Nandita Hazari

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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES CAGE-AID questionnaire is a short, useful screening tool for substance dependence. Assessment of one family member for the screening of substance dependence in the family could be useful in clinical practice and research. In this study, we aimed to assess the validity of the Family CAGE-AID questionnaire for the diagnosis of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence, phenomenology and course of OCS/OCD in patients receiving clozapine. METHODOLOGY Case records of 220 patients who received clozapine for at least 3 months were reviewed. RESULTS One fifth (N=42; 19.1%) of patients had OCS/OCD, of which majority (13.2%) had onset of OCS/OCD prior to starting of clozapine and remaining(More)
BACKGROUND Tardive syndromes (TS) arise from long term exposure to dopamine receptor blocking agents. Clozapine has been considered to have low risk of causing new onset TS and is considered as a treatment option in patients with TS. AIM This review evaluates the usefulness of clozapine in patients with TS and occasional reports of clozapine causing TS.(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence and incidence of seizures in patients prescribed clozapine. METHODS The treatment records of 222 patients commenced on clozapine were retrospectively reviewed during the period of January 2007 to June 2014 to evaluate the prevalence of seizures before and after starting clozapine. RESULTS The majority of patients(More)
Tardive syndromes are among the most debilitating side effects associated with use of antipsychotics. In this case series we present 5 cases of drug induced tardive syndromes, who had not responded to many of the other therapeutic measures but responded to clozapine. The response rate with clozapine varied from 50% to 100% and the response was seen by week(More)
BACKGROUND Religious and supernatural beliefs influence help seeking and treatment practices in bipolar disorder, but these are rarely explored by clinicians. This study aimed to understand religiousness, magico-religious beliefs, prevalence of religious and supernatural psychopathology and treatment practices among patients with bipolar disorder in(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The goal of treatment in mental illness has evolved from a symptom-based approach to a personal recovery-based approach. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictors of personal recovery among patients with bipolar disorder. METHODOLOGY A total of 185 patients with bipolar disorder, currently in remission, were evaluated on(More)
INTRODUCTION Data on effect of clozapine on metabolic syndrome in adolescent patients with psychosis are limited. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and incidence of metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents with psychotic disorders prior to clozapine and while receiving clozapine. Secondary aims were to study the effectiveness and side effect(More)
INTRODUCTION 40-60% of patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) do not respond adequately to serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs). It is important to identify predictors of response to help individualize treatment and identify refractory patients early in the course of treatment. AREAS COVERED We review the current literature on predictors of(More)