Keya Kuruvilla

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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)
Cognitive Dysfunction' was assessed in 30patients diagnosed to have Major Depression (DSM III R), using the PCI memory scale and the Wechsler Adult Performance Intelligence Scale, form PR both of which have been developed and standardised in India. Depressed patients revealed marked impairment on tests of attention and concentration, and immediate and(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)
Introduction The dopamine (DA) hypothesis of schizophrenia 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, amphetamine, to mimic the clinical picture of paranoid schizophrenia (Snyder 1972; Carlsson 1978 and Crow 1982). Catecholamine precursor L Dopa also is known(More)
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 systems.(More)
Sexual abuse of children and adolescents is prevalent across all cultures. Sexual abuse often begins in infancy or toddler stage for many children. A Child's developmental level influences the detection and disclosure of sexual abuse. Pre-school children very rarely make verbal disclosures, but may present with behavioural and physical symptoms. Older(More)
A study is conducted for assessment of personality characteristic using EPI & 16 PF on wives of 30 primary alcoholics who satisfied Feighner's Criteria and were compared with the wives of 30 normal controls matched on imrital an socio-demographic variables. There were no statistically significant differences between the two groups on EPI and scores were(More)
A prospective study was undertaken in fifty patients who were diagnosed to have major affective disorder, to assess the prevalence of neurological soft signs, their localization and their correlation with response to treatment. Neurological soft signs have been shown to be very common in major affective disorder. They were mainly localized in the temporal(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)