The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on clinical symptoms in schizophrenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: tDCS was effective in improving positive symptoms, negative symptoms and auditory hallucination in schizophrenia. It therefore has potential as a safe and well-tolerated adjunctive intervention for schizophrenia. PMID: 32956993 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The mental health impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on college students in India.
Authors: Verma K PMID: 32956994 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Expression of concern: Chinese mental health burden during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: PMID: 32928691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The enormity of the challenges that inundated Psychiatric hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak: Perspectives from a Psychiatric hospital in Guangzhou, China.
Authors: Ye B, Yao F, Yang C PMID: 32932154 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The quality of online media reporting of celebrity suicide in India and its association with subsequent online suicide-related search behaviour among general population: An infodemiology study.
Authors: Ganesh R, Singh S, Mishra R, Sagar R Abstract The literature reports increased suicide rates among general population in the weeks following the celebrity suicide, known as the Werther effect. The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed guidelines for responsible media reporting of suicide. The present study aimed to assess the quality of online media reporting of a recent celebrity suicide in India and its impact on the online suicide related search behaviour of the population. A total of 200 online media reports about Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide published between 14th to 20th June 2020 were asse...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Risk factors for postpartum depression: An evidence-based systematic review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
CONCLUSION: Thirteen risk factors were identified, but five factors still controversial due to the insufficient of the evidence. What's more, skin-to-skin care and some nutrition related factors are protective factors against PPD. PMID: 32927309 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Validation of the Launay-Slade Hallucination Scale among Indian Healthy Adults.
This study investigated the psychometric properties and the factor structure of LSHS-E Hindi among healthy adults of Delhi. LSHS-E was translated from English to Hindi and then back to English. It was administered as a paper pencil questionnaire to 182 adults from the general population. Reliability of LSHS-E Hindi was measured using Cronbach's alpha and factor structure was established using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). It was tested against the Community Assessment of Psychic Experiences (CAPE-42) for convergent and divergent validity. Latent Class Analysis (LCA) was performed to identify subgroups with different ...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The role of psychiatrists in addressing COVID-19 conspiracy theories.
Authors: Andrade G PMID: 32927311 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Yoga for COVID-19 and natural disaster related mental health issues: Challenges and perspectives.
Authors: Ransing R, Pinto da Costa M, Adiukwu F, Grandinetti P, Schuh Teixeira AL, Kilic O, Soler-Vidal J, Ramalho R PMID: 32919152 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Homeless persons with mental illness during COVID-19.
Authors: Sharma M, Aggarwal S PMID: 32919153 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

An anxiety analysis of educators, students and parents facing the new normal era in education sector in indonesia.
Authors: Sujadi E, Fadhli M, Kamil D, Ridha Ds M, Sonafist Y, Meditamar MO, Ahmad B PMID: 32920491 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A randomized-controlled trial of blonanserin and olanzapine as adjunct to antipsychotics in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia and dopamine supersensitivity psychosis: The ROADS study.
We examined the efficacy and safety of blonanserin (BNS) and olanzapine (OLZ) as adjuncts to prior antipsychotic treatment in patients with schizophrenia and DSP in a 24-week, multicenter (17 sites), randomized, rater-blinded study with two parallel groups (BNS and OLZ add-on treatments) in patients with schizophrenia and DSP: the ROADS Study. The primary outcome was the change in the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) total score from baseline to week 24. Secondary outcomes were changes in the PANSS subscale scores, Clinical Global Impressions, and Extrapyramidal Symptom Rating Scale (ESRS), and changes in antip...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Fight COVID-19 depression with immunity booster: Curcumin for psychoneuroimmunomodulation.
Authors: Soni VK, Mehta A, Shukla D, Kumar S, Vishvakarma NK PMID: 32916441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Mental health of mental health professionals during COVID-19 pandemic: Who cares for it?
Authors: Kar SK, Singh A PMID: 32916442 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic violence in Bangladesh.
Authors: Sifat RI PMID: 32916443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Telepsychiatry during COVID-19 - A brief survey on attitudes of psychiatrists in India.
Authors: Das N PMID: 32911457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Assessment of Cannabis use among alcohol and opioid dependent subjects based on urinalysis-A retrospective review.
