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OBJECTIVE To compare the short term efficacy and tolerability of methylphenidate and atomoxetine in children with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). DESIGN Open label randomized parallel group clinical trial. SETTING Child Guidance Clinic of a tertiary care hospital of Northern India from October 2010 to June 2012. PARTICIPANTS 69(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES School students in India have a high stress level and high rate of deliberate self-harm. The present study was conducted to find out stress, psychological health, and presence of suicidal ideas in school students and to find out any correlation between these variables. SETTING AND DESIGN Cross-sectional study conducted on school(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Population studies on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among children and adolescents in different countries of the world, have reported varying rates of disorders. There are very few studies in India and these vary widely in methodology and reported rates of disorders. The main objective of this research was to study the(More)
Prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse is very high. Majority of drug users do not seek treatment which is a major concern for professionals. This study was undertaken to find out the reasons of not seeking treatment for substance use in the community and the factors which motivate drug users to seek treatment from various treatment services. Sample consisted(More)
The present epidemiological survey was conducted by the department of psychiatry, Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh to estimate the pattern of alcohol and other substance dependence in rural and slum dwellers population of Chandigarh. In this survey 6.88% individuals of the total population surveyed (2992) fulfilled dependence criteria of(More)
BACKGROUND It is believed that people lack sound knowledge and appropriate attitude towards electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). However, very little systematic research has gone into this area. AIM To examine the knowledge and attitude of patients and their relatives towards ECT. METHODS A 16-item questionnaire with satisfactory face validity and content(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Several studies have been conducted in India to determine the prevalence of learning disabilities in school children which has been reported to be 3-10 per cent among students population. The present study was conducted to find out prevalence of specific developmental disorder of scholastic skills in students of classes VII to XII(More)
The number of geropsychiatric outpatients is on an increase in North India.Such patients visit many clinics for treatment of their problems. Not much research has been done in this part of the country in assessing the clinical profiles of such patients. As such the present study was undertaken to assess the sociodemographic characteristics and the pattern(More)
BACKGROUND Seasonal and monthly variations in utilization of psychiatric services have been inadequately studied in India. AIMS This study sought to determine the pattern of psychiatric services utilization by patients with four broad categories of diagnosis (mood disorders (F30-39): neurotic stress-related and somatoform disorders (F40-48),(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES In recent years, health-related quality of life (QOL) has been regarded as the most important dimension of outcome in schizophrenia. Recent research has shown that atypical antipsychotics improve QOL in patients with schizophrenia. Importance of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been demonstrated in restoring function and health(More)