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Parenting manual launch

The Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), Guwahati City Branch and Guwahati Psychiatry Club had organised a CME where the parenting and caregivers’ manual in Assamese version: “Asar Beboharor Pora Protipalonoloi… Ek Obhivabokor Haat Puthi”, coauthored by Dr Bornali Das, Senior Lecturer of Psychiatric Social Work, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) as well as Secretary of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) along with Prof Dipesh Bhagabati, Former HOD, Department of Psychiatry, GMCH was inaugurated that focused on parents’ communication styles and discipline issues.

The manual was launched by Prof HR Phookun, HOD, Department of Psychiatry, GMCH. IPCA Laboratories Ltd has supported and cosponsored for the manual as well as for the event. Many senior paediatricians congratulated and expressed gratitude to select the platform to launch and expressed the need to join hands in treating autism and ADHD. It was requested that copies of the parenting and caregivers’ manual are made available in their clinics.


Unaiza Niaz joins Editorial Board

unUnaiza Niaz, MD, DPM, FRCPsych joins the Editorial Board of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®). Prof Niaz is a Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist.

She is Honorary Member of The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) as well as Arab Federation of Psychiatrists. She is also Advisory Council Member, Section on Women’s Mental Health, WPA; Distinguish International Member, American Psychiatric Association; Advisory Board Member, International Association of Women’s Mental Health; and Vice President, Eastern Mediterranean Region, & Board Member, World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH).

“The Pakistan Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (PSTSS) was founded in December 2005, following the Pakistan Earthquake. Soon a virtual Institute of Psycho Trauma Pakistan (IPTP) was formed as a project of PSTSS .The idea was for the professionals to share information about the effects of trauma, both locally & internationally. IPTP, is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about psycho trauma and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences.” Prof Niaz is the President of PSTSS (http://psychotrauma.pk) and one of the trustees of PANAH (http://www.panahshelter.org/) that “provides shelter and solace to women who are victims of domestic and societal injustices and empowers them to take the path of soico- economic independence”.

She authored the Guest Editorial, titled “Women and mental health”.


Adverse drug reactions of psychotropic drugs

Adverse drug reactions monitoring of psychotropic drugs: a tertiary care centre study

Mariya Yacob, Hemendra Singh, Letty Sabu, Mamatha K

Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print]. Available from: http://www.ojpas.com/get_file.php?id=31913053&vnr=745194



Global psychiatry: a LAMIC perspective

In today’s (Friday 28 April 2017) Horizon, the supplement with The Assam Tribune, Shyamanta Das wrote about the Editorial of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), titled “Global psychiatry: a LAMIC perspective” in his Mind Matters column by the same title wherein the ‘nouveau’ approach of the journal is highlighted.


Morbid jealousy

Phenomenology and predisposing factors of morbid jealousy in a psychiatric outdoor: a cross-sectional, descriptive study

Satyajeet Kumar Singh, Samrat Singh Bhandari, Pramod Kumar Singh

Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017 April 26. [Epub ahead of print]. Available from: http://www.ojpas.com/get_file.php?id=31909229&vnr=751759



Involuntary hospitalisation and schizophrenia

Predictors of involuntary hospitalisation of patients suffering from schizophrenia

Ivana Stasevic Karlicic, Milena Stasevic, Igor Grbic, Slobodan Jankovic, Zoran Bukumiric, Slavica Djukic Dejanovic

Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017 Apr 26. [Epub ahead of print]. Available from: http://www.ojpas.com/get_file.php?id=31908954&vnr=895409



LAMIC psychiatry

Global psychiatry: a LAMIC perspective

Shyamanta Das, Bornali Das, Mythili Hazarika

Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print]. Available from: http://www.ojpas.com/get_file.php?id=31893684&vnr=253504