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The present report compares Thiopentone sodium and Althesin as intravenous anaesthetic agents in modified electro-convulsive therapy. The induction time with althesin and thiopentone was more or less similar. There was significantly shorter recovery period with althesin as compared to thiopentone. Early and uneventful recovery with althesin was distinct(More)
Diagnostic characteristics, personality pattern and certain psychosocial variables of 30 married couples where both partners were mentally ill (group A) were compared with the findings with another group of 30 couples where only one partner was psychiatric patient (Group B). Results revealed that couples in the Group A had significantly longer duration of(More)
Depression is a common psychiatric illness and since majority of patients suffering from depression are first seen and treated by general practitioners, it is important for them to identify and treat depressive illness more effectively. Fortunately, depression is a treatable condition. Identifying the optimal antidepressant agent requires careful(More)
The study was undertaken to assess the value of etomidate in modifed E.C.T. and compare the results with thiopentone sodium. Fifty patients of schizophrenia, depressive illness and manic depressive psychosis requiring E.C.T. were studied with thiopentone and etomidate in two subsequent sittings. The results indicate that induction time is approximately same(More)
Sintamil (2330 GO) a new dibenzoxa-zepin (Nitroxazepine hydrochloride) has been extensively studied during the last decade in animals and human beings for its antidepressant action with fairly good re-Milts (Hagadia cf ill 19f>8 and Tcja and Na-rang 197D). Some investigators (Desou/a and Chowdhary 1974 and Gupta ct.il 1976) liave been demonstrated(More)
There are several reports in the literature which claim superiority of primidone over phenobarbitone and phenytoin in the treatment of major epilepsy, (Nathan, 1954; Butter, 1953 and Oxley et al., 1980). It has also been the impression of some workers that primidone is effective in controlling refractory cases either when given alone or in combination with(More)