Category neuropsychiatry

Delirium in ICU

Critical Care Asia Also in this Issue Ll£:/.ffeifilu; ftu[iif ( – :/’,;~ ”J i]JJJ ~ – : .,(fHm. ,f ,, A Publication of Critical Care Education Foundation ,-m:. t mias April-Sept, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 2 Editorial . . . The First “Claris International ·- Critical Care Achievement Award” : l; .: -” Oration was […]

PSVT

Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia: Prevalence and Patient Impact Supraventricular tachycardias (SVTs) are a group of conditions that produce elevated heart rates of >100 bpm at rest due to altered electrical activity in or above the His bundle.1,2 As a subgroup of SVT, PSVTs are characterised by sporadic episodes of regular tachycardia that start and stop abruptly. […]

Mutated corona virus

NEWS 25 November 2021 Heavily mutated coronavirus variantputs scientists on alertResearchers are racing to determine whether a fast-spreading variant in South Africa poses a threat to COVID vaccines’ effectiveness.Ewen CallawayMedics at an infectious-disease unit in South Africa, where a new strain of COVID is spreading quickly. Credit: Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Researchers in South Africa are […]

Broad Arrow Number.

Everyone must have seen military vehicles plying in most Commonwealth Countries with a number beginning with a vertically upright Broad Arrow↑. This number is called a Broad Arrow Number in military parlance or BA Number. It is used by the Army, Navy and Air Force and also some civilian establishments that work under the Ministry […]

NEUROSCIENCE AND THE ‘SANSKRIT EFFECT’BY AZRIEL RESHEL

Science Proves the Power of ChantingMany of us have heard the Gyuto Monks of Tibet. With their extraordinary chanting and the low throaty drone of ancient sacred texts, they have kept audiences in the West spellbound with their long, careful and accurate recitations of potent Tibetan Buddhist texts. Sitting in their presence, you feel clarity […]

Medicolegal case

Issue 8 hps://nyurl.com/a72zr75r First 3 early bird entries will get exciting prizes Case 7: A case of medical negligence on the treang psychiatrist and hospital alleged because of the suicide commied by a psychiatric paent Judgment: Ÿ The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission stated that just an error in judgment cannot account for medical negligence […]

Medicolegal case

Issue 7 hps://nyurl.com/yjwcar8e First 3 early bird entries will get exciting prizes Case 6: A case of alleged deficiency in service on the part of the opposite pares in a paent with delusional disorder Judgment: Ÿ The State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission stated that it has to be proved that whether the complainant was suffering […]

Medicolegal case

Issue 3 shorturl.at/axBQ8 First 3 early bird entries will get exciting prizes Case 2: Treatment for Bipolar Affecve Disorder (BAD) leads to the death of the paent due to Steven Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) Judgment: Ÿ The State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission stated that no expert in the field nor any […]

Medicolegal case

Medico Legal Case in PSYCHIATRY Dear Doctor, Do let us know about your thoughts what should be the verdict of the case? Please click on the google link to reply Google link: h�ps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI pQLSdSvjieEWIVfcvyShMEVcFOoWCJV7x qHdSEtonaZHPMQh_C7w/viewform First 3 early bird entries will get exciting prizes and names will be published in next issue Allegation of medical […]

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY AS FREQUENT PSYCHIATRIC CONCOMITANTS OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THEIR MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Mental Health Issues Mental health concerns have risen amid the global COVID-19 pandemic due to a variety of factors, including stay-at-home orders, social distancing, fear of sickness and death, loss of employment, and loss of family and friends due to illness.1 It is anticipated that patients infected with COVID-19 […]

DEPRESSION AND PAIN COMORBIDITY AND THEIR EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Comorbidity between Depression and Pain: How Common?1 30-60% co-occurrence rate of major depressive disorder (MDD) and chronic pain reported. Some subtypes of chronic pain, e.g., fibromyalgia (FM), are very commonly comorbid with psychiatric conditions – debated whether FM is a separate disease condition or a part of MDD symptomatology. Cumulative evidence suggests that chronic pain […]

Endemic covid19

India, the first nation to transition to endemic CovidFor representational purposes (Express Illustrations/Soumyadip Sinha)The Covid pandemic is far from over as daily numbers are still high in many countries, without their epidemic waves declining to low and steady figures that represent endemic prevalence. On 27 June 2021, India transitioned from the epidemic phase to endemic […]

