Kaustav Chakraborty

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BACKGROUND Studies have shown that functional somatic symptoms are common in patients of depression. However, very few studies have assessed the socio-demographic, psychological and clinical correlates of functional somatic complaints in depression. METHOD Fifty (50) patients of first-episode unipolar depression (except for severe depression with(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)
Multiple DNA marker systems and complementary analytical approaches are often useful in population genetic analysis and speciation of plants. We investigated population structure of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) and roselle (H. sabdariffa) for gaining insight in evolution and geographic separation of these crop species using SSR and RGA (resistance gene(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES The research on the association of metabolic syndrome (MS) and substance abuse is scanty. The present research aimed to study the prevalence and correlates of MS among the inpatients at a Drug De-addiction Centre in north India. METHODS Consecutive male subjects (N=110) admitted to a drug de-addiction centre during July to December(More)
AIM To assess the health-care needs of the patients with severe mental disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with the diagnosis of a severe mental disorder (schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, recurrent depressive disorder, major depressive disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder) were assessed using Camberwell(More)
India is a vast country depicting wide social, cultural and sexual variations. Indian concept of sexuality has evolved over time and has been immensely influenced by various rulers and religions. Indian sexuality is manifested in our attire, behavior, recreation, literature, sculptures, scriptures, religion and sports. It has influenced the way we perceive(More)
BACKGROUND To study the pattern of Internet use across people of various professions who have access to it; the impact of Internet use on their personal, social, and occupational life; and to evaluate their Internet use on the International Classification of Diseases-Tenth Revision (ICD-10) dependence criteria and Young's Internet Addiction Diagnostic(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)
INTRODUCTION There are limited numbers of studies on Dhat syndrome. Major limitations of the existing literature are heterogeneous assessment methods used to describe the comorbidity and small sample size from isolated centers. AIM To assess comorbidity with a common methodology in patients with Dhat syndrome from multiple centers across India. METHODS(More)