Background: Most of the time, medical students are the first access points to the health care system, and play a critical role in early identification of mental illnesses. Identifying knowledge gaps about mental illness amongst medical students constitutes one of the first step toward reducing treatment gap. Aims: To assess the level of Mental H...
5. School Refusal - Psychosocial Distress Or Psychiatric Disorder?
Author : G Karthika* , M Gowri Devi
Page No : 14-18
DOI : http://doi.org/10.18231/j.tjp.2020.005
Background: School refusal is not a diagnosis by itself but a behavior described when a child frequently refuses to go to school or remain in school. It is often associated with several psychiatric disorders. A prevalence rate of 5-10% is described in most studies. Several psychosocial factors, individual, familial, societal, school and medical ...
6. A Study Of Adherence And Non-adherence To Antipsychotic Medication In Patients Of Schizophrenia
Author : Khar Prerna B* , Netto Ivan S
Page No : 19-24
DOI : http://doi.org/10.18231/j.tjp.2020.006
Background: Adherence has always been a major problem in the treatment of Schizophrenia, despite of the advances in the treatment regime. Various factors influence adherence to antipsychotics in patients of Schizophrenia. This study is the first of its kind, done on a specific group of patients of Schizophrenia on antipsychotic medication, at a ...
7. Metabolic Syndrome In Patients With Schizophrenia: Relationship With Socio-demographic & Clinical Variables
Author : Raghul Raj, Fiaz Ahmed Sattar, Kiran Kumar K*
Page No : 25-33
DOI : http://doi.org/10.18231/j.tjp.2020.007
Background: Schizophrenia is an enduring severe mental illness with significant morbidity and early excess mortality. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a construct that aids psychiatrist to understand this constellation of risk factors leading to premature mortality. The current study was carried out with an aim to understand the association of metab...
8. Study Of Negative Symptoms In Schizophrenia
Author : Phanikanth Kondaparthi, Sai Krishna Puli* , Datt M
Page No : 34-39
DOI : http://doi.org/10.18231/j.tjp.2020.008
Introduction: Schizophrenia is a major mental illness that can afflict and corrupt the normal functions of powerful mind. Schizophrenia is a chronic relapsing disorder with incomplete remissions. It is characterized by a diverse set of signs and symptoms which include positive, negative, cognitive, disorganization, mood and motor symptom dimensi...
9. A Cross-sectional Comparative Study Of Problematic Internet Use And Associated Depression In Private And Government School Students In Rural And Urban Areas Of Telangana
Background: The Internet has become an essential part of our day to day life, especially among adolescents. It can be used for education, entertainment, and communication & sharing of information. If it is used excessively beyond a limit, it becomes an addiction and is becoming a significant concern. This study was carried out to estimate th...
10. Quality Of Life In Bipolar Affective Disorder: Relationship With Demographic And Clinical Variables
Background and Objectives: Bipolar Affective Disorder (BPAD) is a complex, episodic and heterogeneous condition leading to impairment of Quality of life (Qol). The current study was undertaken with the aim to assess the Quality of Life of patients with Bipolar Affective Disorder, compare it with general population and to examine the correlation ...
11. Suicide Attempt Among Adolescent In Tamil Nadu: A Case-control Study
Introduction: Suicide is a complex social issue and a serious global health problem. Its incidence among adolescents is increasing. Understanding of risk factors helps early detection and prompt treatment of high-risk youngsters. Materials and Methods: It was a hospital-based case-control study carried out among 60 adolescent suicide attempters ...
12. The Prevalence And Correlates Of Social Phobia Among Undergraduate Medical Students
Introduction: Social phobia is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with others. It is highly prevalent among high school, college and university students. The impact of social phobia among students leads to decreased educational performance, dependence to take alcohol, avoidance of oral presentations, weak performance at clini...
13. A Cross-sectional And Comparative Study Of Impulsivity And Personality Profile In Euthymic Bipolar Affective Disorder Patients And Controls
Author : K Sandhya, S Sireesha* , Sudharani
Page No : 69-75
DOI : http://doi.org/10.18231/j.tjp.2020.013
Introduction: Bipolar patients show increased impulsivity during symptomatic period. Impulsivity during euthymic phase is not much studied. Impulsivity is a risk factor for future episodes of BPAD, suicidality, poor functional outcome and mortality. Aims and Objectives: The current study conducted during euthymic phase to study impulsivity compa...
14. Psychopathology, Quality Of Life And Life Satisfaction In Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disorder characterized by pain stiffness and swelling in the joints with long standing effects on quality of life and is complicated by the presence of medical and psychiatric comorbidity. The current study was aimed at comparing the psychopathology, quality of life and life satisfact...
15. Impact Of Psychiatry Clinical Rotation On Attitude Of Interns Towards Psychiatry
Author : Dinesan N, Rahul Bansal, Arya Jith*
Page No : 80-86
DOI : http://doi.org/10.18231/j.tjp.2020.015
Background: Internship is a vital phase in medical student’s training which can have a bearing on the attitude they develop towards various specialities. Limited studies have tried to assess the effect of clinical rotation on the attitude of interns towards Psychiatry. This study was planned to assess the same before and after a 2 week pos...
16. Psychosocial Skill Development Among Community Levels Workers Working With Children In Difficult Circumstances
Author : U Harikrishnan, P Kavitha, S Rajamanikandan, K Sekar* ,E P Marykutty
Page No : 87-90
DOI : http://doi.org/10.18231/j.tjp.2020.016
Community Level Workers (CLWs) are the first respondents to Children in Difficult Circumstances/Need of Care and Protection (CDCs/CNCP). The study aims to develop community resource building on preventive and promotive psychosocial interventions for children in difficult circumstances. The study adopted a quasi-experimental research design with ...
17. Donald Woods Winnicott
Author : D Ambuja
Page No : 91-93
DOI : http://doi.org/10.18231/j.tjp.2020.017
Donald Woods Winnicott was an English Paediatrician and a Psychoanalyst who contributed to the field of Object Relations Theory and Developmental Psychology.Winnicott described himself as a disturbed adolescent, reacting against his own self-restraining "goodness" trying to assuage the dark moods of his mother, which were the seeds of ...
18. Dr. Robert Brockelesby Davis
Author : Sphurti Pusukuri
Page No : 94-95
DOI : http://doi.org/10.18231/j.tjp.2020.018
Dr. Robert B. Davis was one of the eminent figures shaping the field of Psychiatry in India. He was one of the founding member of the Indian Psychiatric Society and served as the president. He drafted the first proposal of the Mental Health Act of India along with other eminent psychiatrists in 1949. He served as the Superintendent and developed...
19. Atypical Presentation Of Cvst As Bradycardia And Psychosis
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) causing cerebral infarction is noted in the younger population in India and other countries, with a multitude of varying features at presentation. Typical features from mass effect due to acute and subacute complications of CVST, characteristically present with signs of neurological deficits due to raised ...
20. Young Onset Fronto-temporal Dementia – A Case Report
Dementia as a diagnosis at any age is a clinical challenge in psychiatric practice. In recent research reports there have been many case series and anecdotal case reports of dementia with an onset below the age of 45 years. In this case report, we present the case of a 23 year old female that presented with psychotic features initially and on cl...
21. Covid-19 Pandemic Implications From An Addiction Perspective