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Acta Medica Intl.     Open Access   (SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Advanced Arab Academy of Audio-Vestibulogy J.     Open Access  
Advanced Biomedical Research     Open Access  
Advances in Human Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Skeletal Muscle Function Assessment     Open Access  
African J. for Infertility and Assisted Conception     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African J. of Medical and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
African J. of Paediatric Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.25, CiteScore: 1)
African J. of Trauma     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ain-Shams J. of Anaesthesiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Al-Azhar Assiut Medical J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Al-Basar Intl. J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alexandria J. of Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ancient Science of Life     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Anesthesia : Essays and Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Annals of African Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.258, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Bioanthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.308, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.434, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery     Open Access  
Annals of Indian Psychiatry     Open Access  
Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Nigerian Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Pediatric Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.352, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Saudi Medicine     Open Access   (SJR: 0.238, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Thoracic Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.524, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.152, CiteScore: 0)
Annals of Tropical Pathology     Open Access  
Apollo Medicine     Open Access  
APOS Trends in Orthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arab J. of Interventional Radiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
Archives of Intl. Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.302, CiteScore: 1)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Medicine and Surgery     Open Access  
Archives of Pharmacy Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Archives of Trauma Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.37, CiteScore: 2)
Asia Pacific J. of Clinical Trials : Nervous System Diseases     Open Access  
Asia-Pacific J. of Oncology Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asian J. of Andrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.856, CiteScore: 2)
Asian J. of Neurosurgery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian J. of Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian J. of Transfusion Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 1)
Asian Pacific J. of Reproduction     Open Access   (SJR: 0.227, CiteScore: 1)
Asian Pacific J. of Tropical Biomedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.491, CiteScore: 2)
Asian Pacific J. of Tropical Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.561, CiteScore: 2)
Astrocyte     Open Access  
Avicenna J. of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AYU : An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Benha Medical J.     Open Access  
Biomedical and Biotechnology Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BLDE University J. of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Brain Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Faculty of Physical Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Canadian J. of Rural Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.202, CiteScore: 0)
Cancer Translational Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cardiology Plus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Medical J.     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.52, CiteScore: 1)
CHRISMED J. of Health and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clinical Cancer Investigation J.     Open Access  
Clinical Dermatology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinical Trials in Degenerative Diseases     Open Access  
Clinical Trials in Orthopedic Disorders     Open Access  
Community Acquired Infection     Open Access  
Conservation and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.811, CiteScore: 2)
Contemporary Clinical Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.353, CiteScore: 1)
Current Medical Issues     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CytoJ.     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.543, CiteScore: 1)
Delta J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access  
Dental Hypotheses     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.152, CiteScore: 0)
Dental Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.416, CiteScore: 1)
Dentistry and Medical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Digital Medicine     Open Access  
Drug Development and Therapeutics     Open Access  
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.242, CiteScore: 0)
Egyptian J. of Bronchology     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Cataract and Refractive Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.799, CiteScore: 2)
Egyptian J. of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.155, CiteScore: 0)
Egyptian J. of Dermatology and Venerology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Haematology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Internal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Otolaryngology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian J. of Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian J. of Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian Nursing J.     Open Access  
Egyptian Orthopaedic J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian Pharmaceutical J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Egyptian Retina J.     Open Access  
Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Endodontology     Open Access  
Endoscopic Ultrasound     Open Access   (SJR: 0.822, CiteScore: 2)
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Eurasian J. of Pulmonology     Open Access  
European J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.749, CiteScore: 2)
European J. of General Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.12, CiteScore: 0)
European J. of Prosthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European J. of Psychology and Educational Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Fertility Science and Research     Open Access  
Formosan J. of Surgery     Open Access   (SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Genome Integrity     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.153, CiteScore: 0)
Glioma     Open Access  
Global J. of Transfusion Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy     Open Access   (SJR: 0.311, CiteScore: 1)
Hamdan Medical J.     Open Access  
Heart and Mind     Open Access  
Heart India     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Heart Views     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hepatitis B Annual     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ibnosina J. of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJS Short Reports     Open Access  
Imam J. of Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Indian Dermatology Online J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian J. of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Anaesthesia     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.478, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Burns     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.361, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Cerebral Palsy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Community Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.37, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.266, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Dental Sciences     Open Access  
Indian J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.468, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.445, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology     Open Access  
Indian J. of Drugs in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.791, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Endocrinology and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.568, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Health Sciences and Biomedical Research KLEU     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian J. of Medical and Paediatric Oncology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.425, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Medical Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.503, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Medical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.656, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Multidisciplinary Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.347, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Nuclear Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.23, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.498, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Oral Health and Research     Open Access  
Indian J. of Oral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Orthopaedics     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.392, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Otology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.199, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Paediatric Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Pain     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Palliative Care     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.454, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Pathology and Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.276, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Pharmacology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.412, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.408, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Psychological Medicine     Open Access   (SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Radiology and Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian J. of Research in Homoeopathy     Open Access  
Indian J. of Respiratory Care     Open Access  
Indian J. of Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.119, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.34, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Social Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Transplantation     Open Access  
Indian J. of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.434, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Spine J.     Open Access  
Industrial Psychiatry J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intervention     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. Archives of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Academic Medicine     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Advanced Medical and Health Research     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Applied and Basic Medical Research     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Clinical and Experimental Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Clinicopathological Correlation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Community Dentistry     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Critical Illness and Injury Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.192, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Educational and Psychological Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Environmental Health Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Forensic Odontology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Green Pharmacy     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.142, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Growth Factors and Stem Cells in Dentistry     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Health & Allied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Health System and Disaster Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Heart Rhythm     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Mycobacteriology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.535, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Noncommunicable Diseases     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Oral Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Orofacial Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Orofacial Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Orthodontic Rehabilitation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Pedodontic Rehabilitation     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Pharmaceutical Investigation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Preventive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.623, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Shoulder Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.653, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of the Cardiovascular Academy     Open Access   (SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Trichology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.4, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Yoga     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Yoga : Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Iranian J. of Nursing and Midwifery Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Iraqi J. of Hematology     Open Access  
J. of Academy of Medical Sciences     Open Access  
J. of Acute Disease     Open Access   (SJR: 0.163, CiteScore: 1)

