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   1994| October-December  | Volume 36 | Issue 4  
    Online since February 20, 2009

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Role of Yoga in the Treatment of Neurotic Disorders : Current Status and Future Directions
Poonam Grover, VK Varma, D Pershad, SK Verma
October-December 1994, 36(4):153-162
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 directions for future research are outlined. It is hoped that research along these lines will develop a standardized method of yoga therapy which can be utilized and integrated within the existing methods of treatment of neurotic disorders.
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Munchausens Syndrome by Proxy : A Case Report
Rajeev Kumar, Alice Cherian
October-December 1994, 36(4):195-196
A two years old male child was referred from the child health department with a two month history of recurrent bleeding per rectum. The child was seen in multiple consultations elsewhere and extensively investigated to rule out gastrointestinal as well as bleeding disorders. During psychiatric interview, mother reported that she induced the rectal bleeding by injuring the rectal mucosa using her finger tip.
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Medical Students Attitudes Towards Psychiatry : Effect of a Two Week Posting
Mani Rajagopalan, K Kuruvilla
October-December 1994, 36(4):177-182
The attitudes towards psychiatry of thirty, fourth year medical students were studied before and after a two week clinical posting, using an attitudes questionnaire. The results indicated that a two week posting in the specialty was not sufficient to significantly influence students' attitudes in a positive direction. The implications of these findings for undergraduate psychiatric education are discussed.
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Violence in India : A Psychological Perspective
RL Kapur
October-December 1994, 36(4):163-169
Intraspecific violence is now established as a biological phenomenon intrinsic to living nature. Ethologists maintain that culturally moulded programs of aggression which can be released by certain environmental triggers exist in the nervous system among higher animals. Evidence also suggests that there co-exists a biological capacity for morality and empathy. A child by the age of two is endowed with the capacity to refrain from hurting another person purely by identifying himself with the other. This moral faculty is strengthened by parental training, appropriate role models and a nurturing society. In India today, the weakening of cultural values due to rapid social change and the inability of elders and leadership to present a clear set of values which tliey themselves live by has induced a sense of alienation, powerlessness and meaninglessness among the youth. This makes them extremely susceptible to programs of aggression, all the while weakening their empathic and moral inclinations. The paper attempts an in-depth psychological examinations of these issues and also other factors responsible for violence in India. Psychologically rooted strategies to tackle the problem of violence in India are also discussed.
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Neurocysticercosis Presenting as Schizophrenia : A Case Report
B Bhatia, S Mishra, AS Srivastava
October-December 1994, 36(4):187-189
Psychiatric manifestations of neurocysticercosis presenting mainly as organic psychosis are well documented. A patient with neurocysticercosis who presented with a schizophrenia like functional psychiatric illness is hereby reported.
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Effect of Rehabilitation on the Prevalence of Psychiatric Morbidity Among Leprosy Patients
KK Verma, Shiv Gautam
October-December 1994, 36(4):183-186
A hundred patients with leprosy were studied; forty six patients were rehabilitated and staying in an ashram while the remaining fifty four were not rehabilitated and staying in slum areas. A11 the patients were administered Goldberg's General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and those who scored more than 12 on the GHQ were administered Indian Psychiatric Interview Schedule (IPIS). The diagnosis of psychiatric illness was made according to ICD-9. Psychiatric morbidity was present in 76% of patients, with a statistically significant difference between the non rehabilitated group (85%) and rehabilitated groups (68%). It was noted that even rehabilitated patients expressed very high psychiatric symptomatology. Neurotic depression was present in about 67% of non rehabilitated and 41% of rehabilitated patients. Anxiety neurosis was reported in approximately 18% of non rehabilitated and 24% of rehabilitated patients. No other psychiatric illness was found.
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Do Indian Researchers Read Indian Research?
Chittaranjan Andrade, Partha Choudhury
October-December 1994, 36(4):173-176
It is the authors' experience that papers in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry (IJP) under-reference relevant research previously published in the journal. To empirically address this issue, four volumes of the IJP, from 1989 to 1992 (both years inclusive), were surveyed. It was found that of 292 articles examined, 133 articles (45.5%) had neglected to cite relevant articles previously published in the IJP. The overall ratio of IJP reference included to IJP reference omitted was 1:1. Surprisingly, four articles were found to have been published twice in the IJP without the duplicate publication having been noticed and recorded. These findings suggest a need for introspection at author, referee and editorial levels.
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A Capgras Like State for Inanimate Objects : Two Case Reports
Ajit V Bhide
October-December 1994, 36(4):197-198
Delusional doubling of inanimate objects, resembling the Capgras delusion was encountered in two cases of preexisting psychoses. This uncommon clinical feature is described and discussed.
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Psychiatric Morbidity in Patients with Chronic Abdominal Pain
SS Kachhwaha, VS Chadda, AK Singhwal, P Bhardwaj
October-December 1994, 36(4):170-172
Fifty cases of chronic non-specific abdominal pain were studied prospectively. All patients were subjected to a detailed clinical examination and investigations related to gastrointestinal system. A full psychiatric assessment was done with application of Goldberg's 60 item's General Health Questionnaire. Thirty four (68%) patients had psychiatric symptoms, of whom twenty six (52%) had a definite psychiatric illness while the remaining eight patients had organic illness. Sixteen patients (32%) had a pure organic illness. Dysthymic disorder constituted the main (22%) psychiatric illness.
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Hallgrens Syndrome : Two Case Reports
S Chaudhury, VS Gurunadh, GP Singh, GS Sundari
October-December 1994, 36(4):193-194
Two cases of Hallgren's syndrome presenting with retinitis pigmentosa, sensory-neural hearing loss along with schizophrenia in one patient and major depression in the other, are reported along with a brief description of this rare syndrome.
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Charles Bonnet Syndrome : Two Case Reports
Sadanandan K.E. Unni
October-December 1994, 36(4):190-192
Psychiatric manifestations of neurocysticercosis presenting mainly as organic psychosis are well documented. A patient with neurocysticercosis who presented with a schizophrenia like functional psychiatric illness is hereby reported.
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Our Problems : Our Solutions
K Kuruvilla
October-December 1994, 36(4):151-152
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October-December 1994, 36(4):199-204
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