Gundugurti Prasad Rao

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The present randomized, double blind, parallel group, controlled, multi-centric trial was designed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of escitalopram in comparison with citalopram and sertraline in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Outpatients (N=214) with an ongoing/newly diagnosed ICD-10 major depressive episode and a Hamilton Rating(More)
BACKGROUND There are very few studies from India which have evaluated the prescription pattern for antidepressants by psychiatrists for treatment of depression. AIM To study the psychotropic prescription patterns of patients with first episode depression from diverse settings including teaching institutions in public and private sectors and even privately(More)
BACKGROUND As a pilot project, Indian Psychiatric Society conducted the first multicentric study involving diverse settings from teaching institutions in public and private sectors and even privately run psychiatric clinics. AIM OF THE STUDY To study the typology of functional somatic complaints (FSC) in patients with first episode depression. MATERIALS(More)
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)
Aripiprazole is a new anti psychotic with a unique receptor binding profile that combines partial agonistic activity at D2 receptor and 5-HT 1A receptor and potent antagonism at 5-HT 2A receptor. This receptor profile makes it possible for it to act as a dopamine system stabilizer. Based on various short term and long term studies, aripiprazole has been(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)
Suicide is a common occurrence in psychiatric disorders and is a cause of increased healthcare utilization worldwide. Schizophrenia is one of the most common psychiatric disorders worldwide and posited to be seen in 1% of the population worldwide. Suicide is a common occurrence in schizophrenia with 25%-30% patients with schizophrenia attempting suicide and(More)