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  • The magnitude and vicissitudes of substance use disorders in India

    • Authors: Siddharth Sarkar, Abhishek Ghosh
      Pages: 99 - 101
      Abstract: Siddharth Sarkar, Abhishek Ghosh
      Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):99-101

      Citation: Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):99-101
      PubDate: Wed,26 Jun 2019
      DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_50_19
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • The phantom syndrome

    • Authors: Atul Kumar Goyal, Jyoti Saini
      Pages: 102 - 107
      Abstract: Atul Kumar Goyal, Jyoti Saini
      Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):102-107
      Communication technology evolved extensively in recent years and the introduction of the featured smartphones considered as the critical milestone in the mobile phone history. Unlike traditional phones, smartphones have the number of applications which keep the users engage to a greater extent of time like never before. Such unbroken psychological association of the individuals with their smartphones has led to an emergence of a new kind of psychological problem called as the phantom syndrome characterized by the frequent false feeling of ringing and vibration from the smartphones. Although the phenomenon of the phantom is widespread, only a limited number of studies are available on it. Furthermore, most of the studies available are to exploratory nature with lack of standard study designs. Keeping all such aspect into the consideration, the present review endeavors to extend the current scientific knowledge on phantom syndrome by providing a thorough understanding and new ideas for future research.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):102-107
      PubDate: Wed,26 Jun 2019
      DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_63_18
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Stressful life events and quality of life in patients with somatoform
           disorders

