Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 1, January-March

Addition of Home-Based Cognitive Retraining to Treatment as Usual in First Episode Schizophrenia Patients: A Randomized Controlled Study
Byline: Shantala. Hegde, Shobini. Rao, Ahalya. Raguram, Bangalore. Gangadhar Objective: We examined the effectiveness of a 2-month-long home-based cognitive retraining program together with treatment as usual (TAU; psychoeducation and drug therapy)...
All about Elephants in Rooms and Dogs That Do Not Bark in the Night: Boundary Violations and the Health Professional in India
Byline: Sunita. Kurpad, Tanya. Machado, Ravindra. Galgali, Sheila. Daniel Sexual and non-sexual boundary violations occur in the health professional-patient relationship all over the world as well as in India. However, the issue is rarely, if ever,...
A Psychiatrist's Role in "Coming Out" Process: Context and Controversies Post-377
Byline: Gurvinder. Kalra After the Delhi High Court judgment on reading down Section 377 Indian penal code, many individuals of alternate sexuality are wanting to come out to themselves and significant others in their lives. In this process, they...
Clinical Profile and Outcome of Bipolar Disorder Patients Receiving Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Study from North India
Byline: Vineet. Bharadwaj, Sandeep. Grover, Subho. Chakrabarti, Ajit. Avasthi, Natasha. Kate Background: Although electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used quite frequently among the bipolar patients in developing countries, very little data are available...
Erratum
Indian Journal of Psychiatry, October-December, 2011; Vol 53; Issue 4 Title: Folie `a famillie in a family multiply affected with schizophrenia The sentences pertaining to laparoscopic surgeries should be read as follows wherever applicable "Folie...
Homosexuality and India
Byline: T. Sathyanarayana Rao, K. Jacob The shift in the understanding of homosexuality from sin, crime and pathology to a normal variant of human sexuality occurred in the late 20 [sup]th century. [sup][1],[2] The American Psychiatric Association,...
Indian Psychiatric Society: A Powerful Force in World Psychiatry
Byline: Roy. Kallivayalil With more than 1.2 billion people, India constitutes nearly 20% of the world population. Indian Psychiatric Society with more than 4,000 fellows and members has emerged as a powerful voice in world psychiatry. We are one...
Klinefelter's Syndrome (Mosaic) with Chromosome 9 Inv and Schizophrenia
Byline: R. Ponnudurai, B. Srinivasan, R. Sumitha, Teena. Koshy, Solomon. Paul, Thiruvikraman, Anjana. Rani Klinefelter's syndrome is a sex chromosome abnormality with low androgen level. The varied manifestations of the mental symptoms in some of...
Neurological Soft Signs in Schizophrenia - the Past, the Present and the Future
Byline: Shivarama. Varambally, Ganesan. Venkatasubramanian, Bangalore. Gangadhar Clinical neurological abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia have been generally called "Neurological Soft Signs" (NSS). Studies have consistently shown increased...
Pattern of Neuropsychiatric Illnesses in Older Age Group Population: An Inpatient Study Report from Nepal
Byline: Tapas. Aich, Manoj. Dhungana, R. Muthuswamy Background: Inpatient institution-based geropsychiatric study reports are rare in the world psychiatric literature. Aims: To study the pattern of neuropsychiatric illnesses seen in older age group...
Paul Eugen Bleuler and the Origin of the Term Schizophrenia (SCHIZOPRENIEGRUPPE)
Byline: Ahbishekh. Ashok, John. Baugh, Vikram. Yeragani " All the world's mad except thee and me, and even thee's a little cracked ." - Porter [sup][1] Professor Eugen Bleuler was born in Zollikon in 1857, a small town in Switzerland. Bleuler...
Psychiatric and Physical Morbidity in an Urban Geriatric Population - Some Issues
Byline: Supriya. Agarwal, Om. Prakash Sir, Seby et al . [sup][1] attempt to explore mental and physical health of elderly population is commendable. The study is very important as geriatric population is gradually rising over past decades, and...
Public Perception of Psychiatry in India: A Changing Landscape
Byline: M. Thirunavukarasu, Sathya. Cherukuri, Kothai. Pragatheeshwar, Pragatheeshwar. Thirunavukarasu In India, the practice of psychiatry in India has undergone several changes in the last few decades. The most striking aspect among these changes...
Risk Factors of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Tsunami Survivors of Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India
Byline: T. Pyari, Raman. Kutty, P. Sarma Context: In this study, we assessed the relation of possible risk factors with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the survivors of December 2004 tsunami in Kanyakumari district. Materials and Methods:...
Status and Requirements of Geriatric Mental Health Services in India: An Evidence-Based Commentary
Byline: S. Tiwari, Nisha. Pandey In view of appreciable improvements in health care services in India, the longevity and life expectancy have almost doubled. As a result, there is significant demographic transition, and the population of older adults...
The Census of India and the Mentally Ill
Byline: Alok. Sarin, Sanjeev. Jain Context/Background: Epidemiological data have long been considered essential for documenting incidence of disability and planning services. India has been conducting census operations for a long time, and this...
Tobacco Smoking: How Far Do the Legislative Control Measures Address the Problem?
Byline: Ram. Jiloha India ratified the WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in February 2004 and enacted legislation called, "Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production,...
Trends of Utilization of Government Disability Benefits among Chronic Mentally Ill
Byline: Kartik. Kashyap, Ravish. Thunga, Arun. Rao, N. Balamurali Background: Mentally retarded and chronic mentally ill are being certified using IQ Assessment and Indian Disability Evaluation and Assessment Scale (IDEAS). They have been granted...
Undergraduate Medical Students' Attitude toward Psychiatry: A Cross-Sectional Study
Byline: Jatinder. Chawla, Yatan. Balhara, Rajesh. Sagar, Shivaprakash. Background: The present study aims at understanding the attitude of the undergraduate medical students toward psychiatry, mental health and psychiatric disorders and their treatment....
Unplanned Pregnancies Leading to Psychotropic Exposure in Women with Mental Illness - Findings from a Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic
Byline: Geetha. Desai, Girish. Babu, Prabha. Chandra Objective: The aims of this study were (a) to describe the sociodemographic and clinical profile of women with unplanned pregnancies and consequent exposure to psychotropic drugs, (b) to describe...