with normative data of hippocampal volumetry in Indian population. Anand KS, Dhikav V, Doraswamy S, Garga UC.Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2015 Apr-Jun;18(2):259. doi: 10.4103/0972-2327.150607.PMID: 26019437 Free PMC article. No abstract available. .
33. Yoga in female sexual functions. Dhikav V, Karmarkar G, Gupta R, Verma M, Gupta R, Gupta S, Anand KS.J Sex Med. 2010 Feb;7(2 Pt 2):964-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2009.01580.x. Epub 2009 Nov 12.PMID: 19912493 .
34. Behavioral and psychological symptoms among Indian patients with mild cognitive impairment. Dhikav V, Sethi M, Mishra P, Singh Anand K.Int Psychogeriatr. 2015 Dec;27(12):2097-8. doi: 10.1017/S1041610215001222. Epub 2015 Jul 29.PMID: 26219995 No abstract available.
35. Complementary and alternative medicine usage among Alzheimer's disease patients. Dhikav V, Anand KS.Int Psychogeriatr. 2012 Aug;24(8):1361-2. doi: 10.1017/S1041610212000427.PMID: 22695109 No abstract available.
36. Can phenytoin prevent Alzheimer's disease? Dhikav V.Med Hypotheses. 2006;67(4):725-8. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2006.04.038. Epub 2006 Jun 16.PMID: 16781825.
37. An unusual cause of psychosis. Singh S, Dhikav V, Agarwal N, Anand KS.Lancet. 2004 May 8;363(9420):1522. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(04)16152-7.PMID: 15135600 No abstract available.
38. Mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease and vascular risk factors among Indian patients. Dhikav V, Sethi M, Anand KS.Int Psychogeriatr. 2015 Dec;27(12):2098-9. doi: 10.1017/S1041610215001052. Epub 2015 Jul 23.PMID: 26201710 No abstract available.
39. Hyperprolactinemia: an unusual cause of erectile dysfunction. Anand KS, Dhikav V.Arch Sex Behav. 2013 Apr;42(3):341. doi: 10.1007/s10508-012-0050-4.PMID: 23297150 No abstract available.
40. Primary headache associated with sexual activity. Anand KS, Dhikav V. Singapore Med J. 2009 May;50(5):e176-7.PMID: 19495503.

Current Projects:

Sr. No. Project Name
1. Early diagnosis and development of referral system for silicosis among sandstone mine workers. -Intra-mural
2. ICMR-DHR MULTICENTRIC TASK FORCE STUDY-Nationwide Study to estimate the incidence, mortality, morbidity and economic burden due to snakebites in India (Co-Investigator). Extra-Mural

Completed Projects:

Sr. No. Completed Projects

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