Problematic internet use in Bangladeshi students: The role of socio-demographic factors, depression, anxiety, and stress.
Authors: Mamun MA, Hossain MS, Siddique AB, Sikder MT, Kuss DJ, Griffiths MD Abstract Problematic Internet Use (PIU) has become a concern for public mental health across the globe. However, there are few studies assessing PIU in Bangladesh. The present cross-sectional study estimated the prevalence rate of PIU and its associated risk factors among 405 university students in Bangladesh between June and July 2018. The measures included sociodemographic questions, internet and health-related variables, the Internet Addiction Test (IAT) and the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21). The prevalence of PIU was 3...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - July 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

"I will kill myself" - The series of posts in Facebook and unnoticed departure of a life.
This report may inspire future researchers to find out more user friendly and participatory social media focused suicide prevention programs. PMID: 31323535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - July 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Affiliate stigma among parents of children with autism in eastern India.
Authors: Patra S, Kumar Patro B Abstract Parents of children with autism experience high levels of stigma. They often internalize stigma which results in high psychological distress and has negative impact on seeking and providing care. Qualitative methodology has been used to study stigma in Indian population while quantitative studies have not been reported. The authors report affiliate stigma perception among parents of children with autism in a tertiary care medical centre using Affiliate Stigma Scale. Thirty-eight parents participated in this cross- sectional study. We discuss predictors of stigma in terms of ...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - July 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Prevalence of catatonic signs and symptoms in an acute psychiatric unit from a tertiary psychiatric center in India.
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of catatonia varies from 5.3% to 19% based on the criteria used. Identification warrants use of structured instruments. Catatonia is more severe in the initial years of illness, those with prior episodes of catatonia and in the younger age group. PMID: 31302436 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The safety of modified bilateral electroconvulsive therapy in retinitis pigmentosa.
Authors: Shouan A, Singh S PMID: 31302437 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Borderline personality disorder and its association with bipolar spectrum and binge eating disorder in college students from South India.
CONCLUSIONS: BPD was found in 15% of adolescents and they have higher proportion of BED and BSD. Early identification may help in planning early intervention strategies to reduce associated morbidity. PMID: 31302438 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The Mental Healthcare Act 2017 of India: A challenge and an opportunity.
Authors: Namboodiri V, George S, Singh SP Abstract The Mental Healthcare Act 2017 replaced the Mental Health Act 1987, subsequent to India's ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2007. The Mental Healthcare Act (MHCA) 2017 upholds patient autonomy, dignity, rights and choices during mental healthcare and thus marks a bold step in India's mental health legislation. This new Law marks a major shift in the way mental healthcare is delivered, as it aims to protect and promote the rights of people during the delivery of mental healthcare. Within this Act, a capacitou...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Statistical power estimation in non-invasive brain stimulation studies and its clinical implications: An exploratory study of the meta-analyses.
CONCLUSION: According to our findings, studies conducted in NIBS miss around 50% of true positive results. Further, it appears that most of the researchers in this field chase statistical significance with small sample sizes, thus compromising the quality of their conclusions. PMID: 31302440 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Electroconvulsive therapy in ultra-resistant schizophrenia: A case series.
Authors: Rothärmel M, Krir MW, Moulier V, Védrine MG, Compere V, Guillin O PMID: 31302441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Suicidality in the elderly: Role of adult attachment.
Authors: Oon-Arom A, Wongpakaran T, Satthapisit S, Saisavoey N, Kuntawong P, Wongpakaran N Abstract Attachment styles reflect interpersonal relationship patterns in many ways. Although there is increasing evidence regarding the relationship between attachment styles and suicidality in adults, few studies have been conducted among the elderly population. Present study aims to investigate the link between attachment style and risk of suicidality in elderly people. A secondary analysis of cross-sectional data among geriatric outpatients at psychiatric clinics in xxxx with respect to whether patients had depressive dis...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The prevalence of psychotic symptoms in kratom (Mitragyna speciosa Korth.) Users in Malaysia.
CONCLUSION: Although psychotic symptoms could occur among regular kratom users, they were rare and not significantly associated with kratom use characteristics. We found no evidence of elevated psychosis among regular users. PMID: 31302592 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

First generation antipsychotic-induced severe hypothermia: A case report and review of the literature.
