Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 3, May-June

Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring in a Tertiary Care Psychiatry Setting: A Comparative Study between Inpatients and Outpatients
Byline: Tejaswi. Gummadi, Virupaksha. Harave, Lakshmi. Aiyar, Saraswathy. RajaLekshmi, Radhika. Kunnavil Background: Psychotropic medications are the mainstay of treatment in psychiatric disorders and are associated with ADRs which affect the compliance...
Adverse Drug Reactions and Their Impact on Quality of Life in Patients on Antipsychotic Therapy at a Tertiary Care Center in Delhi
Byline: Shalini. Chawla, Shankar. Kumar Context: Adverse drug reactions (ADR) due to antipsychotic therapy have significant impact on a psychiatric patient's quality of life. Few studies have been conducted in India to monitor adverse drug reactions...
An Audit of Indian Health Insurance Claims for Mental Illness from Pooled Insurance Information Bureau's Macroindicator Data
Byline: Anusa. Mohandoss, Rooban. Thavarajah Introduction: Information on the social and voluntary insurance coverage of mental illness in India is scarce. We attempted to address this lacuna, utilizing a secondary macrodata approach for 3 years....
Baclofen and Back Pain: A Paradoxical Phenomena
Byline: Soumitra. Das, Adesh. Agrawal Sir, Baclofen is a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant due to its selective agonism on GABAB receptor. It is useful for alleviation of signs and symptoms of skeletal muscle spasticity, particularly...
Cabergoline-Induced Mania in a Patient of Pituitary Microadenoma
Byline: Satyakam. Mohapatra, Mihir. Nayak Cabergoline, a dopamine agonist agent, is commonly used in the treatment of hyperprolactinemia, Parkinson's disease, restless leg syndrome, and antipsychotic-induced prolactin elevation. It is generally...
Comparative Study of Psychiatric Manifestations among Type I and Type II Diabetic Patients
Byline: Rupesh. Chaudhary, Pankaj. Kumar, Akhil. Chopra, Sandeep. Chabbra, Parminder. Singh Background: Anxiety and depressive disorders belong to the most common psychiatric disorders worldwide. They are generally seen in individuals who suffer...
Converging Neurobiological Evidence in Primary Polydipsia Resembling Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Byline: Karthick. Subramanian, Tess. Rajan, Vikas. Menon, Ravi. Rajkumar Compulsive water drinking can have phenomenological and pharmacotherapeutic similarities with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Substantiating neurobiological evidence is...
Do Life Events and Social Support Vary across Depressive Disorders?
Byline: Savitha. Soman, Shripathy. Bhat, K. Latha, Samir. Praharaj Background: Social support and life events moderate the expression of depression though studies have shown contradictory results. The objective was to study the stressful life events...
Evaluation of Antioxidant Status, High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein, and Insulin Resistance in Male Chronic Opiate Users without Comorbidities
Byline: Purvi. Purohit, Naresh. Nebhinani, Praveen. Sharma Background: There is a paucity of data on frequency of metabolic syndrome (MS), insulin resistance (IR), and oxidative stress in Indian opiate users without comorbidities. Objectives: To...
Gender, Life Events, and Depression: An Exploratory Study
Byline: Subahani. Shaik, Ravi. Rajkumar, Vikas. Menon, Siddharth. Sarkar Context: Literature is inconsistent about the role of gender in mediating the relationship between life events and depression. Aim: Our objective was to explore gender differences...
Hypokalemia with Trifluoperazine at Therapeutic Dose
Byline: Sajjadur. Rehman, Dhruba. Chetia This case report outlines a rare presentation of hypokalemia with therapeutic doses of trifluoperazine in a patient with schizophrenia. Although there was comorbid diabetes mellitus in the patient, its effect...
Multimodal Hallucinations in a Visually Impaired Elderly Female: Is It a Variant of Charles Bonnet Syndrome?
Byline: Sukanto. Sarkar, Eswaran. Subramanium, Kirti. Jha Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is a common cause of visual hallucinations seen in elderly people with visual impairment. Well-formed visual hallucinations in clear consciousness with preserved...
Neurocognitive Impairments in Unaffected First-Degree Relatives of Schizophrenia
Byline: Virupaksha. Harave, Venkataram. Shivakumar, Sunil. Kalmady, Janardhanan. Narayanaswamy, Shivarama. Varambally, Ganesan. Venkatasubramanian Background: Neurocognitive impairments of attention and executive functioning are trait abnormalities...
Olanzapine-Induced Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
Byline: Pradeep. Saha, Abhijit. Chakraborty, Avik. Layek, Aritra. Chakraborty Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a life-threatening adverse effect usually seen with typical antipsychotic drugs. Rarely, NMS can occur with atypical antipsychotics...
Online Methods of Managing Auditory Hallucinations: A New Trend to Understand Psychopathology
Byline: Manoj. Sharma, Poornima. Mahindru Treatment seekers use various coping methods to reduce the distress associated with auditory hallucinations. With the increase use of technology, the technology means are also in use to manage the auditory...
