Manoranjitham Sathyaseelan

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OBJECTIVE To examine commonly held indigenous beliefs about mental illness, which often differ markedly from the biomedical models, among community health workers in rural South India. METHOD Indigenous beliefs about chronic psychosis were elicited from community health workers. The Short Explanatory Model Interview formed the basis of the interview. (More)
BACKGROUND There is a dearth of information about the predictors of disability in schizophrenia from low and middle-income countries. This study attempted to investigate the impact of socio-demographic and clinical variables on disability in a cohort of first episode schizophrenia. METHOD Patients diagnosed to have DSM IV schizophrenia (n=131) were(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS There is a dearth of data on the predictors of insight in schizophrenia. This study attempted to assess the predictors of insight in a cohort of first-episode schizophrenia followed up over 5 years. METHODS Patients diagnosed to have Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed.; DSM-IV) schizophrenia (n = 131) were(More)
BACKGROUND The sole focus of models of insight on bio-medical perspectives to the complete exclusion of local, non-medical and cultural constructs mandates review. This study attempted to investigate the impact of insight, psychopathology, explanatory models of illness on outcome of first episode schizophrenia. METHOD Patients diagnosed to have DSM IV(More)
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