Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 4, October-December

Assessing Abnormal Illness Behavior in Post-Stroke Patients: A Preliminary Report
Byline: Geetha. Desai, Avinash. Waghmare, Santosh. Chaturvedi Background: Abnormal illness behavior (AIB) can contribute poor functioning in an individual along with significant increase in health care utilization. It has been studied in various...
Atypical Delusional Content in a Case of Persistent Delusional Disorder: Freud Revisited
Byline: Jayaprakash. Ramasamy, Shanmugiah. Arumugam, Jaiganesh. Thamizh Persistent delusional disorder is diagnosed when a person exhibits non-bizzare delusions of at least 1 month's duration that cannot be attributed to other psychiatric disorders....
Delusional Disorder: An Unusual Presentation
Byline: Joseph. Noel, Ranjit. Krishnadas, Rajesh. Gopalakrishnan, Anju. Kuruvilla Delusions with a sexual theme are rare, but when present are usually seen in patients with schizophrenia or other chronic psychotic disorders. We report a case of...
Disulfiram-Induced Reversible Hypertension: A Prospective Case Series and Review of the Literature
Byline: Ranganath. Kulkarni, Santosh. Ramdurg, Bhavya. Bairy Disulfiram (DSF) is one of the recommended aids in the management of selected patients with alcohol dependence. Hypertension (HTN) as an adverse effect of DSF therapy is less understood....
Enhancing Mother Infant Interactions through Video Feedback Enabled Interventions in Women with Schizophrenia: A Single Subject Research Design Study
Byline: Pashapu. Reddy, Geehta. Desai, Ameer. Hamza, Sheshachala. Karthik, Supraja. Ananthanpillai, Prabha. Chandra Background: It has been shown that mother infant interactions are often impaired in mothers with schizophrenia. Contributory factors...
Late Onset Clozapine Induced Agranulocytosis
Byline: Rajmohan. Velayudhan, Sushil. Kakkan Agranulocytosis is defined as an absolute neutrophil count less than 100/mm [sup]3 in association with infectious disease. The risk of agranulocytosis is 0.38% of all clozapine treated cases and there...
Lipid Correlates of Attentional Impulsivity in First Episode Mania: Results from an Indian Population
Byline: Anjana. Kavoor, Daya. Ram, Sayantanava. Mitra Background: Attentional/cognitive impulsivity has been demonstrated as being associated with an increased risk for suicide and other self-harming behaviors, along with a more severe course in...
Long-Term Agonist and Antagonist Therapy for Adolescent Opioid Dependence: A Description of Two Cases
Byline: Rajeev. Ranjan, Raman. Pattanayak, Anju. Dhawan Adolescents constitute only a small percentage of treatment seekers in drug dependence treatment settings. Little research evidence is available for pharmacological treatment of adolescent...
Medicalizing Distress, Ignoring Public Health Strategies
Byline: P. Thangadurai, K. Jacob Psychiatry, which has medicalized many forms of human distress, argues for individual treatments and interventions. It has blurred the disease-illness divide, subcategorized clinical presentations, lowered the thresholds...
Medication Adherence, Work Performance and Self-Esteem among Psychiatric Patients Attending Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services at Bangalore, India
Byline: Sailaxmi. Gandhi, Rajitha. Pavalur, Sivakumar. Thanapal, Nirmala. Parathasarathy, Geetha. Desai, Poornima. Bhola, Mariamma. Philip, Santosh. Chaturvedi Context: Work benefits mental health in innumerable ways. Vocational rehabilitation can...
Mirror Image Agnosia
Byline: Sadanandavalli. Chandra, Thomas. Issac Background: Gnosis is a modality-specific ability to access semantic knowledge of an object or stimulus in the presence of normal perception. Failure of this is agnosia or disorder of recognition. It...
Neural Correlates of Emotion: Acquisition versus Innate View Point
Byline: Rajakumari. Reddy, Sakshi. Korde, Silpa. Kanungo, A. Thamodharan, Jamuna. Rajeswaran, Rose. Bharath, Neeraj. Upadhya, Rajanikanth. Panda, Shobini. Rao Background: Emotion entails cognitive processes that may either be conscious or unconscious....
Physiological Genomics Analysis for Mania: Supportive Evidence for Epigenetics Concept
Byline: Viroj. Wiwanitkit Background: Mania is an important psychological problem. This disorder can be detected anywhere in the world. This psychological disorder becomes an important concern in modern psychological medicine. Aims: There are some...
Post-Operative Adult Onset Tic Disorder: A Rare Presentation
Byline: Suneet. Upadhyaya, Chintan. Raval, Devendra. Sharma, Devendra. Vijayvergiya Tics are rapid and repetitive muscle contractions resulting in stereotype movements and vocalizations that are experienced as involuntary. Onset before 18-year is...
Quadruple Pact Suicide Attempt Involving a Man and Three Adolescents
Byline: Siddharth. Sarkar, Balachander. Srinivas, Sandeep. Grover Pact suicides involving families have been reported in the scientific literature, but reports have been few from India. We report the case of a family, in which the father and three...
Sexual Dysfunction in Patients with Alcohol and Opioid Dependence
Byline: Sandeep. Grover, Surendra. Mattoo, Shreyas. Pendharkar, Venkatesh. Kandappan There are limited numbers of studies which have evaluated the sexual dysfunction (SD) in patients with alcohol and opioids dependence. This article reviews the...
The Clinical and Demographic Profile of Male Patients with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome
Byline: M. Reddy, R. Babu, Satish. Pathak, S. Venkateshwarlu Aims: To study the demographic factors associated with alcohol dependence syndrome so that the problems of alcohol related co morbidities can be prevented with appropriate preventive measures....
The Impact of Comorbid Clinical Depression on the Health-Related Quality of Life of Adults on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy in Maiduguri, Northeastern Nigeria
Byline: Ibrahim. Wakawa, Jidda. Said, Wakil. Abba, Saleh. Shehu, Isa. Rabbebe, Omeiza. Beida Background: Globally, depression compromises the quality of life (QOL) of people suffering from it. We assessed the impact of comorbid depression on the...
Undergraduate Nursing Students' Attitudes towards Mental Illness: Implications for Specific Academic Education
Byline: Vijayalakshmi. Poreddi, Rohini. Thimmaiah, Dharma. Pashupu, Ramachandra, Suresh. Badamath Background: Health care professions are not immune to social prejudices and surprisingly share the general public's attitude attributed to people with...
Validation of Sexual Functioning Questionnaire in Indian Patients
Byline: Kodakandla. Krishna, Ajit. Avasthi, Sandeep. Grover Objective: To establish norms for sexual functioning questionnaire (SFQ) in Indian population. Materials and Methods: 100 male subjects, diagnosed with depressive disorder and currently...
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