Ajeet Kumar Sidana

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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)
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, here authors reported a rare case of neck dyskinesia in a paranoid schizophrenic male who(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)
Littlewood,R.(1990) From categories to contexts: A decade of the 'new cross-cultural psychiatry'. 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. occurrence of confusion,disorder thinking, tangential thoughts and amnesia(More)
CONTEXT About two-third of patients with mental, neurological, and substance use disorder in India do not get adequate treatment due to insufficient clinical facilities. In a country with diverse population such as India, no single model can be effective and each region needs to develop local system of service delivery unique to population needs. Community(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)
Ziprasidone, an atypical antipsychotic, widely in use because of its better side effect profile. Recently some researchers have raised doubts about their association with sudden cardiac death. Here the authors present such a case report with Ziprasidone in a Schizophrenic patient and it is being suggested that psychiatrist must remain vigilant about cardiac(More)