S.M. Channabasavanna

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The psychiatric patient care facilities and services of fifty seven general hospitals attached to medical colleges in India were studied based on data pertaining to 1988. The average bed strength was 25 beds while the average length of stay was 21 days. Functional psychotics formed 62% of the discharged patients. On the average, 2914 new psychiatric(More)
We report a detailed morphological, ultrastructural and immunochemical features of neuronal pathology in a case of Alzheimer's disease. This is probably the first detailed study of an autopsy confirmed case from India. The features noted are similar to the ones described from the West.
The importance of electrical dose measurement ("dosimetry") during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been gaining recognition. There is a need to explicitly provide full details of the electrical stimulus used during ECT. The conventional sinewave ECT stimulators in use in our country suffer from some limitations in this regard. To overcome these, a new(More)
With an object to study neurosis through stressful life events, personality dimension, family interactional patterns and other sociological variables, certain hypotheses are tested in two populations, namely 60 neurotics and 60 normals, matched at individual level for age, sex, and education. This paper is divided into two parts. In this part the main(More)
A young manic patient who showed poor response to lithium, neuroleptics and ECT and developed severe cxtrapyramidal side effects restricting the use of neuroleptics in high doses; showed marked clinical improvement with a combination of carbamazepine and lithium with sustained recovery. The case reported to illustrate the possible synergistic action(More)
The clinician-patient relationship is more intense in the field of psychiatry than in other specialities of medicine. In this context, an understanding of the personality assets and liabilities of a psychiatrist takes on special significance. In the present comparative cross-sectional study, the personality profile, positive mental health characteristics(More)
In the description of parental psychopathology in narcotic dependence, emphasis has hitherto largely lain on the identification of addictogenic characteristics rather than on the identification of psychological distress. In an attempt to remedy the situation, we compared the parents of 21 male narcotic dependant patients with an equal number of matched(More)
dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen: I have met you, and have spoken to you, on many different occasions and in many different capacities since 1968, when I joined the Indian Psychiatric Society; this, however, i s> my first opportunity to address you in the capacity of the President of this august body. My first words to you are an expression of thanks(More)
In a double-blind, prospective study, 29 patients with endogenous depression were treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The degree of attenuation in Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression scores after the first ECT was compared between ECT responders and non-responders at the end of the treatment course; a significant difference was obtained,(More)
In depression, the identification of predictors of fast response is necessary to improve patient selection for ECT. In a double-blind, prospective study of 32 endogenously depressed patients treated with ECT, we attempted to identify the clinical characteristics of ECT responders which predicted fast (requiring ≤ 5 treatments to produce maximum recovery)(More)