Workshop in 181 women helpline

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The Secretary of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), Bornali Das conducted a workshop on “Psychosocial management of women affected in violence” in 181 women helpline centre. Underscoring the importance of joint initiative by government and public to tackle crimes against women, 181 Sakhi toll-free women helpline was established in May 2018 in Assam, to intensify women’s security and upholding their dignity. The helpline assists women in terms of social welfare schemes, shelter, counseling, medical examination, filling FIR, legal aid, recording of audio and visual depositions, and emergency response and rescue. The training in psychosocial management for counsellors and supervisors had immensely helped them as they had a better understanding of how to integrate along with legal and social guidance.

Behavioural addictions- a fad or fact

Titled “Behavioural addictions- a fad or fact”, the symposium, conceptualised by Prosenjit Ghosh, was presented by Simanta Talukdar and Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) in the 19th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (ANCIAPP 2018) at Taj Krishna, Hyderabad.

Addictive Behaviours and Impulse Control Disorders

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The World Health Organization, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse recognises that Shyamanta Das (the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences [OJPAS®]) has participated in the Internet-Based Field Study for ICD-11 Mental and Behavioural Disorders: Disorders Due to Addictive Behaviours and Impulse Control Disorders.

Editors meet

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Founding Editor of Asian Journal of Psychiatry, Matcheri Keshavan from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA gave useful feedback to the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Shyamanta Das while receiving the print version of the current issue (July-December 2018, Volume 9 Issue 2) of OJPAS® during the 19th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (ANCIAPP 2018) at Taj Krishna, Hyderabad.

ABCD model of child psychiatry

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The Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Shyamanta Das presented the “ABCD model of child psychiatry” in Shark Tank at the 19th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (ANCIAPP 2018) at Taj Krishna, Hyderabad.