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The Research Department at the hospital has been contributing regularly to studies on various topics related to Mental Health and Social Work; Effects of Psychiatric Illness on family members, Social Effects of Alcoholism, Incidence of HIV in Alcoholics etc. Records of over 9,000 patients available with us provide us an elaborate database for research on diverse topics (strict confidentiality and highest standards of ethics are maintained with regards to patient data).

Research articles by Doctors and Medical Social Workers from Dr. A. V. Baliga Memorial Hospital and Dr. A. V. Baliga Institute of Social Sciences and Rural Management are published in reputed journals from time to time. Below is a listing of a few of them:


Dr. A. V. Baliga Memorial Hospital also acts as a location for conducting Drug Trials in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies. Mentioned below are a few important ones.

  1. ‘A Phase 2, Multicentre, Double-Blind, Randomized, Fixed Dose, Parallel Group, 3-Week Inpatient Treatment Study to evaluate the Dose-Response Relationship, Safety, Efficacy, and Pharmacokinetics of PFR-00217830 compared to Placebo, using Aripiprazole as a Positive Control in the Treatment of Acute Exacerbation of Schizophrenia’.

    In collaboration with Pfizer.

  2. ‘Safety and Efficacy of Duloxetine Hydrochloride (DUTIN) in patients with Depression’.

    In collaboration with Ranbaxy.

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