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Attitudes towards psychiatry

The Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Shyamanta Das in the fortnightly Mind Matters column, titled “Attitudes towards psychiatry” in Horizon, the Friday supplement with The Assam Tribune highlights the original article: research paper, “Comparison of attitudes toward psychiatry among undergraduate and postgraduate medical students” by Prosenjit Ghosh, Monu Doley, Nibedita Dutta, and Ankur Bhattacharya, and published in the January-June 2021, Volume 12 Issue 1 of OJPAS®.

Testing stress in medical interns

Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) in the fortnightly Mind Matters column, titled “Testing stress in medical interns” in Horizon, the Friday supplement with The Assam Tribune highlights the original paper: research article, “Personality and coping styles in medical internees: a cross-sectional study” by Harish Kulkarni, Sudarshan CY, and Shamshad Begum, and published in January-June 2021, Volume 12 Issue 1 of OJPAS®.

Tele-counselling during COVID-19

In the fortnightly Mind Matters column, titled “Tele-counselling during COVID-19” in Horizon, the Friday supplement with The Assam Tribune, Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) discusses the original paper: research article, “Profile of distress callers and service utilisation of tele-counselling among the population of Assam, India: an exploratory study during COVID-19” by Mythili Hazarika, Bornali Das, Shyamanta Das, Atanu Baruah, Nivedita Sharma, Chandamita Barua, Jayashree Das, Sandamita Choudhury, Dyuksha Hazarika, Phulen Sarma, and Samrat Singh Bhandari, and published in January-June 2021, Volume 12 Issue 1 of OJPAS®.

Sportspersons amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

The Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Shyamanta Das discusses the review article, ‘Psychological ramifications of detraining effects in sportspersons amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: a consensus compendium’ by Jerrin Shaji Kizhakkekara, Shijo John Joseph, and Guru S Gowda, and published in the January-June 2021, Volume 12 Issue 1 of OJPAS® in this fortnight’s Mind Matters column, titled “Sportspersons amidst the COVID-19 pandemic” in Horizon, the Friday supplement with The Assam Tribune.

Novel approach for novel threat

This fortnight’s Mind Matters column of the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Shyamanta Das, titled “Novel approach for novel threat” in Horizon, the Friday supplement with The Assam Tribune focuses on the Editorial, “A novel approach to address the novel threat” by Mythili Hazarika, Bornali Das, Shyamanta Das, Suresh Bada Math, Samrat Singh Bhandari, Lakshmanan S, Kailash Karthik, Pomi Baruah, Najeeb Hazarika, Hardeep Singh Bambrah, Kanika Suri; the Monon: Assam Cares programme, and published in the January-June 2021, Volume 12 Issue 1 of OJPAS®.

Concerns and pain of lockdowns

‘Concerns and pain of lockdowns’ is the title of this fortnight’s Mind Matters column of the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Shyamanta Das in Horizon, the Friday supplement with The Assam Tribune that focuses on the letter to editor, “Psychological concerns and musculoskeletal pain amidst the COVID-19 lockdown” by Shijo John Joseph, Sheikh Shoib, Thejaswi SG, and Samrat Singh Bhandari, and published in the July-December 2020, Volume 11 Issue 2 of OJPAS®.

Stigma within stigma

Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) in the fortnightly Mind Matters column, titled ‘Stigma within stigma’ in Horizon, the Friday supplement with The Assam Tribune discusses the letter to editor, “How the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) could have a quivering impact on mental health?” by Shijo John Joseph, Gunaseelan P, Samrat Singh Bhandari, and Sanjiba Dutta, and published in July-December 2020, Volume 11 Issue 2 of OJPAS®.

Mental Health Day

‘On Mental Health Day, let us recognise trauma caused by fear of evictions’ by Devyani Borkataki and Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) is in EastMojo: “This year the theme is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World.’ In the unequal world we live in, the people facing forced displacement are even more vulnerable.”

Hysteria of Monon: from Austria to Assam

‘Hysteria of Monon: from Austria to Assam’ by Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) is in the Souvenir for the 31st Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, Assam State Branch, edited by Amlanjyoti Deb and Dipjyoti Bora.

Caring for our caregivers

The fortnightly Mind Matters column of Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) in Horizon, the Friday supplement with The Assam Tribune, titled ‘Caring for our caregivers’ highlights the commentary, “COVID-19: saving the saviours should be our priority – is India in the right direction?” by Jashandeep Singh and Shelly Singhal, and published in the July-December 2020, Volume 11 Issue 2 of OJPAS®.