Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Articles from Vol. 57, No. 6, July

Antidepressants, Anxiolytics, and Hypnotics in Pregnancy and Lactation
Byline: Daya. Ram, S. Gandotra Aims: Untreated perinatal depression and anxiety disorders are known to have significant negative impact on both maternal and fetal health. Dilemmas still remain regarding the use and safety of psychotropics in pregnant...
Antipsychotics in Pregnancy and Lactation
Byline: Girish. Babu, Geetha. Desai, Prabha. Chandra Research on psychotropic medications during pregnancy and lactation is limited as often involves complex ethical issues. Information on safety of psychotropic drugs during these critical phases...
Bipolar Disorder in Women
Byline: Sonia. Parial Bipolar affective disorder in women is a challenging disorder to treat. It is unique in its presentation in women and characterized by later age of onset, seasonality, atypical presentation, and a higher degree of mixed episodes....
Depression in Women in Indian Context
Byline: Neena. Bohra, Shruti. Srivastava, M. Bhatia The estimate of the global burden of disease predicts that depression will be the second-leading cause of disability worldwide by 2020. Depression is widely prevalent in women in all age groups...
Eating Disorders in Women
Byline: Pratap. Sharan, A. Sundar Eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa have been classically described in young females in Western population. Recent research shows that they are also seen in developing countries including...
Female Sexuality
Byline: T. Sathyanarana Rao, Anil Kumar. Nagaraj Sex is a motive force bringing a man and a woman into intimate contact. Sexuality is a central aspect of being human throughout life and encompasses sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation,...
Management of Bipolar Disorders in Women by Nonpharmacological Methods
Byline: Sujit. Naik Several reasons justify the need for nonpharmacological interventions for bipolar disorder (BD) in women. This review focuses on psychosocial therapies for BDs in women. The research evidence for a wide range of psychosocial...
Marriage, Mental Illness and Law
Byline: Indira. Sharma, Karri. Reddy, Rabindra. Kamath The Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954 and the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA), 1955 have put restrictions on the marriage of persons with mental illness, which are proving to be detrimental to patients...
Mood Stabilizers in Pregnancy and Lactation
Byline: Sandeep. Grover, Ajit. Avasthi Management of bipolar during pregnancy and postpartum is very challenging. The treating clinicians have to take into account various factors like current mental state, longitudinal history of the patient, past...
Postmenopausal Syndrome
Byline: Pronob. Dalal, Manu. Agarwal Menopause is one of the most significant events in a woman's life and brings in a number of physiological changes that affect the life of a woman permanently. There have been a lot of speculations about the symptoms...
Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders: Early Diagnosis and Management
Byline: Shashi. Rai, Abhishek. Pathak, Indira. Sharma Postpartum period is demanding period characterized by overwhelming biological, physical, social, and emotional changes. It requires significant personal and interpersonal adaptation, especially...
Rehabilitation of Mentally Ill Women
Byline: Rajni. Chatterjee, Uzma. Hashim Women, the fair sex, are principal providers of care and support to families. But, they are considered to be the weaker sex and one of the most powerless and marginalized sections of our society. The provision...
Social and Legal Aspects of Marriage in Women with Mental Illness in India
Byline: Indira. Sharma, C. Tripathi, Abhishek. Pathak The institution of marriage in Hindus is regulated by the prevailing social norms and the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA), 1955. Married women with mental illness are heavily discriminated. This paper...
Substance Use in Women: Current Status and Future Directions
Byline: Rakesh. Lal, Koushik. Deb, Swati. Kedia Alcohol and substance use, until recently, were believed to be a predominantly male phenomenon. Only in the last few decades, attention has shifted to female drug use and its repercussions in women....
Suicide in Women
Byline: Lakshmi. Vijayakumar Suicide is a global public health problem. Asia accounts for 60% of the world's suicides, so at least 60 million people are affected by suicide or attempted suicide in Asia each year. The burden of female suicidal behavior,...
The Indian "Girl" Psychology: A Perspective
Byline: G. Rao, K. Vidya, V. Sriramya India has one of the fastest growing youth populations in the world. Girls below 19 years of age comprise one-quarter of India's rapidly growing population. In spite of India's reputation for respecting women,...
Violence against Women
Byline: Neena. Bohra, Indira. Sharma, Shruti. Srivastava, M. Bhatia, Uday. Chaudhuri, Sonia. Parial, Avdesh. Sharma, Dinesh. Kataria Violence against women (VAW) is a major public health problem in the country. The problem is grossly under-reported....
Women and Mental Health: Bridging the Gap
Byline: T. Sathyanarayana Rao, Abhinav. Tandon "…You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul" - Walt Whitman Being a woman and playing the various roles which modern society has to offer, has been a challenge...
Women and Mental Health in India: An Overview
Byline: Savita. Malhotra, Ruchita. Shah Gender is a critical determinant of mental health and mental illness. The patterns of psychological distress and psychiatric disorder among women are different from those seen among men. Women have a higher...
Women and Schizophrenia
Byline: R. Thara, Shantha. Kamath Women's mental health is closely linked to their status in society. This paper outlines the clinical features of women with schizophrenia and highlights the interpersonal and social ramifications on their lives....
Women Mental Health in India
Byline: Indira. Sharma, Abhishek. Pathak "The reason firm, the temperate will,Endurance, foresight, strength, and skill;A perfect woman, nobly planned,To warn, to comfort, and command." William Wordsworth. Why talk of women mental health?...
Women Mental Health: Reflections from India
Byline: Vidyadhar. Watve, N. Raju Women constitute half of the World's population so women's health is as important as men's health. God gave to the woman the special gift to procreate. She gets pregnant, delivers, breast feeds and nurses the baby...
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