Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 3, July-September

A Case of Zolpidem Dependence Successfully Detoxified with Gabapentin
Byline: Wenona. Fernandes, Yvonne. Pereira, Salvador. O' Tereza An elderly female patient with Zolpidem dependence, who was successfully detoxified using Gabapentin is reported. Gabapentin may be considered as an alternative in the detoxification...
A Patient with Tramadol Dependence and Predictable Provoked Epileptic Seizures
Byline: Naresh. Nebhinani, Shubh. Singh, Gourav. Gupta Tramadol is an atypical, centrally acting synthetic analgesic with propensity for provoked seizures as well as abuse potential. The index case of Tramadol dependence discussed in this case report...
A Psychometric Cut-Point to Separate Emergently Suicidal Depressed Patients from Stable Depressed Outpatients
Byline: W. McCall, Nicolas. Batson, Megan. Webster, Indu. Joshi, Todd. Derreberry, Adam. McDonough, Suzan. Farris Context: The design of safe clinical trials targeting suicidal ideation requires operational definitions of what degree of suicidal...
A Study of Neuropsychiatric Manifestations in Patients of Neurocysticercosis
Byline: Smita. Srivastava, Rakesh. Chadda, Kiran. Bala, Pradipta. Majumdar Background: Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is an endemic parasitic infection of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and central Europe. Neuropsychiatric manifestations of the illness...
Bereavement after the Suicide of a Significant Other
Byline: Maurizio. Pompili, Amresh. Shrivastava, Gianluca. Serafini, Marco. Innamorati, Mariantonietta. Milelli, Denise. Erbuto, Federica. Ricci, Dorian. Lamis, Paolo. Scocco, Mario. Amore, David. Lester, Paolo. Girardi Context: It is estimated that...
Childhood Sexual Abuse and the Law: More Problems Than Solutions?
Byline: Chittaranjan. Andrade, T. Sathyanarayana Rao The Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (No. 32 of 2012) was published in the Gazette of India on June 20, 2012, after receiving the assent of the President of India on the previous...
Child Psyche
Byline: Sravanti. Sanivarapu [INLINE:1]The mind of a child is as tender and beautiful as the petals of a flower. It is vulnerable to the most trivial insults. Hence it must be nurtured with love and affection. Stigmatizing problems related to mind,...
Child Psychopharmacology: Is It More Similar Than Different from Adult Psychopharmacology?
Byline: Himanshu. Sareen, Jitendra. Trivedi Despite having a large chunk of human population, Asian countries face shortage of mental health professionals. There is further shortage of doctors dealing with special groups of population like the children,...
Clinical Validity of NIMHANS Neuropsychological Battery for Elderly: A Preliminary Report
Byline: Ravikesh. Tripathi, Janakiprasad. Kumar, Srikala. Bharath, Palaniappan. Marimuthu, Mathew. Varghese Background: Neuropsychological assessment plays a crucial role in the assessment of cognitive decline in older age. In India, there is a...
Depression and Type D Personality among Undergraduate Medical Students
Byline: Soma. Gupta, Prosenjit. Basak Context: Academic pressure, though established, is an unavoidable cause of depression in medical students. Role of Type D personality as determinant of depression is a new approach to the problem. Aim: Determination...
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5: A Quick Glance
Byline: Vihang. Vahia Dr. Dilip Jeste, the then President of the American Psychiatric Association, released the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5) [sup][1] on May 18, 2013 at the 166 [sup]th Annual...
Factors Associated to Depression in Renal Transplant Recipients in Panama
Byline: Vivian. Vasquez, Nelson. Novarro, Regulo. Valdes, Gabrielle. Britton Aim: High rates of affective disorders have been reported in kidney transplant recipients treated for end-stage renal disease. Latin America has experienced a significant...
Literary Destigmatisation of Mental Illness: A Study of the Writings of Jayakanthan
Byline: O. Somasundaram National and international associations of psychiatry are busy formulating and executing anti-stigma measures and activities. Literary works of creative artists could be utilised for this purpose. This article based on the...
Mental Health Assessment of Rape Offenders
Byline: Jaydip. Sarkar There is an urgent need for development of methods of assessment and management of sex offenders (rapists, child sex offenders, other sexual offenders, and murderers) to mount a society-wide battle against the scourge of sexual...
Psychological Attributes and Socio-Demographic Profile of Hundred Completed Suicide Victims in the State of Goa, India
Byline: Ashish. Srivastava Aims: To describe socio-demographic characteristics, psycho-social factors, psychiatric co-morbidity in hundred completed suicide victims. Materials and Methods: A detailed interview was carried out with family members...
Rape: Legal Issues in Mental Health Perspective
Byline: R. Jiloha Rape of women by men has occurred throughout recorded history and across cultures and religions. It is a crime against basic human right and a most common crime against women in India. In this article, rape is discussed from legal...
Resilience: Building Immunity in Psychiatry
Byline: Priyvadan. Shastri The challenges in our personal, professional, financial, and emotional world are on rise, more so in developing countries and people will be longing for mental wellness for achieving complete health in their life. Resilience...
Sexual Coercion: Time to Rise to the Challenge
Byline: T. Sathyanarayana Rao, Mehak. Nagpal, Chittaranjan. Andrade Much has been said, discussed, and reported in the media in the wake of the December 16, 2012, Delhi rape and murder incident, and a myriad other incidents of sexual crime in the...
Sexual Violence against Women: Understanding Cross-Cultural Intersections
Byline: Gurvinder. Kalra, Dinesh. Bhugra Interpersonal violence whether it is sexual or nonsexual, remains a major problem in large parts of the world. Sexual violence against children and women brings with it long-term sequelae, both psychiatrically...
Time to Face New Realities; Mental Health Care Bill-2013
Byline: Anirudh. Kala A young man has been brought by the family and got admitted with history of marked insomnia, excitement, violence, being boisterous, and spending away to an impending ruin. He demands to be released since "he is fine and does...
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