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The present study refers to an analysis of eighty cases of depression. The annual incidence in our psychiatric population ranges from 17-20% of all the new psychiatric cases. The peak incidence was observed in the age group of 26-45 years, without any particular affinity to either sex. 83.8% of our sample were married and those hailing from nuclear families… (More)
In Tamil Nadu, indigenous Siddha medicine (SM) is officially recognized and extensively used. Yet very little research information or published material is available on the extent of utilization behaviour of Siddha medicine in urban settings. This study examines the current patterns of utilization and consumer behavioural characteristics of SM through a… (More)
Using the metaphor of confession in Christianity, this article explores the dilemma of a care giver in handling a non -compliant patient; suggests a solution by legalizing covert medication.
Blister beetle dermatitis or paederus dermatitis is an irritant contact dermatitis due to accidental crush of insects belonging to paederus family on the skin. The characteristic features of blister beetle dermatitis are linear erythematous itchy vesicles over the exposed parts of body and kissing lesions. This condition is commonly seen during or after… (More)
In an anonymous 4-person economic game, participants contributed more money to a common project (i.e., cooperated) when required to decide quickly than when forced to delay their decision (Rand, Greene & Nowak, 2012), a pattern consistent with the social heuristics hypothesis proposed by Rand and colleagues. The results of studies using time pressure have… (More)