Pranob K. Dalal

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Rationale: Recent studies have suggested augmentation in the inflammatory response as well as involvement of nitric oxide (NO) in mood disorders. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN), NO and free radicals have been associated with inflammatory response; however, the status of NO in the PMN has not been investigated so far in schizophrenia patients.(More)
AIM To study the health-care needs of the patients with severe mental disorders as perceived by their family caregivers and the treating psychiatrists. MATERIALS AND METHODS Caregivers of patients with severe mental disorders and their treating psychiatrists were assessed using Camberwell Assessment of Need-Research Version (CAN-R) scale and indigenously(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of major depressive disorder and subsyndromal depression in patients with first episode of myocardial infarction (MI) and to compare the socio-demographic, clinical and coronary risk factors in patients with and without depression. METHODS Patients of acute MI (n = 101) attending OPD at 4 to 6 weeks after the index(More)
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is a devastating psychotic illness which is like the most mental disorders, shows complex inheritance; the transmission of the disorder most likely involves several genes and environmental factors. It is difficult to judge whether a particular person without schizophrenia has predisposing factors for the said disease. A few studies(More)
International Advisory Board Allan Tasman USA Anand Pandurangi USA Asha Mishra USA Bruce Singh Australia Dinesh Bhugra UK George Christodoulou Greece Harischandra Gambheera Sri Lanka Haroon Rashid Chaudhury Pakistan Helen Herrman Australia J. Sreenivasaraghavan USA Juan E. Mezzich USA Levent Kuey Turkey Mahendra K. Nepal Nepal Mario Maj Italy Mohan K. Issac(More)
Homeless mentally ill (HMI) persons are a highly vulnerable and socially disadvantaged population, deprived of even the basic minimal human rights. Data on HMI in India is scarce. This retrospective chart review aimed to evaluate socio-demographic, socio-cultural and clinical profile of HMI patients, and to study reasons of homelessness and outcome related(More)
AIM To assess the health-care needs of the patients with severe mental disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with the diagnosis of a severe mental disorder (schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, recurrent depressive disorder, major depressive disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder) were assessed using Camberwell(More)
BACKGROUND There are very few studies from India which have evaluated the prescription pattern for antidepressants by psychiatrists for treatment of depression. AIM To study the psychotropic prescription patterns of patients with first episode depression from diverse settings including teaching institutions in public and private sectors and even privately(More)
BACKGROUND As a pilot project, Indian Psychiatric Society conducted the first multicentric study involving diverse settings from teaching institutions in public and private sectors and even privately run psychiatric clinics. AIM OF THE STUDY To study the typology of functional somatic complaints (FSC) in patients with first episode depression. MATERIALS(More)
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