Ajeet Kumar Sidana

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The number of geropsychiatric outpatients is on an increase in North India.Such patients visit many clinics for treatment of their problems. Not much research has been done in this part of the country in assessing the clinical profiles of such patients. As such the present study was undertaken to assess the sociodemographic characteristics and the pattern(More)
BACKGROUND Seasonal and monthly variations in utilization of psychiatric services have been inadequately studied in India. AIMS This study sought to determine the pattern of psychiatric services utilization by patients with four broad categories of diagnosis (mood disorders (F30-39): neurotic stress-related and somatoform disorders (F40-48),(More)
Present study was carried out at child guidance clinic of Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi. Sample consisted of 300 children (175 boys and 125 girls of aged 2-12 years) from November, 1994 to October, 1996. Diagnoses were made by using ICD-10 criteria. The major diagnoses were mental retardation (20.6%), epilepsy (20%), hysterical conversion reaction(More)
A 35 yrs, old male, a known case of Paranoid Schizophrenia for last 20 yrs, not respond to conventional anti-psychotics and was prescribed Olanzapine upto to 30mg/day. Patient developed manic symptoms during olanzapine therapy. He also showed a strong desire or sense of compu'sion to take the substance and progressive neglect of alternative pleasurable(More)
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a serious side effect with traditional antipsychotics. Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic agent with a reported lack of propensity to cause T.D. Recently, few reports of olanzapine induced tardive dystonia and dyskinesia are reported (Tollefson et al, 1997, Ananth & Kenan, 1999 and Dunayeich & Srakowski, 1999). Even though(More)
Schizophrenia is a severe and disabling psychiatric disorder with devastating effects on both its patients and their families. It extracts a huge economic cost from the society. its usual onset is in late adolescence or early adulthood, and the illness generally follows a recurrent and chronic course. Evidence from epidemiological research indicates that(More)
Zolpidem is a newer Non-Benzodiazepine hypnotic which act at GABA-BDZ complex and widely in use for sleep disturbances. A number of side effects have been mentioned in literature i.e. dizziness. Abdominal pain, amnesia, anxiety, insomnia and other rare side effects like stupor, syncope, tremors, abnormal thinking, anaphylactic shock, delusion, dementia,(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Clozapine may be more useful in treatment-naive patients with first-episode schizophrenia for better symptoms control and improving quality of life. The current study was carried out to compare the efficacy and tolerability of clozapine versus risperidone in treatment-naive, first-episode patients of schizophrenia. METHODS This was(More)