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Introduction The dopamine (DA) hypothesis of schi-zophrenia has gained much ground in the last decade. The emphasis on DA hypothesis of schizophrenia is based on the ability of the DA releasing agent, amphetam-ine, to mimic the clinical picture of para-noid schizophrenia (Snyder 1972; Carlsson 1978 and Crow 1982). Catecholamine precursor L-Dopa also is… (More)
Stroke is rarely reported as one of the organic brain disorders which could give rise to secondary mania. This report describes a case of secondary mania following right fronto-parietal infarction.
— The security of computer systems often relies upon decisions and actions of end users. In this paper, we set out to investigate user-centered security by concentrating at the most fundamental component governing user behavior – the human brain. We introduce a novel neuroscience-based study methodology to inform the design of user-centered security… (More)
A behaviourally oriented treatment programme for single males presenting with psychogenic impotence is described. The treatment consists of sexual-re-education, guided imagery and masturbatory conditioning. The immediate results as well as the results of long-term follow up of those who completed the treatment are found to be encouraging.
Publication of papers related to psycho-social interventions in general and Behavior Therapy, in particular, in Indian Journal of Psychiatry has been limited. Though the first paper related to Behavior Therapy was published in 1952, a manual search of all available issues of the journal from 1949 showed that only 42 papers related to Behavior Therapy have… (More)
Respected chairperson, ladies and gentlemen, developments in the field of psychopharmacology First of all. I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to my fellow members of Indian Psychiatric Society, for bestowing upon me the unique honour of delivering the first D.L.N. Murthy Rao Oration of the new millennium. I have not had the privilege of being… (More)
A study was conducted on 30 wives of alcoholics using Orford-Guthrie's 'coping with drinking' questionnaire. Tlie commonest coping behaviour reported was discord, avoidance, indulgence and fearful withdrawal while marital breakdown, taking special action, assertion and sexual withdrawal were least frequent. There was no significant correlation between the… (More)
Recent recommendations for the routine use of modified ECT prompted an audit to be undertaken to determine the incidence of musculoskeletal complications occurring in patients who received ECT at our centre from 1980 to 1990. Of the 13,597 treatments given, 98% were unmodified, due to the lack of availability of anesthetists. Musculoskeletal complications… (More)
Baseline plasma Cortisol levels and response to dexamethasone in a group of twenty five patients with ma) or depressive disorder (MDD) and a control group of twenty five patients with psychiatric diagnoses other than MDD were estimated. The results of our study show that dexamethasone suppression test (DST) is a useful diagnostic aid in MDD with melancholia… (More)