    • Authors: Ramesh Ammati, Anil Kakunje, Ravichandra Karkal, Ganesh Kini, Jeyaram Srinivasan, Dilshana Nafisa
      Pages: 108 - 113
      Abstract: Ramesh Ammati, Anil Kakunje, Ravichandra Karkal, Ganesh Kini, Jeyaram Srinivasan, Dilshana Nafisa
      Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):108-113
      Background: Stressful life events are associated with somatoform disorders. Somatoform disorders can influence the quality of life (QOL). These factors are culture-specific and less studied in the Indian population. Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the stressful life events and QOL in patients with somatoform disorders. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional observational study was done by examining the life events and QOL of 112 consecutive patients who were diagnosed with somatoform disorders. Mini Neuropsychiatric Interview Plus, Presumptive Stressful Life Events Scale (PSLES), and WHO Quality of Life-Bref scales were administered. Results: The study sample had undifferentiated somatoform disorder (32.1%), persistent somatoform pain disorder (26.7%), and somatization disorder (25.9%). The common stressful life events experienced by somatoform disorder patients were financial issues (27.7%), marital conflicts (20.5%), family conflicts (18.7%), and illness in family members (16%). Males reported predominantly financial and job-related stressors, whereas females reported stress in family and interpersonal domain. The mean stress score using PSLES among the participants was 114.9, and the score of mean life events experienced by the participants was 2.03. QOL scores in domains such as physical, psychological, social relationship, and environment were 44.3, 41.4, 46.6, and 47.7, respectively. These were low when compared to population norms. There was a significant positive correlation between the duration of the somatoform disorder and the stress scores and a negative correlation which was not significant between the duration of illness and QOL. Conclusions: There is a difference between stressors experienced between the two genders, the knowledge of which would help in tailoring individual needs in management. There is significant impairment in the QOL in people with somatoform disorder.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):108-113
      PubDate: Wed,26 Jun 2019
      DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_24_18
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • A study of sociodemographic profile, birth risk factors, and social
           support in personality disorders

    • Authors: Sanjeet Kour, Zaid Ahmad Wani, Shabir Ahmad Dar
      Pages: 114 - 118
      Abstract: Sanjeet Kour, Zaid Ahmad Wani, Shabir Ahmad Dar
      Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):114-118
      Background: Personality disorders (PDs) comprise deeply ingrained and enduring behavioral patterns, manifesting themselves as inflexible responses to a broad range of personal and social situations. We aimed to study sociodemographic profile, birth risk factors, and social support in PDs in Kashmir. Materials and Methods: It was an observational study conducted in the Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Srinagar. There were forty one subjects in both the groups-cases and controls. Structured Clinical Interview developed II (SCID II); Oslo 3-item Social Support scale and the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire were used for assessing pattern, social support, and birth risk factors in personality disorders. Results: Mean age of patients and controls was 22.41 ± 4.14 and 22.52 ± 4.15 years, respectively. Majority of the participants were females in both the groups. Most of the cases and controls were single and from nuclear families. Maximum number of patients and healthy controls fitted into the upper-middle socioeconomic class. About 70.73% of cases had good social support while 29.27% of cases had minimal social support. About 99.4% of controls had good and only 1 (0.6%) had minimal social support. Majority of our patients had a borderline PD (35) followed by histrionic PD (3). Other forms of PD seen were avoidant/anxious PD in one patient. Birth complications were seen in 9.76% of cases and none of the controls, therefore, were statistically significant. Conclusion: Most of the cases were borderline, unmarried, from nuclear families belonging to upper-middle socioeconomic class with good social support.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):114-118
      PubDate: Wed,26 Jun 2019
      DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_32_18
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Feasibility of using “Google Translate” in adaptation of
           survey questionnaire from English to Bengali: A pilot study

    • Authors: Himel Mondal, Shaikat Mondal, Sarika Mondal
      Pages: 119 - 124
      Abstract: Himel Mondal, Shaikat Mondal, Sarika Mondal
      Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):119-124
      Background: Questionnaires are forward-translated and then back-translated by human translators during adaptation of a survey questionnaire in the local language. The machine translation method is now available free from “Google Translate” website and it can be used for translation from English to Bengali and vice versa. Using machine translation method may save researchers from investing money and time in translation by human experts. Aim: The aim of this pilot study was to test the feasibility of “Google Translate” in forward-translation and back-translation during adaptation of a survey questionnaire from English to Bengali. Materials and Methods: A survey questionnaire, originally developed in English, was forward-translated to Bengali and then back-translated to English by machine translation method and manual translation method. Both the versions were checked for errors expressed in subjective sentence error rate (SSER). Back-translated English questionnaire obtained from machine translation and manual translation was checked for equivalence with the original questionnaire. Results: SSER for forward-translated Bengali questionnaire by machine translation method was 66.60 ± 4.04 and manual translation method was 117.20 ± 1.30 (P < 0.001). SSER for back-translated English questionnaire by machine translation method was 61.20 ± 5.02 and manual translation method was 116.20 ± 2.77 (P < 0.001). Equivalence between back-translated questionnaire and original questionnaire by machine translation method was 48.40 ± 6.02 and by manual translation method was 112.40 ± 3.29 (P < 0.001). Conclusion: The machine-translated questionnaire showed higher error than manually translated questionnaire. Machine-translated questionnaire also showed lower equivalence with the original questionnaire. Hence, the use of machine translation (from English to Bengali) offered by “Google Translate” should be used with caution.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):119-124
      PubDate: Wed,26 Jun 2019
      DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_39_18
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Caregiving experience and marital adjustment in spouses of patients with
           schizophrenia

