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BACKGROUND Olanzapine associated weight gain (WG) is a major concern in patients with schizophrenia. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of topiramate to prevent olanzapine induced WG in these cases. We also studied various metabolic parameters. METHODS In this 12-week, double-blind, parallel group study, seventy-two drug-naïve,… (More)
OBJECTIVE This study compared the efficacy and safety of oxcarbazepine and divalproex sodium in acute mania patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In this 12 week, randomized, double-blind pilot study, 60 patients diagnosed with acute mania (DSM-IV) and a baseline Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) score of 20 or more received flexibly dosed oxcarbazepine… (More)
BACKGROUND Management of the disease symptomatology impacts the long-term functioning and quality of life (QOL) in psychotic patients. AIM The aim of this research was to study the association between psychiatric symptoms (positive, negative and general psychopathology symptoms) and QOL in first-episode schizophrenia patients. METHODS Fifty-five… (More)
BACKGROUND Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that significantly affects learning and behavior. Children with epilepsy are much more vulnerable for educational problems than with any other chronic illness. OBJECTIVES The study was conducted to assess the extent of educational problems and factors associated with educational underachievement in Indian children… (More)
The motivation of one hundred cases of suicide attempters was assessed clinically depending purely on their subjective reports. They were grouped into two, viz., those who primarily wished for a change (here in after called WC) and those who unambiguously wished to die (hereinafter called WD). They were compared with regard to the details of the attempt,… (More)
Two patients diagnosed to have Charles Bonnet syndrome are presented. In one of these, the symptoms were self limiting while in the other, the patient refused carbamazepine therapy despite persistence of symptoms. Both were followed up regularly over the four years, and mental status examination and investigations done during this period were within normal… (More)
Three patients with manifestations of hyperreligiosity during the post ictal period are presented- The compute clearance of these manifestations on carbamazepine monotherapy is highlighted.
PURPOSE We evaluated bladder growth after combined bladder and epispadias repair in children 5 years or older, and correlated the histological findings with final surgical outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively evaluated 8 late bladder exstrophy referrals from a series of 26 patients treated during a 5-year period. Evaluated outcome measures… (More)
Appearance of dermatitis artefacta in an adolescent female patient while she underwent treatment for dissociative disorder is described. The possibility of shift of presenting symptom of episodic unresponsiveness to spurious skin lesion during psychotherapy programme was considered to be the method of its causation.