Abhijit R. Rozatkar

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INTRODUCTION There are limited numbers of studies on Dhat syndrome. Major limitations of the existing literature are heterogeneous assessment methods used to describe the comorbidity and small sample size from isolated centers. AIM To assess comorbidity with a common methodology in patients with Dhat syndrome from multiple centers across India. METHODS(More)
AIM To assess the phenomenology and associated beliefs in patients with Dhat syndrome. METHODS A total of 780 male patients aged more than 16 years were recruited from 15 centers spread across the country and were assessed on Dhat Syndrome Questionnaire. RESULTS The most commonly reported reasons for passage of Dhat were excessive masturbation (55.1%),(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the stigma and its correlates among patients with severe mental disorders. Patients with diagnosis of schizophrenia (N = 707), bipolar disorder (N = 344) and recurrent depressive disorder (N = 352) currently in clinical remission from 14 participating centres were assessed on Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness Scale (ISMIS).(More)
INTRODUCTION Craving is recognized as a formidable barrier in the management of patients with alcohol dependence. Among pharmacological agents that have been used in experimental studies for reduction in craving, baclofen appears to have a significant advantage over other agents. METHODOLOGY The study is retrospective chart review of patients (n = 113)(More)
BACKGROUND Stigma is very common among caregivers of patients with severe mental disorder; however, there is lack of national level data from India. AIM To assess affiliate stigma and its correlates among caregivers of patients with severe mental disorders. METHOD For this, caregivers of patients with schizophrenia ( N = 707), bipolar disorder ( N =(More)
113 who were not able to work. The individual who had low intelligence were left out and were labeled as feeble-minded, degrading, and stigmatizing. iii) Humanitarian approach: In 1846, Dr Samuel Gridley Howe from Boston persuaded Massachusetts Legislature to appoint a commission to inquire into the condition of ‘idiots’. After survey and close study, he(More)
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