Homeless mentally ill people and COVID-19 pandemic: The two-way sword for LMICs.
Authors: Kar SK, Arafat SMY, Marthoenis M, Kabir R PMID: 32305034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Sentiment analysis of nationwide lockdown due to COVID 19 outbreak: Evidence from India.
Authors: Barkur G, Vibha, Kamath GB PMID: 32305035 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

COVID-19 in People with Mental Illness: Challenges and Vulnerabilities.
Authors: Kavoor AR PMID: 32298968 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Domestic violence among female psychiatric patients, Is it Common?
Authors: Sahraian A, Mofradnejad S, Mani A, Zarenezhad M, Mowla A PMID: 32298969 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

What can we do for people exposed to multiple traumatic events during the coronavirus pandemic?
Authors: Shi W, Hall BJ PMID: 32298970 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

COVID-19 and mental health: A review of the existing literature.
In conclusion, subsyndromal mental health problems are a common response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a need for more representative research from other affected countries, particularly in vulnerable populations. PMID: 32302935 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Multiple antipsychotics use in patients with schizophrenia: Why do we use it, what are the results from patient follow-ups?
In this study, the rates of antipsychotic polypharmacy, factors affecting combined drug use, the relationship between antipsychotic polypharmacy as it relates to duration of hospitalization and re-hospitalization, and treatment compliance were evaluated in schizophrenia patients. The study data was obtained between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 by examining the files of all patients who were hospitalized in Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine Hospital, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara Gulhane Training and Research Hospital psychiatric services. The inpatients' drug prescriptions at dis...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Vicarious trauma, social media and recovery in Hong Kong.
Authors: Turnbull M, Watson B, Jin Y, Lok B, Sanderson A PMID: 32302961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Dealing with Corona virus anxiety and OCD.
Authors: Kumar A, Somani A Abstract The world is reeling under the crisis caused by corona virus disease (COVID-19), print, electronic and social media are flooded with numerous advisories issued by governments and other national & international agencies. While all this is being done with best of intentions so as to contain the spread of this viral disease, this is causing a significant negative impact on mental health of people specially person of obsessive-compulsive disorder with fear of contamination and excessive washing of hands. PMID: 32302962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Coronaphobia and chronophobia - A psychiatric perspective.
Authors: Naguy A, Moodliar-Rensburg S, Alamiri B PMID: 32302963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

COVID 19: Impact of lock-down on mental health and tips to overcome.
Authors: Hiremath P, Suhas Kowshik CS, Manjunath M, Shettar M PMID: 32302964 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Remote consultations in the era of COVID-19 pandemic: Preliminary experience in a regional Australian public acute mental health care setting.
Authors: Kavoor AR, Chakravarthy K, John T Abstract In the wake of the recent pandemic of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), with confirmed cases having crossed 750,000, health systems across the world are getting overwhelmed; making it strenuous to maintain essential health services. Several changes were implemented in our acute mental health care service using a collaborative approach to maintain a balance between preventive measures to 'flatten the curve' and to provide care to those who were in need. Mode of service delivery was changed predominantly to tele-medicine, amongst others. It was found to be a wor...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Factors that influence psychiatric help-seeking behavior in Japanese university students.
Authors: Adachi H, Yamamura A, Nakamura-Taira N, Tanimukai H, Fujino R, Kudo T, Hirai K Abstract We investigated the periods from symptom onset to the first visit to the psychiatric consultation and the factors that influence psychiatric help-seeking behavior in university students. Students who first visited the psychiatric department of university health care center were the study participants. We surveyed the elicited information such as age, sex, period from symptom onset to the first visit, main symptoms, General Health Questionnaire GHQ-12, and perception of stigma associated with receiving a psychiatric cons...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Intranasal abuse of buprenorphine: A case report from India.
Authors: Jain S, Swami M PMID: 32294610 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Study of knowledge, attitude, anxiety & perceived mental healthcare need in Indian population during COVID-19 pandemic.
This study attempted to assess the knowledge, attitude, anxiety experience, and perceived mental healthcare need among adult Indian population during the COVID-19 pandemic. An online survey was conducted using a semi-structured questionnaire using a non-probability snowball sampling technique. A total of 662 responses were received. The responders had a moderate level of knowledge about the COVID-19 infection and adequate knowledge about its preventive aspects. The attitude towards COVID-19 showed peoples' willingness to follow government guidelines on quarantine and social distancing. The anxiety levels identified in the ...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Catatonia, bedridden status, choking, water intoxication, and suicide are involved in deaths of schizophrenia inpatients.
Authors: Funayama M, Koreki A, Takata T, Kurose S PMID: 32283511 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Mental health of medical workers in Pakistan during the pandemic COVID-19 outbreak.
Authors: Rana W, Mukhtar S, Mukhtar S PMID: 32283512 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Psychiatrist in post-COVID-19 era - Are we prepared?
Authors: Das N PMID: 32283513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Covid 2019 - role of faculty members to keep mental activeness of students.
COVID 2019 - ROLE OF FACULTY MEMBERS TO KEEP MENTAL ACTIVENESS OF STUDENTS. Asian J Psychiatr. 2020 Apr 09;51:102091 Authors: R V, K A PMID: 32289726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Cognitive biases operating behind the rejection of government safety advisories during COVID19 Pandemic.
Authors: Roy D, Sinha K PMID: 32289727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Issues relevant to mental health promotion in frontline health care providers managing quarantined/isolated COVID19 patients.
Authors: Mohindra R, R R, Suri V, Bhalla A, Singh SM PMID: 32289728 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Patients with chronic illness urgently need integrated physical and psychological care during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Authors: Kang C, Yang S, Yuan J, Xu L, Zhao X, Yang J PMID: 32289729 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Frequency, reasons, and factors associated with antipsychotic polypharmacy in Schizophrenia: A retrospective chart review in a tertiary hospital in India.
The objective of the study was to assess the frequency of polypharmacy, reasons for initiation and the factors associated with it. A retrospective chart review of case records of all the patients diagnosed with schizophrenia at the department of psychiatry from January 2011 to December 2018 was done. Frequency of antipsychotic polypharmacy, reasons influencing it and factors associated with polypharmacy were extracted using a proforma. Of 529 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, 232 patients (43.9 %) were receiving antipsychotic polypharmacy. Common reasons for polypharmacy included the usage of depot along with oral ant...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

