Ragesh G

Ragesh G
Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (IMHANS), Calicut, Kerala, India

Ph.D

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Introduction
Currently works as Lecturer at Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (IMHANS), Calicut, Kerala, India. Interested in perinatal mental health, human rights of persons with mental illness, suicide prevention, public health, non-adherence to treatment, forensic social work, psychotherapy, palliative care, clinical supervision & training.
Additional affiliations
July 2017 - present
Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (IMHANS), Calicut, Kerala, India
Position
  • Psychiatric Social Worker
November 2012 - December 2017
National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences
Position
  • PhD Student
November 2011 - July 2017
National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences
Position
  • Psychiatric Scoial Worker
Education
November 2012 - December 2017
National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences
Field of study
  • Psychiatric Social Work

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Publications (48)
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Background: Pregnancy is a time of increased vulnerability for the development of anxiety and depression. This study evaluated the psychological effect of isolation on antenatal women admitted with COVID-19 disease.Methods: A cross-sectional study conducted at Government medical college Kozhikode from 1 November 2020 to 31 January 2021. One hundred...
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Background Indigenous populations have higher substance use than non-indigenous populations. Current evidence on indigenous substance use is largely derived from national household surveys, while there are no specifically designed, culturally specific methodological studies available to determine the prevalence of substance abuse among the indigeno...
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Background The presence of a severe mental illness in the mother during the postpartum period may impact the whole family and specifically have an effect on the health of the spouse. The current study aimed to assess psychological distress, coping, and perceived social support of spouses of women with postpartum onset severe mental illness. Method...
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Background For women with perinatal mental illness, phone helplines may be a useful way of accessing help. This study assessed the feasibility, acceptability, limitations, and usage patterns of a helpline service for mothers discharged from a mother-baby psychiatry unit. Methods Mothers discharged from a mother baby unit during an 18-month period...
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OCD is a chronic condition which has negative impact on quality of life with patient and care givers. Childhood OCD and its psychosocial impact was a least explored area and studies were very minimal in this area. The objectives of the current study were to understand the socio demographic profile of the parents of children with OCD and to develop...
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Play is children’s innate mode of self-expression and a method through which they explore the world. It has important implication for overall(physical, psychological, and psychosocial) development of any children. Play therapy capitalizes on such therapeutic powers or changing mechanisms within play and considers its strategic use through trained p...
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Mental health of people of tribal origin in Wayanad is a great cause of concern since there is limited accessibility of mental health services. Our pilot visits to the interior tribal colonies of Wayanad reveal many cases of untreated psychosis and high rates of substance abuse, especially alcohol and tobacco. To improve their mental health access...
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Childbirth is a happy moment for acouple as well as their family members. However, studies show that 1 to 2 in 1000 childbearing mothers are likely to develop postpartum psychiatric illness in 2 to 4 weeks following thedelivery. It disturbs spouses and generates psychological distress. The current study aimed to understand the psychological distres...
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BACKGROUND: There is a need for early and reliable screening methods to identify the developmental delays in infants born to mothers with perinatal psychiatric disorders. Developmental assessment scales for Indian infants (DASII) is the only standardized tool from India for use in infants but is time-consuming and expensive, which may not be useful...
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Authors have discussed management of case - a 24 years old lady, with a history of bipolar affective disorder and nicotine dependence syndrome, diagnosed with HIV and poor compliance to medications. Detailed psychosocial assessment explored life events starting from her childhood to adulthood, which revealed significant trauma wherein she was able...
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Background of the Study: Free legal aid clinics (LACs) are functioning in few hospitals in India under the provision of Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987. Currently, no literatures are available on the service user’s (SUs) perspectives on services at free LACs. Methodology: The current study aimed to understand the perspective of SUs of free LA...
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Mental health and legal problems are interlinked in many ways. People facing legal issues may develop mental health problems, and people with mental illness and family also face legal issues. In India, Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 gives provision for free legal aid services for the poor sections of society. Authors explain the roles of psyc...
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Suicide is a major global public health problem. Suicide death rates in India are among the highest in the world. Social, psychological, and cultural factors can cause for suicide. As major providers of social services, social workers operate in a wide range of settings, work with vulnerable and marginalised groups, and have crucial position to int...
