1. Generic medicines in the Indian scenario – What are we expecting?
Author : Phani Prasant Mulakaluri
Page No : 1-3
DOI : 10.18231/2455-8559.2017.0001
2. The ‘old’ new growing concern - still talking about (waterpipe) tobacco smoking
Author : Joao Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia, Antonio Ventriglio, Dinesh Bhugra
Page No : 4-6
DOI : 10.18231/ 2455-8559.2017.0002
3. Balance of clinical commitments and learning at the work place - Theoretical concepts and challenges
Author : Farooq Khan, Maria Khan
Page No : 7-11
DOI : 10.18231/ 2455-8559.2017.0003
4. The endocannabinoid system and its role in schizophrenia: a narrative review
Author : Shivananda Palanisamy, Paul Brown, Ajay Verma Macharouthu
Page No : 12-17
DOI : 10.18231/ 2455-8559.2017.0004
Aim: To provide an overview of the currently understood structure and function of the endocannabinoid system and the putative relationships of endocannabinoid system dysfunction and schizophrenia. To delineate potential novel targets in the endocannabinoid system for therapeutic modulation.
Methods Design: Narrat...
5. Awareness and Attitude towards Law pertaining to Suicide in Suicide attempters’ and their Families in Rural South-India
Author : Keya Das, Ravi S. Kumar
Page No : 18-22
DOI : 10.18231/ 2455-8559.2017.0005
Introduction: An attempt to commit suicide has been decriminalised in several countries. However, India remains on the brink of the act of suicide being decriminalised as the new Health Care Bill may soon be realised. As there is no clear evidence as to how helpful the law remains in changing the scenario, we undertook this study with the a...
6. A study of attitude towards suicide prevention among non-mental health care providers
Author : Hemendra Singh, Megha N Shalavadi, Murali Thyloth
Page No : 23-27
DOI : 10.18231/ 2455-8559.2017.0006
Introduction: Increase in suicide rate is a major concern. Most suicide attempters approach health professionals for treatment. A negative attitude of these professionals toward these patients can be a major barrier for management. This study aims at assessing the attitude of non-mental health care providers towards suicide prevention. Materials...
7. Attitude towards illness and behavioral problems among HIV/AIDS orphaned children and other chronically ill children – A comparative study
Author : Syed Altaf Hussain
Page No : 28-32
DOI : 10.18231/ 2455-8559.2017.0007
Objective: To find out the attitude towards illness and behavioral problems among orphaned children suffering from HIV/AIDS and other chronically ill children – A comparative study.
Materials and Methods: The current study is on 110 orphans suffering from HIV in the age group of 8-15 years was conducted at various centers ...
8. Study of psychiatric morbidity in cancer patients- in teaching hospital
Author : Rene de Souza, Syed Mateen
Page No : 33-37
DOI : 10.18231/ 2455-8559.2017.0008
Introduction: Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. Co morbidity of cancer and psychiatric disorders can be as a result of the disease itself or due to associated problems.
Aim: To know the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in patients suffering from cancer and its relation to the awareness of cancer.
Materials and Method...
9. Effectiveness of emotional competence skills programme for adolescents: Results of a pilot study from India
Author : Lavanya Tumkur Prasanna, Manjula M, John Vijay Sagar, Mariamma Philip
Page No : 38-45
DOI : 10.18231/ 2455-8559.2017.0009
Introduction: Emotional difficulties pose a greater threat to the overall well-being and quality of life of adolescents. Despite the need, a gap exists between research and implementation of school based promotive interventions for the same. The present pilot study, a part of another main study, was an endeavour to examine the effectiveness...
10. Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis presenting as an acute psychotic episode
Author : Kamelendranath Choudary Pamulapati, Philip Kumar Boyanapalli
Page No : 46-47
DOI : 10.18231/ 2455-8559.2017.0010
Anti-NMDA receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is a autoimmune disorder with prominent psychiatric symptoms. Patients usually present with acute behavioural change, psychosis, catatonic symptoms, memory deficits, seizures, dyskinesia, and autonomic instability.
We describe a 28 yrs old female patient who had previous 2 brief episodes of psychosi...
11. Where does the problem lie? Focus of evaluation in Marital Sex Therapy: A Case Report of Vaginismus
Author : Manjula V, Manjula M, Janardhana N
Page No : 48-50
DOI : 10.18231/ 2455-8559.2017.0011
Often a therapist treating sexual dysfunction in a couple with marital distress is faced with the dilemma of deciding what or whom to focus in therapy. With the increasing recognition of the need for an integrated systemic approach, therapist is expected to simultaneously address individual, couple and family systems. The challenge is eliciting,...
12. Psychosis associated with Left Temporal Meningioma: A clinical enigma
Author : Hemendra Singh, Mamta S. Chhabria, Murali Thyloth
Page No : 51-53
DOI : 10.18231/ 2455-8559.2017.0012
Introduction: Meningioma is a brain tumor, which is commonly seen during fifth decade. One fourth of these tumors manifests as clinical symptoms based on their location. However, presence of psychiatric symptoms as an initial manifestation of underlying tumor is not a common presentation.
Case Description: Here, we report a case...