Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 4, October-December

A Case of Hallervorden-Spatz Disease Presenting as Catatonic Schizophrenia
Byline: Yogesh. Pawar, Gurvinder. Kalra, Sushma. Sonavane, Nilesh. Shah Hallervorden-Spatz disease belongs to a group of disorders characterized by predominant involvement of basal ganglia. These cases may present to the psychiatrist with symptoms...
Assessment of Cognition in Non-Affected Full Biological Siblings of Patients with Schizophrenia
Byline: Rohit. Garg, J. Trivedi, P. Dalal, Anil. Nischal, P. Sinha, Sannidhya. Varma Background: Schizophrenia is a devastating psychotic illness which is like the most mental disorders, shows complex inheritance; the transmission of the disorder...
Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Borderline Category between Neurosis and Psychosis
Byline: K. Raman Body dysmorphic disorder is an under-recognised chronic problem, which is established as independent diagnostic entity. Its clinical features, co-morbidity, course, and prognosis have been studied in detail. But the issue of its...
Chromosome 18p11.2 Harbors Susceptibility Marker: D18S452, for Bipolar Affective Disorder
Byline: Mutahar. Andrabi, Arshad. Hussain, Fouzia. Rashid, Sheikh. Nissar, Idrees. Shah, Yasir. Rather, Waseem. Ahangar, Nazir. Dar Aim: The aim of our study was to investigate whether the tandem repeat polymorphism in D18S452 microsatellite marker...
Dothiepin-Induced Transient Hypomania and Extrapyramidal Syndrome
Byline: Amir. Inamdar, Ashish. Agarwal, Pankaj. Kataria, R. Beniwal A case has been reported here, who developed transient hypomanic symptoms as well as extrapyramidal symptoms after being switched from sertraline to dothiepin therapy. The possible...
Efficacy of Yoga for Mental Performance in University Students
Byline: Tikhe. Ganpat, Hongasandra. Nagendra, V. Selvi Background: With growing scientific evidence, yoga is emerging as an important health behavior-lifestyle modifying module to achieve holistic health at physical, mental, emotional, social and...
Emetophobia: A Fear of Vomiting
Byline: Abhijeet. Faye, Sushil. Gawande, Rahul. Tadke, Vivek. Kirpekar, Sudhir. Bhave Emetophobia is an intense, irrational fear of vomiting including fear of feeling nausea, seeing or hearing another person vomit, or seeing vomitus itself. It may...
Forensic Evaluations in Psychiatry
Byline: R. Chadda Forensic psychiatry is an important subspecialty of psychiatry. Forensic psychiatrists play an important role in the society in assisting the judiciary in many complicated cases. In India, forensic psychiatry work is undertaken...
Group Psychotherapies for Depression in Persons with HIV: A Systematic Review
Byline: Abhijit. Honagodu, Murali. Krishna, Rajesh. Sundarachar, Peter. Lepping Studies investigating effectiveness of group psychotherapy intervention in depression in persons with HIV have showed varying results with differing effect sizes. A...
Have You Forgotten?
Byline: Jerry. Pinto Have you forgotten how important you are? In the life of your patient? In the life of those who love your patient? [sup][1] May be you haven't. You see it in their eyes, those dull pill-stricken eyes, how they light up when...
Loneliness: A Disease?
Byline: Sarvada. Tiwari New York Times, 25 [sup]th March 2009 quoted "loneliness leads to poorer physical and mental health". Similarly, BBC news on January 31 [sup]st , 2011 pronounced loneliness as a "hidden killer" of elderly. Loneliness has...
Music and Mind
Byline: Sravanti. Sanivarapu [INLINE:1] Ever wondered why music has a healing property? There seems to be an intense relationship between music and mind. Even before the baby is out in the world - a connection exists between music and brain....
Post-Stroke Depression and Lesion Location: A Hospital Based Cross-Sectional Study
Byline: Pooja. Rajashekaran, Keshava. Pai, Ravish. Thunga, B. Unnikrishnan Background: Depression is a common neuro-psychiatric consequence of stroke, affecting approximately 40% of the patients. Many studies show that in addition to the psychosocial...
Prevalence and Pattern of Psychiatric Morbidity and Health Related Quality of Life in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Byline: Shiny. John Background: Psychiatric morbidity and Health Related Quality of Life (Hr-QoL) in Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) are relatively less studied in our country. Aims: This cross-sectional observational study was undertaken to assess...
Prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Primary School Children
Byline: Jyothsna. Venkata, Anuja. Panicker Context: There is a lacuna of studies on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the Indian context. Aims: (i) To identify the prevalence of ADHD in primary school children, (ii) To identify...
Prof. J. K. Trivedi
Byline: Roy. Kallivayalil, Pronob. Dalal [AUTHOR:1] Jitendra Kumar Trivedi was one of the most eminent psychiatrists India has produced. He was an academician, researcher, teacher and leader of rare abilities and wisdom. His sad and untimely...
Psychiatric Morbidity and Marital Satisfaction among Spouses of Men with Alcohol Dependence
Byline: M. Kishor, Lakshmi. Pandit, R. Raguram Background: Alcohol dependence has adverse health and social consequences; Alcohol related problems primarily occur within the family context and maximum impact is felt on spouses, given the intimate...
Psychiatric Morbidity in Prisoners
Byline: Vinod. Kumar, Usha. Daria Background: Prisoners are having high percentage of psychiatric disorders. Majority of studies done so far on prisoners are from Western countries and very limited studies from India. Aim: Study socio-demographic...
Psychosomatic Paradigms in Psoriasis: Psoriasis, Stress and Mental Health
Byline: T. Sathyanarayana Rao, K. Basavaraj, Keya. Das The human race is exposed to vagaries of life in terms of various hazards; or as the Greek would have it, "we are all but a heartbeat away from disaster." Major cause for psychopathology has...
Sexual Abuse in Women with Special Reference to Children: Barriers, Boundaries and Beyond
Byline: P. Behere, T. Sathyanarayana Rao, Akshata. Mulmule Introduction Manu Smruti described about women values in ancient time - " Yatr naaryastu pujayante ramante tatr devtaa ," that is Gods abound where women are honored, this was the ancestral...
The Course and Outcome of Alcohol Use Disorders in Men in Goa: A Population- Based Follow-Up Study
Byline: Abhijit. Nadkarni, Bhargav. Bhat, Shah. Ebrahim, Vikram. Patel Background: Research on the natural history and long-term outcomes of alcohol use disorders (AUD) is important to guide health policy. However, attrition is a major challenge...
The Rise of Super (?Sub)-Specialties Courses in Psychiatry: Is India Ready for It!
Byline: N. Manjunatha, Murali. Thyloth, T. Sathyanarayana Rao The field of psychiatry is still growing; [sup][1] however, the phenomenal growth occurred in many areas in the field of Indian psychiatry in last decade. One of them is the increase...
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