Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, January-June

An Open-Label Trial of Risperidone and Fluoxetine in Children with Autistic Disorder
Byline: Avinash. Desousa Objective: Various studies have shown the effectiveness of risperidone and fluoxetine in the management of behavioral problems in autism. Aim: The purpose of this study was to compare these two drugs in the management of...
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Assessment of Marital and Family Expectations of a Group of Urban Single Young Adults
Byline: J. Henry, R. Parthasarathy Background: The lack of baseline understanding of what young adults' needs and expectations are from marital and family life is the context in which this study has evolved. The author believes that the findings...
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Assessment of Night Eating Syndrome among Late Adolescents
Byline: S. Suri, R. Pradhan With the increase in the trend of social networking, celebrations, over a couple of decades weather in the hostel or at home. Snacking has become an important aspect of activity. Today teen prefer snacks more than a proper...
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A Study of an Antipsychotic Prescription Pattern of Patients with Schizophrenia in a Developing Country
Byline: Smitha. Ramadas, Praveenlal. Kuttichira, T. Sumesh, Shijin. Ummer Background: Though there are several recommended guidelines for treating schizophrenia, in routine clinical practice, these are not followed. Aim: To conduct an audit of the...
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A Survey of the Body Image of Mastectomies Women Referring to Imam Khomeini and Imam Hussein Hospitals in Tehran, Iran
Byline: Roghayeh. Esmaili, Jila. Saiidi, Hamid. Majd, Mehrdad. Esmaieli Background: Breast cancer treatment may have severe effects on women body image. As a routine care, mastectomy may enhance the risks for anxiety, depression, low self-esteem,...
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Caregivers in Schizophrenia: A Cross Cultural Perspective
Byline: Prashant. Talwar, Shevonne. Matheiken Background: Schizophrenia not only influences the lives of those affected but also those around them, especially the caregivers. This study examines the different determinants that are likely to contribute...
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Chlorpromazine Induced Cataract in a Young Patient with Schizophrenia
Byline: Anjith. Divakaran, Naren. Rao, Ganesan. Venkatasubramanian, Rishikesh. Behere, Shivaram. Varambally, Bangalore. Gangadhar There is resurgence of first generation antipsychotics use due to the metabolic side effects associated with the use...
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Clinico-Epidemiological and Socio-Behavioral Study of People Living with HIV/AIDS
Byline: M. Khan, A. Sehgal Although India is in the grip of HIV/AIDS epidemic, not much information is available on clinico-epidemiological and socio-behavioral aspects of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). This study analyzed these features using...
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Stuttering: A Case Series
Byline: R. Reddy, M. Sharma, N. Shivashankar The present investigation was aimed at studying the efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in reducing the symptoms of stuttering and dysfunctional cognitions and in enhancing assertiveness and...
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Comprehensibility of Translated Informed Consent Documents Used in Clinical Research in Psychiatry
Byline: Venu. Jhanwar, Ram. Bishnoi Background: Informed consent forms are required in all clinical trials which are approved by an independent Ethics Committee before practical use in the trials. However, how much the average subject actually understands...
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Cycloid Psychosis: Perris Criteria Revisited
Byline: Devender. Yadav Cases presenting with recurrent confusion, alteration of psychomotor activity, and brief psychosis with good inter-episode recovery have many differing etiologies. Only rarely does one diagnose such cases as cycloid psychosis....
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Depression: The Disorder and the Burden
Byline: M. Reddy Depression, the common psychological disorder, affects about 121 million people worldwide. World Health Organization (WHO) states that depression is the leading cause of disability as measured by Years Lived with Disability (YLDs)...
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Dislocation of the Unilateral Temporomandibular Joint a Very Rare Presentation of Epilepsy
Byline: Prakash. Behere, Abhishek. Marmarde, Amrita. Singam Epilepsy can present in various forms, common and uncommon. Unilateral TMJ dislocation is one of the rare presentation of epilepsy. A case report of such unusual presentation of epilepsy....
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Hypoxia: Can Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Attenuate Neuropsychological Dysfunction
Byline: Jamuna. Rajan, Saumya. Udupa, Srikala. Bharat Anoxia and hypoxia may be caused by a number of events - heart attack, strangulation, anesthetic accidents, or poisoning. Cognitive dysfunction in hypoxia is well described. The purpose of the...
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Mutism as the Presenting Symptom: Three Case Reports and Selective Review of Literature
Byline: Ashish. Aggarwal, Dinesh. Sharma, Ramesh. Kumar, Ravi. Sharma Mutism, defined as an inability or unwillingness to speak, resulting in an absence or marked paucity of verbal output, is a common clinical symptom seen in psychiatric as well...
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Revalidation: Are We Meeting Training Needs? Training and Its Influence on the Practice of Child Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Byline: Arun. Kishore, K. Shaji, K. Praveenlal Revalidation and renewal of registration are issues of concern to most psychiatrists. Keeping up-to-date with current knowledge is an essential part of the renewal of license to practice. Training needs...
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Utility of Reiss Screen in Identifying Psychiatric Problems in Persons with Mental Retardation
Byline: M. Kishore, S. Nizamie, Alka. Nizamie Background: Almost all psychiatric disorders found in general population can also be found in mental retardation (MR). Identification of the psychiatric problems in MR is a difficult process, primarily...
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