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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!

Screening Tool for Assessment of Psychosocial Problems


Reliability and validity of the Screening Tool for Assessment of Psychosocial Problems” by Kamlesh Kumar Sahu, Bir Singh Chavan, Chandra Bala, and Shikha Tyagi is the new Advance Online Publication of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®).

Research: What and How?


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