Authors: Elbakary NAH, Ouanes S PMID: 31306860 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Did kindergarteners who experienced the Great East Japan earthquake as infants develop traumatic symptoms? Series of questionnaire-based cross-sectional surveys: A concise and informative title: traumatic symptoms of kindergarteners who experienced disasters as infants.
CONCLUSIONS: The traumatic symptoms of kindergarteners were not related to disaster experiences. PMID: 31306861 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Recurrence of eosinophilic pneumonia after clozapine treatment.
Authors: Nakamura M, Nagamine T PMID: 31301598 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - July 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Online course on basics of management of behavioral addictions involving use of internet: Observations from the first batch of participants.
Authors: Pal Singh Balhara Y, Singh S Abstract Problematic internet use has been reported to be high among school students. An online course was developed with an aim to strengthen the capacity of school teachers and counsellors on early identification, detection and intervention for behavioral addictions involving use of internet. The current report presents the observation from the first batch of participants of this course. Of the 28 teachers and counselors who expressed interest by enrollment in the course, a total of 15 participants provided both the pre and post course evaluation forms. The preliminary findin...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - July 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Loneliness and its correlates amongst elderly attending non-communicable disease rural clinic attached to a tertiary care centre of North India.
CONCLUSION: Older adults living with non-communicable diseases are at a higher risk for loneliness. Mutual help groups kind of models can be developed to help in "re-peopling" elderly. Primary health centres should help in improving the overall health and morale amongst the elderly by stamping down their apprehensions and anxieties. PMID: 31229701 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A preliminary association study between serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR), receptor polymorphisms (5-HTR1A, 5-HTR2A) and depression symptom-clusters in a north Indian population suffering from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).
CONCLUSIONS: No significant association was obtained between the four-factor structures of depression in MADRS and serotonin transporter and receptor SNPs in a study with a small sample size. This study evaluates whether depression symptom-clusters have distinct genotypic determinants and necessitates more comprehensive studies for unravelling the genetic determinants of depression. PMID: 31228794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Acute followed by continuation right unilateral ultrabrief ECT for 12 months in first episode schizophrenia-a single case report.
Authors: Mayur Anthony Harris P PMID: 31220746 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Structural Changes to Enhance Mental Health Services in China: Experience and challenges.
Authors: Fang M, Hall BJ, Lin Y, Hu SX PMID: 31212165 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A tale of two patients: Levodopa and creative awakening in parkinson's disease - A qualitative report.
Authors: Chacko J, George S, Cyriac S, Chakrapani B Abstract Artistic creativity can emerge in patients with Parkinson's disease. Here we describe two patients who had creative awakening while on levodopa treatment for Parkinson's disease and discuss its implications. PMID: 31212166 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Comparative study of symptom profile of catatonia in patients with psychotic disorders, affective disorders and organic disorders.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with organic catatonia do not differ from those with catatonia due to affective and psychotic disorders in terms of prevalence and severity of signs and symptoms of catatonia except for posturing. The present study suggests that catatonic symptoms in patients with various disorders are not just limited to BFCRS and extend beyond the same. PMID: 31202087 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A comparative study of childhood/adolescent and adult onset schizophrenia: does the neurocognitive and psychosocial outcome differ?
CONCLUSIONS: The present study suggests that compared to adult onset schizophrenia, patients with childhood & adolescent onset schizophrenia have more deficits in neurocognition, have higher level of disability, poorer socio-occupational functioning and have higher level of self-stigma. PMID: 31176081 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Prevalence, comorbidity and predictors of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety in adolescents following an earthquake.
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of PTSD in the current study population is relatively high and the fact that a significant number of adolescents were afraid to stay inside a building following the earthquake calls for further investigation and treatments. PMID: 31163313 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The prevalence, patterns, and correlates of gambling behaviours in men: An exploratory study from Goa, India.
DISCUSSION: The high prevalence of gambling and its association with social problems and risk factors for non-communicable diseases warrants further epidemiological research. PMID: 31151082 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Adolescent suicide in South Korea: Risk factors and proposed multi-dimensional solution.
