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ABCD of child psychiatry

Shyamanta Das, Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) attended the Mid Term CME of the Meghalaya Branch of the Indian Psychiatric Society at Shillong as a speaker on the topic, “ABCD of child psychiatry- a newer understanding”.


Deliberate self-harm in North-Eastern India

Pattern of deliberate self-harm seen at a tertiary teaching hospital in Meghalaya, India

Arvind Nongpiur, Sonali Shinde Tesia, Vijaya Raghavan

Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017 Jul 28. [Epub ahead of print]. Available from: http://www.ojpas.com/get_file.php?id=32177889&vnr=167769



Suicide menace in North-Eastern India

Suicide menace in North-Eastern India: a hospital-based study on the clinical aspects of suicide attempters

Robin Victor, Chiradeep Sengupta, Subrata Naskar, Bhanita Boro, Kaveri Saxena

Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017 Jul 25. [Epub ahead of print]. Available from: http://www.ojpas.com/get_file.php?id=32168708&vnr=956436



Psychotropic use and sexual dysfunction

Shyamanta Das, Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) delivered a talk on “Psychotropic use and sexual dysfunction – is there a practical solution” in the Midterm CME of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Eastern Zonal Branch held in Kolkata on 22 and 23 July 2017 with the theme of “Clinical dilemmas in psychiatry”.


Monobider Moner Katha

Monobider Moner Katha

Gautam Kr. Bandyopadhyay

Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017 Jul 21. [Epub ahead of print]. Available from: http://www.ojpas.com/get_file.php?id=32158337&vnr=915687



Occupational stress

Occupational stress” is the title of this fortnight’s Mind Matters column of Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), published in Horizon, the supplement with The Assam Tribune. The column talks about the International Institute of Organisational Psychological Medicine (IIOPM) and its Dean and Executive Director Global Professor Russell Franco D’Souza joining the Editorial Board of OJPAS®. It also discusses the original research paper, titled “Occupational stress among police personnel in India” by G Ragesh, Harish M Tharayil, Meharoof Raj TP, Mariamma Philip, and Ameer Hamza, and published in the current issue (July-December 2017, Volume 8 Issue 2) of OJPAS®.


Dr. Mekhala Sarkar in the Editorial Board


Welcome Dr Mekhala Sarkar to the editorial team of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®). She is an Assistant Professor in National Institute of Mental Health, Bangladesh. She also holds the position of Scientific Secretary, Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists and is the Executive Editor of the Bangladesh Journal of Psychiatry.


Samrat Singh Bhandari, the Assistant Editor

10150619_10201916352030939_8480208615750701862_nEarlier Editorial Board Member Dr. Samrat Singh Bhandari, MD assumed the post of Assistant Editor of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®). Dr. Samrat is the Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim, India. He is also Member, International Forum of Teachers (IFT), UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Haifa.


Russell F D’Souza in Editorial Board

IIOPM-First-Annual-Convocation-1Professor Russell Franco D’Souza, MD joins the Editorial Board of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®). Professor D’Souza is Head, Asia Pacific Division, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa) as well as Dean and Executive Director, Professor of Psychological Medicine, International Institute of Organisational Psychological Medicine (www.iiopm.org). Professor D’Souza is also the founding managing editor of the Asian Journal of Psychiatry.


Internet addiction and college students

A cross-sectional study on assessment of prevalence of Internet addiction and its correlates among professional college students

Narayan R Mutalik, Tejaswi TP, Shankar Moni, SB Choudhari

Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print]. Available from: http://www.ojpas.com/get_file.php?id=32138614&vnr=405291