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A questionnaire on ECT, tapping altitudes, opinions and usage, was mailed to all medical members of the Indian Psychiatric Society whose addresses were known; 263 (28.8%) responded. This paper, the first in a series that presents the results of the survey, provides demographic data on the respondents and covers issues relating to the administration of ECT.(More)
Insight plays an important role in the management of Schizophrenia. The study was undertaken to assess the cross-sectional relationship of clinical variables and psychopathology to insight, using the BPRS and the Insight Schedule. The study sample consisted of 59ICD-10 Schizophrenics with a mean duration of illness of 41.88 months. Insight was found to have(More)
A questionnaire on ECT, tapping attitudes, usage and experience, was mailed to all medical members of the Indian Psychiatric Society whose addresses were known; 263 (28.8%) of 913 psychiatrists responded. This paper describes Indian psychiatrists attitudes towards ECT. A global attitude favouring the treatment was expressed by 81.4% of respondents. The(More)
Millions of chronic mentally sick are living in this country without proper care. Human rights of most of these patients both for treatment and for leading a life of dignity have been seriously abrogated. This oration discusses the extent of the problem & reviews the won\ done in this area in India and abroad. Major emphasis is to develop a programme for(More)
Some common clinical tests were evaluated to see the effects of education and sex. The effect of education was highly significant on tests of Attention and Concentration, Immediate Retention and Recall, General Knowledge (From 'A'), Counting and Calculation, and Comprehension. Males tended to score higher on all of these tests and the differences were(More)
Distributed networked-controlled-systems (NCS) are a multidisciplinary effort whose aim is to produce a network structure and components that are capable of integrating sensors, actuators, communication, and control algorithms in a manner to suit real-time applications. They have been very popular and widely applied for many years now due to the rapid(More)
With the rapid development of silicon carbide (SiC) material quality, SiC power devices are gaining tremendous attentions in power electronics. In this paper, a SiC device based motor drive system is performed to provide a quantitative estimate of the system improvement. Two 60 kW motor drive systems based on SiC MOSFET/Schottky diode and Si IGBTs are(More)
In this paper, static and switching characteristics of a 1200 V 4H-silicon carbide (SiC) bipolar junction transistor (BJT) at a bus voltage of 600 V are reported for the first time. Comparison was made between the SiC BJT and a 1200 V Si insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT). The experimental data show that the SiC BJT has much smaller conduction and(More)
During the pre-independence era mental health services in this country received only scanty attention. The administration was chiefly concerned with detaining the mentally ill within the high walls of mental hospitals and providing them a semblance of a minimum required treatment. Seeing the appalling conditions of the psychiatric services in this country,(More)
In an open trial, drug-resistant schizophrenics were treated with clozapine for sixteen weeks. The patients were rated on BPRS, PANSS, Side effects scale and Global Impression Scale at weeks 0. 9 and 16. A battery of base-line investigations were done, and hemogram was repeated at weekly intervals. Of the total 29 patient included. 25 completed the trial.(More)