Authors: Jain R, Ghosh S PMID: 32911458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Training needs of psychiatry residents in handling Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in clinical situations-A survey.
Authors: Mathur P, Sharma LP, H Nanjundaswamy M, S Chandra P PMID: 32906057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Attention deficits in adults with Major depressive disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors: Wang X, Zhou H, Zhu X Abstract Attention deficits have been proven in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). However, a detailed characterization of attention deficits in MDD was unclear. The aim of current study was to explore the specific deficits of attention in different sub-domains of attention so as to produce an overall picture of contemporary research on this field. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published researches. PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and review of references were searched up to October 2019. Studies using at least one objective measurement to assess a...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Illness perceptions and health beliefs in persons with common mental disorders.
CONCLUSIONS: The study has implications for interventions that need to target beliefs about illness in order to maximize help-seeking and reduce treatment gap. PMID: 32891928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Tools to measure the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: What do we have in the platter?
Authors: Cortez PA, Joseph SJ, Das N, Bhandari SS, Shoib S PMID: 32891929 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Surges and dips of estrogen: A case of Catamenial epilepsy with post-hysterectomy psychosis.
Authors: Vengadavaradan A, Subramanian K PMID: 32891930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The urgency of mitigating the psychological impacts of COVID-19 lockdowns on parents of mentally disabled children.
Authors: Ghafoor A, Hussain KA, Sawal I PMID: 32891931 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Opioid agonist treatment during SARS-CoV2 & extended lockdown: Adaptations & challenges in the Indian context.
Opioid agonist treatment during SARS-CoV2 & extended lockdown: Adaptations & challenges in the Indian context. Asian J Psychiatr. 2020 Aug 27;53:102377 Authors: Ghosh A, Singh S, Dutta A PMID: 32889479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Incidence and risk factors for postictal delirium in patients after electroconvulsive therapy in China.
Authors: Li X, Cheng N, Deng Y, Du J, Zhang M, Guo Y, Hei Z PMID: 32890981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Smile, grimace or grin? Recalibrating psychiatrist-patient interaction in the era of face masks.
Authors: Padhy SK, Rina K, Sarkar S PMID: 32890982 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Mental health issues mediate social media use in rumors: Implication for media based mental health literacy.
Authors: Sharma MK, Anand N, Vishwakarma A, Sahu M, Thakur PC, Mondal I, Singh P, Sj A, N S, Biswas A, R A, John N, Tapatrikar A, Murthy KD PMID: 32871398 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Crossing barriers: Role of a tele-outreach program addressing psychosocial needs in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Ravindran S, P LN, Channaveerachari NK, Seshadri SP, Kasi S, Manikappa SK, Cherian AV, Palanimuthu T S, Sudhir P, Govindan R, P BR, Christopher AD, George S Abstract Novel Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID 19) pandemic has affected more than 2 million individuals and causing over 0.1 million deaths worldwide. In India, the pandemic has gained momentum in the last few weeks with over 10,000 cases and 400 deaths. In the absence of any pharmacological cure on the horizon, countries have resorted to the use of strict public health measures to curtail spread of further infection to fight the coronavirus. The pandem...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A comparison of psychological resilience and related factors in Chinese firstborn and only children.
The objective of this research is to compare psychological resilience in Chinese firstborn and only children and its relation to perceived parenting styles and child abuse. The results found that total psychological resilience score, and resilience subscales such as emotion control and goal focus mean scores of the firstborn child was significantly lower compared to the only child (Ps
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The autonomic features of somatization diagnoses: Somatic symptom disorder and persistent somatization.
Authors: Huang WL, Yang CCH, Kuo TBJ, Chen IM, Chen TT, Liao SC, Gau SS PMID: 32877855 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Mental health concerns in quarantined international air passengers during COVID-19 pandemic - An experiential account.
Authors: Ritish D, Dinakaran D, Chander R, Murugesan M, Ibrahim FA, Parthasarathy R, Pandey PK, Sharma MK, Pandian D, Manjunatha N, Reddi SK, Moirangthem S, Kumar CN, Suresh BM, Gangadhar BN PMID: 32877856 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Child and adolescent psychiatry telemedicine: A singaporean experience born in Covid-19.
Authors: Poon NY, Pat Fong S, Chen HY PMID: 32854070 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Broader trauma: Considerations for COVID-19 psychosocial interventions in Hong Kong.
