Suhas Chandran

Suhas Chandran
St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences · Department of Psychiatry

MBBS MD PDF (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

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Adolescence is a period of transition from childhood to adulthood, during which the individual undergoes significant biological, psychological, and social changes. The development of sexuality, though begins at conception, gets shaped during this period. The changes occurring differ in males and females not just in terms of biopsychosocial organiza...
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This handbook contains activities, suggestions and tips to help with your mental well-being as you fight on the frontline. We hope that this handbook serves as a beloved companion that urges you to prioritise your well-being, even on the busiest days and considering we are already in the midst of another covid wave.
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Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) pandemic is thought to have greatly impacted families of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) due to lockdown, given lack of access to healthcare, therapy, and day‑care centers. This survey was conducted to understand the magnitude of the impact of lockdown, and its effect on the health...
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A collection of writings and artwork on mental illness by medical students
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Accurate evaluations and assessments are of prime importance for maintaining the standard of medical training. Traditionally, the battery of assessment tools used as summative and formative assessment’s purpose. But, having an assessment tool of precision is a challenge yet to meet in medical training, especially in psychiatry. The need for an alte...
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Medical students describe their aspirations and reflect on their experiences during medical college
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As healthcare workers around the world teeter on the verge of burnout, exhaustion, and mental illness in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this article seeks to discuss the wellbeing of a significant demographic: The medical students. We describe the effects of expectations on medical student wellness, whether regarding themselves, their college e...
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Art of Teaching Sexual Medicine to Medical Students
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India has one of the largest numbers of doctors in the world. It is estimated that more than 1 million doctors are in India. Every year more than 80,000 medical students graduate as doctors from 529 medical colleges in India. Medical profession is considered as more stressful, but mental health is still a subject of taboo in medical profession in...
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Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of lockdown on sexual functioning in India. In addition, impact of lockdown on relationship with the partner and mental health was evaluated. Materials and methods: An online survey was conducted using changes in sexual functioning questionnaire, Patient Health Questionnaire-4, and a self-designed que...
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Web‐based survey emerged as an important research methodology in the past two decades, its use further increasing during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Need for quick data collection and information processing during coronavirus outbreak and stringent conditions of social distancing and lockdown significantly affected research culture. Several researchers...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost every aspect of our lives, all the more as medical professionals. Medical students as future doctors wish they could've helped out more in these times of need. With this goal, they put together this booklet under our guidance(Dept. of Psychiatry, SJMCH) to provide a variety of evidence based and practical st...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost every aspect of our lives, all the more as medical professionals. We as future doctors wish we could've helped out more in these times of need. With this goal, we put together this booklet under the guidance of the Department of Psychiatry, SJMCH to provide a variety of evidence based and practical strategie...
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According to the World Health Organization by 2030, depression will be the leading cause of global burden of diseases ahead of all health conditions. Depression is an emerging global epidemic with over 350 million people affected. Suicide is a major concern in depression and is also the leading cause of death in Indian youths.India with a populatio...
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'Reach Out' is a collation of posters, haikus and other artwork dedicated to suicide prevention. This compilation by a set of talented students are the epitome of 'creativity with a message'. They were part of the poster competition held by the Department of Psychiatry, SJMCH for World Suicide Prevention Day, 2020. (Flipbook and pdf versions attach...
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We present *_'Reach Out' - a collation of posters, haikus and other artwork dedicated to suicide prevention._* This compilation by a set of talented students are the epitome of 'creativity with a message'. They were part of the poster competition held by the Department of Psychiatry, St John's medical college, Bengaluru for World Suicide Prevention...
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The novel coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic is engulfing the world and the deaths are on the rise, 517,337 as per the WHO on July 3, 2020.The whole world is taking all possible measures to prevent the spread of this highly contagious virus. There are serious concerns raised in India about a large vulnerable population, gaps in health care and...
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Background: Sleep disturbance is a common but unrecognized problem in adolescents. Light emitting electronic devices negatively influence sleep quality, leading to reduced alertness, increased fatigue, compromised daytime functioning and impaired mood. Aims: The current study aimed to assess the impact of screen viewing on sleep duration, sleep qua...
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Undergraduate medical research has the potential to make valuable and unique contributions to the field of medicine. However, in today's times, undergraduate (UG) research forms a negligible part of the overall research output of any medical college. There are several reasons for this low participation-unavailability of guidance, lack of awareness...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has unearthed a great deal of challenges all over the world, none perhaps more demanding than on the medical fraternity, which is pushing itself to its limits. As medical students just entering the fray, and as the future of medicine in India, how does this unique situation impact you? What does it mean for medical education a...
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The COVID19 pandemic is an unprecedented disaster. In India, the spread of COVID19 infection and the subsequent lockdown coincided with a crucial period of the annual examination in almost all educational institutions. The pandemic has created hurdles in the conduct of examination due to many reasons, some of which are spread of infection and assoc...
