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Scope of legal aid clinics

Scope of free legal aid clinics at psychiatric hospitals in India

Ameer Hamza, K Sajitha, G Ragesh, Priya Treesa Thomas

Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017 Jun 30. [Epub ahead of print]. Available from: http://www.ojpas.com/get_file.php?id=32095029&vnr=905583



New Issue

The July-December 2017 Volume 8 Issue 2 of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) is released and uploaded.



The altruist

Himabrata Das’ commentary “Remembering Dr. Subhendu Dhar: the altruist in the auto” published in the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) is highlighted by Shyamanta Das, Editor of OJPAS® in this fortnight’s Mind Matters column, titled “The altruist”.


Attitude towards psychiatry

Attitude of medical undergraduate and postgraduate students towards psychiatry: a cross-sectional study

Narayan R Mutalik, Tejaswi TP, Manjula Kashinakunti, SB Choudhari

Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]. Available from: http://www.ojpas.com/get_file.php?id=32068085&vnr=899970



Parenting style and transgender

A study on perceived parenting style among transgender

Akanksha Mohta, Prasanta Kumar Roy, Pradeep Kumar Saha

Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print]. Available from: http://www.ojpas.com/get_file.php?id=32035614&vnr=632774



Drug reactions

In this fortnight’s column of Mind Matters, titled “Drug reactions”, Shyamanta Das, Editor of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) discusses the Original Research Paper, titled “Adverse drug reactions monitoring of psychotropic drugs: a tertiary care centre study” by Mariya Yacob, Hemendra Singh, Letty Sabu, and Mamatha K, and published advance online in OJPAS®.


Inpatient psychiatry referrals

Clinical and demographical profile of inpatient psychiatry referrals in a multispecialty teaching hospital

Vijay Niranjan, Bharat Udey

Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017 Jun 7. [Epub ahead of print]. Available from: http://www.ojpas.com/get_file.php?id=32029515&vnr=254226



Occupational stress among police

Occupational stress among police personnel in India

G Ragesh, Harish M Tharayil, Meharoof Raj TP, Mariamma Philip, Ameer Hamza

Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print]. Available from: http://www.ojpas.com/get_file.php?id=32013901&vnr=399213



Dealing with autism

In today’s (Friday 2 June 2017) Horizon, the supplement with The Assam Tribune, Dr Bornali Das, the Secretary of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) wrote about autism in the article titled, “Dealing with autism”. Dr Bornali also authored the full length article on autism, titled “Impact of stress, coping, social support, and resilience of families having children with autism: a North East India-based study” published in the Asian Journal of Psychiatry.



President speaks

Dr. Mythili Hazarika, the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) had been invited as a resource person in one of the reputed schools in Guwahati “Army Public School” to deliver a talk to the primary, high school, and higher secondary school teachers on various issues related to students’ emotional, behavioural, and academic issues which are a matter of concern in today’s world. She had administered a scale regarding the teachers’ knowledge, attitude, perception, and belief towards mental illnesses. There were altogether 96 teachers and they were taught various strategies to identify normal “difficult” behaviour, problem behaviour, and pathological behaviour among students. The intervention strategies to deal with depression, anxiety, addiction to social networking, gaming, sleep hygiene, too much socialising, lack of motivation in academics were received very positively. The relationship between teacher-student was focused for the academic success of the students. The teachers’ expressed the great need for understanding a child’s mind from a child’s perspective and reiterated their belief on positive communication. The Principal Mrs. Prabha Dastidar expressed her enthusiasm to apply the skills learnt in the seminar and expressed her appreciation towards the speaker for a comprehensive presentation.