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Industrial Psychiatry Journal

Ajish G Mangot, Vasantmeghna S Murthy
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July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Praveen Tripathi, Sujita Kumar Kar, Priyanka Goyal, Deepak Kumar, Akhila Kumar Panda
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July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
N A Uvais
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July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Jyoti Prakash, Kalpana Srivastava, Pradeep Manandhar, Amitabh Saha
INTRODUCTION: Possibility of cognitive side effects has made electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) questionable. Variable deficits have been debated in memory cognition. Pattern of changes in nonmemory cognition pre- and post-ECT is not clear. METHODOLOGY: Forty patients undergoing ECT were studied on nonmemory cognitive parameters before ECT, after a course of ECT, and after 4 weeks of last. ECT. RESULTS: Nonmemory cognition improved during the course of ECT and over 4 weeks of ECT...
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Om Prakash Giri, Rahul Bharadwaj, Arun Kumar Misra, Paramanand Kulhara
BACKGROUND: Substance misuse is an increasing problem in urban and rural India. The utility of community-based interventions and preventive strategies are increasingly emphasized in this context. The drug de-addiction and treatment center, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, has been running a drug de-addiction and treatment clinic at Kharar Civil Hospital, Kharar, District Mohali, Punjab, since 1998. As part of an effort to enhance this community outreach program, community-based drug awareness and treatment camps have been organized since March 2004 in villages in and around Tehsil Kharar of Mohali...
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Kaushik Chatterjee, Austin B Fernandes, Sunil Goyal, Sunitha Shanker
Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome includes Central Pontine Myelinolysis and Extrapontine Myelinolysis. This condition has been described in cases of chronic Alcohol Dependence Syndrome and in rapid correction of hyponatremia. Though we frequently see patients with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome presenting with complicated withdrawal, Central Pontine Myelinolysis remains largely undetected and under-reported in literature. We present here a case of protracted Delirium Tremens where MRI brain revealed Central Pontine Myelinolysis...
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Sandeep Grover, K Suchendra, Aseem Mehra, Vijay Parkash, Vikas Saini, Shiv Bagga
There is limited literature on the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in patients with recent myocardial infarction and in those with reduced cardiac output. In this report, we describe the safe use of ECT in a 70-year-male suffering from severe depressive episode with psychotic symptoms. He had a history of poor response to adequate pharmacotherapy and had suffered from myocardial infraction (MI), about 3 weeks prior to admission to the psychiatric unit. In view of severe depression associated with marked anxiety, agitation, psychotic symptoms, and poor food intake he was started on ECT after 5 weeks of MI when his cardiac output was only 30%...
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Jyoti Prakash, Pragnya Singh, P S Bhat, K Srivastava, Vikash Gupta
Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome is an uncommon illness associated with repetitive un-voluntary abnormal movements and utterance. It is often associated with other psychiatric morbidities. Management requires awareness of this uncommon illness, keen observation, relevant evaluation, and combination of pharmacology and psychotherapy for an optimal outcome. This case is brought out here for florid presentation and nuances of management.
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Abhishek Bharti, Ashwani Kumar Mishra, Vishal Sinha, Zeeshan Anwar, Vipin Kumar, Sayantanava Mitra
There is a lot of diversity in the medical realm; where unspecified sign and symptoms might confuse and force even experienced clinicians to commit mistakes. Paper eating is presently included in pica, but certain rare compulsions may mimic this and cause confusion for unsuspecting observers. We report a case of paper eating as a manifestation of compulsion in a 15-year-old girl, and reiterate that missing on rare presentations might cause the patient sufferings from inadvertent pharmacological treatment efforts...
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Kshirod Kumar Mishra, Neha Gupta, Sneha Bhabulkar
BACKGROUND: Suicides, attempted suicides and different form of suicidal behaviors are on the rise in most part of the world. It is generally assumed that official suicidal rate are underestimated from the true rate by 20-100 % due to prevailing socio-cultural issues, religious attitude, stigma attached, and legal process involved. Attempted suicides occur 8-20 times more frequently than complete suicide. Statistics on attempted suicide or deliberate self harm are not usually available officially...
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Akhilesh Jain, Rekha Sharma, Pavan Kumar Choudhary, Neelam Yadav, Garima Jain, Mukesh Maanju
INTRODUCTION: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a significant health problem and imposes great physical, financial and psychological burden among the affected population. Among people with diabetes, fatigue is a pervasive and distressing complaint, which is further accentuated by presence of depression. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of fatigue and depression and associated clinical and socio demographic correlates in type 2diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross sectional study included 100 patients of diabetes type 2 and equal number of healthy controls between the ages of 18 to 70 years...
