Metabolic syndrome and atypical antipsychotic


Low incidence of metabolic syndrome in patients taking atypical antipsychotic in Eastern India” by Siddharth Sankar Dash, Jayaprakash R Ravan, Bhaskar Thakur, Sandesh Pasumarthy, Sumit Kumar, Sudipta Kumar Das, and PC Chowdary is the new Advance Online Publication of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®).

‘White handkerchief’

“‘White handkerchief’: a patient of attenuated psychosis syndrome” by Sachin Arora, Dipesh Bhagabati, Shyamanta Das, Hemendra Ram Phookun, Mythili Hazarika, and Shailendra Kumar Talukdar, and published in the Journal of Rural and Community Psychiatry, is now in both PubMed Central (PMCID: PMC6583808) and PubMed (PMID: 31218246).

Workshop held

The Assam Tribune in the City page covered as news (“Workshop held”) the workshop on “Research: What and How? From framing research questions to reference styles” organised by the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) in collaboration with the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) in The Space (located at 123 Guwahati, i.e. Rajgarh bye lane 1, House no. 2, Flat no. 3) on 5 June 2019 where Prof. Anurag Srivastava, Professor and Head, Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (A.I.I.M.S.), New Delhi was the resource person. The workshop was followed by a discussion on the development of a research project on the LGBT community.



Ten” by Simanta Talukdar, Shyamanta Das, Samrat Singh Bhandari, Uddip Talukdar, and Devyani Borkataki is the new Advance Online Publication of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®).

Editors meet


Samrat Singh Bhandari, the Assistant Editor of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) along with Simanta Talukdar meeting the Advisory Board Member of OJPAS®, Siegfried Kasper in Kolkata.

Sexual dysfunctions

In the fortnightly Mind Matters column in Horizon, the Friday supplement with The Assam Tribune, titled “Sexual dysfunctions”, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Shyamanta Das focuses on the original article, “Study of comorbid psychiatric diagnoses in premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction” by Ashish Hanmantrao Chepure and Apurva Karmveer Ungratwar, and published in the current issue (January-June 2019, Volume 10 Issue 1) of OJPAS®.

Devyani joins OJPAS®


Devyani Borkataki joins the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) as Editorial Assistant. Devyani completed her bachelor’s from Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College for Women under Delhi University (DU) and master’s from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She underwent training on feminist counselling and documentation; secularism, democracy, and documenting the violations; international perspectives in citizenship, democracy, and accountability; application of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); outcome and impact orientation; new laws for women; participatory rural appraisal; and budget analysis.

Devyani has been a resource person/speaker on gender training, right to information, and for the Indian Association of Women Studies. She was a researcher/research consultant in projects of World Vision and United Nation. She worked for internally displaced persons of violence, capacity building of grassroots women leaders in decision-making processes, barefoot counselling, advocacy strategies and networking, rehabilitation and training for multiple disabilities.

Reading is Devyani’s hobby!