Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 4, October-December

A Comparative Study of Sexual Dysfunction Involving Risperidone, Quetiapine, and Olanzapine
Byline: Anil Kumar. Nagaraj, Nagesh. Pai, Satheesh. Rao Background: With the advent of newer antipsychotic drugs, side effects such as sexual dysfunction have been a major contributor toward treatment compliance. There are only a few studies that...
Amoxapine-Induced Tardive Dyskinesia
Byline: Gurvinder. Singh Sir, Modern clinical practice presents psychiatrists with a choice of numerous medications to treat various ailments. Persistent tardive dyskinesia associated with amoxapine therapy has been reported previously in international...
Apoptosis in Subicular Neurons: A Comparison between Suicide and Addison's Disease
Byline: K. Printha, S. Hulathduwa, K. Samarasinghe, Y. Suh, K. R. D. De Silva Background: Stress and depression shows possible links to neuronal death in hippocampus. Subiculum plays a prominent role in limbic stress integration and direct effect...
'Cinemadness': In Search of Sanity in Films
Byline: G. Swaminath, Ajit. Bhide The Camera Never Lies,But What About the Film Maker ? Dr. Ashok Pai, a veteran psychiatrist and a film script writer and producer, from the once sleepy town of Shimoga in Karnataka, made some astute observations...
Clinical Practice with Antidementia and Antipsychotic Drugs: Audit from a Geriatric Clinic in India
Byline: Krishna. Prasad, Himanshu. Gupta, Srikala. Bharath, Om. Prakash, P. Sivakumar, C. Kumar, Mathew. Varghese Background: Dementia is one of the most disabling disorders afflicting the elderly, with a staggering emotional and economic impact....
Current Perspectives in the Treatment of Resistant Schizophrenia
Byline: R. Solanki, Paramjeet. Singh, Deepti. Munshi This article summarizes the current knowledge base on the diagnosis and management of treatment resistant schizophrenia. While the prevalence of treatment resistant schizophrenia is definition...
Desvenlafaxine
Byline: Chittaranjan. Andrade Desvenlafaxine (DV) succinate (Pristiq; Wyeth) is a recent serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake-inhibiting (SNRI) antidepressant drug. DV is O-desmethylvenlafaxine, the principal active metabolite of venlafaxine, formed...
Dissociative Fugue in the Elderly
Byline: Anita. Rajah, R. Kumar, C. Somasundaram, A. Kumar Dissociative fugue is a rarely reported diagnostic entity. It is one of the least understood and yet clinically one of the most fascinating disorders in Mental Health. Here, we describe a...
Duration of First Admission and Its Relation to the Readmission Rate in a Psychiatry Hospital
Byline: S. Vasudeva, M. Narendra Kumar, K. Sekhar Background: Most psychiatric illnesses have a chronic relapsing course. It is estimated that the readmission rate for discharged patients is approximately 40-50% within one year of their discharge...
Experiences of a Sensitization Program on Common Mental Disorders for Primary Care Physicians Using Problem-Based Learning Approach
Byline: Rakesh. Chadda, Mamta. Sood, Nand. Kumar Authors describe their experience of conducting a series of one-day sensitization programs on common mental disorders for primary care doctors. One hundred and two doctors attended the program. A...
Farmers' Suicide: Across Culture
Byline: P. Behere, M. Bhise "Indian Agrarian Crisis: Farmer, the most endangered species" Despite the popular image of farming as a peaceful and healthy way of life, agriculture has the highest rates of mortality in any industry.[sup] [1] Suicide...
Moving towards ICD-11 and DSM-V: Concept and Evolution of Psychiatric Classification
Byline: P. Dalal, T. Sivakumar A classification is as good as its theory. As the etiology of psychiatric disorders is still not clearly known, we still define them categorically by their clinical syndrome. There are doubts if they are valid discrete...
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder of Vowels (Rare Type)
Byline: V. Ghorpade Sir, Patients presenting with unique and rare symptoms are the best teachers of clinicians, encouraging and enabling them to become wise with passage of time. This patient presented with an obsession of VOWELS. Literature...
Online Infidelity: The New Challenge to Marriages
Byline: Angelina. Mao, Ahalya. Raguram Increased usage of the Internet has given rise to a new challenge to marriages: That of online infidelity, which is perceived to be as traumatic as actual infidelity. This article highlights the negative impact...
Prayer and Healing: A Medical and Scientific Perspective on Randomized Controlled Trials
Byline: Chittaranjan. Andrade, Rajiv. Radhakrishnan Religious traditions across the world display beliefs in healing through prayer. The healing powers of prayer have been examined in triple-blind, randomized controlled trials. We illustrate randomized...
Report of the Indo-US Health Care Summit 2009 - Mental Health Section
Byline: Anand. Pandurangi, Nimesh. Desai The 2nd Indo-US Health Care Summit held in January 2009 was a forum to discuss collaboration between physicians in the US and India on medical education, health care services and research. Six specialties...
Suicide in South India: A Community-Based Study in Kerala
Byline: C. Soman, S. Safraj, V. Kutty, K. Vijayakumar, K. Ajayan Background: Studies from Tamil Nadu, South India, have reported the world's highest suicide rates. As per official reports, Kerala, another South Indian state has the highest suicide...
The Biochemistry of Belief
Byline: T. Sathyanarayana Rao, M. Asha, K. Jagannatha Rao, P. Vasudevaraju "Man is what he believes" Anton Chekhov Beliefs are basically the guiding principles in life that provide direction and meaning in life. Beliefs are the preset, organized...
The Conceptualization of Terms: 'Mood' and 'Affect' in Academic Trainees of Mental Health
Byline: Narayana. Manjunatha, Christoday Raja. Khess, Dushad. Ram Background: The management of psychiatric disorders should ideally be carried out by a multidisciplinary team that consists of mental health professionals from different disciplines....
The Story of Antipsychotics: Past and Present
Byline: Chaitra. Ramachandraiah, Narayana. Subramaniam, Manuel. Tancer Antipsychotics have been broadly classified into classical/ typical, which includes phenothiazines and butyrophenones, and atypical antipsychotics, which includes benzamides....
Toluene Associated Schizophrenia-Like Psychosis
Byline: Naren. Rao, Arun. Gupta, K. Sreejayan, Prabhat. Chand, Vivek. Benegal, Pratima. Murthy Sir, Inhalants are commonly abused drugs in adolescent population though often unrecognized. On long-term use they can result in serious sequels like...
Venlafaxine-Induced Psychotic Symptoms
Byline: A. Safeekh, Denzil. Pinto Venlafaxine, an antidepressant belongs to Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI), blocks the synaptic reuptake of serotonin in lower doses and also blocks reuptake of norepinephrine in higher doses....
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