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   2008| January-June  | Volume 30 | Issue 1  
    Online since November 3, 2008

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Trends- A tool for recognition of emotions in neuropsychiatric disorders
Rishikesh V Behere, VNGP Raghunandan, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian, DK Subbakrishna, PN Jayakumar, BN Gangadhar
January-June 2008, 30(1):32-38
Defects in social cognition which includes Facial Emotion Recognition Deficits [FERD] have been consistently demonstrated in most neuropsychiatric disorders. Influences of culture, age & sex on emotional expression and perception necessitates that a tool standardized in the Indian population be developed to study these deficits in Indian patients. Four experienced and trained actors (one young male, one young female, one older male and one older female) emoted six basic emotions, namely happy, sad, fear, anger, surprise and disgust at two different intensities [i.e. high and low] along with neutral facial expressions. 52 still images and 28 video clips were obtained. These images were then validated by 51 students from various mental health disciplines and five qualified psychiatrists. On statistical analysis the tool was found to have good inter­rater agreement and internal consistency. TRENDS is a tool validated for use in the Indian population, which captures the full range and nature of emotional expressions akin to real life situations and can be utilized for future behavioral and functional imaging studies in Indian patients. Such research can give useful insights into the neurobiological basis of neuropsychiatric disorders and has important implications for improving socio-occupational functioning.
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Study of effects of modafinil add-on therapy on excessive day time drowsiness and weight gain in patients on atypical antipsychotics
TP Sudhakar, G Prasada Rao, P Lakshmi Prasuna, K John Vijay Sagar
January-June 2008, 30(1):24-31
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Limits to psychiatry and limitations of psychiatrists
K Chandra Sekhar
January-June 2008, 30(1):6-10
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A study of stress and psychiatric morbidity in the central industrial security force
G Prasad Rao, Khaja Moinuddin, P Geeta Sai, Eva Sarma, Angers Sarma, P Srinivasa Rao
January-June 2008, 30(1):39-47
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) provides security cover to several of the Nation's vital industrial sectors and the CISF personnel are trained so as to meet expected and unexpected emergencies for varied periods of time. The present study is undertaken at the National industrial security Academy, NISA, Hyderabad with the objectives of assessing the psychiatric morbidity and the factors contributing to stress among the CISF personnel. A Random stratified sample of 500 subjects stratified to include personnel from all ranks such as SI's, Executive officials and constables are screened using the Goldberg's General Health Questionnaire. A detailed screening Questionnaire adapted from Channabasavanna S.M etal (1996) to assess the stress and coping was used. Those who are screened positive are further evaluated using the Mini International Neuro-psychiatric Interview, M.I.N.I to confirm the psychiatric diagnosis and using detailed personal interviews the factors contributing to stress in the CISF personnel are identified. The results of the study have shown that personnel posted in stressful areas and of the Rank of constables had perceived stress and more morbidity compared to those posted in nonstressful areas.
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Comparision of thiopentone sodium and propofol in ECT anaesthesia
TM Omprakash, Mohd Inayat Ali, B Anand, M Gowri Devi, P Surender
January-June 2008, 30(1):48-51
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Psychiatric correlates of obesity in women and its impact on quality of life
Ram K Solanki, Abhay Paliwal, Paramjeet Singh, Mukesh K Swami, Aarti Midha
January-June 2008, 30(1):52-58
To find out Sociodemographic profile of obese & overweight females and compare their psychiatric profile, eating behavior & quality of life. Methods and Material: The study was conducted at obesity clinic (specialty clinic) at SMS hospital, Jaipur. Females meeting the inclusion criteria were divided in 3 group obese, overweight & normal weight according to BMI. After collecting Sociodemographic data they were subjected to Hindi version of MHQ, Eating attitude test-26 & short form health survey. Statistical analysis used: mean, standard deviation, chi square test & ANOVA Results: In obese subjects, scores on subscale of MHQ were significantly different except for hysterical subscale. The obese females scored higher on EAT-26, showing more abnormal behavior. There was significant difference on all domains of quality of life except social functioning & role impairment due to emotional factors. Conclusions: Clinically obese and overweight females are vulnerable to psychological ill health. They also show different Sociodemographic characteristic, impaired quality of life and eating attitude. These aspects should be considered, so that obesity can be managed in a better way.
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Brief social skills training (BSST) in a general hospital psychiatry unit in India
TM Ismail Shihabuddeen, Susan Anand, PS Gopinath
January-June 2008, 30(1):59-61
Social disability has been found to be a potent predictor of symptom exacerbations and re­hospitalizations. It is clear that social skills training is an effective strategy. Accessibility for the mental health consumers and the availability of services are the two main reasons which highlights the felt need of the brief skill development program in the GHPU during their hospitalization. This article reviews the need for brief skills training to enhance client's social competence to reach optimal functioning which in turn may decrease the risk of relapse or revolving door syndrome and may prevent further deterioration of individual's skills during their long stay in a GHPU's.
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Introduction to Psychiatry- Dr. Abraham Verghese
S Kalyanasundaram
January-June 2008, 30(1):62-62
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Epigenetics and Psychiatry
MS Reddy
January-June 2008, 30(1):5-5
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Early psychosis in Indian context
MAM Khan
January-June 2008, 30(1):11-13
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Pharmacologic management of bipolar-II disorder
David J Bond, Lakshmi N Yatham
January-June 2008, 30(1):14-23
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