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)
Olanzapine is the second-generation antipsychotic most frequently prescribed for treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder. Its side effects include sedation, weight gain, hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia. It is considered to be devoid of any abuse or dependence potential. We report a case of olanzapine dependence in a patient with past(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)
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)