Tramadol in maintenance of opioids

Substance Use & Misuse ISSN: 1082-6084 (Print) 1532-2491 (Online) Journal homepage: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/isum20 Can Tramadol be Used for Maintenance Treatment of Opioid Dependence? Siddharth Sarkar, Rakesh Lal, Mohit Varshney, Saurabh Kumar & Yatan Pal Singh Balhara To cite this article: Siddharth Sarkar, Rakesh Lal, Mohit Varshney, Saurabh Kumar & Yatan Pal Singh Balhara (2018): Can Tramadol […]

Dsm3

© 2014 by Chiron Publications. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher, Chiron Publications, 932 Hendersonville Road, Suite 104, Asheville, North Carolina 28803. http://www.ChironPublicatons.com […]

Covid vaccine effectiveness

Results of the largest real-world study of third dose of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness released[Oct 30, 2021: CLALIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE] A quiet research revolution has occurred in our understanding of the biology of ageing. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) Many countries are currently experiencing a resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 infections despite hitherto successful vaccination campaigns. This may be due […]

IMA CODE OF ETHICS

0 Indian medical association IMA CODE OF MEDICAL ETHICS 2021 Prepared by IMA Standing Committee for Medical Ethics IMA CODE OF MEDICAL ETHICS 2021 Prepared by IMA Standing Committee for Medical Ethics Dr. J.A. Jayalal Dr. Jayesh Lele National President, IMA Honorary General Secretary, IMA Dr. Vinay Agarwal Chairman Contents Dr. Srikumar Vasudevan Convener IMA […]

HANDBOOK OF COVID 19

Editor Brig A S Menon Associate Editors Gp Capt TVSVGK Tilak Wg Cdr Rohit Vashisht ARMED FORCES MEDICAL COLLEGE PUNE Note from Editors The science of COVID 19 is evolving. Readers are advised to refer to suggested reading for updates Published by Armed Forces Medical College, Pune Cover Design Aditi Menon This book is a […]

Dr. Kamal Ranadive

Dr. Kamal Ranadive’s 104th Birthday November 8, 2021 Today’s Doodle, illustrated by India-based guest artist Ibrahim Rayintakath, celebrates Indian cell biologist Dr. Kamal Ranadive on her 104th birthday. Ranadive is best known for her groundbreaking cancer research and devotion to creating a more equitable society through science and education. Kamal Samarath, better known as Kamal […]

fremanezumab

Migraine has been linked to depression and anxiety and they often co-exist. Together they increase the frequency and severity of headaches. According to a study presented at the recently concluded 2021 online Psych Congress, treatment with the antimigraine drug fremanezumab may help to wean off antidepressant medications in patients with migraine and concurrent depression and […]

Travel medicine Infectious diseases

Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease 44 (2021) 102175Contents lists available at ScienceDirectTravel Medicine and Infectious Disease journal homepage: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/tmaidNo time to die: An in-depth analysis of James Bond’s exposure to infectious agentsWouter Graumansa, William J.R. Stoneb, Teun Bousemaa,b,*a Department of Medical Microbiology & Radboud Center for Infectious Diseases, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlandsb […]

Mental health rules Karnataka

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Top 8 Emerging Questions on COVID19:

Q.1 Do we still need to fear about having future waves of COVID in India? A.1 Pandemic phase is over for India; actual true seropositivity expected is around 95% against COVID in our population (which is much more than required).We have already passed through delta variants, for which the western world is still feared.We were […]

Medical legal

The complainant being a smoker, suddenly stopped that habit, on the advice of his family doctor, Dr. D which resulted in the development of mild giddiness, restlessness and sleeplessness. Ÿ He therefore approached the 1st opposite party (OP1), a leading Neuro Psychiatrist for treatment on 25.8.2003 at about 11.00 a.m. Ÿ According to the complainant, […]

Considerations in boosting COVID-19 vaccine immune response

responsesPhilip R Krause, Thomas R Fleming, Richard Peto, Ira M Longini, J Peter Figueroa, Jonathan A C Sterne, Alejandro Cravioto, Helen Rees, Julian P T Higgins, Isabelle Boutron, Hongchao Pan, Marion F Gruber, Narendra Arora, Fatema Kazi, Rogerio Gaspar, Soumya Swaminathan, Michael J Ryan, Ana-Maria Henao-RestrepoA new wave of COVID-19 cases caused by the highly […]

Top 8 Emerging Questions on COVID19:

Top 8 Emerging Questions on COVID19: Q.1 Do we still need to fear about having future waves of COVID in India? A.1 Pandemic phase is over for India; actual true seropositivity expected is around 95% against COVID in our population (which is much more than required).We have already passed through delta variants, for which the […]

