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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)
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)
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)
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)
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurogenetic disorder that usually presents with delayed motor milestones, ataxic gait, mental retardation, language disorder, seizures, sleep disturbances, characteristic facial features, and happy demeanor. The genetic abnormality of AS has been located on chromosome 15q11-q13. The AS gene(s) is exclusively expressed from 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)