Pharmacological Advances in the Management of Sexual Dysfunction
Byline: M. Reddy, M. Vijay Introduction Sexuality in men and women is a complex phenomenon involving biological, psychological, social, and according to some, spiritual domains of life. Since time immemorial, there was a search for aphrodisiacs...
Postherpetic Neuralgia Presenting as Delusional Parasitosis: A Case Series
Byline: Shailendra. Tripathi, Priti. Singh, Nisha. Pandey Delusional parasitosis (DP) or Ekbom's disease is a rare psychiatric condition where the sufferers have a firm-fixed belief of insects crawling over their skin. The condition may be primary...
Prediction of Risk for Boys' Involvement in Drug Use Based on Levels of Self-Evaluations in Russia
Byline: Svetlana. Islamova, Rafael. Islamov Background: Adolescents often experiment with drug use, which can impact on their health and well-being and increase the probability of problem drug use. Yet, not enough is known about which psychological...
Prevalence of Depression among School-Going Adolescents in an Urban Area of Bihar, India
Byline: Kunal. Jha, Satyajeet. Singh, Santosh. Nirala, Chandramani. Kumar, Pragya. Kumar, Neeraj. Aggrawal Introduction: Depression is one of the under-recognized health problems in adolescents. Emotional instability resulted from childhood to adulthood...
Psychosocial Factors Associated with Relapse in Patients with Alcohol Dependence
Byline: Kailash. Sureshkumar, Shabeeba. Kailash, Pronob. Dalal, Murali. Reddy, P. Sinha Introduction: Despite the recent developments in the biology of addiction, a significant part of relapse and its management is still influenced by psychosocial...
“Radio Inside My Head”: A Curious Case of Early Onset “Stuck Song Syndrome” or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with Predominant Musical Obsession
Byline: Subrata. Naskar, Robin. Victor, Kamal. Nath, Hasina. Choudhury Musical obsessions also called “stuck song syndrome” is a topic of limited research. It is among the most poorly understood and rare phenomenology. There...
Regional Cerebral Glucose Metabolism and Its Association with Phenotype and Cognitive Functioning in Patients with Autism
Byline: B. Anil Kumar, Savita. Malhotra, Anish. Bhattacharya, Sandeep. Grover, Y. Batra Introduction: In spite of three decades of neuroimaging, we are unable to find consistent and coherent anatomical or pathophysiological basis for autism as changes...
Role of Electroencephalography in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Border Zone Syndromes
Byline: Sadanandavalli. Chandra, A. Asheeb, Santhosh. Dash, Nikhil. Retna, Karu. Ravi Teja, Thomas. Issac Border zone disorders involve neurological disorders with psychiatric symptoms and signs as well as psychiatric disorders with soft neurological...
Rumination Disorder: An Unexplained Case of Recurrent Vomiting
Byline: Bhaktishree. Raha, Swapanjit. Sarma, Pradeep. Thilakan, Zarine. Punnoose Rumination disorder or rumination syndrome is an infrequent clinical presentation reported in infants and young children as well as adults worldwide. Studies calculating...
Sleeping Beauty Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of Female Cases Reported from India
Byline: Naresh. Nebhinani, Navratan. Suthar Kleine–Levin syndrome (KLS), also called “Sleeping beauty syndrome” is a rare, disorder predominantly reported in adolescent males, characterized by recurrent episodes of...
Telepsychiatry as an Economically Better Model for Reaching the Unreached: A Retrospective Report from South India
Byline: Sydney. Moirangthem, Sabina. Rao, Channaveerachari. Kumar, Manjunatha. Narayana, Neelaveni. Raviprakash, Suresh. Math Aim: In a resource-poor country such as India, telepsychiatry could be an economical method to expand health-care services....
Telepsychiatry in India – Where Do We Stand? A Comparative Review between Global and Indian Telepsychiatry Programs
Byline: Subrata. Naskar, Robin. Victor, Himabrata. Das, Kamal. Nath A wide discrepancy exists in India between the existing mental healthcare repertoire and the alarmingly high burden of individuals requiring immediate attention from requisite mental...
The Mood Spectrum and Temperamental Instability in Unipolar and Bipolar Disorder
Byline: Manish. Kumar, Pradeep. Saha, Anwesha. Mondal Background: The current categorical split of mood disorders in bipolar (BP) disorders and depressive disorders has recently been questioned. The presence of a significant number of manic/hypomanic...
The Phenomenology and Treatment Response in Catatonia: A Hospital Based Descriptive Study
Byline: Sarada. Swain, Sushree. Behura, Manoj. Dash Background: Literatures regarding clinical symptomatology and treatment response of catatonia are very few. Objective: To assess onset, clinical profile, diagnostic break up, treatment response...
Use of Mobile Phone Technology to Improve Follow-Up at a Community Mental Health Clinic: A Randomized Control Trial
Byline: Gaurav. Singh, Narayana. Manjunatha, Sabina. Rao, H. Shashidhara, Sydney. Moirangthem, Rajendra. Madegowda, B. Binukumar, Mathew. Varghese Background: Mobile phone technology is being used worldwide to improve follow-ups in health care....
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