Monthly Archives: January 2021


Summary of Dr Gangakhedkar’s(ICMR) lecture: About 22-23% of population has developed immunity in India so far. Safe herd immunity is 58-74%, which will take 5-6 years for the whole world. No Covid mutants in India because of short survival time of the morbid patients( not enough time for the virus for mutation). Nobody globally received […]


The coronavirus can warp the body’s defenses in many ways — disarming the body’s early warning systems, for example, or causing immune cells to misfire. But a spate of new studies suggests another insidious consequence: The infection can trigger the production of antibodies that mistakenly attack the patient’s own tissues instead of the virus. The […]


 • • • The depressive episode should last for at least 2 weeks No hypomanic or manic symptoms sufficient to meet the criteria for hypomanic or manic episode at any time in the individual’s life. Not attributable to psychoactive substance use or to any organic mental disorder CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF […]

Sarcopenia and Muscle Metabolism

 CLINICAL NUTRITION AND AGING CLINICAL NUTRITION AND AGING Sarcopenia and Muscle Metabolism Edited by Chad Cox, PhD     CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33487-2742 Apple Academic Press, Inc 3333 Mistwell Crescent Oakville, ON L6L 0A2 Canada © 2016 by Apple […]


 COVID-19 Clinical management  Living guidance 25 January 2021  1 Clinical management of COVID-19: living guidan c COVID-19 Clinical management Living guidance 25 January 2021                        This document is the update […]


STAHL€TM S ESSENTIAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY Prescriberâ€TM s Guide SEVENTH EDITION With the range of psychotropic drugs expanding and the usages of existing medications diversifying, we are pleased to present this very latest edition of what has become the indispensable formulary in psychopharmacology. This new edition features several new compounds as well as information about new formulations, […]

Research methods in psychiatry

 3rd edition Edited by Chris Freeman and Peter Tyrer This page intentionally left blank Research Methods in Psychiatry Third edition Edited by Chris Freeman & Peter Tyrer Gaskell © The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2006 Second edition © The Royal College of Psychiatrists 1992 Cover illustrations © Ian Whadcock/Eastwing 2006 Gaskell is an imprint […]

Personality disorders

                          In memory of David Thoreson Lykken (1928–2006), valued mentor, brilliant thinker, courageous scholar, and pioneer in the study of personality disorders.         […]

The ADA Practical Guide to Substance Use Disorders and Safe Prescribing

 Andrew Taylor O’Neil (September 2, 1991–September 9, 2014) This book is dedicated to Andrew – high-school valedictorian, Eagle Scout with highest honors, nat- uralist, intellectual, humorist, friend and teacher to all, brother, and most importantly an amazing, caring, giving, and loving son. No parent could ever be more proud of a son than I […]

Clinical Cases in Psychocutaneous Disease

     Clinical Cases in Dermatology Series Editor: Robert A. Norman Tien V. Nguyen · Jillian W. Wong John Koo Clinical Cases in Psychocutaneous Disease                   Clinical Cases in Dermatology Series Editor Robert A. Norman […]

Adverse Events Following Immunisation

AEFI Adverse Events Following Immunisation Dr.K.Sudhakar,MD., Professor &HOD Department of General Medicine.,GGH Guntur Expert Committee member/Covid-19 Command Control room   Loading…                  Covishield-Viral Vector Vaccine •The gene for a pathogen  protein is inserted into a  different virus that can  infect someone without  causing disease •The safe virus serves […]

revIew artIcle Incidental chest computed tomography ndings in asymptomatic Covid‐19 patients. A multicentre Indian perspective

[Downloaded free from on Sunday, January 24, 2021, IP:] Rochita V Ramanan, Anagha R Joshi1, Akash Venkataramanan2, Senthur P Nambi3, Rashmi Badhe4 Departments of Radiology and 3Infectious Diseases, Apollo Hospitals Chennai, 2Intern, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 1Department of Radiology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, 4Department of Radiology, […]

CIinicians’ Guide To Adult ADHD Assessment and Intervention

  CIinicians’ Guide To Adult ADHD Assessment and Intervention  This Page Intentionally Left Blank  Clinicians’ Guide To Adult ADHD Assessment and Intervention Sam Goldstein Universityof Utah,Salt Lake City, UT Anne Teeter Ellison University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,Milwaukee, WI ACADEMIC PRESS An imprintof ElsevierScience Amsterdam Boston London New York Oxford San Diego San Francisco Singapore […]

