Indian Journal of Psychiatry (Indian J Psychiatr )

Publisher: Indian Psychiatric Society, Medknow Publications


The Indian Journal of Psychiatry is an official publication of the Indian Psychiatric Society. It is published quarterly with one additional supplement (total 5 issues). The IJP publishes original work in all the fields of psychiatry. All papers are peer-reviewed before publication.

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Publications in this journal

  • Indian Journal of Psychiatry 07/2014; 56(3):246-252.
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: Deliberate self-harm or suicidal attempts can be seen in any society and may be having various underlying causes. Every 40 s a completed suicide case happens globally and it has been found that 20+ suicide attempts may be there for every completed suicide. A previous suicide attempt is one of the strongest predictors of future completed suicide. Present study was done to evaluate clinico-sociodemographic and personality profile of suicide attempters. Aims and Objectives: To analyze the clinic-sociodemographic profile, personality disorders, and other related factors in suicide attempted patients referred to the Department of Psychiatry. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in B. P. Koirala Institute of Health and Sciences (BPKIHS). After getting the informed consent, hundred willing suicide attempting patients admitted in various departments of BPKIHS fulfilling the inclusion criterion, referred to and attending the psychiatric outpatient department (OPD) in 1 year were screened and included in the study. Appropriate research tool were selected and the data collected out of the study was subjected to a qualitative and quantitative analysis as per the aims and objective of the study. Result and Conclusion: Majority of suicide attempters are young, mostly from rural background and with comorbid psychiatric disorder including personality disorders. Early referral for psychiatric intervention and restriction of the availability of toxic pesticides can decrease the risk of suicide.
    Indian Journal of Psychiatry 01/2014; 56(5).
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    ABSTRACT: Stimulant prescriptions are routinely used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Reports of psychiatric symptoms that have occurred include euphoria, delirium, confusion, toxic psychosis, and hallucinations. Here, authors report two cases of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder who were prescribed methylphenidate. Both children developed suicidal ideation that abated after discontinuing the drug. There were no depressive symptoms reported along with it, and the ideation could not be explained on the basis of impulsivity either.
    Indian Journal of Psychiatry 01/2014; 56(1):79-81.
  • Indian Journal of Psychiatry 01/2014; 56(1):3-7.
  • Indian Journal of Psychiatry 01/2014; 56(1):96.
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    ABSTRACT: Although generally regarded as a disease of young adults, schizophrenia does occur in older ages. Doubts have been raised about the validity of diagnosing schizophrenia in very old age. We have described herein a rare and unique case of a woman who had onset of "schizophrenia" as per ICD-10 and DSM-IV-TR criteria at the age of 100 years. We have discussed about the validity of diagnosing schizophrenia in older age.
    Indian Journal of Psychiatry 01/2014; 56(1):82-3.
  • Indian Journal of Psychiatry 01/2014; 56(1):99.
  • Indian Journal of Psychiatry 01/2014; 56(1):97.
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    ABSTRACT: Tobacco is a leading cause of disease and premature death. Most of the smokers visit a doctor for various health related ailments and thus such clinic visits provide many opportunities for interventions and professional tobacco cessation advice. The primary aim of the following study is to assess the physician practices, perspectives, resources, barriers and education relating to tobacco cessation and their perceived need for training for the same. The secondary aim is to compare the physician's cessation practices from patient's perspective. A descriptive study was conducted in a hospital attached to Medical College in Mysore city, Karnataka. Information about doctor's practices, perspectives and their perceived need for training in tobacco cessation were collected using pre-structured self-administered Questionnaire, which were distributed in person. Patient's practices and perspectives were assessed using a pre-structured Oral Questionnaire. Almost 95% of physicians said that they ask patients about their smoking status and 94% advise them to quit smoking, but only 50% assist the patient to quit smoking and only 28% arrange follow-up visits. Thus, they do not regularly provide assistance to help patients quit, even though 98% of the physicians believed that helping patients to quit was a part of their role. Only 18% and 35% of the physicians said that Undergraduate Medical Education and Post Graduate Medical Education respectively prepared them very well to participate in smoking cessation activities. Tobacco cessation requires repeated and regular assistance. Such assistance is not being provided to patients by attending doctors. Our medical education system is failing to impart the necessary skills to doctors, needed to help patients quit smoking. Reforms in education are needed so as to prepare the physician to effectively address this problem.
