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Nepal mental health country profile
The Kingdom of Nepal is situated in the heart of Asia, between its two big neighbours China and India. Nepal is home to several ethnic groups. The majority of the 23 million population reside in theExpand
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Associations between betel nut (Areca catechu) and symptoms of schizophrenia among patients in Nepal: A longitudinal study
Betel nut is one of the mostly widely used substances in the world, particularly across Asia. Arecoline, a partial muscarinic agonist, has been hypothesized to have beneficial effects on bothExpand
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Prevalence of Mental Disorders in Nepal: Findings from the Pilot Study.
BACKGROUND The global prevalence of mental disorders is high and has an increasing trend. In Nepal, there is dearth in literature on prevalence of mental disorders based on national representativeExpand
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Prevalence of Depression among elderly living in old age homes of Kathmandu Valley and its association with Sociodemographic variants
Introduction: There has been a considerable increase in the numbers of older people in the world population of both developed and developing countries. The increasing elderly populations are prone toExpand
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Pituitary Adenoma Presenting as Anorexia Nervosa: A Case Report
Anorexia nervosa is a syndrome characterized by severe weight loss and preoccupation of distorted body image with resulting complications due to starvation. In most of the typical cases of anorexiaExpand
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‘South Asian cocktail’ - the concurrent use of opioids, benzodiazepines and antihistamines among injecting drug users in Nepal and associations with HIV risk behaviour
BackgroundData of the Central Bureau of Statistic of Nepal from 2008 show a total of more than 46,000 illegal drug users, out of which 61% are injecting drug users (IDU). An injecting mix ofExpand
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Association of thyroid dysfunction with depression in a teaching hospital.
BACKGROUND Thyroid dysfunction is common in patients with depression and depression is also common in patients with thyroid dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence ofExpand
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Caregiving Burden Among Family Members Of People With Mental Illness
Background: Presence of a person with mental disorder in family is often associated with some objective and subjective burden on family members, especially those who have a caregiving role. TheExpand
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Emotional and behavioural problems among sheltered homeless children.
INTRODUCTION Homelessness in children is a serious problem in the society. Factors leading to homelessness in Nepalese children are poverty, unemployment, multiple children, exposure to violence,Expand
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Depression and its association with quality of life among elderly: An elderly home- cross sectional study
Abstract Background Elderly population is on the rise and elderly depression is very common. Institutionalization further increases the risk of them being more depressed and can have impact onExpand
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