THE RESIDENT’S AGORA

Submission details

This section of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) in two issues per year would contain maximum of five articles only per issue, very limited and restricted to quality of the work. This would include the following types of submissions:

1. A case report or case series by residents/case conference by resident

2. Art and psychiatry section

3. Innovative ideas in mental healthcare by residents

4. Academic discussion by a senior teacher/professor/senior resident

5. Miscellaneous section

Kindly note that original research etc. can be part of the normal submissions, not here.

Submissions are to be made to Shijo John Joseph, MD, Section Editor, The Resident’s Agora, Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) at shijojj90@gmail.com and cc to ojpaas@yahoo.com

Second wave

The Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Shyamanta Das has participated in the World Health Organization Global Clinical Practice Network SECOND WAVE – GCPN Study on the Longitudinal Impact of COVID-19 on Clinical Practice.

Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective – V

The Editorial Board Member of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Prof. (Dr.) Russell Franco D’Souza, MD, spoke on ‘Embitterment and Post Traumatic Embitterment Disorder and Productivity’ in the fifth event of the webinar series, “Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective”. Prof. (Dr.) Russell is the Executive Director and Dean, International Institute of Organisational Psychological Medicine (IIOPM), Australia: USA: UK. The opening remarks was delivered by Kailash Karthik N, IAS, Deputy Commisioner, Kamrup (R), State of Assam, Republic of India. The session was moderated by Uddip Talukdar, MD, Executive Editor of OJPAS®. This webinar series, “Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective” is an initiative of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), as part of MONON: Assam Cares (https://www.ojpas.com/ojpas-2020-07-27-fulltext.html), in collaboration with ECHO India.

Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective – V

In the fifth event of the webinar series, “Global Psychiatry: A LAMIC Perspective” to be held on December 4, 2020, Prof. (Dr.) Russell Franco D’Souza, MD, will speak on ‘Embitterment and Post Traumatic Embitterment Disorder and Productivity’. Prof. (Dr.) Russell is the Executive Director and Dean, Organizational Psychological Medicine, International Institute of Organisational Psychological Medicine, Australia: USA: UK. The opening remarks will be given by Kailash Karthik N, IAS, Deputy Commisioner, Kamrup (R), State of Assam, Republic of India. The session will be moderated by Uddip Talukdar, MD, Executive Editor of Open Journal of Psychiatry and Allied Sciences (OJPAS). The webinar series is an initiative of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), as part of MONON: Assam Cares (https://www.ojpas.com/ojpas-2020-07-27-fulltext.html), in collaboration with ECHO India. Zoom Link: https://spark.echoindia.in/jr/sess_3n-W0MpYXw/

Loneliness, society, and the internet

The fortnightly Mind Matters column of Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), titled “Loneliness, society, and the internet” in Horizon, the Friday supplement with The Assam Tribune discusses the original article, “Loneliness, social anxiety, social support, and internet addiction among postgraduate college students” by Abhijeet Singh, CRJ Khess, Mathew KJ, Arif Ali, and Nilesh Maruti Gujar, and published in the January-June 2020, Volume 11 Issue 1 of OJPAS®.

Longer perspective

Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) spoke on “LAi: longer perspective”.

OJPAS® article in PubMed

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, from the forthcoming issue (January-June 2021, Volume 12 Issue 1) of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) is in PubMed (PMID: 33163629).

OJPAS® article in PubMed

The psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated risk factors during the initial stage among the general population in India” by Mythili Hazarika, Shyamanta Das, Samrat Singh Bhandari, and Phulen Sharma, from the forthcoming issue (January-June 2021, Volume 12 Issue 1) of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) is in PubMed (PMID: 33123627).

OJPAS® article in PubMed

Gearing up to tackle mental health issues in the post-COVID-19 world” by Nikhil Nayar, Shijo John Joseph, Samrat Singh Bhandari, Sanjiba Dutta, and Sheikh Shoib, from the forthcoming issue (January-June 2021, Volume 12 Issue 1) of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) is in PubMed (PMID: 33123628).

Psychology and religion

Titled “Psychology and religion”, 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 editorial, “Psychology of religion” by Hemendra Ram Phookun, published in the January-June 2020, Volume 11 Issue 1 of OJPAS®.