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The present work reports about the pattern of follow up visits of a psychiatric clinic operating at a rural primary health centre. The follow up visits of patients registered in the clinic during the years 1984 and 1985 were recorded. It was observed that patients of both sexes and of all age groups almost equally attend the follow up clinic. Epileptic(More)
Fifty patients of recurrent mania were studied for seasonality of which 11 patients fulfilled our study criteria for Seasonal Affective Disorder (recurrent mania). The two groups of seasonal and nonseasonal recurrent mania were compared on clinical and socio-demographic variables. Results characterised recurrent seasonal mania with psychotic features and(More)
A total of 186 neurotic patients seeking treatment in the psychiatry outpatient clinic of the Nehru Hospital, P.G.I.M.E.R. were assigned consequently to three treatments i.e. Yoga therapy (Y), Yogic Relaxation (YR) and Chemotherapy (C). A record was kept of the number of visits made by each patient during the 5 months study period. In order to find out the(More)
A large number of studies have consistently demonstrated the potential of yoga, not only in the treatment of psychiatric and psychosomatic disorder but also in promoting positive physical and mental health. This paper reviews various studies on the treatment of neurosis with techniques derived from yoga. A few lacunae have been identified and possible(More)
A psychoticism questionnaire was designed constituting 110 questions framed on the basis of the following constructs: desocialization, paranoia, thought disorder, depression, perceptual disturbance, superstitions and mania. In the initial tryout, it was administered to 40 psychotics, 40 neurotics and 40 normals and 40 items inadequately discriminating(More)
WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY ? "Psychotherapy is the treatment, by psychological means, of problems of an emotional nature in which a trained person deliberately establishes a professional relationship with the patient with the object (1) of removing, modifying or retarding existing symptoms, (2) of mediating disturbed patterns of behaviour, and (3) of promoting(More)
This report examines the hospital stay of psychiatric in-patients in a general hospital psychiatric setting.The hospital stay days, psychiatric diagnosis, outcome, number of re-admission and some socio-demographic details of patients admitted during one year period were recorded and analysed. The mean hospital stay was 29.39 ± 20.43 days. 60% patients(More)
5 The phenomenon of hospital readmi-ssions of psychiatric patient's has been a matter of concern ever since the concepts of 'deinstitutionalizalion' and 'community care' of these patients have been emphasised. There is evidence from the literature that readmission rate is increasing substantially A number of investigators have studied relationships between(More)
A psychoticism questionnaire in Hindi consisting of 60 items was standardised by administering it to 100 psychotics (schizophrenics and manic-depressives), 100 neurotics, 100 psychiatrically normal relatives of psychotics and 100 normals. The mean psychoticism score (P-score) of psychotics, neurotics, relatives and normals were 30.69, 13.63, 13.85 and 8.83(More)
The study was carried out with the main aim of finding the relationship between the temperament 01 children and the phenomenology of the psychiatric disorders exhibited by them. Temperament was taken as the independent variable, phenomenology of the psychiatric disorders in children as the dependent variable and parental handling methods as the intervening(More)