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BACKGROUND Police personnel in India are subjected to several distinct occupational stressors which impact their mental health and their work performance negatively. AIM The study aimed to explore various sources of stress among police personnel. METHOD In this study, 100 constables, 100 inspectors and 100 police officers of Uttar Pradesh, were(More)
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) is a rare, severe and life threatening condition induced by antipsychotic medications. It is commonly encountered with the use of first generation antipsychotics, however cases of NMS have been reported with the use of second generation antipsychotics like Olanzapine, Risperidone, Paliperidone, Aripiprazole, Ziprasidone,(More)
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder. Cognitive deficits are one of the core features of schizophrenia. Multiple domains of cognition (executive function, attention/vigilance, working memory, verbal fluency, visuospatial skills, processing speed, and social cognition) are affected in patients with schizophrenia. Deficits in cognition led to impairment(More)
BACKGROUND To improvise the shortcomings of existing of mental health legislation (The Mental Health Act, 1987) of India, amendments have been made which ultimately conceptualized, to form the Mental Health Care Bill. Mental Health Care Bill has brought a revolutionary change in the existing mental health legislation which is in its final phase of approval.(More)
Kluver Bucy Syndrome is a rare neuropsychiatric disorder and a sequel of limbic encephalitis. Its presentation may vary in different ages. The patients may have all the features of Kluver Bucy Syndrome like – Hyper orality, Hyper sexuality, hyper metamorphosis, affective blunting, memory difficulties, eating disturbances etc; or may have only few of the(More)
Currently, the focus of bio-molecular research is centered on sigma receptors. Sigma receptors are initially believed to be the receptor for opioids; however clinical research has revealed that they are a group of non-opioid receptors with diverse biological functions. Ligands binding with sigma receptor exert their action through activation of multiple(More)
Patients presenting with unusual symptoms are uncommon. Unusual symptoms often catch the attention of the public including the health professionals. Atypicality in the symptoms is usually seen in patients with factitious disorder. In patients with factitious disorder, there occurs conscious production of symptoms with an unconscious motive, irrespective of(More)