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)
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)
which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. TO THE EDITOR Catatonia is a well known psychomotor disturbance, commonly associated with mood disorders followed by schizophrenia; mutism being the most common symptom. 1,2) Patients with catatonia often respond to high… (More)
Hypersexual disorder has phenomenological resemblance with impulsive-compulsive spectrum disorders. Inhibitory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over the supplementary motor area (SMA) has been found to be effective in the management of impulsive-compulsive behaviors. Inhibitory rTMS over SMA may be helpful in hypersexual disorder. We… (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)
Neuro-stimulation techniques have gradually evolved over the decades and have emerged potential therapeutic modalities for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, especially treatment refractory cases. The neuro-stimulation techniques involves modalities like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), transcranial… (More)
Melasma is a hyperpigmented dermatological condition common in females. Drugs such as steroids, cosmetics, and photosensitizing agents are known to cause melasma. We report here a case of an adult male with obsessive-compulsive disorder, receiving clomipramine, who developed melasma.