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Asian Journal of Psychiatry

Sujita Kumar Kar, Eesha Sharma, Vivek Agarwal, Shivendra Kumar Singh, Pronob Kumar Dalal, Amit Singh, Gururaj Gopalkrishna, Girish N Rao
AIM: To estimate the prevalence and distribution of psychiatric morbidity, and study pattern of help-seeking in a community representative sample from the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. METHOD: A multi-stage, stratified, random cluster sampling was used. The survey was conducted on 3508 adults during 2015-16 using M.I.N.I 6.0.0, modified Fagerström Nicotine Dependence Scale for all forms of tobacco, questionnaires for epilepsy and intellectual disability...
October 30, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Ajita S Nayak, Hrishikesh B Nachane
Out of the various risk factors for postpartum depression, use of pharmacotherapy during pregnancy is the most poorly understood. The present study aimed to establish risk of postpartum depression and suicidal ideations with antenatal use of alpha methyldopa. Out of the 100 postpartum women assessed, 77.78% of the women who were prescribed alpha methyldopa had significant postpartum depression. There was statistically significant risk of postpartum depression associated with alpha methyldopa (p = 0.026, OR = 6...
October 29, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Azhar Zahir Izuan, Shah Shamsul Azhar, Mooi Koon Susan Tan, Syed Abdul Rahim Syed-Sharizman
BACKGROUND: Mental health problems are affecting more children and adolescents worldwide. Individual, family and school factors are often linked with mental health problems among adolescents. AIM: To determine the neighbourhood factors influencing the prevalence of abnormal mental health status among adolescents in an urban population. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted among adolescents aged 13, 14 and 16 years old from thirteen secondary schools in Kuala Lumpur using validated questionnaires...
October 28, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Sreelakshmi Thankappan, Somdatta Sen, Sarada Subramanian, Preeti Sinha, Meera Purushottam, Srikala Bharath
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October 28, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Gurjit Kaur, Bir Singh Chavan, Deepti Gupta, Vikas Sinhmar, Rajendra Prasad, Adarsh Tripathi, P D Garg, Rajiv Gupta, Hitesh Khurana, Shiv Gautam, Mushtaq Ahmed Margoob, Jitender Aneja
The aim of this study was to investigate whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in DRD2 and 5-HT2 receptor genes are associated with schizophrenia in North Indian population. Four hundred forty-three patients who met ICD10-DCR criteria for schizophrenia were enrolled from six participating centers along with 443 genetically related healthy subjects and 150 genetically unrelated healthy participants. A total of 7 gene polymorphisms from DRD2 (rs1800497, rs1079597, rs1800498, rs1801028) and 5-HT2 A (rs6313, rs6311, rs6305) were genotyped for their association with schizophrenia...
October 26, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Rashmin Achalia, Dnyanda Korhale, Yogesh Lakkas, Urvakhsh Meherwan Mehta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 24, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Venkata Lakshmi Narasimha, Diptadhi Mukherjee, Lekhansh Shukla, Vivek Benegal, Pratima Murthy
Pattern of alcohol use and its related complications is determined by multiple factors. We studied the effects of sudden ban of alcohol during elections in a state of India. We found that unexpected election bans could lead to severe complications in alcohol dependent individuals. Impact of sudden policy changes needs to be thought prior to implementation.
October 23, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Tara Ballav Adhikari, Anupa Rijal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 23, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Vandana Choudhary, Vinod Kumar Sinha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 15, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Rohit Verma, Nand Kumar, Ananya Mahapatra, Bigya Shah
Management of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) remains a challenge, particularly in individuals having co-existing psychotic symptoms. Even in patients with schizophrenia having a fair to good response in psychotic symptoms, these obsessive-compulsive symptoms defy response to antipsychotic and anti-obsessive pharmaco-therapeutic approach to a great extent. Recently developed neuromodulation techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can serve a viable and effective approach to manage such cases...
