1. The pharmacological challenges of the perinatal period
Author : Srilakshmi Pingali
Page No : 53-54
DOI : 10.18231/2455-8559.2018.0001
2. The mental health care act 2017: A critical review
Author : Sireesha Srinivas Rao
Page No : 55-56
DOI : 10.18231/2455-8559.2018.0002
3. Under reporting of child sexual abuse- The barriers guarding the silence
Author : Suhas Chandran, Smriti Bhargava, Kishor M
Page No : 57-60
DOI : 10.18231/2455-8559.2018.0003
Under-reporting of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) is rampant in India, despite which India has the highest number of CSA cases in the world, the ramifications of which are enormous. Other than the obvious reasons of stigma and fear of the perpetrator, multiple other factors come into play, such as attitudes and responses of guardians, which themselves...
4. Attitude towards suicide prevention among accredited social health activists (ASHAs): A study from rural part of Karnataka
Introduction: Suicide is an increasingly important public health issue. Considering the shortage of mental health professionals in India, there is a need to integrate grass root health professionals in efforts at suicide prevention. Successful suicide prevention depends on health professionals’ awareness about suicide...
5. Relationship between primary caregivers’ knowledge of schizophrenia and stigma faced by persons with schizophrenia
Introduction: Studies have found greater experiences of stigma among persons with schizophrenia than other mental disorders. Caregiver’s knowledge and perception of schizophrenia might affect the perceived stigma by the patients. However, this relationship between knowledge of schizophrenia among caregivers and stigma faced by the persons ...
6. Attitude towards generic drugs: A comparative study among clinicians and pharmacy professionals
Author : Sai Kiran Pasupula, Yalamanchili Sanjay, Chilukuri Raviteja
Page No : 72-76
DOI : 10.18231/2455-8559.2018.0006
Introduction: Generic medicines play a prominent role in pharmaco-economics by providing medicines at a much less price. Generic formulations usage is increasing as they provide the same therapeutic effect as branded medicines at a much more economical price. Attitude towards the usage of generic medicines plays a key role ...
7. A study on prevalence of post-partum depression and its associated risk factors
Introduction: Postnatal depression (PND) is a common psychiatric disorder and is considered a serious public health issue. It is diagnosed in about 50% of the women during first year after delivery. Objective: To assess the prevalence of PND and study the associated risk factors. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in government Obste...
8. A cross sectional study of socio-demographic factors, crime characteristics and psychiatric morbidity in violent offenders
Author : Anitha Rayirala, K. Sudha Rani, Divija Bunga, Umashankar
Page No : 83-86
DOI : 10.18231/2455-8559.2018.0008
Introduction: Homicide and attempt to murder are unique and serious violent offences. These serious offences have a huge impact on society. But there are a very few studies available in India to understand the psychiatric morbidity and the profile of these offenders. Hence the need for present study. Aim: To study the various socio-demographic f...
9. Psycho-social profile of school going children involved in any form of bullying
Introduction: Bullying is intentional, repeated negative behavior by one or more persons directed against a person who can’t defend him/herself. Over all prevalence of bullying in Indian schools in previous studies is 53%. Bullying is major problem in both adolescents and children. With advent of increased aggression and violence in school...
10. Knowledge and attitude of mental health professionals towards psychodrama as a psychotherapeutic tool
Aim: To understand the attitude and knowledge of mental health professionals towards psychodrama. Materials and Methods: Knowledge and attitude towards psychodrama was studied during a basic psychodrama workshop for 30 mental health professionals, which included psychiatrists, residents of psychiatry, psychologists, social workers and mental hea...
11. Quality of life and self-esteem in patients with psoriasis, vitiligo and healthy controls: A cross sectional study
Author : Devanshi Sharma, D M Mathur, Jitendra Jeenger, Manu Sharma, Kalpana Gupta
Page No : 96-102
DOI : 10.18231/2455-8559.2018.0011
Introduction: Psoriasis and vitiligo are among the most common chronic skin diseases, which have a negative impact on the psychosocial well-being. Patients may experience social rejection and stigmatization. So, the aim of this present study is to assess and compare the selfesteem and quality of life (QoL) in patients with vitiligo, psoriasis an...
12. Association of paediatric OCD with anti-thyroid antibodies and Hypovitaminosis D3 – A case report
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), can present with depression, anxiety, mania, acute psychosis, dementia, loss of cognitive function and other symptoms. Case reports with obsessions and compulsions in patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are few. 1 We present a case report of paediatric OCD with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Hypovitam...
13. Neuropsychiatric manifestations associated with systemic lupus erythematosus: A case report and selective review of literature
Author : Udayan Bhaumik, Hemendra Singh
Page No : 106-108
DOI : 10.18231/2455-8559.2018.0013
Introduction: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune condition affecting multiple organ systems including central nervous system. Its aetiology lies in abnormal antibody formation and complement activation. Neuropsychiatric manifestations are known to occur in patients with SLE, and vary from psychosis, depression, anxiety to cognit...
14. Viktor Emil Frankl
Author : Prathyusha Manchala
Page No : 109-111
DOI : 10.18231/2455-8559.2018.0014
Viktor Emil Frankl was an Austrian Neurologist and Psychiatrist. He worked from the frame work of existential therapy. During world war II, he was under Nazi captivity, it is this experience that shaped his work and development of Logotherapy. It is considered the “Third Viennese school of Psychotherapy” with Freud’s psychoanal...