Dementias are the most common type of neurodegenerative disorders. Behavioral disturbances are seen in 50-80% of patients suffering from these disorders. Sexually inappropriate behaviors are not as common as other behaviors seen in dementia but may be seen in 7-30% subjects. These behaviors cause a lot of distress to all those who are affected a...
2. Under reporting of child sexual abuse- The barriers guarding the silence
Author : Suhas Chandran, Smriti Bhargava, Kishor M
Page No : 57-60
DOI : 10.18231/2455-8559.2018.0003
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...
3. Sleep paralysis: A brief clinical review
Author : Pragya Lodha , Avinash De Sousa
Page No : 3-6
DOI : http://doi.org/10.18231/j.tjp.2019.002
This brief clinical review summarizes the literature on sleep paralysis most relevant to clinicians. Sleep paralysis is a condition where the sufferer awakens to rapid eye movement sleep based atonia, combined with conscious awareness. This is a frightening event accompanied by vivid, waking dreams and hallucinations. Sleep paralysis occurring i...
4. Attitude towards suicide prevention among accredited social health activists (ASHAs): A study from rural part of Karnataka
Introduction: Suicide is an increasingly important public health issue. Considering the shortage of mental health professionals in India, there is a need to integrate grass root health professionals in efforts at suicide prevention. Successful suicide prevention depends on health professionals’ awareness about suicide...
5. Interns’ posting in psychiatry-A window of opportunity
Author : Srilakshmi Pingali
Page No : 1-2
The importance of psychiatry in the field of medical science cannot be over emphasized. According to the World Health Organization report in 2001 about 450 million people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder and one in four persons meet criteria for mental disorders at some point in their life. The global burden of disease due to n...
6. Predicting depression among internet addicted students
Author : Y. Sanjay, Ratna Kishy Kondaveeti, Satish Athili
Page No : 12-18
DOI : http://doi.org/10.18231/j.tjp.2019.004
Introduction: Internet has been easily accessible to students living in urban areas. With its unprecedented development and many benefits, it also leads to Internet addiction (IA) among people. Though IA is a disorder in itself, there can be other disorders associated with it as well. One such association of IA is with depressio...
7. Attitude towards generic drugs: A comparative study among clinicians and pharmacy professionals
Author : Sai Kiran Pasupula, Yalamanchili Sanjay, Chilukuri Raviteja
Page No : 72-76
DOI : 10.18231/2455-8559.2018.0006
Introduction: Generic medicines play a prominent role in pharmaco-economics by providing medicines at a much less price. Generic formulations usage is increasing as they provide the same therapeutic effect as branded medicines at a much more economical price. Attitude towards the usage of generic medicines plays a key role ...
8. Diabulimia - The phenomenology of an under recognised juxtaposition between diabetes and eating disorders
Author : Suhas Chandran, Prakrithi S N, Supriya Mathur, Kishor M
Page No : 6-10
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. de...
9. LONG ACTING INJECTABLE ANTIPSYCHOTICS – WHERE ARE WE?
Author : Phani Prasant Mulakaluri
Page No : 1-4
Globally, schizophrenia is a leading cause of years lost to disability, with a particularly large burden among adolescents and young adults. Although antipsychotic medications reduce psychotic symptoms and greatly decrease the risk of relapse, their effectiveness in realworld practice is decreased by non-adherence. Non adherence rates have...
10. PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF PATIENTS REFERRED TO THE PSYCHIATRY UNIT OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL WITH SUICIDE ATTEMPT
Background: Suicide is a social burden and 3rd leading cause of death among the youth worldwide. A few studies have shown that Borderline personality disorder and Histrionic personality disorder are the most likely amongst the personality disorders to predispose patients to suicide. Not many studies have been focussed on the issues of deliberate...