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®.

Autism spectrum disorder

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Dhrubajyoti Bhuyan, Prosenjit Ghosh, and Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) presented the symposium, “Evidence based interventions for autism spectrum disorder” in the 72nd Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS 2020) at Kolkata.

Assessment tools in child psychiatry

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The Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Shyamanta Das presented, along with Prosenjit Ghosh and Simanta Talukdar, the symposium, “Assessment tools in child psychiatry for private practice: a critique”, chaired by G Prasad Rao and Parmod Kumar in the 72nd Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS 2020) at Kolkata.

Leaving against medical advice

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Chayanika Choudhury from Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati presented her e-poster, titled “A study of the sociodemographic and clinical profile of patients leaving against medical advice”, co-authored by Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), in the 72nd Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS 2020) at Kolkata.