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Shashikumar Ramadugu, Prasad V Jayaram, Kalpana Srivastava, Kaushik Chatterjee, T Madhusudan
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed intimate partner violence (IPV) and alcohol use in an urban population in Pune, India. The prevalence of IPV and alcohol use was assessed along with the correlation of IPV with alcohol and other variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was cross-sectional, questionnaire-based. The materials used were the hurt insult threaten scream (HITS) scale, the alcohol use disorders identification test, and a brief psychosocial questionnaire...
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Lalit Singh, Pavan Kumar Pardal, Jyoti Prakash
BACKGROUND: A lot of stigma and misconceptions about pulmonary tuberculosis still persist, in spite of the advances in treatment. Thus, a mere diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis can be a psychological trauma to an individual. The situation has aggravated with the association of tuberculosis with HIV infection. AIM: To study the psychiatric morbidity due to the various psychological stresses faced by a patient of pulmonary tuberculosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 100 inpatients admitted to pulmonary ward with diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis...
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Shailendra Mohan Tripathi, Neeti Mishra, Rakesh Kumar Tripathi, K C Gurnani
BACKGROUND: Depression is the most common mental health problem across all the age groups. Still diagnostic techniques and laboratory tests are awaited to confirm it. Some studies focus on P300 latency to aid in the diagnosis of depression. Hence, this study was conducted to know whether P300 latency is an indicator of major depressive disorder (MDD). METHODS: This study was conducted both on patients admitted in the hospital and those attending outdoor clinic giving written informed consent and fulfilling inclusion/exclusion criteria from the Department of Psychiatry, S...
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Bhushan Chaudhari, Preethi Menon, Daniel Saldanha, Abhinav Tewari, Labhanya Bhattacharya
BACKGROUND: Exponential use of internet has resulted in internet addiction in recent times. Students are particularly at risk because of their unique personal, social, and academic needs. OBJECTIVES: The study was designed to evaluate the prevalence of internet addiction and its determinants among medical students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 282 medical students with the help of semi-structured questionnaire consisting of questions related to demographic information, information related to internet use, and Young's internet addiction test...
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Amrita Mishra, Girish Banwari, Priyanka Yadav
CONTEXT: There is scant research on premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and its more severe counterpart, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in Indian females. This study aimed to evaluate symptoms of PMS in medical students and to find the association of sociodemographic variables and lifestyle factors with PMDD. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 179 medical students residing in the hostel of an Indian medical college and its affiliated teaching hospital were approached, of which 100 (55...
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Sabreen Basheer, Khera Anurag, Rajat Garg, Raj Kumar, Shruti Vashisht
OBJECTIVES: To explore the quality of life (QOL) and its association with psycho-sociodemographic factors among caregivers of mentally ill patients in a tertiary care hospital in urban India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sample consisted of 100 caregivers attending outpatient services in a tertiary care hospital. Data was collected using World Health Organization QOL-BREF (WHOQOL-BREF) questionnaire. The higher score meant a better QOL. RESULTS: Of 100 caregivers, 66% were men, 47% were parents and 64% were literate...
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Durgesh Thakur, Anmol Gupta, Anita Thakur, Salig Ram Mazta, Deepak Sharma
BACKGROUND: Adolescent suicide is an important public health issue. Suicidal ideations are often the precursor of suicide and can be targeted by appropriate and timely interventions. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of suicide ideation and to study its predictive factors among school going adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out in selected senior secondary schools in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh, India...
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Akkilagunta Sujiv, Palanivel Chinnakali, Karthik Balajee, Subitha Lakshminarayanan, S Ganesh Kumar, Gautam Roy
CONTEXT: Alcohol use contributes to considerable morbidity and mortality worldwide. Screening for alcohol use and alcohol use disorder (AUD) at the primary care level can help in reducing this burden. While several community studies have been conducted to estimate the AUD, there apparently are no studies on opportunistic screening in a primary care setting in India. AIMS: The aim was to estimate the prevalence of alcohol use and AUD in a primary care setting. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted among adult male outpatients in a primary care setting in Puducherry, South India...
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Shivani Santosh, Debdulal Dutta Roy, Partha Sarathi Kundu
AIM: To explore relation between cognitive self-regulation, social functioning, and psychopathology in schizophrenia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 100 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia according to International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 were taken from Department of Psychiatry of two postgraduate hospitals of Kolkata, India. All subjects gave informed consent. After recording sociodemographic and clinical details, the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale for Schizophrenia (PANSS), Schizophrenia Research Foundation India-Social Functioning Index (SCARF-SFI), and specially designed questionnaire on cognitive self-regulation was administered...
July 2015: Industrial Psychiatry Journal
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