Mental Health Matters: Celebrating 1 < sup > st < /sup > Foundation Day of Indian Psychiatric Society
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):1-4. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_63_21. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083814 | PMC:PMC8106418 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_63_21 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Savita Malhotra Koushik Sinha Deb Pronob Kumar Dalal Source Type: research

Qualitative research methods in psychiatry in India: Landscaping the terrain
CONCLUSIONS: To catalyze the use of qualitative research in Indian psychiatry, continuing medical education programs through workshops or webinar mode need to be imparted. These trainings should aim at building skills on qualitative study design, data collection, analysis, and writing.PMID:34083815 | PMC:PMC8106435 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_665_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pranab Mahapatra Krushna Chandra Sahoo Pritam Jitendriya Mousumi Samal Sanghamitra Pati Source Type: research

Development and validation of Vellore Inventory of Life Skills among people with severe mental illness
CONCLUSION: Preliminary data suggest that the VILS is clinically useful for the Indian population.PMID:34083816 | PMC:PMC8106431 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_872_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Meghana C Chandran Febin Saji Reema Samuel K S Jacob Source Type: research

Does academic streams influence alcohol use in colleges?
CONCLUSION: The prevalence and psychosocial correlates of alcohol use vary among students pursuing various academic streams. This finding has public health importance as the incorporation of course level characteristics in intervention programs will improve effectiveness.PMID:34083817 | PMC:PMC8106426 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_976_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Priya G Menon Abel Thamby K P Jayaprakashan Anjana Rani B Sivasankaran Nair K Thennarasu T S Jaisoorya Source Type: research

Addiction-like behavior associated with social media usage in undergraduate students of a government medical college in Delhi, India
CONCLUSION: The SMAQ has acceptable psychometric properties, with higher scores associated with sleep deprivation. A majority of students were unable to reduce their time spent on social media despite wanting to do so, signifying the presence of tolerance and impaired control.PMID:34083818 | PMC:PMC8106423 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_153_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Saurav Basu Ragini Sharma Pragya Sharma Nandini Sharma Source Type: research

Factors associated with dropout from treatment: An exploratory study
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that dropout from treatment can be avoided by addressing issues of negative attitude toward medications, improving satisfaction with the treatment contact and enhancing therapeutic alliance.PMID:34083819 | PMC:PMC8106432 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_87_19 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sandeep Grover Sridhar Mallnaik Subho Chakrabarti Aseem Mehra Source Type: research

Adverse effects and short-term developmental outcomes of infants exposed to atypical antipsychotics during breastfeeding
CONCLUSIONS: The acute adverse effects of atypical antipsychotics such as sedation and constipation in the infant through breast milk were seen in less than a fourth of the sample. Developmental delay was noted in a proportion of infants; however, this may be due to other risk factors.PMID:34083820 | PMC:PMC8106424 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_45_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Santosh Kumar Sinha M Thomas Kishore Harish Thippeswamy John Vijay Sagar Kommu Prabha S Chandra Source Type: research

Parenting skills of patients with chronic schizophrenia
CONCLUSION: The present study suggests that patients with schizophrenia have deficits in parenting and there is a need to improve the parenting skills of the patients with schizophrenia.PMID:34083821 | PMC:PMC8106422 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_107_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anjumoni Rabha Susanta Kumar Padhy Sandeep Grover Source Type: research

Memory changes following adjuvant temporo-parietal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in schizophrenia
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):66-69. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_532_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: The use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in schizophrenia has shown improvement as well as deficits in memory. Though most studies had focused on dorsolateral prefrontal cortex only, but impact of rTMS on cognitive functions remain inconclusive. The need of the study is to assess the impact of rTMS on memory in schizophrenia.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty right-handed male patients with schizophrenia were included by purposive sampling and rated on Positive and Negative Sy...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Preeti Gupta Anamika Sahu Surjit Prasad Vinod Kumar Sinha Ajay Kumar Bakhla Source Type: research

