Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 1, January-February

A Long-Term Psychological Observation in an Adolescent Affected with Gardner Diamond Syndrome
Byline: Fabiola. Bizzi, Lucia. Sciarretta, Matteo. D'Alessandro, Paolo. Picco Gardner-Diamond syndrome (GDS) is an uncommon disease clinically characterized by a wide spectrum of psycho-emotive symptoms associated with painful ecchymoses/purpuric...
Antenatal Depression in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Byline: Amar. Bavle, Asha. Chandahalli, Akshay. Phatak, Nagarathnamma. Rangaiah, Shashikala. Kuthandahalli, Prasad. Nagendra Context: Antenatal depression is not easily visible, though the prevalence is high. The idea of conducting this study was...
A Review of Indian Research on Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders and Alcohol Use Disorders
Byline: Shalini. Singh, Yatan Pal. Balhara Excessive use of alcohol has been identified as a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Excessive use of alcohol is a component cause of more than 200 disease and injury conditions. Alcohol...
A Study of Cortical Excitability, Central Motor Conduction, and Cortical Inhibition Using Single Pulse Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Patients with Early Frontotemporal and Alzheimer's Dementia
Byline: Sadanandavalli. Chandra, Thomas. Issac, B. Nagaraju, Mariamma. Philip Introduction: Degenerative cortical dementias affect several million people worldwide. Early diagnosis and categorization are essential for initiating appropriate pharmacological...
Atypical Presentation of Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Byline: Satyakam. Mohapatra, Neelmadhav. Rath Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. The phenomenology of OCD in children and adolescent is strikingly similar to that of...
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder as a Complication of Chicken Pox
Byline: Jitendra. Verma, Satyakam. Mohapatra Childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD) is characterized by late onset (>3 years of age) of developmental delays in language, social function and motor skills. Commonly there is no antecedent physical...
Factors Determining Cognitive Dysfunction in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease
Byline: Vinod. Varghese, Sadanandavalli. Chandra, Rita. Christopher, Jamuna. Rajeswaran, Chandrajit. Prasad, Ramakrishnan. Subasree, Thomas. Issac Introduction: Vascular dementia consists of cognitive and functional impairment due to cerebrovascular...
Methodological Issues in Cytokine Measurement in Schizophrenia
Byline: Maju. Koola There is mounting evidence that inflammation is a major factor in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Inflammatory status is commonly ascertained by measuring peripheral cytokine concentrations. An issue concerning research...
Neurocognitive Functioning in Schizophrenia, Their Unaffected Siblings and Healthy Controls: A Comparison
Byline: Ritu. Nehra, Sandeep. Grover, Sunil. Sharma, Aditi. Sharma, Natasha. Kate Aim: Neurocognitive functions are considered to be reliable endophenotypes for schizophrenia. This study aimed to study the neurocognitive functioning of unaffected...
Obsessive-Compulsive (Anankastic) Personality Disorder: A Poorly Researched Landscape with Significant Clinical Relevance
Byline: M. Reddy, M. Starlin, Swetha. Reddy Introduction The constellation of features similar to the obsessive-compulsive (anankastic) personality disorder (OCPD) was first described by Pierre Janet in 1903 as the "psychasthenic state." This...
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Presenting for Redundant Clothing
Byline: N. Uvais, V. Sreeraj This is a case report of a 15-year-old girl who presented with redundant clothing. On evaluation, it was found that she had obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and redundant clothing was a symptom of OCD, which has...
Preferences for Treatment Setting by Substance Users in India
Byline: Anju. Dhawan, Anita. Chopra, Rajat. Ray Background: Drug and alcohol use is a growing public health concern for India. Treatment services delivery for substance use disorders is available through three sectors viz. Government (GO) centres...
Rapid Resolution of Grief with IV Infusion of Ketamine: A Unique Phenomenological Experience
Byline: Mahesh. Gowda, Preethi. Srinivasa, Prabha. Kumbar, Vinay. Ramalingaiah, Chandrashekar. Muthyalappa, Sumit. Durgoji Ketamine, a primarily FDA-approved anaesthetic agent is also used as recreational drug. Based on preclinical findings and...
Rehabilitation Needs of Chronic Female Inpatients Attending Day-Care in a Tertiary Care Psychiatric Hospital
Byline: Avinash. Waghmare, Linda. Sherine, Thanapal. Sivakumar, C. Kumar, Jagadisha. Thirthalli Background: Female patients hospitalized for a long duration in psychiatric hospitals are a special population with unique needs. Aims and Objectives:...
Relapse Coping Strategies in Young Adults Addicts: A Quantitative Study in Iran
Byline: Ebrahim. Shafiei, Agha. Hoseini, Farnaz. Parsaeian, Ali. Heidarinejad, Mohammad. Azmal Background: Cognitive-behavioral coping approach is known as an effective strategy to preventing relapse. Its goal is to forget incompatible behaviors...
Safety of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Alcohol-Induced Psychotic Disorder with Comorbid Psoriasis
Byline: Venkataram. Shivakumar, Sri. Agarwal, Anushree. Bose, Arun. Kandasamy, Naren. Rao, Janardhanan. Narayanaswamy, Ganesan. Venkatasubramanian Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) involves application of weak direct electric currents...
Study of Factors Influencing Treatment Adherence in Childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in a Tertiary Healthcare Facility
Byline: Ashok. Antony Background: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood mental health disorder. Treatment has shown to improve both short and long-term prognosis. Hence, study of factors leading to nonadherence is...
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as a Tool for Early Diagnosis and Prognostication in Cortico-Basal Ganglia Degeneration (CBD) Syndromes: Review of Literature and Case Report
Byline: Thomas. Issac, Sadanandavalli. Chandra, B. Nagaraju Background: Cortico basal degeneration (CBD) of the brain is a rare progressive neurodegenerative disease which encompasses unique neuropsychiatric manifestations. Early diagnosis is essential...
Transvestism as a Symptom: A Case Series
Byline: M. Anupama, K. Gangadhar, Vandana. Shetty, P. Bhadja Transvestism, commonly termed as cross-dressing, means to dress in the clothing of opposite sex. We describe a series of three cases with transvestism as one of their primary complaints....
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