Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 4, October-December

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Presenting as Depressive Episode
Byline: P. Krishnakumar, M. Jayakrishnan, E. Devarajan A 9-year-old girl presented to the Child Guidance Clinic with clinical features suggestive of depressive episode of 1 week duration. There was history of short febrile illness 3 weeks prior...
Are Anxiety Disorders Associated with a More Severe Form of Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents?
Byline: Aswin. Ratheesh, Shoba. Srinath, Y. Janardhan Reddy, Satish. Girimaji, Shekhar. Seshadri, K. Thennarasu, Yvan. Hutin Background: Anxiety disorders are common among children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. Among adults, anxiety disorder...
Augmentation Effect of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation over the Supplementary Motor Cortex in Treatment Refractory Patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Byline: Nand. Kumar, R. Chadda Background: There are only a few effective treatment options currently available for treatment-refractory obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). The supplementary motor area (SMA) has been reported to play an important...
Developing a Model for Resource Room Training for Slow Learners in Normal Schools
Byline: P. Krishnakumar, A. Jisha, Sowmya. Sukumaran, M.K.C. Nair Background: A significant number of children with scholastic backwardness in normal schools are slow learners. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an...
Effect of Marriage on Pre-Existing Psychoses
Byline: Prakash. Behere, T. Sathyanarayana Rao, Kiran. Verma "Marriage consists of the rules and regulation which define the rights, duties and privileges of the husband and wife." – Georgea Lundberg Marriage is a social union or...
Exploring New Frontiers in Neuropsychopharmacology: SSRIs for Stroke
Byline: T. Sathyanarayana Rao, Chittaranjan. Andrade Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are approved treatments for a variety of indications: depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social...
How to Read a Research Paper: Reading between and beyond the Lines
Byline: Chittaranjan. Andrade Background: Despite peer review, publications in scientific journals are not always well written, sometimes contain errors, and often exhibit deliberate or unintended biases. It is necessary to learn how to identify...
Maternal Mental Health in Pregnancy and Child Behavior
Byline: Veena. Satyanarayana, Ammu. Lukose, K. Srinivasan Maternal mental health research is a public health priority due to its impact on both maternal and child health. Despite the growing number of empirical studies in this area, particularly...
Myths, Beliefs and Perceptions about Mental Disorders and Health-Seeking Behavior in Delhi, India
Byline: Jugal. Kishore, Avni. Gupta, Ram. Jiloha, Patrick. Bantman Objectives: To assess the myths, beliefs and perceptions about mental disorders and health-seeking behavior in general population and medical professionals of India. Materials and...
Negative Symptoms Presenting as Neuropsychiatric Manifestation of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Byline: Manoj. Sahoo, Ajit. Avasthi, Parampreet. Singh Long lists of psychiatric illness or symptoms have been documented to be caused by vitamin B12 deficiency. We describe an atypical case of a young adult who presented with predominant negative...
Prospective Study of Duration of Untreated Psychosis and Outcome of Never-Treated Patients with Schizophrenia in India
Byline: Jagadisha. Thirthalli, Naveen. Channaveerachari, Doddaballapura. Subbakrishna, Linda. Cottler, Mathew. Varghese, Bangalore. Gangadhar Context : Longer duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) is known to be associated with poorer outcome of...
Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Depression
Byline: Naren. Rao, Ganesan. Venkatasubramanian, Bangalore. Gangadhar Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) is a unique technique that can directly assess the concentration of various biochemical metabolites in the brain. Thus, it is used in the...
Relationship between Religiosity and Psychopathology in Patients with Depression
Byline: Swapnil. Gupta, Ajit. Avasthi, Suresh. Kumar Objective: To compare the psychopathology between depressed patients with low religiosity and those with high religiosity and to correlate the level of religiosity with the psychopathology in...
Serotonin Transporter Gene Polymorphism and Psychiatric Disorders: Is There a Link?
Byline: Mushtaq. Margoob, Dhuha. Mushtaq Though still in infancy, the field of psychiatric genetics holds great potential to contribute to the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic options to treat these disorders. Among a large number of...
Sexuality: Desire, Activity and Intimacy in the Elderly
Byline: Gurvinder. Kalra, Alka. Subramanyam, Charles. Pinto Background: Sexual function and activity in old age have been inadequately studied world over. It is important to know that aging processes are not confined to persons beyond the age of...
The Ongoing Process of Amendments in MHA-87 and PWD Act-95 and Their Implications on Mental Health Care
Byline: Choudhary. Narayan, M. Narayan, Deep. Shikha Earlier mental health legislations in India, i.e. Indian Lunatic Asylum Act 1858 and Indian Lunacy Act (ILA) 1912, were primarily concerned with custodial aspects, and human rights aspects were...
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