Manisha Chapagai

Manisha Chapagai
Institute of Medicine · Department of Psychiatry

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Background Rosenberg Self-esteem scale has been used in Nepal without adequate psychometric properties. Aim This study aimed to translate and adapt the 10 items Rosenberg Self-esteem scale into the Nepali language and to examine the validity of the Nepali version through exploratory factor analysis, internal consistency, and test-retest reliabilit...
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Background Sexual dysfunction in female with depressive disorder is highly prevalent and strikingly understudied. Epidemiological and clinical studies have shown association between depression and impairments of sexual function. Despite high prevalence, there are limited studies regarding the prevalence of sexual dysfunction among female with depre...
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Introduction The aim of this study was to examine the internalized stigma of mental illness in patients with schizophrenia visiting psychiatry outpatient in a tertiary level hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, and to explore the associated sociodemographic and clinical factors. Methods This was a cross-sectional study, where participants were selected b...
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Background Pathways to care studies are feasible and tested means of finding the actual routes taken by patients before reaching proper care. In view of the predominance of nonprofessional service providers and the lack of previous large studies on pathways in Nepal, this multicenter study is needed. The aim of the study was to trace the various pa...
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General paralysis of insane is a form of neurosyphilis which brings parenchymatous changes in the central nervous system. Its manifestations include a variety of neuropsychiatric symptoms ranging from cognitive impairment to overt psychosis. Clinicians face difficulties in proper diagnosis as variety of symptoms changes from one form to other withi...
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Introduction: Prevalence of tobacco use is universal and individuals suffering from mental disorders come with no exceptions. There is paucity of study looking into prevalence of tobacco use and nicotine dependence in patients with depression in low income countries like Nepal. Thus this study aimed at determining the prevalence of tobacco consumpt...
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Background: Relapse prevention in alcoholism is recognised as an important component of management. Use of pharmacotherapies to prevent relapse in combination to psychological intervention is emerging. Disulfiram and Naltrexone are two of three FDA approved drugs for pharmacotherapy. The aim of the study is to compare the effectiveness of these tw...
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General paralysis of insane is a form of neurosyphilis which brings parenchymatous changes in the central nervous system. Its manifestations include a variety of neuropsychiatric symptoms ranging from cognitive impairment to overt psychosis. Clinicians face difficulties in proper diagnosis as variety of symptoms changes from one form to other withi...
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Introduction: Methadone maintenance treatment program is one of the accepted form of treatment modalities for opioid dependence individuals in Nepal. Retention in the treatment represents the assessment of the effectiveness of the treatment program. The aim of this study was to find out the factors associated with the retention of clients in the Me...
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Introduction Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is widely accepted treatment option for the opioid dependent individuals. The evaluation of the quality of life represents the assessment of the effectiveness of the treatment program. The study aimed to explore the impact of MMT program on clients’ quality of life in the first 6 months of treatmen...
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Anorectal autoeroticism is one kind of paraphilia where individual attains sexual pleasure through self inserting objects into ones rectum. We present here a case of 40 years old man presented in Surgery department with retention of steel glass into his rectum which he had inserted himself to achieve sexual satisfaction.
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Introduction: Antidepressants have become one of the most frequently prescribed drugs in the world. One of the most common side effects impairing the long term compliance for antidepressants is sexual dysfunction. Antidepressants like Sertraline have been associated with higher incidence of sexual dysfunction than Mirtazapine. However, there are st...
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Introduction: Prisoners are one of the most vulnerable groups for having high prevalence of mental illness. There is a dearth of major studies conducted amongst prisoners in Nepal. The basic objective of this study is to study prevalence and nature of psychiatric morbidity in prisoners attending general OPD of Central jail Hospital, Kathmandu. Mate...
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Introduction: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective procedure used for treatment of variety of psychiatric illness. In spite of its proven efficacy ECT is underutilized due to stigma and prejudice attached to it among patients, their families and even among mental health service providers. The purpose of the study was to evaluate...
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In a child with epilepsy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is found to be more prevalent in comparison to general population. In western literature for the management of ADHD, stimulants like Methylphenidate and non-stimulant like Atomoxetine are considered the first line drugs. Although no any robust findings are found that support...
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p>Acute stress disorder is a syndrome characterized by the development of severe anxiety, dissociative and other symptoms that occur between three days to one month after exposure to an extremely traumatic or stressful life event. This case report presents a 10-year old girl child that presented with an acute stress disorder after being rescued fro...
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p class="Default"> Introduction: Among PLWHA, most studies have reported a high prevalence (20-37%) of depression, which negatively impacts the adherence to ART, and leads to increased morbidity and mortality. Objective: This study aims to study depression among PLWHA who were under ART in the out-patient HIV clinic Method: This study was conducted...
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Castration is a rare event that is commonly associated with psychotic disorders. However, such injuries have also been reported from non-psychotic patients as a result either from bizarre autoerotic acts, attempts at crude sex change operation by transsexuals or secondary to complex religious beliefs and delusions regarding sexual guilt. We report...
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Introduction: International migration for employment has burgeoned in Nepal in the recent decade, and now it is an important factor of social transformation across most societies all over the country. Various factor associated with migration and working in a foreign land can affect mental health of migrating individuals. The purpose of the study wa...
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Anorexia nervosa is a syndrome characterized by severe weight loss and preoccupation of distorted body image with resulting complications due to starvation. In most of the typical cases of anorexia nervosa, neuroimaging is not done. However, with increasing evidence of intracranial lesions associated with eating disorders including anorexia nervosa...
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Introduction: People diagnosed with diabetes are more likely than people without diabetes to have psychiatric illness, the management of which is important for the management of diabetes itself. The aim of the study was to estimate psychiatric illness among people with diabetes mellitus attending endocrinology outpatient department of Tribhuvan Uni...
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Background Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is considered well accepted screening tool for postpartum depression (PPD). The objective of the study was to validate the EPDS as a screening tool for postpartum depression in Kathmandu, Nepal. MethodsA hospital based cross sectional study using EPDS was conducted among 346 mothers between 4 a...
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Introduction: Inpatient psychiatric patients are a major group of our treatment domain and they are different from outpatients in certain characteristics. In this study, we assessed the patterns of psychiatric illnesses along with socio-demographic variables in patients admitted in a psychiatry ward of a tertiary hospital over three consecutive yea...
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Background: Epilepsy is often associated with mental and behavioral problems. Depression is one of the commonest psychiatric comorbidity among patients suffering from epilepsy leading to poorer seizure control and adversely affecting their quality of life. The objectives of this study were to know the prevalence of depression among patients with ep...
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Background There are many definition of liaison psychiatry. The American Academy of psychosomatic medicine has suggested the term “medical and surgical psychiatry”. Much of the literature on Consultation Liaison (C-L) Psychiatry concerns the psychiatric assessment and management of patients in a general hospital. Method This was a descriptive study...
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Background: Mental health and its related problems are growing concerns over the world. The early onset of emotional and behavioral problem in the young children is related to a variety of health and behavior problems in adolescence. It is a challenging all over the world to determine the epidemiology of childhood mental disorders. Objective: The...

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To find out the awareness and knowledge regarding predatory journals
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To analyze the awareness and attitude regarding modes of delivery among pregnant mothers.
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