Authors: Kwak CW, Ickovics JR Abstract South Korea has ranked first in suicide mortality among the 35 OECD nations since 2003. Unfortunately, mental health research and evidence-based interventions to curb the rate of suicide have been limited. Suicide is the leading cause of death among South Korean adolescents. Academic stress is a primary risk factor, which is highly correlated with depression. Social stigma against mental illnesses and negative relationships with peers and parents are additional risk factors, while positive relationships may be protective. We propose a multi-dimensional solution, involving the ...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Prevalence and determinants of anxiety disorders among adolescents in a rural community from northern India.
CONCLUSION: We found a high prevalence of ADs in rural north Indian community settings warranting adequate health system response at primary care level. PMID: 31146170 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Patient predictors of individual cost of integrated treatment program for alcohol problems at community hospitals in southern Thailand.
CONCLUSION: The study underlines the important role of pretreatment alcohol-related problems and human resources in alcohol intervention programs. Efforts should be focused on adequacy of treatment for the very first episode of alcohol problems to reduce the high healthcare costs. PMID: 31136909 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Role of tissue plasminogen activator and plasminogen activator inhibitor as potential biomarkers in psychosis.
Authors: Elmi S, Sahu G, Malavade K, Jacob T Abstract The identification of biological markers for psychosis has an impact on its diagnosis, prognosis, and likelihood of treatment response. Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is involved in important functions such as synaptic plasticity, long-term potentiation and neurogenesis. Plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1) is the most important inhibitor of tPA. Preliminary studies have shown that schizophrenia patients have lower tPA and higher PAI-1 levels than the general population. The association of tPA and PAI-1 abnormalities with psychotic spectrum disorders, how...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Metabolic syndrome and substance use: A narrative review.
Authors: Patnaik Kuppili P, Vengadavaradan A, Bharadwaj B PMID: 31125953 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Successful use of theta burst stimulation (TBS) for treating psychogenic non epileptic seizures (PNES) in a pregnant woman.
Authors: Agarwal R, Garg S, Tikka SK, Khatri S, Goel D PMID: 31125954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Use of multi-site neuromodulation transcranial magnetic stimulation in management of tinnitus: A case study with review of literature.
Authors: Kar SK, Pandey P, Verma L, Agarwal V PMID: 31129562 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Tobacco smoking and nicotine dependence in first episode and established psychosis.
CONCLUSION: High rates of cigarette usage and nicotine dependence are problems from the early stages of psychosis. ND is higher in people with established psychosis. Smoking cessation strategies as part of comprehensive management of psychotic disorders at every stage require further development and evaluation. PMID: 31132542 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Artificial Intelligence based facial recognition for Mood Charting among men on life style modification and it's correlation with cortisol.
Authors: H R PMID: 31121535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Anti-NMDA receptor antibody positivity in acute psychotic states: An exploratory study.
Authors: Bharadwaj B, Sathyanarayanan G, Kaliaperumal V, Dhodapkar R Abstract The glutamatergic theory of schizophrenia postulates N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDA-R) dysfunction. Anti-NMDA receptor antibodies may be present in some patients with psychosis. Fifteen patients presenting with acute psychotic states having one additional clinical feature suggestive of autoimmune etiology were recruited. Serum antibodies against NMDA-receptor were tested at baseline and at follow-up using Indirect Immunofluorescence Technique. None of the 15 patients had positive anti-NMDA antibody at baseline or at follow-up. The st...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Video based intervention to improve compliance with prescribed drug regimen.
Authors: Gowda GS, Reddy Perumalla B, Enara A, Thamaraiselvan Santhosh K, Basavaraju V, Math SB PMID: 31121537 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Acute psychosis in a polyglot: Linguistic regression to the mother tongue and restoration.
Authors: Saito S PMID: 31112897 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Does internet dating mediate sexual addiction: A case study.
Authors: Sharma MK, Anand N, Thakur PC, N S, Baglari H, Singh P, P T PMID: 31112898 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Add-on HD-tDCS for obsessive-compulsive disorder with comorbid bipolar affective disorder: A case series.