    • Authors: Shipra Singh, Deoraj Sinha, Nitin B Raut
      Pages: 125 - 130
      Abstract: Shipra Singh, Deoraj Sinha, Nitin B Raut
      Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):125-130
      Background: Schizophrenia has far-reaching consequences for both – patients, and spouses as caregivers. Perception of caregiving and marital adjustment appears to depend on various factors and also on each other. Objective: To study caregiving experiences and marital adjustment in spouses of patients having schizophrenia. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was done with spouses of 100 consecutive patients having schizophrenia in a tertiary care teaching institute. Scales used included Experience of caregiving inventory (ECI), Dyadic adjustment scale (DAS), Multidimensional scale of perceived social support (MSPSS) and Positive and negative syndrome scale (PANSS). Statistical analysis was done using SPSS-20 software using correlation, regression analysis, t-test and descriptive statistics as applicable. Results: Mean average of total positive score of ECI was higher (2.56) than a negative score; and for DAS, it was highest for consensus (3.07) and minimum for affect expression scale (1.66). Better dyadic adjustment (P-value < 0.001), more age of spouse currently and at the time of marriage, and high social support were positively correlated with positive caregiving experiences (P-value = 0.010, r = 0.257; P-value = 0.04, r = 0.202, P < 0.001, r = 0.610 respectively). Negative caregiving experiences were related to joint family system, higher PANSS scores and higher number of hospitalizations. Conclusion: Factors affecting caregiving experience and marital relationship in schizophrenia need to be identified, and targeting them through psychiatrists or other informal sources, might improve the overall quality of life of spouse as a caregiver and also the patients.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):125-130
      PubDate: Wed,26 Jun 2019
      DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_49_18
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Evaluation of depression and quality of life in mothers of Indian children
           with autism spectrum disorders

    • Authors: Apoorva Deshpande, Nandini Mundkur, Anusha Jayaraman
      Pages: 131 - 134
      Abstract: Apoorva Deshpande, Nandini Mundkur, Anusha Jayaraman
      Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):131-134
      Background: Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), especially mothers, tend to ignore or deny depression and suboptimal quality of life (QoL), and seldom seek help. In this study, we evaluated the primary caregiver depression and QoL in mothers of Indian children with ASD that are enrolled in our center for intervention programs. Methods: Children with ASD were enrolled in our center's therapist-based intervention (TI) or parent-based intervention (PI) programs. As opposed to the TI mothers, the PI mothers not only actively participated in their children's intervention but also underwent weekly sessions targeting their well-being. We assessed and compared 48 mothers (33 from TI and 15 from PI) before and at least 6 months after the start of their children's intervention programs. Results: Before the start of intervention for their children, 73% of mothers showed varying degrees of depression. At the end of 6-month intervention for their children, only 25% of mothers showed signs of depression, with no severe and extreme depression cases. Moreover, after 6 months, significant improvements were observed in 5/8 items in the short form-36 (SF-36) scale. In addition, we observed significantly better performance by PI mothers than TI mothers in 4/5 items in the SF-36 scale showing significant improvement. Conclusions: Our results showed an overall better outcome for the PI mothers than the TI mothers. This suggests that along with the positive feedback of the improvement seen in their children, additional programs specifically targeting the mental well-being of mothers would be beneficial for mothers and their children with ASD.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):131-134
      PubDate: Wed,26 Jun 2019
      DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_51_18
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Internet gaming disorder and psychiatric symptoms in Bengaluru, India:
           Treatment implication for promotion of user mental health

