Nalini Narayana Reddy

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OBJECTIVE Evolutionary theories link the pathogenesis of psychosis with anomalous brain asymmetry. Research shows that aberrant lateralization is linked to schizophrenia with elevated rates of left-handedness and reversal of normal cerebral asymmetries. However, lateralization is underexamined in bipolar affective disorder (BPAD) and the available(More)
The present investigation involves the synthesis of porous chitosan-silver nanocomposite films in view of their increasing areas of application in wound dressing, antibacterial application, and water purification. The entire process consists of three-steps including silver ion-poly(ethylene glycol) matrix preparation, addition of chitosan matrix, and(More)
BACKGROUND Facial emotion recognition deficits [FERD] have been consistently demonstrated in treated schizophrenia patients. FERD in treatment-naïve patients and the effect of antipsychotics are yet to be explored. AIMS To examine for FERD in antipsychotic-naïve schizophrenia patients and the effect of short-term atypical antipsychotic treatment on FERD.(More)
Facial emotion recognition deficits (FERD) have been consistently demonstrated in schizophrenia. However the relation between psychopathology and FERD remains inconclusive. This could possibly be due to the wide heterogeneity in the psychopathology of schizophrenia. First Rank Symptoms (FRS) of schizophrenia is associated with heightened sense of paranoia(More)
OBJECTIVE Asymmetry in brain structure and function is implicated in the pathogenesis of psychiatric disorders. Although right hemisphere abnormality has been documented in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), cerebral asymmetry is rarely examined. Therefore, in this study, we examined anomalous cerebral asymmetry in OCD patients using the line bisection(More)
OBJECTIVE Multiple health problems among the elderly necessitate a comprehensive enquiry to detect problems early and also initiate treatment. We utilized available validated instruments to comprehensively identify older persons with neuro-psychiatric problems including dementia and comorbid medical ailments in the screening desk of the geriatric clinic. (More)
Contents related to threat and associated cognitive processes are proposed to be the central characteristic of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) according to 'threat-relatedness hypothesis'. However, evidence for attention bias toward emotionally salient stimuli using the emotional Stroop test is equivocal. This discrepancy could be due to methodological(More)
OBJECTIVE Many psychiatric patients undergoing vocational training do not achieve successful transition to regular work. In this study, we evaluated the barriers for discharge from day care center to actual work place. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a cross-sectional study at a government-run day-care center at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro(More)
SUMMARY Patients with psychiatric illness have higher rates of mortality and medical co-morbidity related to increased rates of diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Rimonabant, a cannabinoid receptor (CB1) antagonist, is an anti-obesity agent and decreases risk for metabolic syndrome. Though there are reports of rimonabant associated with adverse(More)