Program and code

Program and collection as well as preliminary program of the National Congress of Hospital Psychiatry with international participation that will be held in Belgrade from October 10 to 12, 2018, organized by the Association for Emergency Psychiatry of Serbia, Clinic for Psychiatric Diseases, “Dr Laza Lazarević” and the Clinic for psychiatry at the Clinical Center Kragujevac are made available online. They include the abstracts of the invited lecturers: “Using antipsychotic pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics to choose a medication and to dose long acting injectables” by Stephen M. Stahl and “Global psychiatry: a LAMIC perspective” by Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®).

ICD-11 Bodily Distress 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: Bodily Distress Disorders.

Schizophrenia and Marfan syndrome

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The article “Schizophrenia in a Man With Probable Marfan Syndrome”, authored by Sanju Buragohain, Maitreyee Bhattacharyya, Shailendra Kumar Talukdar, and Shyamanta Das (corresponding author), the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) is published in The Primary Care Companion For CNS Disorders (Buragohain S, Bhattacharyya M, Talukdar SK, Das S. Schizophrenia in a man with probable Marfan syndrome. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2018;20(4):17|02226.). To share: https://doi.org/10.4088/PCC.17l02226

Conference Abstracts

The poster, titled “An exploratory study from eastern India on neurological soft signs and spontaneous movement disorders in schizophrenia spectrum disorders”, presented by Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), in the eighth edition of the International Conference on Schizophrenia (IConS VIIII) of the Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF) 2018 at Hyatt Regency, Chennai, and co-authored by Samrat Singh Bhandari, Simanta Talukdar, Arunima Dutta, Nabanita Barman, and Dipesh Bhagabati, is published in the Conference Abstracts (Das S, Bhandari SS, Talukdar S, Dutta A, Barman N, Bhagabati D. An exploratory study from eastern India on neurological soft signs and spontaneous movement disorders in schizophrenia spectrum disorders. In: Conference abstracts of IConS VIII. Chennai: SCARF; 2018.).

Mass psychogenic illness

In this fortnight’s Mind Matters column, titled “Mass psychogenic illness” of Horizon, the supplement with The Assam Tribune, Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) discusses the research article, “Mass psychogenic illness among school children: a descriptive study of demographic and clinical variables” by Prosenjit Ghosh, that is published in the current issue (July-December 2018, Volume 9 Issue 2) of OJPAS®.

Transilence in psychiatry

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The Organising Committee of the 21st Midterm CME of the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS), East Zone and the National CME, Addiction Psychiatry Subspecialty Section, IPS, the Department of Psychiatry, Assam Medical College Hospital, Dibrugarh and the psychiatrists of Dibrugarh published the “Psychiatry Update” (ISBN: 978-93-5311-908-9), edited by Sabita Dihingia, Dhrubajyoti Bhuyan, and Budhiswatya Shankar Das. It contains the chapter, “Transilience in psychiatry”, written by Shyamanta Das, Simanta Talukdar, and Mythili Hazarika (Das S, Talukdar S, Hazarika M. Transilience in psychiatry. In: Dihingia S, Bhuyan, D, Das BS, editors. Psychaitry update. Dibrugarh: The Organising Committee of the 21st Midterm CME of the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS), East Zone and the National CME, Addiction Psychiatry Subspecialty Section, IPS; 2018:187-206.). Shyamanta Das is the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®). Mythili Hazarika is the President of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL).