P. K. Kuruvilla

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to follow up a cohort of subjects who completed detoxification treatment and a deaddiction program based on the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) model. The factors associated with complete abstinence were investigated. METHOD Patients (187 men) admitted consecutively to an addiction facility, who fulfilled the DSM-IV(More)
BACKGROUND There are little data from India on the long term follow up of patients with alcohol dependence who have undergone a de-addiction programme. A cohort of patients who completed a detoxification and de-addiction programme based on the Alcoholics Anonymous model were followed up for a period of 5 years. METHODS A cohort design was used. A(More)
India representing over a sixth of the world's population is a popular venue for clinical trials, including those of psychotropic agents. In this commentary, we have focused on the rating scales employed to assess major depressive disorder, especially the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) and the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) in(More)
DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.74302 Other aspects of the problem will be that this will be more so in the rural areas, and that there are more women elderly than men.[1] The ratio of women to men is 1028 per 1000. This is a reversal of the ratios in the young. The chances of widowhood are high, given the fact that women have higher survival rates and that they(More)
The fact that mood disorders may arise after brain lesions has been widely recognised (Babinsky, 1922; Goldstein, 1942; Ganiotti, 1969). While major depressions secondary to a number of physical illnesses and drugs have been well documented, secondary manias have received scant attention and coverage. Krauthammer and Klerman (1978) and more recently(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on treatment outcome in mania had been many. A few studies from the west address the issue of outcome in mood congruent and mood incongruent manias. None could be found from India. AIM To compare the treatment response in three groups of patients with mania- Nonpsychotic, psychotic with mood congruent and psychotic with mood incongruent(More)
58 subjects doing their compulsory rotating internship were evaluated on their knowledge and attitude to psychiatric illness using a multiple choice questionnaire, case history vignettes and an open ended attitude questionnaire. All of them had had a series of lectures and 4 weeks clinical posting 3 years prior to evaluation and weekly ethics for 3 months(More)
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