Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 3, July-September

A Comparison of Dexmedetomidine with Propofol versus Esmolol with Propofol to Attenuate the Hemodynamic Stress Responses after Electroconvulsive Therapy
Byline: Radhe. Sharan, Neeru. Bala, Joginder. Attri, Keerty. Garg Background: Modified electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) under anesthesia is an important modality in the treatment of severe, persistent depression; bipolar disorder and schizophrenia;...
A Cross-Sectional Comparative Study on the Assessment of Quality of Life in Psychiatric Patients under Remission Treated with Monotherapy and Polypharmacy
Byline: Benson. Koshy, C. Gopal Das, Yogananda. Rajashekarachar, D. Bharathi, Shashank. Hosur Context: The concept of quality of life (QoL) is becoming an important measure of the impact of psychiatric disorders. It is natural that once patient...
Alvars of South India: A Psychiatric Scanner
Byline: Ottilingam. Somasundaram, Tejus. Murthy Vaishnavism, the other important Hindu tradition besides Saivism, gained importance by the Bhakti movement sprouting from the Tamil land in the 7th-9th centuries Common Era and spreading all over the...
A Possible Role for Ketamine in Suicide Prevention in Emergency and Mainstream Psychiatry
Byline: T. Sathyanarayana Rao, Chittaranjan. Andrade World Suicide Prevention Day was observed on September 10, 2017. It is universally acknowledged that suicide is an important public health problem and that the problem is growing.[1],[2],[3] Interventions...
Association of Chronic Disease Prevalence and Quality of Life with Suicide-Related Ideation and Suicide Attempt among Korean Adults
Byline: Pankaj. Joshi, Han-Byol. Song, Sang-Ah. Lee Aims: The aim of this study is to find the association of chronic disease prevalence (CDP) with suicide-related ideation (SI) and suicide attempt (SA) and to determine the combined effect of CDP...
Attitudes toward the Mentally Ill among Community Health-Related Personnel in South Korea
Byline: Wook. Jung, Eunkyung. Choi, Jaehak. Yu, Doo-Heum. Park, Seung-Ho. Ryu, Jee. Ha Background and Aims: Prejudice and negative attitudes toward mental illness are major obstacles in the rehabilitation and functional recovery of patients. The...
Attitude toward Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Medication: A Survey from Five Metropolitan Cities in India
Byline: Aron. Zieger, Aditya. Mungee, Georg. Schomerus, Thi. Ta, Aino. Weyers, Kerem. Boge, Michael. Dettling, Malek. Bajbouj, Ulrike. von Lersner, Matthias. Angermeyer, Abhinav. Tandon, Eric. Hahn Background: Stigmatization and overall scarcity...
Cannabis: Does It Have a Medicinal Value?
Byline: Aniruddh. Behere, Prakash. Behere, T. Sathyanarayana Rao Introduction Cannabis is among the one of the most widely used recreational drugs today. It comes from the genus of flowering plant that includes three species, namely, Sativa,...
Comparative Outcome in Patients with Delirium Tremens Receiving Care in Emergency Services Only versus Those Receiving Comprehensive Inpatient Care
Byline: Sojan. Baby, Pratima. Murthy, K. Thennarasu, Prabhat. Chand, Biju. Viswanath Background: Delirium tremens (DT) is a medical emergency. Many cases are treated and discharged from emergency services (ES), after complete or partial resolution...
Effectiveness of Dexmedetomidine as Premedication Prior to Electroconvulsive Therapy, a Randomized Controlled Cross over Study
Byline: Deepa. Sannakki, Naina. Dalvi, Shilpa. Sannakki, Devangi. Parikh, Sanchita. Garg, Bharati. Tendolkar Background: This study evaluated the effect of dexmedetomidine on the acute hyperdynamic response, duration of seizure activity, and recovery...
Identification and Treatment of Nepal 2015 Earthquake Survivors with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by Nonspecialist Volunteers: An Exploratory Cross-Sectional Study
Byline: Arun. Jha, Suraj. Shakya, Yinyin. Zang, Nishita. Pathak, Prabhat. Pradhan, Khem. Bhatta, Sabitri. Sthapit, Shanta. Niraula, Rajesh. Nehete Context: In April 2015, a major earthquake struck northern regions of Nepal affecting one-third of...
Nurture the Nature
Byline: Lakshmi. Sravanti In the field of child development, there has been a constant nature versus nurture debate among professionals. While, nature is the genetic predisposition or biological makeup of an individual, nurture is the physical world...
Partial Mediator Role of Physical Abuse on the Relationship between Attention-Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms and Severity of Dissociative Experiences in a Sample of Inpatients with Alcohol Use Disorder
Byline: Cuneyt. Evren, Gokhan. Umut, Muge. Bozkurt, Yesim. Can, Bilge. Evren, Ruken. Agachanli Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms with dissociative experiences, and the...
Pattern and Prevalence of Substance Use and Dependence in the Union Territory of Chandigarh: Results of a Rapid Assessment Survey
Byline: Ajit. Avasthi, Debasish. Basu, B. Subodh, Pramod. Gupta, Nidhi. Malhotra, Poonam. Rani, Sunil. Sharma Background: Substance misuse is a matter of major public health concern in India. House-to-house survey, though an appealing method to...
Psychological Adaptation of Indian Expeditioners during Prolonged Residence in Antarctica
Byline: Sudhir. Khandelwal, Abhijeet. Bhatia, Ashwani. Mishra Background: In view of the growing human activities in Antarctica and increasing exposure of humans to prolonged isolation under extreme conditions, such as space travel and deep sea...
Quality of Sleep and Well-Being of Health Workers in Najran, Saudi Arabia
Byline: O. Olawale, O. Taiwo, Almohandes. Hesham Background: Health care involves taking care of other peoples' lives. Professionals in the field of health care are expected to be at their best all the time because mistakes or errors could be costly...
Risk Factors for the Development of Delirium in Alcohol Dependence Syndrome: Clinical and Neurobiological Implications
Byline: Sukanto. Sarkar, Sunayana. Choudhury, Gem. Ezhumalai, Janet. Konthoujam Introduction: Alcohol withdrawal delirium (AWD) or delirium tremens (DT) is associated with severe complications and high mortality. Prospectively identifying patients...
Special Educators' Knowledge and Training on Autism in Karnataka: A Cross-Sectional Study
Byline: Shivani. Tiwari, Joyce. John Context: In the wake of increasing prevalence of autism globally, with a substantial change in understanding of the disorder, it is essential to update knowledge of the healthcare professionals involved in the...
Substance Use and Dependence in the Union Territory of Chandigarh: Results of a Household Survey Using a Multistage Stratified Random Sample
Byline: Ajit. Avasthi, Debasish. Basu, B. Subodh, Pramod. Gupta, Nidhi. Malhotra, Poonam. Rani, Sunil. Sharma Background: Substance misuse is a global health and social problem with major adverse consequences. A number of regional studies on prevalence...
The Use and Effectiveness of Pro Re Nata Psychotropic Medications in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review
Byline: Kenneth. Asogwa, Jerome. Okudo, Joel. Idowu Background: Published studies have not demonstrated the benefits of the practice of psychotropic PRN administration. Aim: The goal of this study is to perform a systematic review on pro re nata...
Treatment of Substance Use Disorders through the Government Health Facilities: Developments in the 'Drug De-Addiction Programme' of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
Byline: Anju. Dhawan, Ravindra. Rao, Atul. Ambekar, Amal. Pusp, Rajat. Ray Substance use disorder (SUD) is a major problem worldwide, including in India, and contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality. The Ministry of Social Justice and...
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