A Resource Book for Good Mental Health

Taking Care of Yourself and Your Family A Resource Book for Good Mental Health Supported by beyondblue: the national depression initiative John Ashfield You can order more copies of this book by visiting the beyondblue website under Get Information                […]

The Feynman Technique

The Feynman Technique As for testing whether we really understand something after we’ve read it, there is a powerful and elegant technique called the Feynman Technique. Step 1. Choose the topic or concept that you are trying to understand. Take a blank piece of paper and write the name of the topic at the top. […]

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): a Systemic Infection

 REVIEW  Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): a Systemic Infection Aleksandra Synowiec,a  Artur Szczepan ski,a,b  Emilia Barreto-Duran,a  Laurensius Kevin Lie,a  Krzysztof Pyrca aVirogenetics Laboratory of Virology, Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland bMicrobiology Department, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland  SUMMARY […]



Pharmacogenetics of Psychotropic Drugs This page intentionally left blank Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics are areas of rapidly growing importance at the interface of molecular genetics and psychopharmacology, with implications for drug development and clinical practice. This book provides a conceptual framework for understanding and studying the pharmacogenetics of psychotropic drugs; it reviews advances in the field and […]

Practical Management of the Side Effects of Psychotropic Drugs

      MARCEL DEKKER M A R C E LD E K K E RI N, C . Practical Management of the Side Effects of Psychotropic Drugs edited by Richard Balon Wayne State University School of Medicine Detroit, Michigan ISBN: 0-8247-1926-3 This book is printed on acid-free paper. Headquarters Marcel Dekker, […]

Lisa Montgomery: Looking for answers in the life of a killer

IMAGE COPYRIGHT REUTERS / GETTY IMAGES Lisa Montgomery – the only female inmate on federal death row in the US – has been executed for murder in the state of Indiana. Her lawyers had argued she was a mentally ill victim of abuse who deserved mercy. Her victim’s community said otherwise. This story was first […]


 January 16th, 2021 FOR DOCTORS: KNOW YOR VACCINE  Dr. Trupti Gilada  Infectious Diseases Physician, Mumbai  UNISON MEDICARE and RESEARCH CENTRE  MASINA HOSPITAL and PRINCE ALY KHAN HOSPITAL  As the vaccination drive begins today, I do understand that many of us have several  questions on the Covishield […]


The factsheet details information that would enable recipients to understand the benefits and common side-effects of the Covishield vaccine, to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2.   DOSE: The Covishield vaccination course consists of two separate doses of 0.5 ml each. The second dose should be administered between four […]

Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

  The book “Handbook on Consultation Liaison Psychiatry” is a relevant read for today’s doctors of any discipline. Many medical illnesses are related to psychiatric disorders. Also, behavioural issues in patients presenting with medical illnesses can offer challenges in treatment. Thus, clinicians from any specialty are likely to encounter patients with psychological issues in […]


Indian Academy of Pediatrics ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON VACCINES AND IMMUNIZATION PRACTICES Guidance on Covid-19 vaccines: FAQs on Covid-19 vaccines for Pediatricians Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is an infectious disease caused by the newly discovered coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which has spread rapidly throughout the world. In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID- 19 outbreak […]


WHO recently published guidelines on treating and managing diabetes in low resource settings. Here we bring to you a commentary from Padma Shri Dr. V Mohan, an eminent Indian Diabetologist, who shares his views and opinions on the new guidelines.      I have gone through the new World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines for diabetes management in […]

Why do so many MBBS graduates from AIIMS write the USMLE and migrate to the US?

Hi, I am currently a faculty of Psychiatry and I went to the US in 2010, after taking Step 1, did 6 months of electives over there, cleared CS examination, and then came back to India, studied for PG entrance examination, and stayed back. I did MBBS from UCMS, Delhi and we had a pretty […]

‘The imprisonment and high-tech torture of dying people in ICUs is a growing Indian disease’

OPINION FROM TOI PRINT EDITION January 12, 2021, 8:24 PM IST Narayani Ganesh Narayani Ganesh A former associate editor of The Times of India, leader writer and editor of The Speaking Tree, Narayani Ganesh writes on iss … MORE Palliative care is a branch of medical care that aims to mitigate the symptoms of serious […]


1. Which psychiatric medications can cause hyponatremia? Oxcarbazepine, carbamazepine, and serotonergic antidepressants are the psychotropic medications most commonly associated with hyponatremia due to syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH). Several other medications may also be associated with hyponatremia at times, including other antiepileptics like valproate (Beers et al., 2010) and even lamotrigine (Lu and […]

What is bird flu?

