Journal September 2011

JMHHB 2011 16(2) Editorial

Tapping the potential human resources:- A pragmatic vision to promote mental health


Abstract: With only 3500 trained psychiatrists in a country of one billion, the scarcity of psychiatrists is rather obvious. Up to 90% of people with mental disorders do not receive even the basic care and treatment Read More

JMHHB 2011 16(2) Review Article –

A Opioid use in prison population and its relationship to crime:- A review

Introduction: Abstract :Drug use remains endemic among the incarcerated populations. There are especially strong links between between opioid use and crime. Several models have been. proposed to explain the complex nature of this relationship. Read More

JMHHB 2011 16(2) Original Article-

Adolescent depression in relation to cognitive distortion and parental bonding

Introduction: Abstract: Adolescence is a remarkable developmental period because of the
confluence of transitions and challenges that occur during this period. Aim: The
study aimed to examine the contribution of parent-child relationship and cognitive
distortions towards the adolescent depressive symptoms Read More

JMHHB 2011 16(2) Original Article

Factors affecting depression in caregivers of patients with schizophrenia

Introduction: Abstract: Caregiving in schizophrenia can be a burdensome task and
caregivers may experience psychopathology in the form of depression or anxiety during this process Read More

JMHHB 2011 16(2) Original Article

Sexual attitudes and myths among medical and non medical students:An exploratory study

Introduction: Abstract: Sexual attitudes of the Indian society are undergoing a gradual
transformation over the recent decades. Despite a liberal attitude, the sexual myths
may continue to exist especially in the young people Read More

JMHHB 2011 16(2) Original Article

Development of Jaipur Stigma Questionnaire: A culturally relevant tool to assess stigma in contemporary Indian context

Introduction: Abstract: The stigma attached to mental illness is a universal phenomenon,
though its experiences may differ locally. Little work has been done to study the understanding of stigma amongst Indian psychiatrists and after a thorough review of literature Read More

JMHHB 2011 16(2) Original Article

Effectiveness of guidelines on legal and ethical responsibilities on the knowledge of nurses working in psychiatric setting

Introduction: Abstract : With a growing awareness of rights in a democratic set-up like India, the nurses working in a mental health institution should know the basic legal and ethical aspects of psychiatry Read More

JMHHB 2011 16(2) Clinical Case Conference

Psychiatric symptoms in dementia with Lewy Bodies: Diagnostic and management issues

Introduction: Abstract : Dementia with lewy bodies is the second most common type of dementia, but may often be misdiagnosed in clinical situations. It commonly presents with visual
hallucinations and fluctuating cognition on a background of parkinsonian features and progressive cognitive decline in an elderly patient Read More

JMHHB 2011 16(2) Inspirations from history

Simple observations, great inspirations-II: John Cade

Introduction:Abstract : John Cade (1912-1980) published a paper1 on the antimanic effects of lithium in the year 1949. This was his third research paper of the career while he was a senior medical officer in a repatriation hospital for psychiatric illnesses in Australia Read More

JMHHB 2011 16(2) List of Interesting Article

What is happening in research elsewhere?

Introduction: Abstract :Creativity and mental disorder: family study of 300000 people with severe mental disorder Simon K et al. The British Journal of Psychiatry 2011; 199: 373-79. This largescale case control study based on Swedish registries investigated the likelihood of creative Read More

JMHHB 2011 16(2) Instructions for contributor

The Journal of Mental Health and Human Behaviour (JMHHB) is the official publication of the Indian Psychiatric Society

Introduction: Abstract : The Journal of Mental Health and Human Behaviour (JMHHB) is the official publication of the Indian Psychiatric Society Read More

JMHHB 2011 16(2) Guidelines for IPS-NZ awards