Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 2, April-June

A Case of Todd's Palsy Following Unilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy
Byline: Christine. Bell, Peter. Lepping, John. Clifford, Catherine. Gardner-Thorpe This case describes a woman undergoing unilateral electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) who developed a Todd's Palsy following the treatment, and which resolved when converted...
A Cross-Sectional Study of Factors Associated with Adolescent Sexual Activity
Byline: R. Shashikumar, R. Das, H. R. A.. Prabhu, K. Srivastava, P. Bhat, J. Prakash, P. Seema Context: Adolescents constitute about 20% of our population and increasingly more of them are initiating sexual activity at an early age. Several behaviors...
Antidepressant-Induced Mania in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Byline: Johann. Philip, R. Janaki Serotonin-reuptake inhibitors have come forth to become the mainstay of treatment in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), predominantly as a result of evidence from clinical psychopharmacological response studies....
Comparison between the Effect of Liothyronine and Piracetam on Personal Information, Orientation and Mental Control in Patients under Treatment with ECT
Byline: Mousavi. Ghafur, Mohammad. Saadat, Mohamad. Maraci, Reza. Bagherian, Mina. Mazaheri Objective: The study aimed to compare the effect of liothyronine and piracetam on three subscales of the Wechsler memory test on patients under treatment...
Euthanasia: An Indian Perspective
Byline: Vinod. Sinha, S. Basu, S. Sarkhel In our society, the palliative care and quality of life issues in patients with terminal illnesses like advanced cancer and AIDS have become an important concern for clinicians. Parallel to this concern...
Euthanasia: Evolving Role of the Psychiatrists in India
Byline: Bir. Chavan, Suravi. Patra The honorable Supreme Court of India passed a landmark judgment of legalizing passive euthanasia on 7 [sup]th March 2011. The 110-page long document which gave this verdict was delivered in response to a criminal...
Investigation of the Possible Role of Shankapushpi in the Attenuation of ECT Induced Amnestic Deficits
Byline: Chittaranjan. Andrade, Ingrid. Monteiro, Ravi. Hegde, J. Chandra Introduction: Shankapushpi (Evolvulus alsinoides and others) has received mention in traditional Indian writings as a potential enhancer of cognitive functioning. This study...
Mental Health Problems among Inhabitants of Old Age Homes: A Preliminary Study
Byline: S. Tiwari, Nisha. Pandey, Indrapal. Singh Background: An exceptional increase in the number and proportion of older adults in the country, rapid increase in nuclear families, and contemporary changes in psychosocial matrix and values often...
Neurological Soft Signs in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Byline: V. Patankar, J. Sangle, Henal. Shah, M. Dave, R. Kamath Context: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder with wide repercussions. Since it is etiologically related to delayed maturation, neurological...
NIMHANS' Objective Structured Clinical Assessment and Feedback Model Could Be a Boon for Budding Medical Colleges in India
Byline: Santosh. Loganathan Sir, Chaturvedi and Chandra [sup][1] reported a novel method for postgraduate training in India using the NIMHANS' Objective Structured Clinical Assessment and Feedback (OSCAF) model. They were able to conduct this...
Poet Bharathi, Touched with Fire
Byline: O. Somasundaram Substance use among creative artists is very common. In this paper, such use by the great Tamil poet, Subramani Bharathi, is considered. Introduction Poetry is "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" arising...
Position Statement and Guidelines on Unmodified Electroconvulsive Therapy
Byline: Chittaranjan. Andrade, N. Shah, P. Tharyan, M. Reddy, M. Thirunavukarasu, R. Kallivayalil, R. Nagpal, N. Bohra, A. Sharma, E. Mohandas Background: In modern day psychiatric practice, it is assumed as a matter of fact that when electroconvulsive...
Psychiatric Assessment and the Art and Science of Clinical Medicine
Byline: K. Jacob The decline of phenomenology was associated with the corresponding rise of operational criteria for psychiatric diagnosis. Detailed and nuanced evaluations were replaced by symptom checklists, the diversity of clinical phenomena...
Psychiatric Oncology: Cancer in Mind
Byline: Santosh. Chaturvedi Psychosocial oncology is an upcoming area of interest, which deals with numerous psychiatric, psychological, and social aspects of malignancies. Psychiatric oncology relates to some of the common psychological and emotional...
Social Determinants of Sexual Health
Byline: T. Sathyanarayana Rao, Rajesh. Gopalakrishnan, Anju. Kuruvilla, K. Jacob Sexual health can be defined as 'a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction...
Study to Assess the Prevalence, Nature and Extent of Cognitive Impairment in People Living with AIDS
Byline: Karthigaipriya. Muniyandi, J. Venkatesan, T. Arutselvi, V. Jayaseelan Background: HIV directly affects the brain and produces varied psychiatric manifestations. 10-30% of patients with AIDS were found to have cognitive impairment and the...
Suicide Prevention Is Possible: A Perception after Suicide Attempt
Byline: Dushad. Ram, M. Darshan, T. S. S. Rao, Abhijit. Honagodu Background: Suicide is a preventable cause of death, inspite of which its incidence is increasing worldwide. Very few studies are done to know the perception of suicide attempters...
Trichotillomania with Trichorhizophagia in a Schizophrenic Patient: Case Report and Review of Literature
Byline: P. Suresh Kumar, V. Rajmohan Trichotillomania is a disorder characterized by chronic hair pulling that often results in alopecia. Eating the part of hair pulled out is a common practice and trichorhizophagia is a new term to denote the habit...
Twenty-Five Years of Schizophrenia: The Madras Longitudinal Study
Byline: Thara. Rangaswamy Aim: To determine the 25 year follow-up of subjects originally enrolled in the "Study of factors associated with course and outcome of schizophrenia" (SOFACOS) at Chennai. Materials and Methods: All subjects who were followed...