Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 2, April-June

Chronic Subdural Hematoma Following Electro Convulsive Therapy
Byline: Bikash. Bisui, Sumanta. Ghoshmaulik, Debasish. Saha, Om. Singh, Rajarshi. Thakurta Subdural hematoma is a rare but serious complication following electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), a frequently used treatment modality in the management of...
Disability and Psychiatric Disorders
Byline: Shaunak. Ajinkya, Darpan. Mohinder Singh Sir, Epidemiologic research in community and clinical settings reveals a strong correlation between psychiatric disorders and impaired socio-occupational functioning. This is seen more frequently...
Effect of a Single Dose of Dextromethorphan on Psychomotor Performance and Working Memory Capacity
Byline: Ali. Al-Gareeb, Hayder. Al-Kuraishy, Ammar. Ashor Background: Previous studies show that the prolonged use of dextromethorphan produces cognitive deterioration in humans. Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a single...
Entorhinal Cortex Volume in Antipsychotic-Naive Schizophrenia
Byline: Bangalore. Gangadhar, Sam. Jose, Sunil. Kalmady, Janardhanan. Narayanaswamy, Vishnurajan. Rajendran, Eesha. Sharma, Naren. Rao, Ganesan. Venkatasubramanian Background: Entorhinal cortex (ERC), a multimodal sensory relay station for the hippocampus,...
Evaluation of Antidepressant and Anxiolytic Activity of Phosphodiesterase 3 Inhibitor - Cilostazol
Byline: Indermeet. Anand, Parloop. Bhatt, Dipesh. Patel Background: Cyclic nucleotide Phosphodiesterases (PDEs) are ubiquitously distributed in mammalian tissues and play a major role in cell signaling by hydrolyzing cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate...
Evaluation of Psychological Aspects among Subtypes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Byline: Farbod. Fadai, Neda. Farzaneh, Mehdi. Ghobakhlou, Bijan. Moghimi-Dehkordi, Nosrotollah. Naderi Context: While some studies have found disparities between subtypes of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), others did not found such differences....
Indianizing Psychiatry - Has the Case Been Made Enough?
Byline: Anindya. Das, Urvashi. Rautela Sir, We congratulate Professor Avasthi (2011) [sup][1] on his award paper published in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry (Vol.53, pp.111-120) for a fresh look on the importance of culture in psychiatry and...
Metabolic Syndrome in Bipolar Disorders
Byline: Subho. Chakrabarti, Sandeep. Grover, Parmanand. Kulhara, Nidhi. Malhotra To review the data with respect to prevalence and risk factors of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in bipolar disorder patients. Electronic searches were done in PUBMED, Google...
Non-Compliance in Pharmacotherapy
Byline: M. Reddy Medical compliance has been defined as "the extent to which the patient's behavior coincides with medical or health advice." The antiquity of non-adherence gets documented in Hippocrates' statement that "the physician should keep...
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Masquerading as Psychosis
Byline: Bangalore. Gangadhar, Mukund. Rao, Dhanya. Raveendranathan, Eesha. Sharma, Lakshmi. Shiva, Ganesan. Venkatasubramanian, Shivarama. Varambally Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is commonly regarded as a disorder with good insight. However,...
Phobias in Poetry: Coleridge's Ancient Mariner
Byline: Abha. Khetarpal, Satendra. Singh The Rime of the Ancient Mariner was written by Coleridge and is a classic poetry about retribution, punishment, guilt, and curse. Religious beliefs and delusions can arise from neurologic lesions and anomalous...
Psychomotor Performance of Medical Students: Effect of 24 Hours of Sleep Deprivation
Byline: Abhinav. Dixit, Abhishek. Goyal, Rajat. Thawani, Neelam. Vaney Context : Sleep deprivation is known to have detrimental effects on attentional resources and cognitive functions. Aim : The aim of this study is to assess the changes in performance,...
Psychosocioeconomic Study of Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms
Byline: Maju. Koola, Praveenlal. Kuttichira Background: There is a paucity of studies done on medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) in Kerala, India. The objective of this study was to examine the sociodemographic and other clinical variables...
Rapid Response with Ketamine on Suicidal Cognition in Resistant Depression
Byline: Amit. Bhattacharya, Bikash. Bisui, Ranjan. Das, Debasish. Saha, Sreyashi. Sen, Rajarshi. Thakurta, Om. Singh Context: Suicidal ideation in depressed patients is a serious and emergent condition that requires urgent intervention. Intravenous...
Reasons for Help-Seeking and Associated Fears in Subjects with Substance Dependence
Byline: Debasish. Basu, Sandhya. Ghai, Naresh. Nebhinani, Siddharth. Sarkar Background: Patients seek treatment for substance use disorders because of certain reasons that they consider significant and important, but on the other hand, they do have...
Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome with Psychosis
Byline: Sameeran. Chate, Ambika. Lakshmappa, Raghavendra. Nayak, Nanasaheb. Patil, Lohit. Somashekar Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS) is a rare genetic disorder with characteristic physical anomalies. It is characterized by mental retardation, postnatal...
Short-Term Diagnostic Stability of Acute Psychosis: Data from a Tertiary Care Psychiatric Center in South India
Byline: Kesavan. Muralidharan, Janardhanan. Narayanaswamy, Dhanya. Raveendranathan, Virupaksha. Shanmugam, Biju. Viswanath Context: Studies on acute psychosis in patients from India report good outcome. A small proportion of these patients may suffer...
Social Dichotomy versus Gender Dichotomy: A Case Report of Gender Identity Disorder
Byline: Manushree. Gupta, Kuldip. Kumar Gender identity disorder is one of the most controversial diagnoses of DSM-IV and almost incomparable in the complexity of its social, ethical and political considerations to any other diagnosis. We present...
Tardive Dystonia with Olanzapine: A Rare Case Report
Byline: Poonam. Bharti, Rajinder. Kumar, Gurvinder. Singh Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic drug which is available in oral and injectable forms that is used for treatment of various psychiatric disorders. We report a rare case of tardive...
The Effect of Anxiety on Breast Cancer Patients
Byline: Shadiya. Baqutayan Cancer is a disease wherein abnormal cells divide without control and are able to attack other tissues. Most of the patients and their families face some degree of depression, anxiety, and fear when cancer becomes a part...
The Process and Challenges in the Translation of World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL- BREF) to a Regional Language; Malayalam
Byline: S. Aswathy, Sandhya. Cherkil, Bindu. Menon, G. Rajani, A. Unnikrishnan A lot of research has been directed on wellbeing and disability in many non-communicable disease conditions. In this context, health-related aspects of life and quality...
Volume and Asymmetry Abnormalities of Insula in Antipsychotic-Naive Schizophrenia: A 3-Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study
Byline: Rashmi. Arasappa, Bangalore. Gangadhar, Sunil. Kalmady, Venkataram. Shivakumar, Ganesan. Venkatasubramanian, Harve. Virupaksha Context: Insula, which is a vital brain region for self-awareness, empathy, and sensory stimuli processing, is...

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