First COVID-19 suicide case in Bangladesh due to fear of COVID-19 and xenophobia: Possible suicide prevention strategies.
Authors: Mamun MA, Griffiths MD PMID: 32278889 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A chaotic and stressed environment for 2019-nCoV suspected, infected and other people in India: Fear of mass destruction and causality.
Authors: Sharma S, Sharma M, Singh G PMID: 32278890 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Duloxetine, a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, may be a double-edged sword for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease.
Authors: Nagamine T PMID: 32272360 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

"The Joker" does the Oscars right, but gets it wrong!
"The Joker" does the Oscars right, but gets it wrong! Asian J Psychiatr. 2020 Mar 30;51:102039 Authors: Rai M, Banerjee D PMID: 32272380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Psychological distress of the 2019 super Typhoon Lekima among survivor-responders: A case study of Shanzao village, Yongjia County.
Authors: Pan A PMID: 32251852 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

COVID 2019 outbreak: The disappointment in Indian teachers.
Authors: Bhat R, Singh VK, Naik N, Kamath CR, Mulimani P, Kulkarni N PMID: 32251853 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Normative data for the 10/66 dementia research group neuropsychological test battery from Singapore's older adult population.
Authors: Cetty L, Peh CX, Abdin E, Vaingankar JA, Shahwan S, Picco L, Prince M, Chong SA, Subramaniam M Abstract Cognitive impairment in older adults is a major public concern for Singapore's aging population. The study aimed to (1) examine the effects of age, gender, and education on neuropsychological test performance, and (2) establish regression-based norms in the Singapore older adult (≥ 60 years) population. Data on neuropsychological test performance was extracted from the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly (WiSE) study (n = 2033). Participants who met criteria for dementia were excluded. The data includ...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Do children receiving mental health treatment understand the concept of self-stigma?
Authors: Jagannathan A, Kurhade C, Muniraju SR PMID: 32247878 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Comorbidities within mental illnesses in a multiethnic urban population.
In this study, we aimed to examine the prevalence, diagnostic patterns, common risk factors and functioning associated with comorbid mental illness among community residents in an urban population. Using data from Singapore Mental Health Study (SMHS) 2010 (n = 6616) and SMHS 2016 (n = 6126), we investigated the changes in the overall prevalence of comorbid mental illness and the diagnostic patterns of multiple affective disorders, affective disorder comorbid with substance misuse and multiple substance misuse. The most common diagnostic pair of comorbid affective disorder was major depressive disorder (MDD) and obsessive-c...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Associations between three microRNA gene polymorphisms and schizophrenia susceptibility in a Han Chinese population.
Authors: Yang M, Li Z, Jin M, Sun Y, He Y, Liu Y, Yu Q PMID: 32248084 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Screening for cognitive impairment among the elderly attending the noncommunicable diseases clinics in a rural area of Punjab, North India.
CONCLUSION: Older adults with non-communicable diseases have high prevalence of cognitive impairment. Physicians should make the patients and their family members aware about the association of non-communicable diseases with cognitive impairments and should encourage these persons to use remedial measures to reduce the risk of future development of dementia. PMID: 32248085 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Rethinking online mental health services in China during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Authors: Yao H, Chen JH, Xu YF PMID: 32247261 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

