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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 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!
“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®).
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, titled “Kidney and mind” highlights the original article, “Depression, anxiety, and their association with sociodemographic factors in patients undergoing haemodialysis: a cross-sectional study” by Ranjit Kumar Pindikura, Anuhya Guyton Gunturu, and Uday Kumar Kadiveti, and published in the current issue (January-June 2019, Volume 10 Issue 1) of OJPAS®.
“Parents’ attitude towards children and adolescents with intellectual developmental disorder” by Mythili Hazarika, Shyamanta Das, and Sandamita Choudhury, and published in the International Journal of Child Development and Mental Health, is now in both PubMed (PMID: 31131373) and PubMed Central (PMCID: PMC6530459).
“Strength-based approach in dealing with severe mental illness” by Febna Moorkath, G Ragesh, and Ameer Hamza is the new Advance Online Publication of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®).