World Social Work Day

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Bornali Das, the Secretary of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) delivered a talk on “Importance of Human Relationship in the context of Mental Health and the Role of a Professional Social Worker” on the occasion of the World Social Work Day, celebrated by the Dept. of Social Work, RSHSS, Royal Global University (RGU), Guwahati.

Abhigyan Xibir

 

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Mythili Hazarika, the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) was invited as a guest speaker in “Abhigyan Xibir” at Jatiya Vidyalaya, Guwahati to enlighten the board examinees on psychosocial issues and life course perspectives to face the real world out of their comfort zone. They were quite enthusiastic and the interactive session was a learning experience as the concerns that they had raised about discipline issues, relationship conflicts, career choice, controlling emotions, and dealing with superstitions were quite challenging.

OJPAS® article in PubMed

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The abstract of the original article, titled “An exploratory study from eastern India on neurological soft signs and spontaneous movement disorders in schizophrenia spectrum disorders” by Shyamanta Das, Samrat Singh Bhandari, Simanta Talukdar, Arunima Dutta, Nabanita Barman, and Dipesh Bhagabati, and published in the current issue (January-June 2019, Volume 10 Issue 1) of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) is in PubMed (PMID: 30868105). This is the first OJPAS® article to be in PubMed. It is now in both PubMed and PubMed Central (PMCID: PMC6411054).

Sex and depression

In the fortnightly Mind Matters column, titled “Sex and depression” of Horizon, the Friday supplement with The Assam Tribune, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), Shyamanta Das wrote about the original article, “A study of sexual dysfunction in patients with major depressive disorder” by Riddhish K Maru, Bindoo S Jadhav, Bharat R Shah, and Hemangee S Dhavale, and published in the current issue (January-June 2019, Volume 10 Issue 1) of OJPAS®.

OJPAS® article in PubMed Central (PMC)

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“An exploratory study from eastern India on neurological soft signs and spontaneous movement disorders in schizophrenia spectrum disorders” by Shyamanta Das, Samrat Singh Bhandari, Simanta Talukdar, Arunima Dutta, Nabanita Barman, and Dipesh Bhagabati becomes the first article from the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) to be included in the PubMed Central (PMC) (PMCID: PMC6411054).

Digital learning in psychiatry

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Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) spoke on “Digital learning in psychiatry: the pros and the cons” during the Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (IAPP) East Zone CME in The Gateway Hotel EM Bypass, Kolkata.