Poster Presentation

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1 An investigation into the socioeconomic factors impacting on mental wellbeing in Kumbeshwor and Imukhel area with particular attention to a Pode community Rakchhya Maharjan1  and Pia Noël2

1 The Leprosy Mission Nepal (TLMN)

2 University of Edinburgh, Scotland

2 Coverage and Content of Mental Health Issues in Nepali Press Obindra B. Chand1 and DevendraUprety

1 Social Science, Baha

3 Nepal’s mental health system: A situation analysis of existing policy and legislations related to mental health in Nepal Esha Dhakal

Thammasat University, Thailand

4 Depression literacy among higher secondary students in Kathmandu district: a cross- sectional study Shraddha Acharya1 and Rajan Paudel2

1 Bachelors in Public Health, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal

2Department of Community Medicine and Public Health, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal

5 A Qualitative Analysis of Medical Students in Nepal to Increase Human Resources of Mental Health Specialists Sharmila Acharya

Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Nepal

6 Aanandam: A meditation programme for mental health promotion Dr. Madhuri Wane1, DrVaishaliD.Tendolkar and RupaliSarode 


1Occupational Therapist, Asst. Prof. Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, DattaMeghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Sawangi (Meghe) Wardha, Maharashtra, India.

7 Perception of Self Mental Health among adults: A cross sectional study in Rural Wardha Tendolkar VD*

*Associate Professor, Dept. of Mental Health Nursing, Smt. RadhikabaiMeghe Memorial College of Nursing, DattaMeghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Sawangi (Meghe) Wardha, Maharashtra, India


1 The role of immune activation in major depression comorbid with alcohol use disorders: A prospective study in Nepal Susmita Pandey1, Jørgen G. Bramness2, Lars Lien3 and Sudan Prasad Neupane4

1 PhD Fellow, Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Concurrent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders, Innlandet Hospital Trust, Hamar, Norway

2 Senior researcher, MD, PhD, Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Concurrent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders, Innlandet Hospital Trust, Hamar, Norway

3 Leader, MD, PhD, Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Concurrent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders, Innlandet Hospital Trust, Hamar, Norway and Department of Public Health, Hedmark University College, Elverum, Norway

4 Researcher, PhD, Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Concurrent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders, Innlandet Hospital Trust, Hamar, Norway and Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

2 Dental Anxiety in Parents:  A concern Dr. ParajeetaDikshit

Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Kantipur Dental College, Nepal

3 Butorphanol: Another injectable opioid to be aware about! Bigya Shah1, Rishab Gupta2, SiddharthSarkar3, Yatan Pal Singh Balhara3

1Junior Resident, 3Assistant Professor, 4Associate Professor

Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

2Resident, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, United States

4 Anger is not enemy, but your friend Frans Meulmeester1 and Pragya Shrestha2

1 European Association of Gestalt Therapy

2 Gestalt Institute of Nepal

5 Psychological status of postgraduate medical students in tertiary level hospital Rampukar Sah

M. Phil. Clinical Psychology

6 Study of psychosocial problems in the families of migrant workers of Nepal Romi Pradhan Dhaubadel

HELVETAS Swiss Inter-cooperation, Nepal

7 Patterns of Coping Strategies and coping style among school adolescents of Kathmandu: A Cross sectional Study Bhandari, AR1., Sharma, N2

1 Lecturer, Patan Academy of Health Sciences

2 Assoc. Professor, Central Department of Psychology, TU

8 Media, Social Media and Securitization of Mental Health Problems in Nepal: Yama Buddha’s Case Study Sudeep Uprety

*Masters in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, TU; Research Uptake and Impact Coordinator for Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) programme

9 Labour migration: Psychological and Socio-Cultural Impacts Koirala P*

* MA sociology/Anthropology and Bachelor’s degree in Law, Member of management Team at TPO Nepal

10 Personality and Coping as Correlates of Emotional Intelligence among    University Faculty in Lovely Professional University Shah DRL*

*Clinical Psychologist and Neurological – Therapist, CMI Medical Hospital, Dehradune , India

11 Awareness and Help Seeking Behavior regarding Mental Illness among Students of a College in Lalitpur Shrestha G*

*Little Angles College, Nepal

12 Participatory research: factors in inclusion from the lived experience of the psychosocial disability studies across three Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) Ram Lal Shrestha

Executive Director, Centre for Mental Health and Counselling Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal

13 Risk factor assessment and prevention of post partum depression through health education intervention among post-partum women in Morang, Nepal ShristeeLamichhane, Dr. Eleanor C. Castillo and Dr. Ghanshyam Bhatta
14 A comparative study of academic stress among male and female secondary students in Rural Wardha RupaliSarode, Dr. Vaishali D. Tendolkar and Mr. Abhyuday Meghe
15 Feasibility of mHealth technology for detection and referral of mental health problems in the community: Findings from the formative study Renasha Ghimire

Clinical Supervisor, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal)


1 A Study on Development and Validation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Diagnostic Scale for Children: “Methodology and Procedure” Narmada Devkota,

Clinical Psychologist (MPhil. Cl. Psychology, PhD Scholar in Psychology) Kanti Children’s Hospital

2 Interdisciplinary team approach in comprehensive assessment and management of co-morbid neuropsychiatric condition Kunwar M1, Bhandari A3, Limbu S1, Basnet M1, Sapkota N1, Manandhar N3 

1 Department of Psychiatry, BPKIHS, Dharan

2 Department of Medicine, BPKIHS, Dharan

3 School of Public Health and Community Medicine, BPKIHS, Dharan

3 Prevalence of post-earthquake PTSD through IES-R Adhish Dhungana1, Rakesh Yadav1, Roshana Kandel1 and Kalyan Lama1

1Save the Children, Nepal

4 Barriers and facilitators for service user and caregiver involvement in mental health system strengthening RubinaAwale

Research Officer, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization

5 Common Threads Program for earthquake affected people in Nepal Indira Pradhan1 and Jamuna Maharjan2

1 Project Coordinator for community based Psychosocial capacity building project

2 Clinical Manager, TPO Nepal

6 Cultural Adaption of Group Problem Management Plus (PM+) in Nepal Manaswi Sangraula1, Brandon Kohrt2, Edith Van’t Hof3, Nagendra Luitel1, Pragya Shrestha1, Renasha Ghimire1, Mark Humphrey Van Ommeren3 and Mark Jordans4

1 Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal

2 George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

3 World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

4 Kings College, London, UK

7 Use of Music as Reinforcer for Improving Adaptive Behaviour of People with Intellectual Disability Renasha Ghimire1 and Dr. S.P.K. Jena1

1 Department of Applied Psychology, South Campus, University of Delhi, India


1 Descriptive study on burden disease in people living with psychosocial disabilities in remote part of Nepal Rajesh Kumar Jha

Centre for Mental Health and Counselling – Nepal (CMC – Nepal)

2 Psychosocial problems experienced by survivors of Nepal earthquake 2015 Himal Gaire

CMC –Nepal

3 Strengthening the demand and supply of mental health and psychosocial support services in five districts of Nepal Aroja Maskey1, Kritika Dixit1, Saki Thapa1, Bibha Dhungel1 and Soma Rai1

1Birat Nepal Medical Trust (BNMT, Nepal)

4 School Bullying, Depression  and Anxiety among Students of Secondary Schools of Suryodaya Municipality, Illam Yakha BM1, Lama S2, Sapkota N3, Pradhan N4, Karna B5

1 PG Nursing student, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, BPKIHS

2Professor, HOD, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, BPKIHS

3 Professor, HOD, Department of Psychiatry, BPKIHS

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, BPKIHS

5Professor, Department of Psychiatry, BPKIHS

5 Mental Health Integrated Disaster Preparedness for Earthquake-affected Communities in Nepal James LE1, Welton-Mitchell C1, Khanal SN2 and James AS3

1Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado

2Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO), Nepal

3SUNY Binghamton

6 Attitudes of peers towards disability Rama Karki

Resident Nurse, SOS Children’s Village, Jorpati, Kathmandu, Nepal

7 Contributing Factors of Drug abuse among the Client Attending Rehabilitation Centers of Sunsari District Rachana Sharma Karki

Lecturer, Asian College for Advanced Studies, Satdobato, Lalitpur, Nepal

8 Mental Health Problems and Self-Esteem among the Schoolchildren of Selected Schools of Dharan Kamala Paudel

M. Sc. Psychiatric Nursing Student, BPKIHS, Dharan

9 Investigating the aftershock of a disaster: A study of health service utilization and mental health symptoms in post-earthquake Nepal Niva Shakya

MHPSS, Program Manager, Americares Foundation

10 An overview of Rehabilitation and Reintegration of the Women Affected by domestic violence and psychosocial problems Madhav Khatiwada and Bina Kumari Wagle Silwal
11 The invisible victims of an invisible problem: Psychological Impact of Nepal Earthquake to People Living with Disabilities Sapana Bista

PhD Researcher, Public Health Institute at Liverpool John Moores University, UK