Authors: Miu AS, Cheung CN, Tsang KKY, Chan BSB, Poon LT, Fung IC PMID: 32854071 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Psychological impact of the Pandemic COVID-19 Outbreak Among Medical Residents in Tunisia.
Authors: Fekih-Romdhane F, Snene H, Jebri A, Ben Rhouma M, Cheour M PMID: 32836066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Mental health issues mediate social media use in rumors: Implication for media based mental health literacy.
Authors: Sharma MK, Anand N, Vishwakarma A, Sahu M, Thakur PC, Mondal I, Singh P, Sj A, N S, Biswas A, R A, John N, Tapatrikar A, Murthy KD PMID: 32836067 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Examining the impact of lockdown (due to COVID-19) on Domestic Violence (DV): An evidences from India.
Authors: Das M, Das A, Mandal A PMID: 32801078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

FADS1 modulates metabolic syndrome in schizophrenia patients receiving olanzapine monotherapy.
In this study, we hypothesized that fatty acid desaturase-1 (FADS1) and fatty acid desaturase-2 (FADS2) may mediate metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients receiving olanzapine monotherapy. 216 schizophrenia patients were recruited. There is a significant difference between the patients with or without MetS in term of the expression of FADS1 mRNA (F = 4.58, P = 0.03), but not FADS2 mRNA (F = 1.29, P = 0.26). We observed a positive association between FADS1 mRNA and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (P = 0.04), and a negative association between FADS1 mR...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Mental health in India: Neglected component of wellbeing in COVID-19 era.
Authors: Goyal K, Sheoran S, Chauhan P, Chhikara K, Gupta P, Singh MP PMID: 32805625 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The prevalence and associated factors of depression during pre-, peri-, and post-menopausal period among the middle-aged women of Dhaka city.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence and associated factors of depression among the middle-aged women of the menopause transition in Dhaka. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 41 to 60 years older women in Dhaka city using a multistage cluster sampling technique and face to face interview. RESULT: In total 326 middle-aged women participated in the study, and among them, 30.4% had major depression. No statistically significant association was observed between menopause status and major depression. However, peri-(34.2%) and post-menopausal (33.3%) groups were more depressed compared to pr...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The overlooked minority: Mental health of International students worldwide under the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Authors: Chen JH, Li Y, Wu AMS, Tong KK PMID: 32795955 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Mutism as a component of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in patients with schizophrenia: A report of two cases.
Authors: Vani P, Nadella RK, Viswanath B, Jain S PMID: 32795956 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Gray matter volume abnormalities and clinical correlates in OCD with exclusive washing dimension.
CONCLUSION: Examining homogenous sub-groups of OCD patients may help us further our understanding of neurobiology of OCD. PMID: 32795957 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Integrating mental health in COVID-19 crisis: Staff mental health referral pathway.
Authors: Mansoor M, Najam S, Nadeem T, Allaudin S, Moochhala M, Asad N PMID: 32755818 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Prisoners with drug use disorders during covid-19 pandemic: Caught between a rock and a hard place.
Authors: Ghosh A PMID: 32758924 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

'Family centric rehabilitation' for persons with mental illness in India: Conceptual framework using evidence-based case studies'.
CONCLUSIONS: Family centric rehabilitation is an important culture specific concept that aims to provide optimal level of functioning of all family members and can contribute to the family achieving self-sustenance, a sense of autonomy and empowerment. PMID: 32758925 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Ethical issues when planning mental health services after the COVID-19 outbreak.
Authors: Maldonado-Castellanos I PMID: 32763523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in Huntington's disease (HD) with clozapine: A case report.
Authors: Sharma M, Aggarwal S, Ragavi N, Kumar M PMID: 32763524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Media on the frontline against mental health implications of COVID-19 in Pakistan.
Authors: Azim D, Nasim S, Kumar S, Hussain A, Jaipal M PMID: 32763525 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Variables as Diagnostic Differentiator of Dissociative Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and SRorschach variables as diagnostic differentiator of dissociative disorder, borderline personality disorder and schizophrenia.
Authors: Poddar S, Sanyal N, Das B, Mukherjee U PMID: 32763526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Iranian older adult's mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Authors: Peyman N, Olyani S PMID: 32777754 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - August 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research