Dissociative experiences and health anxiety in panic disorder
CONCLUSION: Health anxiety and dissociative experiences, especially depersonalization-derealization, are commonly encountered in panic disorder and should be actively explored to understand how they influence psychopathology and treatment outcome.PMID:34083823 | PMC:PMC8106434 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_896_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sujoy Ray Rajashree Ray Neha Singh Imon Paul Source Type: research

Validation of revised reading the mind in the eyes test in the Indian (Bengali) population: A preliminary study
This study aims to assess the acceptability, reliability, and validity of the Bengali version of the RMET-R.MATERIALS AND METHODS: We administered the RMET-R to 23 patients with chronic schizophrenia (SCZ), 22 patients with bipolar disorder, and 104 healthy controls (HCs) to evaluate the reliability and validity of the instrument in the Indian (Bengali) population.RESULTS: We obtained moderate internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.6) and test-retest reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient = 0.64, P
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Madhushree Chakrabarty Gargi Dasgupta Rudraprasad Acharya Seshadri Sekhar Chatterjee Prathama Guha Matthew K Belmonte Kaberi Bhattacharya Source Type: research

Sociodemographic and clinical profile of drug treatment seekers attending the State Psychiatric Hospital and Drug De-addiction Center at Agartala, Tripura
CONCLUSIONS: Results of the current study will definitely encourage further large-scale community-level studies to assess the prevalence of substance abuse in the state as well as in drug policymaking.PMID:34083825 | PMC:PMC8106427 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_100_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Udayan Majumder Joysree Das Swapan Chandra Barman Jyotirmoy Ghosh Bimal Krishna Bhowmic Source Type: research

Lunatic asylums: A business of profit during the colonial empire in India
This article explores some of the obscure facts of British colonial rule in regards to mental health.PMID:34083826 | PMC:PMC8106421 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_589_19 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: R C Jiloha Source Type: research

Gandhian thought and mental health - A critique
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):88-90. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_23_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.ABSTRACTThe entire gamut of psychiatric literature heavily references notions derived from western impressions. For many concepts, however, one need not go that far. The roots for various concepts, when examined closely, can be found in Gandhian thought and philosophy. Apart from his precious kernels in the fields of diet, sanitation and exercise; there are concepts in psychology, mental well-being and psychotherapy which seem like allusions to Gandhian principles. Nevertheless, to state that all his ideas hold ...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Smriti Mahajan Suman Mahajan Source Type: research

School mental health program in India: Need to shift from a piecemeal approach to a long-term comprehensive approach with strong intersectoral coordination
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):91-96. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_204_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.ABSTRACTSchool mental health program (SMHP) has been recognized worldwide as key to improve the mental health and wellbeing of school going children. Unfortunately, in India, SMHP is badly neglected. There is no comprehensive SMHP that covers all school children (from rural and urban areas) across the country. A few sporadic activities that occur are praiseworthy; however, they lack a long-term approach. Major reasons for such neglect of SMHP in India could be lack of a steering body, poor intersectoral coordin...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Devvarta Kumar Source Type: research

Telemedicine practice guidelines of India, 2020: Implications and challenges
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):97-101. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_476_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.ABSTRACTTelemedicine Guidelines of India, 2020 promises to pave a road map for regularization and diversification of teleconsultation services across the country. This guideline is the need of the hour, especially during the current coronavirus disease pandemic. All modes of communications (text, audio, video, etc.) between the service provider and user are included in the broad rubric of the guidelines. Scope, inclusions, exclusions, and restrictions are clearly specified in the guideline. Medications are gro...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Damodharan Dinakaran Narayana Manjunatha Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar Suresh Bada Math Source Type: research

Video consultations from tele aftercare clinic: An early experience from an Indian geriatric psychiatry service
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):102-103. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_719_19. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083830 | PMC:PMC8106428 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_719_19 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shiva Shanker Reddy Mukku Narayana Manjunatha Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar Palanimuthu T Sivakumar Suresh Bada Math Source Type: research

