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Cotard’s syndrome and its treatment

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“Extant of the living dead”: a case report on Cotard’s syndrome and its treatment aspects from a tertiary care hospital in India” by Keya Das, P Liji, and VSSR Ryali is the new Advance Online Publication of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®).

Indexed journal

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Board of Governors in super-session of Medical Council of India in their notification, dated New Delhi, the 12th February, 2020 make the Minimum Qualifications for Teachers in Medical Institutions (Amendment) Regulations, 2019, published in The Gazette of India from New Delhi on February 17, 2020. The regulations define indexed journals as those included in Medline, Pubmed Central, Citation index, Sciences Citation index, Expanded Embase, Scopus, Directory of Open access journals (DoAJ). The Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) is in DOAJ since 9 May 2016.

Depression and anxiety in opioid users

Titled, “Depression and anxiety in opioid users”, 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, discusses the original article, “Study of sociodemographic correlates, anxiety, and depression among opioid dependents admitted in treatment centres in Sikkim, India” by Bishnu Sharma, Samrat Singh Bhandari, Sanjiba Dutta, and Geeta Soohinda, published in the current issue (July-December 2020, Volume 10 Issue 2) of OJPAS®.

Internet addiction and intellectual disability

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Internet addiction as a comorbid condition among users with mild intellectual disability” by Manoj Kumar Sharma, BK Leeshma, K Prasad, Mh Ameer Hamza, Ashwini Tadpatrikar, Pranjali Chakraborty Thakur, and Priya Singh is the new Advance Online Publication of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®).

Open letter

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Rijusmita Sarma, the Editorial Assistant of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) wrote “Open letter to those preparing for board and entrance exams” in The Sentinel.

CBT in childhood OCD

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Adaptation of cognitive behaviour therapy in childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder: a case study” by Sampurna Chakraborty and Susmita Halder is the new Advance Online Publication of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®).

Smartphone addiction

Titled, “Smartphone addiction”, 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, discusses the original article, “Study of smartphone addiction: prevalence, pattern of use, and personality dimensions among medical students from rural region of central India” by Prekshaa Jain, Sachin Ratan Gedam, and Pradeep S Patil, and published in the July-December 2019, Volume 10 Issue 2 of OJPAS®.