1. Interns’ posting in psychiatry-A window of opportunity
Author : Srilakshmi Pingali
Page No : 1-2
The importance of psychiatry in the field of medical science cannot be over emphasized. According to the World Health Organization report in 2001 about 450 million people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder and one in four persons meet criteria for mental disorders at some point in their life. The global burden of disease due to n...
2. Plagiarism: Avoid it like the plague
Author : Venugopal Duddu
Page No : 3-5
3. Diabulimia - The phenomenology of an under recognised juxtaposition between diabetes and eating disorders
Author : Suhas Chandran, Prakrithi S N, Supriya Mathur, Kishor M
Page No : 6-10
Eating disorders are a major cause of physical and psychological morbidity. Young women and adolescents with diabetes, especially Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) are at a high risk for developing disordered eating behaviours (DEB) and eating disorders (EDs). A similar DEB that often goes unrecognized is “Diabulimia” i.e. de...
4. Scholastic backwardness among school students: Prevalence and correlates
Introduction: Scholastic achievement is a key factor for personal and professional growth. Scholastic Backwardness affects child's education, achievements, self esteem, employment and marriage prospects
Aim: To estimate the prevalence and identify the co-morbidities and correlates for scholastic backwardness among school chi...
5. A study to assess factors affecting drug-compliance in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
Author : Vivaswan Boorla, Sireesha Srinivasa
Page No : 16-21
Introduction: Non – compliance to medication in psychiatric disorders costs enormously to patients and health care system. In order to improve the drug compliance it is important to know the crucial factors responsible for poor drug compliance so that proper management strategies may be planned to improve the compliance.
6. The prevalence of Post Stroke Depression (PSD) & its relationship with post stroke disability and lesion localization
Author : Ankita V Patel, Prakash I Mehta, Kamlesh Patel, Sanjiv H. Prajapati
Page No : 22-28
Introduction: Depression is a common neuropsychiatric sequel of stroke. PSD (Post stroke depression) can be due to psychological reaction to clinical consequences of stroke like disability or can be consequences of specific brain lesion. PSD is associated with poor long term functional and rehabilitation outcome.
7. A comparative study of internalized stigma and its correlates among different psychiatric disorders in remission
Introduction: Stigma is the negative stereotyping and bias a person with mental illness is subjected to. Internalized stigma is a part of personal stigma and occurs by internalizing the public stigma. There are a number of reported consequences of internalized stigma that play a role in recovery and rehabilitation. The commonly reported conseque...
8. Attitudes towards psychiatry as a prospective career among medical interns
Author : Ivan Netto, Manjeet Santre, Smita Panse
Page No : 34-40
Introduction: In India there is a great shortage of psychiatrists unable to respond to the demands of providing good quality mental health care. More women worldwide are taking up psychiatry as a career. Medical interns are the future doctors on the threshold of making a choice regarding their post-graduation which will influence the future...
9. Psychiatric morbidity and quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus treated with insulin versus patients treated with oral hypoglycemic agents
Author : Dere Shubhangi S., Mittal Swati S., Ajinkya Shaunak A., Ghildiyal Rakesh P.
Page No : 41-45
Introduction: Chronic medical illness like diabetes mellitus is associated with significant psychiatric co-morbidity. Presence of psychopathology along with the mode of the treatment (insulin versus oral hypoglycaemic agents) can influence the quality of life in these patients. The aim of our study was to study prevalence of psychiatric mor...
10. Acute psychosis induced by topical cyclopentolate eye drops in a young child
Author : Akkineni Raveena, Suresh Daripelly
Page No : 48-49
Cyclopentolate is an anticholinergic drug, which is used as a cycloplegic in eye examinations for mydriasis.Though rare, if absorbed systematically, it is known to cause central anticholinergic syndrome. Children are especially prone to this due to their lower body weight. Central anticholinergic syndrome (CAS) is a clinical entity which shows c...
11. Abraham Maslow
Author : Ch. Prashanth
Page No : 50-52
Abraham Harold Maslow is a psychologist who worked on humanistic psychology. He created the hierarchy of needs in five layers namely physiological needs, safety and security, love and belonging, esteem needs and finally self-actualization. He also described Meta needs and Meta pathologies. Towards the end of his life he showed interest in transp...
12. Ketamine abreaction in dissociative amnesia: A case report
Author : Chilukuri Raviteja, Chilukuri Harihar
Page No : 46-47
Drug facilitated abreaction has been in use for the treatment of Dissociative disorders for many years now. The successful use of ketamine as an abreactant was reported in the 1980s. Not much literature is available on this effective and safe technique. In this case report, we present the case of a fifteen year old boy who presented with dissoci...