Daily Archives: 13/01/2021

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 […]