The COVID-19 outbreak: Crucial role the psychiatrists can play.
Authors: Banerjee D PMID: 32240958 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A study on binge eating behavior in urban adolescents.
CONCLUSION: There is an increasing trend of obesity and lifestyle disorders in adolescent population that can be linked to Binge eating behavior however, the role of binge eating in context of one of the potential cause of lifestyle disorders and obesity has not been studied in Indian adolescents despite the prevalence of Binge eating and overweight being high in this population, we need further larger studies to corroborate the findings of this study. PMID: 32229430 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Post-traumatic stress disorder and related factors in students whose school burned down: Cohort study.
Authors: Charnsil C, Narkpongphun A, Chailangkarn K Abstract AIMS: This research examines the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its related factors in students whose school burned down, one month and six months after the incident. METHODS: A total of 56 students from grades one through six were invited to participate in this study with permission from their parents. Subjects were screened for PTSD by using UCLA PTSD Reaction Index (DSM-5 Version) during three periods: 1, 6, and 12 months after the incident. Children diagnosed with PTSD were interviewed by a child and adolescent psychiatris...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Parenting with mental illness among patients presenting to a teaching hospital in Sri Lanka: Challenges and perceived care needs.
Authors: Rohanachandra YM, Amarabandu HGI, Rohanachandra LT Abstract Parenting with mental illness is associated with family conflicts, parenting difficulties, low parental confidence and increased mental health and behavioural problems in children. Family focused interventions improve child outcomes by about 40 %. However, such services are not available in Sri Lanka.A cross sectional descriptive study was carried out in the general adult psychiatry follow-up clinics in a Teaching Hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka to assess the needs of parents with mental illness. A specifically designed interviewer administered que...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - April 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Adolescent suicide in India: Significance of public health prevention plan.
Authors: Cherian AV, Lukose A, Rappai R, Vijaya Sagar KJ, Armstrong G PMID: 32203728 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - March 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Iranian mental health during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Authors: Zandifar A, Badrfam R PMID: 32163908 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - March 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Case management, care-coordination and casework in community mental health services.
Authors: Arya DK Abstract The key to the provision of appropriate care to consumers experiencing mental disorders is to ensure that resources are appropriate to their needs. A model that streams mental health clinicians into case management, care coordination and key work streams would be helpful for services to provide appropriate case management support to consumers enrolled in their program. PMID: 32151981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - March 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Lifetime psychopathological characteristics associated with comorbid obsessive-compulsive disorder in clinically stable patients with chronic schizophrenia.
This study also suggests that comorbidity of OCD in schizophrenia is associated with less impairment of thought process and cognitive function throughout the disease course. PMID: 32151982 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - March 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

A double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled study of cranial electrotherapy stimulation as an add-on treatment for tic disorders in children and adolescents.
CONCLUSION: Four-week's treatment of CES for children and adolescents with TD is effective and safe, but the improvement for tic severity may be related to placebo effect. PMID: 32145674 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - March 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

What triad of errors committed by psychiatrists would better be addressed in the future?
Authors: Bou Khalil R PMID: 32145690 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - March 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein predicts symptom response to cognitive behavioral therapy among individuals with first-episode psychosis.
Authors: Pine JG, Moe AM, Maple AM, Gallitano AL, Breitborde NJK PMID: 32145691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - March 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Telepsychiatric aftercare for continuity of care.
Authors: Menon V, Andrade C PMID: 32145692 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - March 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Effects of abstinence of alcohol on neurocognitive functioning in patients with alcohol dependence syndrome.
This study was conducted with the aim to observe the effects of abstinence on neurocognition. METHODS: The current study was an observational, single group with longitudinal design exploring the effect of abstinence on neuropsychological functioning and further exploring correlation of clinical factors with neuropsychological functioning in patients with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome (ADS). Sixty consecutive male patients of ADS meeting inclusion and exclusion criteria were inducted. Neurocognitive tests were applied at baseline, one month and three months of abstinence. RESULTS: All neurocognitive functions showed s...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - March 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor blood levels after electroconvulsive therapy in patients with major depressive disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors: Luan S, Zhou B, Wu Q, Wan H, Li H Abstract Some evidence pointed out that Electro-Convulsive Treatment (ECT) could increase the level of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in depressive patients. However, there are some disagreements. The purpose of the study is through a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate BDNF levels after ECT in patients with Major depressive disorder. Two independent researchers searched of published articles in the databases of Cochrane Library, PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE and WanFang Data, from January 1990 to March 2019. The following key words were used: "depress...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - March 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Depression and suicidal behaviors among Bangladeshi mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A comparative study.
Authors: Jahan S, Araf K, Griffiths MD, Gozal D, Mamun MA PMID: 32146143 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - March 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research