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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)