    • Authors: R Archana, Manoj Kumar Sharma, Keshav J Kumar, Palaniappan Marimuthu
      Pages: 135 - 136
      Abstract: R Archana, Manoj Kumar Sharma, Keshav J Kumar, Palaniappan Marimuthu
      Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):135-136
      Background: Psychological distress has been seen among internet users with gaming. There is a need to evaluate the effect of internet gaming on psychological well-being. The present study assessed the depression, anxiety, and stress among users with internet gaming disorder (IGD). Methodology: Sixty users (58 males and 2 females) in the age group of 16–18 years were screened using IGD test for cases with disordered gaming. They were administered background data sheet as well as depression anxiety stress scale. Majority of them were playing multiplayer online battle arena game and first person shooter game. Results: The pattern of use was from 10 to 14 h a day. About 6.8% individuals had lifetime psychiatric history. There was significant positive relationship between the internet gaming and depression (0.412 at 0.05 level), anxiety (0.408 at 0.001 level), and stress (0.308 at 0.05 level) scale. Conclusion: It also implies the need to evolve intensive intervention program to manage internet gaming as well as other psychosocial dysfunctions.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):135-136
      PubDate: Wed,26 Jun 2019
      DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_42_18
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Hypomania: A clinician&#39;s perspective

    • Authors: Avneet Sharma
      Pages: 137 - 141
      Abstract: Avneet Sharma
      Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):137-141
      Hypomania as a syndrome retains a central place in diagnosis of milder forms of bipolar illnesses, especially bipolar II. This article highlights some of the challenges that the clinicians are faced with and lists strategies that they could use while diagnosing hypomania and bipolar illnesses.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):137-141
      PubDate: Wed,26 Jun 2019
      DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_46_18
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • &#8220;Bullying in Incognito Mode&#8221;: The evolution of
           sibling bullying

    • Authors: Suhas Chandran, SN Prakrithi, KV Guru Prakash, MD Kishor
      Pages: 142 - 147
      Abstract: Suhas Chandran, SN Prakrithi, KV Guru Prakash, MD Kishor
      Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):142-147
      Sibling bullying, the lesser known counterpart of bullying is an unexplored entity, but the little research that exists has shown that it is almost as common as bullying by peers. Personality factors, interpersonal relationships, home environments and parental styles influence the development of bullying behaviors. The normalisation of certain actions by parents may lead to many bullying behaviours going unnoticed. In these cases, the feeling of security usually attached to the familial context is also lost in the victims. It has also been noted to spill over into other environments such as peer bullying and other modes, like cyber bullying. In addition to this arises the bully-victim situation, where the victim becomes the perpetrator, leading to a self propagating vicious cycle. The long term consequences include a higher risk for depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation and even antisocial behaviour. In fact, multiple neurobiological correlates have also been established, such as alteration in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity, raised C-reactive protein levels and abnormal immune functions. To prevent these long term adverse effects, interventions should be initiated early, starting with parental guidance and sensitisation, peer support groups and anti bullying programs in schools.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):142-147
      PubDate: Wed,26 Jun 2019
      DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_44_18
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Next Floor

    • Authors: Sabornee Karmakar, Amrita Mitra
      Pages: 148 - 150
      Abstract: Sabornee Karmakar, Amrita Mitra
      Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):148-150
      Over the past few decades, movies have ventured into the area of meaningful portrayal of societal constructs and resulting consequences of overconsumption. Next Floor is a short film which aims to highlight the upcoming void owing to depletion of resources followed by a downfall in civilization. This is depicted in the movie in the form of a banquet hall with people from the Proletariat class catering to people from the Bourgeoisie class. Using the method of content analysis, various perspectives are generated centered on the theme of overconsumption and resulting degradation of civilized behavior.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):148-150
      PubDate: Wed,26 Jun 2019
      DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_28_18
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 2 (2019)
       
  • Treatment of phobia using modified form of exposure and response
           prevention

    • Authors: BS Chavan, Tanupreet Kaur, Navneet Kaur
      Pages: 151 - 154
      Abstract: BS Chavan, Tanupreet Kaur, Navneet Kaur
      Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):151-154
      Exposure therapies are based on the premise that fears are acquired through associative learning (classical or operant conditioning). Commonly used behavior therapies are flooding and systematic desensitization in patients of phobia. However, in our index case, we could not introduce any of these modes of therapy due to patient-limited factors; thus, we introduced modified exposure and response prevention in which we tried to overcome the limitations of commonly used behavioral therapy techniques. She underwent 12 sessions and showed good and quick results.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2019 35(2):151-154
      PubDate: Wed,26 Jun 2019
      DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_56_18
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 2 (2019)
       
 
 
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