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In the middle of COVID-19 crisis in India and the psychological impact on millions of peoples, is it time to reconsider psychiatry training for Indian medical graduate under the new competency-based curriculum? India has one of the highest numbers of medical colleges in the world and also has over a million doctors, including MBBS graduates working...
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Schizophrenia is a chronic psychiatric disorder characterised by change in a person’s perception, thoughts, behaviour, and cognitive functions. The illness has a chronic course which causes significant disturbance in various aspects of a person’s life including social, occupational, and functional aspects. The effective management of schizophrenia...
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Schizophrenia is a complex, disabling mental illness with an early onset and chronic course. The course of the illness as well as the prognosis is further complicated by the presence of psychiatric and physical comorbidities. Patients with schizophrenia have a reduced life expectancy, and suicide alone is responsible for a significant proportion of...
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Background and Objective: Medical education is undergoing a seminal change with respect to curriculum as well as teaching methods, with students in tune with the current developments in the technology and seeking newer techniques to learn medicine. The rapid pace of progression of medical science, and the breadth and depth of material to be learned...
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Introduction: Novel coronavirus disease (COVID‑19) pandemic and resultant lockdown are likely to cause a significant negative impact on mental health of people all over the world. Aim: To assess psychological distress due to COVID‑19 pandemic among Indian adults and its possible correlates. Subjects and Methods: An online survey using nonprobabilit...
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Current research shows that the gastro-intestinal and central nervous systems are linked by multiple interconnecting layers and have been known to continually influence each other's actions. The enteric nervous system, vagus, hypothalamic pituitary axis, and the local endocrine system are few of the components of this complex system, forming neurol...
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There is a substantial increase in the total geriatric population worldwide. This change in demography calls for a greater, deeper, and thorough understanding of elderly and age-related issues. Even though sexuality is a basic and vital driving force, human sexuality, especially elderly sexuality, is frequently misunderstood. Many myths and misconc...
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Postgraduate residents in psychiatry will have a lot of new and possibly confronting experiences, and it is during these times that they might look towards a guidance book that can offer insight into the common challenges faced by a postgraduate, especially real-life experiences from people who have transcended similar situations. There is, there...
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Studies in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) point to a significant association of common mental disorders with female gender, low education, and poverty. Depression and anxiety are frequently complicated by lack of disease awareness and non-adherence, the absence of care and provider resources, low value given to mental health by policy-make...
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The Postgraduate in Psychiatry should know ABC of Psychiatry and this multiauthored book provides information on all aspect of Psychiatry PG training and beyond
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Context: Impaired cognitive flexibility and resilience and increased impulsivity are presumed to underlie an attempt of suicide. There is, however, a paucity of research examining their relationship in those who attempted suicide. Aims: To know the correlation of cognitive flexibility and resilience and impulsivity in attempted suicide. Materia...
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Psychogenic urinary retention is a rare condition, though better described in adults it is rarely seen in children. Very little literature is available about its diagnosis and management. It often poses treatment challenges because of involvement of several psychological and social factors. We report a case of a 15-year old girl presented with five...
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Background: India has one of the largest health-care systems in the world, and caregivers play an important role in assisting the patients in seeking services, supporting the patient during treatment and also in recovery, as there is a culturally determined emphasis on kinship obligations, with families playing a prominent role in all decisions reg...
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India has one of the largest numbers of doctors in the world. It is estimated that more than 1Million doctors are in India. Every year more than 60,000 medical students graduate as doctors from 474 Medical colleges in India. Karnataka state alone contributes more than 8000 doctors to medical registry annually. The medical curriculum hardly incorpor...
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Background The role of psychological comorbidities in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a common condition, still remains incompletely understood. Depression may intensify the symptoms and lower quality of life in these patients. In this study, we looked at the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in reliev...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge of interns of JSS Medical College regarding irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and to investigate the same with the hypothesis that their levels of expertise were not appropriate to the required standards. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted from January 2018 to March...
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Under-reporting of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) is rampant in India, despite which India has the highest number of CSA cases in the world, the ramifications of which are enormous. Other than the obvious reasons of stigma and fear of the perpetrator, multiple other factors come into play, such as attitudes and responses of guardians, which themselves pr...
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Introduction: Pornography is the term given for non-relational sex without any requirements for relational intimacy. It has appeared in all cultures and civilizations over centuries. Research into the area of addictive sexual behaviors on the Internet incorporates the various constructs surrounding compulsive sexual behavior. Pornography and societ...
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Background: Sleep deprivation has a deleterious effect on recovery in postoperative patients as it can lead to potentially dangerous side effects. The stress of poor sleep along with surgical stress can lead to increased sympathetic activity, which causes increase in catabolic processes, wakefulness, postoperative fatigue, hemodynamic instability,...
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Sibling bullying, the lesser known counterpart of bullying is an unexplored entity, but the little research that exists has shown that it is almost as common as bullying by peers. Personality factors, interpersonal relationships, home environments and parental styles influence the development of bullying behaviors. The normalisation of certain acti...
