Asiri Rodrigo

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In an in-patient population in Sri Lanka, only those receiving a diagnosis of schizophrenia had Schneider's First Rank Symptoms. Amond 65 males and 104 females, the prevalence of FRS was 25.4 per cent. Those patients with FRS in the first episode are likely to develop more during subsequent episodes. An attempt is made to explain the findings on a cultural(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this article is to examine the representation of psychiatric themes within medical philately (stamps) over a recent seven-year period. METHOD Examination of all stamps issued from 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2009 worldwide took place using the World Association for the Development of Philately Numbering System (WNS) on the(More)
Title: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on the role of preemptive analgesia with acetaminophen [paracetamol] in reducing headache following electroconvulsive therapy [ECT] Authors: Amila Isuru ( Asiri Rodrigo ( Chamara Wijesinghe ( Dileepa Ediriweera (
To the Editor: Harmful consequences of excessive use of internet games on mental health have been well documented and DSM-5 (5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental disorders by the American Psychiatric Association) has included internet gaming disorder (IGD) as one of the proposed disorders [1, 2]. With ever increasing internet use(More)
INTRODUCTION Road traffic accidents are a major public health concern in Sri Lanka. Aggressive and reckless driving is an important contributor to the high rate of road traffic accidents. OBJECTIVE We studied prevalence, nature, determinants and associated psychiatric morbidity of road rage among motorists in Sri Lanka. Methods Data were gathered from 238(More)
BACKGROUND Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and efficient treatment for several severe psychiatric disorders, but its use is limited by side effects. Post-ECT headache is one of the commonest side effects. Preemptive analgesia is effective in post-surgical pain management. The most commonly used analgesic is acetaminophen (paracetamol). However,(More)
OBJECTIVE Primary Mental Health Teams (PMHTs) were established in Victoria in 2002 to integrate psychiatric services into primary care. This study aimed to evaluate the characteristics of patients referred to Eastern Health PMHT, the effectiveness of management plans and referrer satisfaction. METHOD Retrospective case note review of referrals (116) made(More)
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