Culture and therapy

Titled, “Culture and therapy”, this fortnight’s Mind Matter column of the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Shyamanta Das in Horizon, the Friday supplement with The Assam Tribune, highlights the case study, “Effect of socio-cultural factors in therapeutic intervention” by Vasundharaa S Nair, Febna Moorkath, and Mysore Narasimha Vranda, and published in the January-June 2020, Volume 11 Issue 1 of OJPAS®.

Disability and mental illness

On the occasion of the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) Foundation Day, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Shyamanta Das spoke on ‘Mental illness and disability’ in a panel discussion webinar, organised by IPS-Assam State Branch.

Mindfulness-based interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mindfulness-based interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic: a focused review” by Amit Khawas, Ankita Paul, and Satyananda Panda is the new Advance Online Publication of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®).

Parenting, temperament, and childhood anxiety

Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) in the fortnightly Mind Matters column, titled “Parenting, temperament, and childhood anxiety” in Horizon, the Friday supplement with The Assam Tribune, highlights the original article, “Parenting styles, temperament, and anxiety in children: preliminary findings in the Indian population” by Sahithya BR and Vijaya Raman, and published in the January-June 2020, Volume 11 Issue 1 of OJPAS®.

Economic hardships and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Economic hardships during pandemics and its impact on mental health: a narrative review with special focus on the COVID-19 pandemic” by Gunaseelan Patchaikannu is the new Advance Online Publication of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®).

Mental health professionals as ‘silent frontline healthcare workers’

Mental health professionals as ‘silent frontline healthcare workers’: perspectives from three South Asian countries” by Sheikh Shoib, Anoop Krishna Gupta, Waleed Ahmad, Shijo John Joseph, and Samrat Singh Bhandari is the new Advance Online Publication of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®).

Internet use, anxiety, and depression among professional students

Pattern of internet use, anxiety, and depression among professional students of Tripura, India: an analysis” by Santanu Ghosh and Anjana Bhattacharjee is the new Advance Online Publication of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®).

Physical illnesses in psychiatric patients

This fortnight’s Mind Matters column of the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Shyamanta Das in Horizon, the Friday supplement with The Assam Tribune, titled “Physical illnesses in psychiatric patients” discusses the original article, “Physical illnesses among psychiatric inpatients in a tertiary care setup” by Bharat Udey and Vijay Niranjan, published in the January-June 2020, Volume 11 Issue 1 of OJPAS®.

Burden in caregivers of patients with chronic kidney disease

Assessing burden and its determinants in caregivers of chronic kidney disease patients undergoing haemodialysis” by Shijo John Joseph, Samrat Singh Bhandari, Sanjiba Dutta, Dheeraj Khatri, and Apoorva Upadhyay is the new Advance Online Publication of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®).

THE RESIDENT’S AGORA

Submission details

This section of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) in two issues per year would contain maximum of five articles only per issue, very limited and restricted to quality of the work. This would include the following types of submissions:

1. A case report or case series by residents/case conference by resident

2. Art and psychiatry section

3. Innovative ideas in mental healthcare by residents

4. Academic discussion by a senior teacher/professor/senior resident

5. Miscellaneous section

Kindly note that original research etc. can be part of the normal submissions, not here.

Submissions are to be made to Shijo John Joseph, MD, Section Editor, The Resident’s Agora, Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) at shijojj90@gmail.com and cc to ojpaas@yahoo.com