Somashekar Bijjal

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PURPOSE This report describes the work functioning of schizophrenia patients receiving antipsychotic treatment in a rural south Indian community and examines the factors associated with it. METHODS We assessed work functioning of 201 patients who have completed a minimum of 3 years of follow-up as part of a cohort study of schizophrenia patients receiving(More)
INTRODUCTION Metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been extensively studied as a co-morbidity in patients with schizophrenia. A disparity is noted between hospital and community based estimates in India. We aimed to examine the prevalence and predictors of MetS in schizophrenia patients and general population controls in a rural population in South India. METHODS(More)
New insights on Delusional Procreation Syndrome (DPS), a sequence of delusions in the cycle of human procreation are emerging in recent times. Till date, most of the data on DPS are reported from the clinical samples. Authors report case series of having delusions related to DPS from a rural community sample of schizophrenia patients. Delusion of having(More)
BACKGROUND Medication discontinuation remains a big hurdle for retaining persons with schizophrenia under the treatment AMBIT. It is imperative to understand reasons for the same to effectively tackle it. METHODS The study was carried out in Turuvekere, a rural South Indian taluk (an administrative block). Qualitative interviews were conducted with(More)
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