Ganser syndrome: Intricacy in diagnosis and management
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):103-104. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_35_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083831 | PMC:PMC8106429 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_35_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ajeet Sidana Sumeesha Jaswal Source Type: research

Craniopharyngioma mimicking bipolar disorder with rapidly progressive functional decline
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):104-106. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_722_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083832 | PMC:PMC8106437 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_722_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chian-Feng Huang Chen-Yu Kuo Shin-Chiao Tien Source Type: research

Sociocultural barriers in management of gender dysphoria: A case report
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):106-107. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_143_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083833 | PMC:PMC8106415 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_143_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Milan Nathvani Vijay Kumar Saini Pratibha Gehlawat Source Type: research

Disulfiram-induced seizure in a patient with alcohol dependence syndrome
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):107-109. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_149_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083834 | PMC:PMC8106419 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_149_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Manoj Kumar Sahoo Harshita Biswas Source Type: research

Miller Fischer syndrome? A harbinger of obsessive compulsive disorder - A case report
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):109-110. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_62_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083835 | PMC:PMC8106436 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_62_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: P Liji Keya Das Source Type: research

Chronic subdural hematoma presenting as reversible Parkinson-like symptoms and bladder and bowel dysfunction in a patient with schizophrenia
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):110-112. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_209_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083836 | PMC:PMC8106420 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_209_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Esira Sampath Wijamunige Vajira Indika Dharmawardene Source Type: research

Susceptibility of clinically depressed patients to COVID-19: Is there a link?
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):112-113. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_850_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083837 | PMC:PMC8106438 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_850_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Abhishek Das Ankit Halder Rajendra S Patil Devavrat G Harshe Source Type: research

Medical school stressors - What about the health of our students?
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):113-114. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_501_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083838 | PMC:PMC8106417 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_501_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Reem Salman Neha Sadik Source Type: research

Angioedema in a patient with COVID-19 who received depot olanzapine pamoate: Diagnostic dilemma posed
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):115-116. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_713_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083839 | PMC:PMC8106425 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_713_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rajeev Ranjan Santanu Nath Chayan Kanti Manna Gabby Sethi Pankaj Kumar Source Type: research

An adolescent with anorexia nervosa presenting with catatonia
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):116-117. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_73_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083840 | PMC:PMC8106439 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_73_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ram Kumar Solanki Shashi Kant Khanna Gunjan Solanki Kuldeep Singh Yadav Rishika Agarwal Manish Kumar Goyal Source Type: research

Mental Health Matters: Celebrating 1 < sup > st < /sup > Foundation Day of Indian Psychiatric Society
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):1-4. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_63_21. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083814 | PMC:PMC8106418 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_63_21 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Savita Malhotra Koushik Sinha Deb Pronob Kumar Dalal Source Type: research

Qualitative research methods in psychiatry in India: Landscaping the terrain
CONCLUSIONS: To catalyze the use of qualitative research in Indian psychiatry, continuing medical education programs through workshops or webinar mode need to be imparted. These trainings should aim at building skills on qualitative study design, data collection, analysis, and writing.PMID:34083815 | PMC:PMC8106435 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_665_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pranab Mahapatra Krushna Chandra Sahoo Pritam Jitendriya Mousumi Samal Sanghamitra Pati Source Type: research

Development and validation of Vellore Inventory of Life Skills among people with severe mental illness
CONCLUSION: Preliminary data suggest that the VILS is clinically useful for the Indian population.PMID:34083816 | PMC:PMC8106431 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_872_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Meghana C Chandran Febin Saji Reema Samuel K S Jacob Source Type: research

