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OBJECTIVE The current study aims to replicate western reports of a familial excess of syndromal and sub-syndromal Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in OCD probands in an Indian population. METHOD 148 relatives of OCD probands were compared with 151 normal subjects, based on evaluation on Schedule for Clinical Assessment for Neuropsychiatry (SCAN). (More)
CONTEXT The association between depression and thyroid function is well known. Both conditions express many similar symptoms, thus making the diagnosis and treatment difficult. AIMS To find the prevalence of anxiety and depressive symptoms among patients with hypothyroid. SETTINGS AND DESIGN Cross-sectional study. MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY A total of(More)
The key objectives of the ethics committee are to protect the mental and physical welfare, rights, dignity and safety of participants of research; facilitate ethical research through efficient and effective review processes; promote ethical standards of human research and ensure that all clinical and health research is conducted ethically and responsibly.(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess surgical availability and readiness in 8 African countries using the WHO's Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) tool. SETTING We analysed data for surgical services, including basic and comprehensive surgery, comprehensive obstetric care, blood transfusion, and infection prevention,(More)
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