Journal September 2009

JMHHB 2009 14(2) : 60 – 61 Editorial

Course of Alcohol use disorder

Introduction: Substance use disorders are described as chronic, relapsing, remitting disorders, where both DSM IV and ICD -10 require duration of minimum 1 year for symptoms to be present. Read More

JMHHB 2009 14(2) : 62 – 68 Review Article

Lithium Toxicity: Role of Hemodialysis

Introduction: Abstract : Lithium is one of the most frequently used drugs for treating mood disorders. It is used for both prophylaxis and treatment of bipolar affective disorder. Read More

JMHHB 2009 14(2) : 69 -73 Original Article

Non Pharmacological Treatment of Dhat Syndrome

Introduction: Abstract : Dhat comprises of vague somatic symptoms of fatigue, weakness, anxiety, loss of appetite, guilt and sexual dysfunction attributed by the patient to loss of semen in nocturnal emissions through urine and masturbation. Read More

JMHHB 2009 14(2) : 74-79 Original Article

Knowledge and attitude of Indian adolescents towards addiction: Findings from an exploratory survey

Introduction: Abstract : Addiction among adolescents is a major public health issue in developing countries. We performed an exploratory study to assess the knowledge and attitude towards addiction among Indian school children Read More

JMHHB 2009 14(2) : 80-83 Original Article

Psychiatric profile of patients attending General Emergency room services- A prospective study

Introduction: Abstract : A prospective study was carried out to assess the pattern of psychiatric morbidity as well as pattern of presenting symptoms in the general emergency room services. Read More

JMHHB 2009 14(2) : 84- 86 Original Article

Patterns of substance abuse and types of crimes in juveniles kept in observation home

Introduction: Abstract : The aim of the present study was to determine the patterns of substance abuse in juveniles in observation home, types of crimes committed by juveniles and to determine relationship between crime and substance abuse. Read More

JMHHB 2009 14(2) : 87-94 Original Article

Study of factors associated with drop out after first visit to psychiatric clinic

Introduction: Abstract : Despite the availability of effective regimens of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, only a small fraction of patients with common mental disorders are adequately treated in a year. Read More

JMHHB 2009 14(2) : 95 -99 Original Article

Assessment of level of anxiety among attendants of the patients undergoing Electroconvulsive Therapy at a tertiary care hospital

Introduction: Abstract: The present study was conducted with the objective to assess the level of anxiety among the attendants of patients undergoing Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) at a tertiary care hospital. Read More

JMHHB 2009 14(2) : 100 -104 Case Conference

Primary Derealization Syndrome

Introduction: Abstract: Depersonalisation and Derealisation constitute an interesting aspect of phenomenology where the sufferer retains his insight and reality testing during these distressing perceptions which are often described as an “as if” phenomena. Read More

JMHHB 2009 14(2) : 105 -107 Case Report

Disulfiram-induced delirium: diagnostic dilemma

Introduction: Abstract : Disulfiram, a useful medication to deter the relapse of alcohol dependence, has been associated with a number of neuropsychiatric adverse effects. Read More