Does academic streams influence alcohol use in colleges?
CONCLUSION: The prevalence and psychosocial correlates of alcohol use vary among students pursuing various academic streams. This finding has public health importance as the incorporation of course level characteristics in intervention programs will improve effectiveness.PMID:34083817 | PMC:PMC8106426 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_976_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Priya G Menon Abel Thamby K P Jayaprakashan Anjana Rani B Sivasankaran Nair K Thennarasu T S Jaisoorya Source Type: research

Addiction-like behavior associated with social media usage in undergraduate students of a government medical college in Delhi, India
CONCLUSION: The SMAQ has acceptable psychometric properties, with higher scores associated with sleep deprivation. A majority of students were unable to reduce their time spent on social media despite wanting to do so, signifying the presence of tolerance and impaired control.PMID:34083818 | PMC:PMC8106423 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_153_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Saurav Basu Ragini Sharma Pragya Sharma Nandini Sharma Source Type: research

Factors associated with dropout from treatment: An exploratory study
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that dropout from treatment can be avoided by addressing issues of negative attitude toward medications, improving satisfaction with the treatment contact and enhancing therapeutic alliance.PMID:34083819 | PMC:PMC8106432 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_87_19 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sandeep Grover Sridhar Mallnaik Subho Chakrabarti Aseem Mehra Source Type: research

Adverse effects and short-term developmental outcomes of infants exposed to atypical antipsychotics during breastfeeding
CONCLUSIONS: The acute adverse effects of atypical antipsychotics such as sedation and constipation in the infant through breast milk were seen in less than a fourth of the sample. Developmental delay was noted in a proportion of infants; however, this may be due to other risk factors.PMID:34083820 | PMC:PMC8106424 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_45_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Santosh Kumar Sinha M Thomas Kishore Harish Thippeswamy John Vijay Sagar Kommu Prabha S Chandra Source Type: research

Parenting skills of patients with chronic schizophrenia
CONCLUSION: The present study suggests that patients with schizophrenia have deficits in parenting and there is a need to improve the parenting skills of the patients with schizophrenia.PMID:34083821 | PMC:PMC8106422 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_107_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anjumoni Rabha Susanta Kumar Padhy Sandeep Grover Source Type: research

Memory changes following adjuvant temporo-parietal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in schizophrenia
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):66-69. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_532_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: The use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in schizophrenia has shown improvement as well as deficits in memory. Though most studies had focused on dorsolateral prefrontal cortex only, but impact of rTMS on cognitive functions remain inconclusive. The need of the study is to assess the impact of rTMS on memory in schizophrenia.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty right-handed male patients with schizophrenia were included by purposive sampling and rated on Positive and Negative Sy...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Preeti Gupta Anamika Sahu Surjit Prasad Vinod Kumar Sinha Ajay Kumar Bakhla Source Type: research

Dissociative experiences and health anxiety in panic disorder
CONCLUSION: Health anxiety and dissociative experiences, especially depersonalization-derealization, are commonly encountered in panic disorder and should be actively explored to understand how they influence psychopathology and treatment outcome.PMID:34083823 | PMC:PMC8106434 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_896_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sujoy Ray Rajashree Ray Neha Singh Imon Paul Source Type: research

Validation of revised reading the mind in the eyes test in the Indian (Bengali) population: A preliminary study
This study aims to assess the acceptability, reliability, and validity of the Bengali version of the RMET-R.MATERIALS AND METHODS: We administered the RMET-R to 23 patients with chronic schizophrenia (SCZ), 22 patients with bipolar disorder, and 104 healthy controls (HCs) to evaluate the reliability and validity of the instrument in the Indian (Bengali) population.RESULTS: We obtained moderate internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.6) and test-retest reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient = 0.64, P
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Madhushree Chakrabarty Gargi Dasgupta Rudraprasad Acharya Seshadri Sekhar Chatterjee Prathama Guha Matthew K Belmonte Kaberi Bhattacharya Source Type: research

