Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 1, January-March

A Prospective Cohort Study on the Role of Nonspecialist Staff in Preventing Relapses and Improving Clinic Attendance of Patients with Schizophrenia
Byline: Chaturaka. Rodrigo, Srina. Welgama, Thilina. Wijeratne, Ruvini. Weligepola, Senaka. Rajapakse, Gamini. Jayananda Background: The Sri Lankan government employs graduates from local universities (trained in nonpsychiatry disciplines) as Mental...
A Study on Professional Stress, Depression and Alcohol Use among Indian IT Professionals
Byline: M. Darshan, Rajesh. Raman, T. Sathyanarayana Rao, Dushad. Ram, Bindu. Annigeri Background: Stress has touched almost all professions posing threat to mental and physical health. India being the Information Technology (IT) hub with lakhs...
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-5: Position Paper of the Indian Psychiatric Society
Byline: K. Jacob, R. Kallivayalil, A. Mallik, N. Gupta, J. Trivedi, B. Gangadhar, K. Praveenlal, V. Vahia, T. Sathyanarayana Rao The development of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-5 (DSM-5) has been an exhaustive and elaborate exercise involving...
Ethical Issues in Psychiatry Research: Special Concerns for India
Byline: T. Sathyanarayana Rao, Chittaranjan. Andrade In this issue of the journal, Avasthi et al . provides an overview of ethical issues in research. [sup][1] The ethics of medical research in India, including psychiatric research, have been much...
Ethics in Medical Research: General Principles with Special Reference to Psychiatry Research
Byline: Ajit. Avasthi, Abhishek. Ghosh, Sidharth. Sarkar, Sandeep. Grover Ethics is an understanding of the nature of conflicts arising from moral imperatives and how best we may deal with them. Ethics in medical research deals with the conflicts...
Impact of Co-morbid Attention-deficit/hyperactivity Disorder on Self-perceived Health-related Quality-of-life of Children with Specific Learning Disability
Byline: Sunil. Karande, Rohini. Venkataraman Background: About 12-24% of children with specific learning disability (SpLD) have co-occurring attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to "parent-proxy reports", co-occurring "untreated"...
IPS Multicentric Study: Antidepressant Prescription Patterns
Byline: Sandeep. Grover, Ajit. Avasth, Kamal. Kalita, P. Dalal, G. Rao, R. Chadda, Bhavesh. Lakdawala, Govind. Bang, Kaustav. Chakraborty, Sudhir. Kumar, P. Singh, Puneet. Kathuria, M. Thirunavukarasu, P. S. V. N.. Sharma, T. Harish, Nilesh. Shah,...
IPS Multicentric Study: Functional Somatic Symptoms in Depression
Byline: Sandeep. Grover, Ajit. Avasthi, Kamal. Kalita, P. Dalal, G. Rao, R. Chadda, Bhavesh. Lakdawala, Govind. Bang, Kaustav. Chakraborty, Sudhir. Kumar, P. Singh, Puneet. Kathuria, M. Thirunavukarasu, P. S. V. N.. Sharma, T. Harish, Nilesh. Shah,...
Life Events, Social Support, Coping Strategies, and Quality of Life in Attempted Suicide: A Case-control Study
Byline: P. Suresh Kumar, Biju. George Background: Though deliberate self-harm encompasses a wide variety of medical and social disciplines some of the important psychosocial variable such as life events, social support, coping strategies, and quality...
Off Label Use of Lithium in the Treatment of Huntington's Disease: A Case Series
Byline: Vijay. Danivas, Nagaraj. Moily, Rohini. Thimmaiah, Kesavan. Muralidharan, Meera. Purushotham, Uday. Muthane, Sanjeev. Jain Huntington's disease is characterized by choreic movements, psychiatric disorders, striatal atrophy with selective...
Prevalence of Depression and Anxiety in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Clinic Based Study from India
Byline: Neeraj. Kabra, Abhijit. Nadkarni Background: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a very common gastrointestinal dysfunction. Despite strong evidence of high prevalence of depression and anxiety in IBS there is very limited research on this...
Prevalence of Restless Leg Syndrome in Subjects with Depressive Disorder
Byline: Ravi. Gupta, Vivekananda. Lahan, Deepak. Goel Background: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is known to be associated with depression. We hypothesized that RLS in depression is linked to the severity, duration, and frequency of depressive episodes....
Psychiatric Morbidity in Patients with Transverse Myelitis and Stroke: A Comparison
Byline: Raman. Baweja, Ajit. Avasthi, Subho. Chakrabarti, Sudesh. Prabhakar Background: Psychiatric morbidity may be highly prevalent in transverse myelitis (TM), but data on this aspect are limited. Aim: To assess psychiatric morbidity in a clinical...
Retaliatory Aggression on Psychiatric Patients
Byline: K. Kumar Recently, Members and Fellows of the Indian Psychiatric Society went to Bodh Gaya of Bihar, the place of enlightenment of Sree Buddha, to participate in the National C.M.E. Ironically' a month earlier Satnam Singh, a twenty year...
Retaliatory Aggression on Psychiatric Patients and the Issue of Closed Wards
Byline: Roy. Kallivayalil This reply is in response to issues raised by Kumar on retaliatory aggression on psychiatric patients[sup][1]. Psychiatry should articulate science and humanism in its practice [sup][1] and psychiatrists should be the torch...
Tardive Dyskinesia with Low Dose Amisulpride
Byline: Hema. Tharoor, R. Padmavati In recent years, there has been an increasing trend to use amisulpride in the treatment of dysthymia and also as an adjunct treatment in patients with major depression. At low doses (50 mg), amisulpride preferentially...
Telepsychiatry: Promise, Potential, and Challenges
Byline: Savita. Malhotra, Subho. Chakrabarti, Ruchita. Shah Despite the high prevalence and potentially disabling consequences of mental disorders, specialized mental health services are extremely deficient, leading to the so-called 'Mental Health...