Authors: Parlikar R, Sreeraj VS, Chhabra H, Thimmashetty VH, Parameshwaran S, Selvaraj S, Shivakumar V, Narayanaswamy JC, Rao NP, Venkatasubramanian G Abstract Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) with comorbid bipolar affective disorder (BPAD) is often faced with a therapeutic challenge. Pharmacological treatment strategy engaged towards alleviating symptoms in OCD has the propensity to precipitate a manic switch in patients with comorbid BPAD. Advanced non-invasive brain stimulation techniques like high definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) may target the symptoms of OCD while preventing a p...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Management of a rare case of advanced sleep phase disorder in a patient with persistent depressive disorder.
Authors: Kuppili PP, Nebhinani N, Gupta T, Suthar N PMID: 31100602 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Pharmacokinetics of mitragynine, a major analgesic alkaloid in kratom (Mitragyna speciosa): A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Rudimentary pharmacokinetics of mitragynine was described in this systematic review. However, the discovered studies provided scant information on the role of metabolism and redistribution into tissues nor the rate of excretion. PMID: 31100603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Clozapine-induced eosinopenia correlates with high drug serum levels: A case report.
Authors: Compagni C, Salvi V, Corulli M, Rosso R, Gramaglia C PMID: 31100604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Psychological autopsy study in Bangladesh: An unmet need to formulate preventive strategy of suicide.
Authors: Arafat SMY PMID: 31102914 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

An epidemiological survey of psychiatric disorders in Iran: Kermanshah.
CONCLUSION: This population based study gives prevalence rates for psychiatric disorders in Kermanshah for the first time. Results can be the basis for health care policy makers and further studies. PMID: 31096141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Anticholinergic induced mania-A case report.
Authors: Chandran N PMID: 31082623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

An octogenarian with Parkinson's disease psychosis that has responded favourably to low-dose sulpiride with facilitated motoric agility.
Authors: Naguy A, AlHumoud A PMID: 31082624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A cross-sectional survey of what patients find most therapeutic in perinatal mental healthcare in Singapore.
This study aims to investigate the extent to which patients deem each component of supportive counselling important to their treatment and recovery process. Sixty-six patients seen during their pregnancy or postnatal period for anxiety or depressive disorders were surveyed at the point of their discharge. Patients were asked to rate on a four-point scale the importance they attributed to each of thirteen components of supportive counselling practised by the perinatal mental health team at KKH. Patients were also asked to identify the three most important components in their treatment experience. The final two survey questi...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Validation study of Indonesian mother-infant bonding scale.
This study aimed to identify the validity and reliability of the MIBS-Indonesian (MIBS-I) version based on Japanese MIBS (MIBS-J) that could be used in general population and hospital setting. Design of the study was cross sectional and involving 150 mother-infant dyads recruited from Growth and Developmental Clinic dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital-Jakarta and Beji Volunteer-Staffed Integrated Health Service (Posyandu)-Depok/West Java. Infant was categorized as children from 0-36 months old. Mother with at least junior high-school background fulfilled MIBS-Indonesian version and also demographic data. SPSS version 2...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Acute psychosis associated with immunosuppressive agent use years after liver transplantation.
Authors: Joshi P, Rymowicz R, Kennedy CA, Schwartz MR PMID: 31085439 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Social cognitions in siblings of patients with schizophrenia: a comparison with patients with schizophrenia and healthy controls - a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: Social cognitive deficits can act as an important endophenotype for estimating the risk of schizophrenia in at risk siblings. Further, social cognitive deficits must be considered as important target for intervention among the at risk siblings to improve their outcome. PMID: 31078092 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A case of an unusual presentation of obsessive compulsive disorder in an adolescent.
We present the case of a 13 year old boy with an unusual presentation of OCD. He presented with irritability, aggression, poor sleep, reduced attention, hyperreligiosity, social withdrawal and disinhibition (i.e. inappropriately touching females) for 1 week and was found to have obsessional thoughts and impulses related to sex and the compulsion of seeking absolution from lord buddha. He was diagnosed as OCD after excluding organic causes, manic episode, acute psychotic episode, drug induced psychosis and sexual abuse. He initially responded to fluoxetine 20mg, olanzapine 2.5 and a short course of lorazepam. He was functio...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research