Sixth OJPAS® article in PubMed and PMC

Study of sociodemographic correlates, anxiety, and depression among opioid dependents admitted in treatment centres in Sikkim, India” by Bishnu Sharma, Samrat Singh Bhandari, Sanjiba Dutta, and Geeta Soohinda, and published in the current issue (July-December 2019, Volume 10 Issue 2) of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) is the sixth OJPAS® article to be included in PubMed (PMID: 31263773) and PubMed Central (PMCID: PMC6602083).

World mental health day

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_4030On world mental health day (10 October), the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), Mythili Hazarika spoke on the theme of “suicide prevention” in the television. She highlighted on the value of 40 seconds in saving a person’s life. If one can take out 40 seconds from their schedule in talking about oneself and also listening to others then a precious life could be saved.

Virtual reality therapy and avatar therapy

In CEZIPS (Conference by Eastern Zone of Indian Psychiatric Society, 20-22 Sep 2019) at Port Blair, Andamans in the symposium titled ‘Psychotherapy in the 21st century’ the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), Mythili Hazarika was invited as faculty guest speaker on “Virtual reality therapy and avatar therapy”.

The Morung

Simanta Talukdar, the Member of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) spoke on relevance of ‘geographical indication’ tag that protects the identity of indigenous products, and on our genetic predilection for certain foods according to the geographical location we are born in, and on importance of seasonal foods that cater to our immunity need for that season in a discussion on “Recent Food Trends” on the occasion of relaunching of the local restaurant The Morung, with a unique concept of “Seven Sisters’ Thali” consisting of cuisines from Seven North-Eastern States at Rajgarh, Guwahati.

Mental health thoughts on Independence Day

On the occasion of India’s 73rd Independence Day,  the television channel, Prag News, had taken a very proactive and innovative stance to promote positive mental health by starting some programs and raising awareness campaigns in around Guwahati. the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL), Mythili Hazarika was invited as a guest speaker to address the gathering to talk about mental health and mental illness.

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Upcoming Publication on Bipolar Disorder

The 29th Annual Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Assam State Branch (IPS-ASBCon 2019)  will be held on 12-13th October, 2019 at Guwahati.

The event will be eternalised by release of an ISBN publication with the theme- “Bipolar Disorder : Evolving Concepts and Paradigms”.

Guidelines for the Authors

Previously unpublished work within 3000 words having uniform reference style (as mentioned below) should be sent after plagiarism check as email attachment to somhil@hotmail.com .

Kindly send confirmation along with a short description (50 words) of the chosen topic by 4 August, 2019. The final manuscripts will be expected on/before 16 September, 2019.

Reference Style

In-text-citations should be as follows:

“… was reported (Sreevani 2015).”

or : “Sreevani (2015) reported …”.

In the case of 2 authors, use the “&” sign: (Kumar & Phookun 2015).

In the case of 3 and more authors, use “et al.”: “(Alam et al. 2015)”.

End of the article citations in alphabetical order should be as follows:

Talukdar S, Das S, Bhandari SS, Talukdar U, Borkataki D. Ten. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2019;10:97-100.

Sadock BJ, Sadock VA, Ruiz P. Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer; 2015.

Nonacs RM, Cohen LS. Postpartum psychiatric syndromes. In: Sadock BJ, Sadock VA, editors. Kaplan & Sadock’s comprehensive textbook of psychiatry. 7th ed. New York: Lippincott Williams and Wilkinson; 2000. p. 1276-83.

Kumar A, Das S, Hazarika M, Datta S, Talukdar S, Baishy A, et al. Recurrent mania: rare or common. J Depress Anxiety [serial online]. 2016 Mar 14 [cited 2017 Jan 20];S2:011. Available from: https://www.omicsgroup.org/journals/recurrent-mania-rare-or-common-2167-1044-S2-011.pdf