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Background: Despite the rights of persons with mental illnesses (PwMI) are protected by law in India, human rights of PwMI is being violated in many ways. There is dearth of literature on the human rights of PwMI in India. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted to understand the perceived human rights temperature of communi...
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Background: Individuals suffering from mental illness and their families are vulnerable to face legal issues and the very nature of their illness may limit accessibility and effective utilisation of legal services. A few hospitals in India have free Legal Aid Clinics (LAC) but there is dearth of literature on the scope of LAC. Aims and objective: O...
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Background: Occupational stress and associated physical and mental health related issues are not addressed in Indian police personnel with adequate importance. Methods: Cross-sectional survey was conducted among police personnel (both male and female) in Calicut urban police district, Kerala state, India. Police personnel from all designations (ran...
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As medical professionals, most of us face professional dilemmas that catch us unawares and are not discussed in medical training. One often learns about these dilemmas on one's own and deals with them with a common sense approach, rather than reflection. The professional dilemmas may concern receiving gifts from patients, handling issues of confide...
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Palliative care (PC) involves total care for persons suffering from life-threatening illnesses and their families. Social work as a profession and an academic discipline is gaining momentum in India for the past few decades. A large number of professional social workers are working with individuals, families, and communities to provide PC in India....
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Mothers with intellectual disability (ID) are considered a risk to their infants and often prevented from enjoying the pleasure of being a mother. Inadequate mothering skills may stem not just from low intelligence but also from poor support. The reality in India is that several women with milder forms of ID get married and have pregnancies. Such m...
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Background: In India, women are not keen to seek formal help to solve the issue of domestic violence (DV). Aim and objectives: Current study attempted to understand the profile of women who sought or availed institutional help (legal/counselling services etc.) to address DV. Material and methods: Data were collected from sixty women aged between...
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The perinatal period may not be a happy time for all mothers. During this period, some may develop psychiatric complications, which have both biological and psychosocial etiology, and such illness may affect the whole family. Psychosocial aspects may trigger the illness and act as risk and maintaining factors. Social workers need to intervene in th...
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Treatment nonadherence among persons with bipolar disorder is quite high. An attempt to review studies on nonadherence in bipolar disorder was made. Searched in Google Scholar and snowball search from various sources were made. Finally thirty two studies were considered for review. The results were classified into various themes such as sociodemogr...
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Non-adherence to medication or treatment is one of the greatest challenges in psychiatry, especially among persons with bipolar disorders. Non-adherence is multi-factorial. Studying sociocultural factors as determinants of non-adherence is a neglected area. The current study has reviewed studies related to the sociocultural factors of non-adherence...
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The case history and management of a 26 years old adult is reported who presented with an unusual symptom of sexual experience, in the background of symptoms of depression and anxiety; had been given multiple diagnoses at multiple points of time and treated with multiple medications. On establishment of rapport, he revealed details of his unusual e...
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It is observed that new social work trainees face difficult to do social work assessment in mental health setting. Authors propose a social work assessment guideline within biopsychosocial frame work for social work assessment in mental health/psychiatric setting. This guideline will empower the new trainees to conceptualise the case in a comprehen...
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A cross sectional study was conducted among 120 adolescent girls from rural area (of Calicut, Kerala), India. Findings showed lesser level of stress but adopted maladaptive coping strategies. Importance of mental health programme in schools and colleges targeting adolescent girls was discussed.
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Background: After enacting the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1956 in India, the vulnerability of female sex workers (FSWs) to exploitation, violence and harassment by police were aggravated. The current study made an effort to understand the nature of human rights violations faced by FSWs by the police personnel.
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A cross sectional study was conducted among 120 adolescent girls from rural area (of Calicut, Kerala), India. Findings showed lesser level of stress but adopted maladaptive coping strategies. Importance of mental health programme in schools and colleges targeting adolescent girls was discussed.
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Background: There is a considerable lack of scientific estimate of psychiatric morbidity among Indian prisoners. Objective: The objective of the following study is to study the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity among prisoners. Settings and design: A cross-sectional study at District Jail, Kozhikode, Kerala. Materials and methods: A total...

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Comprehensive rehabilitation of homeless