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...
2. 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...
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. The pharmacological challenges of the perinatal period
Author : Srilakshmi Pingali
Page No : 53-54
DOI : 10.18231/2455-8559.2018.0001
5. 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 ...
6. 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 ...
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. IS THIS A NEW JOURNAL?
Author : Rajshekhar Bipeta
Page No : 5-6
In this editorial, I give a background and history of Telangana Journal of Psychiatry, the challenges it faces, and provide suggestions to improve its standards.