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Deepa Purushothaman, MD

Postdoctoral Associate; Early Detection and Assessment Co-ordinator , Psychiatry - STEP program



Dr. Deepa Purushothaman is a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. She works at the STEP (Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis) program and is the Early Detection and Assessment Co-Ordinator (EDAC) for DMHAS region 5. She holds an MD in Psychiatry and Post-Doctoral fellowship in Schizophrenia from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India. Dr.Deepa’s clinical experience is in general adult psychiatry, with a year of focused work in Schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Her published research focuses on social cognitive deficits in Schizophrenia and novel treatments to address the same. Her academic interests also include history of Psychiatry, phenomenology of delusions, and early stages of psychosis including prodrome.

Education & Training

  • Non Degree Program
    National Institute of Mental health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Post Doctoral Fellowship in Schizophrenia (2020)
  • MD
    National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Psychiatry (2019)


  • Effect of intranasal Vasopressin in altruistic behavior in Schizophrenia
    Orlando, FL, United States 2019
    SIRS 2019 Congress
  • Risky co-operative behaviour in Schizophrenia: A neuroeconomic examination
    New York, NY, United States 2018
    SOBP 2018

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Young Investigator Schizophrenia Research Foundation 2018

Departments & Organizations