Li

Expert Consultations: Real-World AnswersLithium: How to Manage Dosage and Side Effects and Persuade Patients to Take It – Interview with David Osser, M.D.PUBLISHED: 10/01/2021PsychopharmacologyLithium: How to Manage Dosage and Side Effects and Persuade Patients to Take It – InterviewDavid Osser, M.D.GuestDavid Osser, M.D.Mohan Gautam, D.O., M.S.Interview byMohan Gautam, D.O., M.S.In this interview, Dr. David Osser […]

Pharmacology in Alcohol Use Disorder: Naltrexone, Acamprosate, and Disulfiram

Pharmacology in Alcohol Use Disorder: Naltrexone, Acamprosate, and DisulfiramJoji Suzuki, M.D.Division of Addiction Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder• Access to addiction treatment remains limited• Clinicians do not often utilize medications• Compared with medications for opioid use disorders, medications for alcohol use disorder are […]

Marine Omega-3 FattyAcid Supplementation forBorderline PersonalityDisorder:

A Text Version Did you know that the guidelines for Britain’s National Health Service recommend not using any pharmacologic treatment for borderline personality disorder? The guidelines go so far as to suggest that any existing pharmacotherapy should be carefully tapered off. In that context then, might you consider fish oil?Hi! Jim Phelps here for the […]

AIIMS SYSTEM

In her book Special Treatment, anthropologistDr Anna Ruddockexamines how social hierarchies and health inequalities are sustained in the way medicine is taught at the much-coveted All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi, which has an acceptance rate of 0.01%. In a conversation with Sunday Times, she talks of the fallout when medicine is used […]

No Longer a Headache: Accessing Continuum on the GoThis issue of Continuum is devoted to the diagnosis and management of headache and facial pain, symptoms that are common in our clinical practices and have profound effects on patients’ quality of life. To achieve this goal, I am indebted to Dr Matthew S. Robbins for accepting […]

IPC 304 A: NMC frames Guidelines for Prosecution of Doctors in Criminal Negligence

New Delhi: With an aim to put an end to the confusion regarding the issue of how the criminal negligence aspect of medico-legal cases has to be treated, the Ethics and Medical Registration Board… — Read on medicaldialogues.in/health-news/nmc/ipc-304-a-nmc-frames-guidelines-for-prosecution-of-doctors-in-criminal-negligence-82698

Old age home

The changing demographic scenario and population projections of India indicate that the growth rate of Indian older adults (aged 60 years and above) is comparatively faster than other regions of the World. Since recent past, due to marked increase in life expectancy, rise in number and proportion of older adults the population of older adults […]

It’s a Doc’s life.

It’s a Doc’s life By Rishi Grover If you have doctor friends, you would have noticed how they keep cribbing about how difficult practice has become, how govt regulations are troubling them, how their work load is decreasing and how bleak the future is? The nursing home owner will crib about how the govt is […]

psychosis

In 1988, Richard Bentall was on his way to becoming one of Britain’s most influential clinical psychologists. He was 32 and had developed an early fascination with psychosis, where patients can become detached from reality, often leading to hallucinations, delusions and suicidal thoughts.While spending time on psychiatric wards during his training, Bentall felt that psychotic […]

Training Module for Health Care Providers to deal with Post COVID Mental Health issues-for doctors &nurses

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Training Module for Health Care Providers to deal with Post COVID Mental Health issues-for doctors & nurses

1 2 y|vri?T ^ ul, dnfxTTT^ RAJESH BHUSHAN, IAS SECRETARY *TR?f TRcfjR TcTR«ZI TTci q f t m c|>c«M|U| frtTFT W732J ^ mRcIK chc^liui ^TTcra Government of India Department of Health and Family Welfare Ministry of Health and Family Welfare M E S SA G E India is in the midst of the second wave […]

Training Module for Health Care Providers to deal with Post COVID Mental Health issues-for doctors &

1 Training Module for Health Care Providers to deal with Post COVID Mental Health issues-for doctors & nurses 2 y|vri?T ^ ul, dnfxTTT^ RAJESH BHUSHAN, IAS SECRETARY *TR?f TRcfjR TcTR«ZI TTci q f t m c|>c«M|U| frtTFT W732J ^ mRcIK chc^liui ^TTcra Government of India Department of Health and Family Welfare Ministry of Health and […]

Screen time

Department of Health The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region TABLE OF CONTENTS 4G FOREWORD ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………1 EXECUTIVE CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 SUMMARY…………………………………………………………………………………………………………2 BACKGROUND…………………………………………………………………………………………….10 OVERSEAS AND LOCAL SITUATIONS………………………………………………………………. 14 OVERSEAS SITUATIONS…………………………………………………………………………………. 14 LOCAL SITUATIONS……………………………………………………………………………………….18 CONCLUSION OF CURRENT SITUATIONS………………………………………………………….24 HEALTH EFFECTS ON USE OF INTERNET AND ELECTRONIC SCREEN PRODUCTS……..27 PHYSICAL HEALTH………………………………………………………………………………………….29 Physical fitness […]