Patient education: Bird flu (avian influenza) Bird flu (also known as “avian influenza”) is a type of flu that normally happens in birds. In rare cases, it has spread from infected birds to humans. Even though bird flu is rare in humans, when it does happen it is usually severe. There are a few different […]

Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Benzodiazepines

 VIEWPOINT Matthew E. Hirschtritt, MD, MPH Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco. Mark Olfson, MD, MPH Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York; and Department of Psychiatry, The Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, New York. […]


CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BY SANATANA DHARMA 5000 YEARS AGO TO PREVENT PANDEMICS BY MAINTAINING PERFECT HYGIENE: *1 »* लवणं व्यञ्जनं चैव घृतं तैलं तथैव च । लेह्यं पेयं च विविधं हस्तदत्तं न भक्षयेत् ।। धर्मसिन्धू ३पू. आह्निक 1. Lavanam vyajanam chaiva grutham thailam thathaivacha | Lehyam peyam cha vividham hastha dhantham Na bhakshayeth || Dharmasindhu […]

The Neuropsychiatric Mental Status Examination

The Neuropsychiatric Mental Status By Michael Alan Taylor, M.D. Professor and Chairman Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences University of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School Chicago, Illinois Springer-Science+Business Media, B.V. ISBN 978-0-89335-130-4 ISBN 978-94-011-7391-9 (eBook) DOI 10.1007/978-94-011-7391-9 Copyright© 1981 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht Originally published by Spectrum Publications, Inc. in 1981 Softcover reprint of […]

What advice could you give to a medical student in their first years to be a good doctor?

There are many. Hold on. 1 You have entered a medical college. Drop this entrance test preparation bullshit now. You have got 5 years before you do PG. That’s a hell lot of time. Ever wondered what you were 5 years back? A kid of 7th std. Ignore those DAMS preachers. They are not good […]

TO BE OR NOT TO BE Vaccinated for COVID !!!

TO BE OR NOT TO BE – Vaccinated for COVID !!! Dr DP Prakash FRCS American Eyecare & Lasik Centre Have been reading about the vaccine 💉 in almost every group including a dozen professional doctors only groups. I wanted to share my perspective as a doctor on this hoping that it might be of […]

As in india, the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine) and mRNA 1273 (Moderna COVID-19 vaccine) received emergency use authorization in the United States in December 2020 also

For individuals who are eligible for vaccination according to local allocation priorities, we recommend vaccination with one of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine) or mRNA 1273 (Moderna COVID-19 vaccine) Vaccines to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection are considered the most promising approach for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. Various vaccines are becoming available in different […]

Behavioral/Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

uideline Statements Assessment of Behavioral/Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Statement 1. APA recommends that patients with dementia be assessed for the type, frequency, severity, pattern, and timing of symptoms. (1C)Throughout this guideline, we use the term dementia, which was used in the evidence that was considered in developing these recommendations. These recommendations are also meant to apply to individuals with […]


*ADAR POONAWALLA* (a lengthy but good read) Can Adar Poonawalla supply Covid jabs to half the world in 12 months? Adar Poonawalla has all the trappings of a jet-set lifestyle – including an office in a refurbished plane. But he’s also the world’s biggest vaccine manufacturer, with an audacious plan to supply the coronavirus vaccine […]

FAQ’s on Covid Vaccines:

FAQ’s on Covid Vaccines: 1. _When is the Corona vaccine likely to be available?_ Probably the Government will get it by January and the private market by March. 2. _Do we all need to take it?_ Yes, all should take it. 3. _Who will get it first?_ It will be prioritised. First frontline workers and […]

Q and A on vaccine in India

Q which vaccine we are going to get ? Ans.oxford astra zeneca serum institute of india manufactured covishield Q.what about ICMR biotech vaccine ? Ans.very soon it will also be available Q covishield is a live vaccine or killed Ans Technically its a live vaccine but the virus is genetically modified not to multiply Q […]

private or other government doctor’s opinion

The Delhi High Court has stated that a private or other government doctor’s opinion which is contrary to that of the doctors of Armed or Police Forces cannot be accepted to determine the medical fitness of a police force aspirant. (Priyanka vs UOI) Relying on a series of similar judgments, a Division Bench of Justices […]