October 11, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Shinivasa Bhat U, Anekal C Amaresha, Prabhath Kodancha, Soyuz John, Shishir Kumar, Agneita Aiman, Praveen A Jain, Anish V Cherian
BACKGROUND: Common Mental Disorders (CMDs) are frequent among adolescents and early adults. National Mental Health Survey of India 2015-2016 shows alarming results, especially for depression. This study explored the prevalence of psychological distress among college students. Additionally, the relationship between gender, living arrangement with psychological distress in various educational streams were explored. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Through a cross-sectional community-based survey a total of 4839 college going students of various educational streams in Mangalore, Karnataka were assessed for psychological distress with Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20)...
October 9, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Ujjwal Sharma, Braj Bhushan
Broad Autism Phenotype (BAP) refers to the characteristics and behaviour patterns similar to the defining features of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) which are sub-threshold but still qualitatively similar to ASD. Broad Autism Phenotype Questionnaire (BAPQ) has been established to be reliable tool for assessing BAP which has been translated in different languages. In this article, we describe adaptation and standardization of BAPQ in Hindi, a widely spoken language in India. The questionnaire was translated into Hindi adhering to the International Test Commission Guidelines...
October 9, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Prashant Tibrewal, Tracy Ng, Tarun Bastiampillai, Rohan Dhillon, Dong Hoon Koh, Sandip Kulkarni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 9, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Subin Park, Yeeun Lee, Eun-Sun Lee, Chul Eung Kim
INTRODUCTION: To examine the Korean public's recognition of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), its sociodemographic correlates, and its implications for lay beliefs and social attitudes. METHODS: Six hundred seventy-three Korean adults were recruited for an online survey. Participants completed questionnaires on sociodemographic characteristics and their familiarity with ADHD. Participants were then provided with a vignette describing a person with ADHD symptoms, and subsequently were asked to answer whether the person had any sort of problem...
October 9, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Anila Michael, A Thirumoorthy, N Girish, P T Sivakumar
The rising population of elderly possibly indicates an improvement in the quality of health care in the country at the same time it also point out the responsibility of ensuring quality care. Amidst this, unlike the physical health, mental health in the elderly has not received much attention. Strengthening the capacity of primary health care to deliver effective elder care services is recommended for a developing country like India. In this context, addressing the mental health needs of elderly would be successful if task shifting method is strategically used...
October 9, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Cordula Mattheß, Derek Farrell, Marcel Mattheß, Peter Bumke, Ute Sodemann, Helga Mattheß
OBJECTIVE: Southeast Asia suffers from various forms of natural disasters and interpersonal violence. This creates a large trauma population, while at the same time mental health services in this area are limited. The humanitarian organisation Trauma Aid Germany established trauma capacity building by training 37 local therapists in psycho-traumatology, including trauma stabilisation, in Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand. This analysis examines the impact of trauma stabilisation as a sole treatment for traumatized clients...
October 9, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Doga Sevincok, Ayse Kutlu, Cagdas Oyku Memis, Bilge Dogan, Burcu Cakaloz, Levent Sevincok
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 9, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Nahathai Wongpakaran, Tinakon Wongpakaran, Peerasak Lerttrakarnnon, Surin Jiraniramai, Thanitha Sirirak, Sawitri Assanangkornchai, Unchulee Taemeeyapradit, Nopporn Tantirangsee, Surang Lertkachatarn, Suwanna Arunpongpaisal, Pimolpun Kuntawong
OBJECTIVE: The study investigated the prevalence of depressive and anxiety disorders and suicide risk in geriatric outpatients in tertiary care hospitals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational, cross-sectional study was conducted with 803 participants aged 60 and above attending geriatric outpatient clinics in tertiary care hospitals in Thailand. Participants were assessed using DSM-IV-TR criteria to calculate the prevalence of deressive and anxiety disorders, and their suicide risk...
October 6, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Manabu Yasuda, Toshiyuki Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: Patients attempted suicide by psychotropic drug overdose and require medical care have increased, becoming a serious problem in Japan. This study investigated the characteristics of patients who attempted suicide by overdose and required emergency care, with a focus on quantity of drugs taken. METHODS: We conducted a clinical survey of 98 patients examined at the emergency centre of the psychiatric department of Jichi Medical University Hospital and hospitalized for attempted suicide by drug overdose from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014...
October 6, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Ahmed Naguy, Fouziyah Alrashidi
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October 6, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
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