    Indian Journal of Psychiatry 01/2014; 56(1):24-8.
  • Indian Journal of Psychiatry 01/2014; 56(1):98.
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    ABSTRACT: Absence of normal posterior alpha rhythm is an indirect indicator of seizure disorder. Study group consists of 116 child and adolescent patients in the age range of 5-17 years, with established history of seizure disorder. Follow-up cases of seizure disorder formed first comparison group, patients with a history of pseudo-seizures formed second comparison group and patients with a history of headache formed the third comparison group. In significant 48.3% (56) patients within the study group there was no visible alpha rhythm. Whereas, this absent alpha rhythm criteria was seen in only 11.2% (4) patients in first and 15% (8) patients in second and in only 6.1% (2) patients in third comparison groups. Absent alpha rhythm- a criterion seems to have a certain amount of specificity for electroencephalograms (EEGs) with seizure disorder patients. Presence of seizure activity and absence of alpha activity in EEG significantly correlated to each other (Significant at < 0.01 level). Absent alpha rhythm appears to be a state marker rather than a trait marker of seizure disorder.
    Indian Journal of Psychiatry 01/2014; 56(1):61-6.
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    ABSTRACT: Body dysmorphic disorder is an under-recognized chronic problem that has been established as an independent diagnostic entity. Its clinical features, comorbidity, course, and prognosis have been studied in detail. But, the issue of its psychotic and non-psychotic variants and the question of dimensional or categorical method of classifying this disorder still pose a diagnostic dilemma. This case report tries to highlight this issue.
    Indian Journal of Psychiatry 01/2014; 56(1):84-6.
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    ABSTRACT: Nicotine in tobacco smoke causes not only pathophysiological changes in the smoker's body, but also develops tolerance to its own action with repeated use. Repeated exposure to nicotine develops neuroadaptation of the receptors, resulting in tolerance to many of the effects of nicotine. Pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation should reduce withdrawal symptoms and block the reinforcing effects of nicotine without causing excessive adverse effects. All forms of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) - gum, patches and inhaler - and bupropion are safe and effective for increasing smoking cessation rates in the short and long-term use. Combination NRT (more than one therapy) may be indicated in patients who have failed monotherapy.
    Indian Journal of Psychiatry 01/2014; 56(1):87-95.
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    ABSTRACT: Management of behavioral problems in children with intellectual disabilities (ID) is a great concern in resource-poor areas in India. This study attempted to analyze the efficacy of behavioral intervention provided in resource-poor settings. This study was aimed to examine the outcome of behavioral management provided to children with ID in a poor rural region in India. We analyzed data from 104 children between 3 and 18 years old who received interventions for behavioral problems in a clinical or a community setting. The behavioral assessment scale for Indian children with mental retardation (BASIC-MR) was used to quantify the study subjects' behavioral problems before and after we applied behavioral management techniques (baseline and post-intervention, respectively). The baseline and post-intervention scores were analyzed using the following statistical techniques: Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed-rank test for the efficacy of intervention; χ(2) for group differences. The study demonstrated behavioral improvements across all behavior domains (P < 0.05). Levels of improvement varied for children with different severities of ID (P = 0.001), between children who did and did not have multiple disabilities (P = 0.011). The outcome of this behavioral management study suggests that behavioral intervention can be effectively provided to children with ID in poor areas.
    Indian Journal of Psychiatry 01/2014; 56(1):39-45.
  • Indian Journal of Psychiatry 01/2014; 56(1):100-1.

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