G. Prasad Rao

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This study examines the differences between the prevalence of negative symptoms in schizophrenia and Major depression, diagnosed according to RDC, using Andreasen's Scale for Assessment of Negative Symptoms, SANS. Global ratings of affective flattening, alogia, avolition and inattention were significantly higher in schizophrenics whereas anhedonia -(More)
BACKGROUND In patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery (CABGS), occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) is common in the postoperative period and is associated with increased morbidity with longer intensive unit care (ICU) and hospital stay. Prevention with antiarrhythmic drugs is of limited success and associated with significant side effects.(More)
Seventy two patients fulfilling Research Diagnostic Criteria for obsessional illness were studied in detail from a phenomenological point of view. Frequency of various forms and contents of obsessions and compulsions were delineated. The forms of obsessions seen were; doubts (65%); thinking (52.7 %); fear (47.2%); magical thinking (36.1%); impulse (4.1%);(More)
India has one of the fastest growing youth populations in the world. Girls below 19 years of age comprise one-quarter of India's rapidly growing population. In spite of India's reputation for respecting women, to an extent to treat her as a goddess, the moment a baby is born, the first thing comes to mind is "boy or girl?" as the differences are beyond just(More)
BACKGROUND Suicide is an act of intentionally causing one's own death. Number of suicidal incidences is proportional to attempted suicide cases hence if attempt cases are reduced, number of suicidal death can also be decreased and for that purpose risk factors should be identified and reduced. Therefore, this study is planned to identify risk factors among(More)
Priapism is a Pathologically prolonged and painful penile erection, usually unaccompanied with sexual desire. Any painful erection lasting for more than twelve hours is considered priapism. Pathophysiology involves obstruction of the venous drainage from the corpora cavernosa, while that of corpus spon-giosum and glans penis remains unaffected , (Kogergos(More)