Dr Dayal Mirchandani, MD, DPM FIPS a psychiatrist  has been practicing  in Mumbai since 1981.

He is a Member of the Board of the School of Human Ecology at the Tata Institute of Social Science. He has been a Member of the Board of Studies of S.N.D.T. and Bombay Universities. He was Hon. Head of Dept. of Psychiatry at Gopikrishana Piramal Memorial Hospital Mumbai. Currently he is a faculty member of the Hypnotherapy Course at Charusat University Varodra

He is the Co-Founder of the National Addiction Research Center (NARC) and Member of the Governing Body.

Dr. Mirchandani is the author of Healing Heart Disease Naturally (IBH 1997) currently in its 3rd edition republished by Pustak Mahal Publishers and Super Performance Learning published by India Book House Publishers. He has co-authored “Group Therapy for Addiction” and “Preventing Drug Abuse” a manual for teachers for IFLD Paris.


He was invited by the United States Information Service (USIS) to participate in its International Visitors Program in 1990.

He co-founded the National Addiction Research Centre (NARC) Mumbai in 1989 and continues to be a trustee and governing body member of NARC. He has conducted extensive research on the brief therapy of addiction.

He has written extensively on Behavioural and health  issues. He has had a regular column in Gentleman Magazine, Lifepositve Magazine, Education Times (Times of India). He was an  advisor on the Mid-Day online site. For many years he wrote a bi-monthly coumn for Readers Digest Magazine (India)