Faculty

Indira Varia

Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, General Psychiatry
School of Medicine

246 Civitan Bldg, Durham, NC 27710

Box 3889 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

(919) 684-0107 varia001@mc.duke.edu

My clinical research involves patients with chest pain, GI symptoms, syncope and somatization due to depression and anxiety. However, in may of these patients, although they may have symptoms of anxiety, they may not meet the criteria for panic disorder or other psychotic disorders. However, 50% of their pain improved with SSRI or antidepressant medicine. Also the cost associated with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures related to their psychiatric problems.


Education & Training

M.D. 1968

M.P. Shah Medical College (India)

Grants

Anxiety, Depression, and Non-Cardiac Chest Pain

National Institutes of Health

Publications

Effects of coping skills training and sertraline in patients with non-cardiac chest pain: a randomized controlled study.

PMID 21324590
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Pain catastrophizing in patients with noncardiac chest pain: relationships with pain, anxiety, and disability.

PMID 19737857
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Childhood abuse and treatment response in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: a post-hoc analysis of a 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of paroxetine controlled release.

PMID 19125906
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A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of paroxetine controlled-release in irritable bowel syndrome.

PMID 19213976
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Escitalopram in specific phobia: results of a placebo-controlled pilot trial.

PMID 18208904
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Effect of mirtazapine orally disintegrating tablets on health-related quality of life in elderly depressed patients with comorbid medical disorders: a pilot study.

PMID 17285095
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A randomized controlled trial of paroxetine for noncardiac chest pain.

PMID 17065971
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Treatment of social anxiety disorder with citalopram.

PMID 11853114
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Treatment of generalized anxiety disorder with citalopram

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Neuropsychological assessment of response inhibition in adults with ADHD.

PMID 11404813
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Randomized trial of sertraline in patients with unexplained chest pain of noncardiac origin.

PMID 10966532
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Effect of Bupropion SR on the Quality of Life of Elderly Depressed Patients With Comorbid Medical Disorders.

PMID 15014668
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Cardiac complications and delirium associated with valerian root withdrawal.

PMID 9820254
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Medically unexplained syncope: Relationship to psychiatric illness

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Medically unexplained syncope: Relationship to psychiatric illness

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Psychiatric syncope: a new look at an old disease.

PMID 2330399
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Recurrent syncope of unknown origin diagnosed by ambulatory continuous loop ECG recording.

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The response of depressed inpatients to isocarboxazid.

PMID 3372704
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Deep-vein thrombosis with antipsychotic drugs.

PMID 6665117
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Bromocriptine in the treatment of haloperidol-induced galactorrhea.

PMID 6960257
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Ileus complicating haloperidol therapy

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