Skills

original edition of this skills training manual was published in 1993. At that time, the only re- search conducted on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was a 1991 clinical trial comparing DBT to treatment as usual for the treatment of chronically suicidal individuals meeting criteria for borderline personality disorder (BPD). Since then, an enor- mous amount […]

Turmeric Compound As Effective As TPA Stroke Treatment

Ischemic stroke is the biggest reason for disability and also the 3rd biggest reason for death of the elderly in the US, while TBI (traumatic brain injury) is the biggest reason for disability and death in individuals younger than forty five. In both conditions, individuals who survive often have severe behavioral and memory deficits. The […]

Perspectives in Psychiatry trainingWhat every postgraduate must know

FIRST EDITIONEdited by:Dr. Suhas Chandran MD. Dr. Kishor M. MD. ISBN: 978-93-5391-222-2Copyright:All rights reserved. The concept, the contents, print & publica

The Drama and The Tragedy of Indian Healthcare

The Drama and The Tragedy of Indian Healthcare (C) Dr. Sachin LandgeTranslation:Dr. Rajas Deshpande “One doesn’t need to be a doctor to start a hospital, just as one can start a hotel without knowing how to cook”. Big businessmen and corporates who must invest their money in profitable ventures knew this very well. Up came […]

MBA IN MEDICINE

Doctors Post* Just came across a post and sharing it….every doctor and patient must read it …. MBAs with no medical background: The worst thing to happen to Indian Private Healthcare System in the last 20 years? Till 20-25 years ago, almost every private hospital in India was managed by doctors at the top. That […]

How do you ‘judge’ a surgeon?

How do you ‘judge’ a surgeon? Well OT staff and sister judge a surgeon by their speed of doing surgery. They will keep saying to junior surgeons that particular surgeon is ‘great’ because he wraps up the procedure quickly. So faster is better for them. Anaesthetists also usually make this kind of judgement specially younger […]

Valproate in women

Guidance Document on Valproate Use in Women and Girls of Childbearing YearsJudy Shakespeare FRCGP1, Sanjay M Sisodiya FRCP21 On behalf of the Royal College of General Practitioners and 2Association of British Neurologists and Royal College of PhysiciansVersion 1, 29th March 20191 EndorsementsThe following organisations have endorsed this document:2 ContentsEndorsements…………………………………………………………………………………………. 2 Foreword……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5 Executive Summary………………………………………………………………………………….. 6 […]

Statin study

Heart attack survivor Kenneth O’Loughlin is cheering the life-saving results of the landmark LIPID study pioneered by University of Sydney researchers at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC). Following a heart attack in 1991, Mr O’Loughlin joined the Long-term Intervention with Pravastatin in Ischaemic Disease (LIPID) study—the first to investigate the survival effects of statins […]

Brief psychiatric treatment

Treatment: 1- GAD : ⁃ Psychotherapy⁃ Medications :⁃ Paroxetine + sertraline : SSRI⁃ venlafaxine : SNRI⁃ Buspirone : Serotonin receptor Agonist⁃ Benzodiazepines:⁃ Lorazepam⁃ Diazepam⁃ Clonazepam⁃ Alprazolam 2- panic attacks and panic disorder : ⁃ Psychotherapy ( first choice )⁃ SSRI⁃ SNRI⁃ Benzodiazepines 3-Schezofreniform : ⁃ similar to an acute exacerbation of schizophrenia ⁃ Psychotic symptoms […]

ADHD

i ADHD: A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, AND CHANGES OVER TIME IN CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, AND ADULTS ii iii FIFTH EDITION ✦ ADHD A Guide to Understanding Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Changes Over Time in Children, Adolescents, and Adults PAUL H. WENDER, MD AND DAVID A. TOMB, MD 1 iv 1 Oxford […]

Dengue

List of contributors Experts • Dr. Ashutosh Biswas, Professor of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (Team Lead ) • Dr. Suresh Kumar, Director Professor. Dept. of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, LNH & GB pant Hospital, Delhi • Dr. Ghanshyam Pangtey, Professor of Medicine, LHMC & Srimati SK Hospital, New Delhi […]

Psychiatry practice pointers

It’s common for most of Psychiatrists to feel lack of confidence and fear of what would happened during initial few months of independent practice… esp when we get tough/difficult cases esp with multiple diagnosis…. But if You know basics of interview esp establishing rapport and eliciting important diagnostic symptoms and basics of prescribing Psychiatric medicines, […]