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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26330645/substance-use-in-women-current-status-and-future-directions
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Rakesh Lal, Koushik Sinha Deb, Swati Kedia
Alcohol and substance use, until recently, were believed to be a predominantly male phenomenon. Only in the last few decades, attention has shifted to female drug use and its repercussions in women. As the numbers of female drug users continue to rise, studies attempt to understand gender-specific etiological factors, phenomenology, course and outcome, and issues related to treatment with the aim to develop more effective treatment programs. Research has primarily focused on alcohol and tobacco in women, and most of the literature is from the Western countries with data from developing countries like India being sparse...
July 2015: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26320232/violence-and-mental-illness-what-is-the-true-story
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Mohit Varshney, Ananya Mahapatra, Vijay Krishnan, Rishab Gupta, Koushik Sinha Deb
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25311662/substance-abuse-as-a-way-of-life-in-marginalized-gender-identity-disorder-a-case-report-with-review-of-indian-literature
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Shrigopal Goyal, Koushik Sinha Deb, Deeksha Elawadhi, Nanaji Kaw
Persons suffering from gender identity disorder (GID) are often severely marginalized in India and mostly live outside the society as a part of a minority community called the Hijras. Although substance abuse is considered a way of life in them, such patients rarely seek treatment because of the stigma and fear of discrimination. We report a case of GID presenting to tertiary care centre for treatment of multiple substance use dependence (SUD). The case is the first to highlight the use and dependence of multiple substances in the Hijra community of India...
December 2014: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24953260/orlistat-abuse-in-a-case-of-bulimia-nervosa-the-changing-indian-society
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Koushik Sinha Deb, Rishab Gupta, Mohit Varshney
Eating disorders like bulimia nervosa, generally considered to be rare in Asian countries, are currently on the rise among the youth, probably secondary to rapid westernization and globalization of the orient. Clinical manifestations of these disorders, which were previously thought to be different in the oriental countries, are now also often seen to parallel their western counterparts. However, detailed clinical descriptions of such cases from Asian countries, documenting the societal change, are missing...
September 2014: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24655628/a-study-of-disability-and-its-correlates-in-somatization-disorder
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Vijeta Kushwaha, Koushik Sinha Deb, Rakesh K Chadda, Manju Mehta
OBJECTIVE: The present study was conducted to assess disability, and its demographic and clinical correlates in patients suffering from somatization disorder. METHOD: Sixty-six patients, diagnosed as somatization disorder according to ICD 10 Diagnostic Criteria for Research (ICD 10-DCR), were assessed for disability using the Indian Disability Evaluation and Assessment Scale (IDEAS). Patients were also assessed for associated anxiety, depression, neuroticism and subjective distress using the Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety (HAM-A), Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D), PGI Health Questionnaire N2 (PGIN2), and Visual Analog Scale, respectively...
April 2014: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24474663/edda-an-eating-disorder-diagnostic-algorithm-according-to-icd-11
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Cornelia Thiels, Koushik Sinha Deb
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2014: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24379489/dhat-syndrome-a-review-of-the-world-literature
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Koushik Sinha Deb, Yatan Pal Singh Balhara
Dhat syndrome is described as a culture bound syndrome (CBS). There is an ongoing debate on the nosological status of CBS. Dhat syndrome has been found to be prevalent in different geographical regions of the world. It has been described in literature from China, Europe, Americas, and Russia at different points of time in history. Mention of semen as a "soul substance" could be found in the works of Galen and Aristotle who have explained the physical and psychological features associated with its loss. However, the current classification systems such as International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Conditions-10 (ICD-10) (World Health Organization (WHO)) and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)-IV-TR (American Psychiatric Association) do not give guidelines to diagnose these culture-bound conditions in the main text...
October 2013: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24049235/wires-in-the-body-a-case-of-factitious-disorder
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Koushik Sinha-Deb, Siddharth Sarkar, Mamta Sood, Sudhir K Khandelwal
Factitious disorder can present with a wide variety of symptomatology. We present a case of a young girl presenting with spontaneous extrusion of wires from her limbs. These metallic wires were present in both her upper and lower limbs in the muscle bulk and were visible on X-ray. She sought repeated surgical removal of these wires, but the wires would invariably reappear. The patient could not be engaged in a therapeutic relationship and the family took premature discharge against medical advice, as they believed in supernatural causation for the phenomenon and were afraid that medical intervention might bring further ill fortune...
April 2013: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23961472/impact-of-alcohol-use-on-thyroid-function
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Yatan Pal Singh Balhara, Koushik Sinha Deb
Alcohol is one of the commonest illicit psychoactive substances consumed globally and is the world's third largest risk factor for disease and disability. It has been reported to have multiple effects on the hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid axis and the functioning of the thyroid gland. It has been reported to cause direct suppression of thyroid function by cellular toxicity, and indirect suppression by blunting thyrotropin-releasing hormone response. It causes a decrease of peripheral thyroid hormones during chronic use and in withdrawal...
July 2013: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23858272/indian-family-systems-collectivistic-society-and-psychotherapy
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Rakesh K Chadda, Koushik Sinha Deb
Indian society is collectivistic and promotes social cohesion and interdependence. The traditional Indian joint family, which follows the same principles of collectivism, has proved itself to be an excellent resource for the care of the mentally ill. However, the society is changing with one of the most significant alterations being the disintegration of the joint family and the rise of nuclear and extended family system. Although even in today's changed scenario, the family forms a resource for mental health that the country cannot neglect, yet utilization of family in management of mental disorders is minimal...
January 2013: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23781656/post-marketing-surveillance-of-sublingual-buprenorphine-naloxone-combination-tablets
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Rajat Ray, Meera Vaswani, Koushik Sinha Deb, Hem Sethi, Anita Chopra, Nand Kishore, Rakesh Goyal
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: A combination of buprenorphine-naloxone (Addnok-N) tablets has been recently introduced in India as treatment for Opioid dependence. This study was undertaken to evaluate the possible adverse consequences following use of the buprenorphine-naloxone tablets through post marketing surveillance. METHODS: National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), AIIMS, India, monitored all patients receiving buprenorphine-naloxone combination tablets from the centre over a period of two and half years...
October 2012: Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
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