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The mass media is largely regarded as an integral cogwheel in health service delivery, with a decisive influence on public attitudes. Numerous studies identify connections between media use and negative outcomes such as increased depression, suicide, anxiety, substance use, aggressive behaviour, obesity and eating disorders. Digital tools in psychi...
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Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are chronic, recurrent, frequently debilitating disorders with no identifiable underlying pathology. They occur due to a complex interplay between biological, psychological, and social factors and are some of the most common conditions encountered in general clinical practice as well as the specialist g...
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Background: A caregiver is an individual who provides assistance and assumes the responsibility for the physical and emotional needs of another individual who is incapable of self‑care. Caregiver burden is a universal phenomenon and more than half of the caregivers experience burden in their role as caregivers. There is a paucity of studies to unde...
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It was not until a new resident in the Emergency Department (ED) burst into tears in front of me, did I realise the toll that residency in this department takes on a residents’ overall well-being. The ED work culture is unlike any other department. Physicians have to deal with numerous responsibilities and at once- managing patients and their atten...
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Educational institutions strive hard for excellence in training of students. Academic issues such as student’s ability to understand the subject, ability to appreciate and apply the learned information, ability to demonstrate skills where necessary, and ability to reproduce the information during the evaluation are key aspects of excellence for any...
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Eating disorders are a major cause of physical and psychological morbidity. Young women and adolescents with diabetes, especially Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) are at a high risk for developing disordered eating behaviours (DEB) and eating disorders (EDs). A similar DEB that often goes unrecognized is "Diabulimia" i.e. deliberate administration o...
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Schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental disorder and its course is said to have an onset much before the presentation with psychotic symptoms. Even though the concept of prodrome in schizophrenia has been accepted, there is still an existence of a diagnostic dilemma. Various imaging studies and biomarkers have also been studied for confirmation of th...
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The word malingering derives from the Latin word “Malum” that means bad or harmful, and in this context refers to the bad intent of the offender’s actions. It is regarded as fraud and may lead to charges of perjury or criminal fraud. In a clinical setting, various presentations include imitation of pain, insistence on the presence of bleeding, alle...
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Insulinoma is a functional endocrine tumor of the pancreas that secretes insulin. Insulinoma comprises 25% of the pancreatic endocrine tumors. Patients may have heterogeneous presentation of symptoms varying from mild autonomic symptoms to severe hypoglycemic episodes. Sometimes, insulinoma may present with neuropsychiatric symptoms which can be mi...
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Substance abuse and addictive disorders are very common in the community. Patients with addictive disorders frequently experience sexual dysfunctions and chronic use of substances tends to adversely affect all stages of sexual response, in both male and female abusers. An important aspect in the management of sexual dysfunction is psychosocial inte...
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Addiction is the term employed not only for excess consumption of substances, but also for problem behaviours like eating disorders, pathological gambling, computer addiction and pathological preoccupation with video games and sexual acts. No clear diagnostic criterion has been established with validity for behavioral addictions. Sexual addiction,...
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Depression is a condition that can present with varied signs and symptoms. Physical pain, although not stated as a symptom of depression according to the official psychiatric classification systems of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, is also frequently reported by...
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Objectives: This article explores the advantages of using gamification in mental health, in addition to its potential use in training psychiatry residents by coupling it with the concept of digital andragogy, resulting in a prospective efficient teaching model for graduate and postgraduate medical education. Materials and Methods: Databases such as...
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The word malingering derives from the Latin word "Malum" that means bad or harmful, and in this context refers to the bad intent of the offender's actions. It is regarded as fraud and may lead to charges of perjury or criminal fraud. In a clinical setting, various presentations include imitation of pain, insistence on the presence of bleeding, alle...
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most complex and disabling disorders presenting to a hospital setting. Its symptomatology can mimic other psychiatric disorders, especially in children, making it confusing for the treatment team. It is often associated with comorbidities such as tics, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity...
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Concerns in Published Research Methodology in Adverse Drug Reactions
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Schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental disorder and its course is said to have an onset much before the presentation with psychotic symptoms. Even though the concept of prodrome in schizophrenia has been accepted, there is still an existence of a diagnostic dilemma. Various imaging studies and biomarkers have also been studied for confirmation of th...
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India has shown remarkable improvements in the medical field over the years, and July 1 pays a perfect tribute to all the doctors who have made relentless efforts toward achieving this goal irrespective of the tremendous odds. These are individuals, who strive to cure illness, extend life, to alleviate pain and suffering and they need to be acknowl...
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Objective: To determine the suicide and depression literacy among healthcare professional students.Methods: Three hundred thirty nine healthcare professional students were assessed with socio-demographic and clinicalproforma, depression literacy scale, and suicide literacy scale.Results: There was low score on measure of depression and suicide lite...
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Levetiracetam (LEV) is a relatively newer antiepileptic drug with novel mechanism of action. It was introduced to the market in the year 2000. Pre-marketing clinical trials of the drug reported good tolerability with a wide safety margin. On post-marketing updates, there are few reports of psychosis after treatment with the drug. Here, we report a...

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