Sociodemographic and clinical profile of drug treatment seekers attending the State Psychiatric Hospital and Drug De-addiction Center at Agartala, Tripura
CONCLUSIONS: Results of the current study will definitely encourage further large-scale community-level studies to assess the prevalence of substance abuse in the state as well as in drug policymaking.PMID:34083825 | PMC:PMC8106427 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_100_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Udayan Majumder Joysree Das Swapan Chandra Barman Jyotirmoy Ghosh Bimal Krishna Bhowmic Source Type: research

Lunatic asylums: A business of profit during the colonial empire in India
This article explores some of the obscure facts of British colonial rule in regards to mental health.PMID:34083826 | PMC:PMC8106421 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_589_19 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: R C Jiloha Source Type: research

Gandhian thought and mental health - A critique
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):88-90. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_23_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.ABSTRACTThe entire gamut of psychiatric literature heavily references notions derived from western impressions. For many concepts, however, one need not go that far. The roots for various concepts, when examined closely, can be found in Gandhian thought and philosophy. Apart from his precious kernels in the fields of diet, sanitation and exercise; there are concepts in psychology, mental well-being and psychotherapy which seem like allusions to Gandhian principles. Nevertheless, to state that all his ideas hold ...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Smriti Mahajan Suman Mahajan Source Type: research

School mental health program in India: Need to shift from a piecemeal approach to a long-term comprehensive approach with strong intersectoral coordination
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):91-96. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_204_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.ABSTRACTSchool mental health program (SMHP) has been recognized worldwide as key to improve the mental health and wellbeing of school going children. Unfortunately, in India, SMHP is badly neglected. There is no comprehensive SMHP that covers all school children (from rural and urban areas) across the country. A few sporadic activities that occur are praiseworthy; however, they lack a long-term approach. Major reasons for such neglect of SMHP in India could be lack of a steering body, poor intersectoral coordin...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Devvarta Kumar Source Type: research

Telemedicine practice guidelines of India, 2020: Implications and challenges
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):97-101. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_476_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.ABSTRACTTelemedicine Guidelines of India, 2020 promises to pave a road map for regularization and diversification of teleconsultation services across the country. This guideline is the need of the hour, especially during the current coronavirus disease pandemic. All modes of communications (text, audio, video, etc.) between the service provider and user are included in the broad rubric of the guidelines. Scope, inclusions, exclusions, and restrictions are clearly specified in the guideline. Medications are gro...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Damodharan Dinakaran Narayana Manjunatha Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar Suresh Bada Math Source Type: research

Video consultations from tele aftercare clinic: An early experience from an Indian geriatric psychiatry service
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):102-103. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_719_19. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083830 | PMC:PMC8106428 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_719_19 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shiva Shanker Reddy Mukku Narayana Manjunatha Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar Palanimuthu T Sivakumar Suresh Bada Math Source Type: research

Ganser syndrome: Intricacy in diagnosis and management
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):103-104. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_35_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083831 | PMC:PMC8106429 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_35_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ajeet Sidana Sumeesha Jaswal Source Type: research

Craniopharyngioma mimicking bipolar disorder with rapidly progressive functional decline
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):104-106. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_722_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083832 | PMC:PMC8106437 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_722_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chian-Feng Huang Chen-Yu Kuo Shin-Chiao Tien Source Type: research

Sociocultural barriers in management of gender dysphoria: A case report
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):106-107. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_143_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083833 | PMC:PMC8106415 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_143_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Milan Nathvani Vijay Kumar Saini Pratibha Gehlawat Source Type: research

Disulfiram-induced seizure in a patient with alcohol dependence syndrome
Indian J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;63(1):107-109. doi: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_149_20. Epub 2021 Feb 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34083834 | PMC:PMC8106419 | DOI:10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_149_20 (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 4, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Manoj Kumar Sahoo Harshita Biswas Source Type: research

Miller Fischer syndrome? A harbinger of obsessive compulsive disorder - A case report
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