SoMHiL

Company registration:

The deed of trust, namely the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) is declared on this 20th Day of September 2017 at Guwahati and registered in the Kamrup Metropolitan Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Assam, India.

Management team:

OJPAS is edited by Shyamanta Das and published by SoMHiL on behalf of Academia Dysphrenia. The journal strives to promote research in behavioural science among the low and middle income countries (LAMIC). In pursuit of that and to move ahead in this endeavour, the following Members of SoMHiL and Academia Dysphrenia are associated through their expert guidance to enrich this movement.

somhilPresident: Mythili Hazarika

Secretary: Bornali Das

Convenor: Atanu Baruah

Members: Anweshak Das, Arunima Dutta, Dan Joseph Stein, Ritwij Oodun, Ivana Stasevic Karlicic, Leslie Marneau, Korina Hatzinikolaou, Unaiza Niaz

Publishing credentials:

cv_image-shyamanta_dasShyamanta Das

Dr Shyamanta Das completed MBBS and MD from Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India.

He served as Medical & Health Officer-I in Dhubri Civil Hospital, Dhubri; as Registrar in Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati; as Assistant Professor in Silchar Medical College Hospital, Silchar, and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College Hospital, Barpeta.

Currently, he is working as the Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati since January 2014.

Shyamanta has publications in Eastern Journal of Psychiatry, Bengal Journal of Private Psychiatry, Delhi Journal of Psychiatry, Indian Journal of Behavioural Sciences, Dysphrenia, Indian Journal of Psychosocial Sciences, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, Asian Journal of Psychiatry, Psychopathology, Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences, Journal of Rural and Community Psychiatry, Andhra Pradesh Journal of Psychological Medicine, Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, Journal of Research in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Journal of Depression and Anxiety.

He is the Editor of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences, formerly Dysphrenia,[www.ojpas.com] since 2010.

Shyamanta also edited the following books:

  1. School mental health: mind the young minds,

[https://sites.google.com/site/mindtheyoungminds/souvenir-cum-scientific-update]

  1. From genie to gene: genetics in behavioural sciences,

[https://sites.google.com/site/genietogene/isbn-book]

  1. Brain understanding of mental illness,

[https://sites.google.com/site/brainresearchpsychiatry/]

  1. Psychodermatoses,

[https://academypublisher.wordpress.com/events/] and

  1. Women and mental health.

[https://academypublisher.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/scientific-update-2/]

He is a reviewer/referee for the following journals: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, Asian Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, British Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Depression and Anxiety, the Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders, Journal of Research in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology.

Shyamanta is one of the Editorial Board Members of the following journals:

  1. Journal of Rural and Community Psychiatry,
  2. Kerala Journal of Psychiatry,

[http://kjponline.com/index.php/kjp/about/editorialTeam] and

  1. Journal of Disability Studies.

[http://pubs.iscience.in/journal/index.php/jds/pages/view/editorialboard]

Bibliography

  1. Das S, Das B, Hazarika M. Global psychiatry: a LAMIC perspective. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017;8:105-6. doi: 10.5958/2394-2061.2017.00006.4. Epub 2017 Apr 20.
  2. Das S, Das B, Nath K, Dutta A, Bora P, Hazarika M. Impact of stress, coping, social support, and resilience of families having children with autism: a North East India-based study. Asian J Psychiatr. 2017;28:133-9.
  3. Hazarika M, Das S, Choudhury S. Parents’ attitudes towards children and adolescents with intellectual developmental disorder. International Journal of Child Development and Mental Health. 2017;5:11-21.
  4. Das S, Dutta A. SoMHiL and OJPAS™: “like a rolling stone”. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017;8:1-2.
  5. Das S, Bora U, Borbora SA, Kalita A, Mathur R, Mazumdar S. An observational study towards a newer classification in child psychiatry. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017;8:35-9.
  6. Sharma T, Das S. Magnetism and the mind. In: Dey R, Das S, Talukdar S, De P. editors. Women & mental health: scientific update of 26th Annual State Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, Assam State Branch. Guwahati: Academy Publisher; 2016: 159-64. ISBN: 978-93-85063-18-3
  7. Dey R, Das S, Talukdar S, De P. editors. Women & mental health: scientific update of 26th Annual State Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, Assam State Branch. Guwahati: Academy Publisher; 2016: 159-64. ISBN: 978-93-85063-18-3
  8. Das S. ‘7+5=13’ and OJPAS this issue. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2016;7:95-6.
  9. Das S, Sharma T. Trichotillomania: “wind of change”. In: Das S, Talukdar U, Dutta B, editors. Psychodermatoses. Guwahati: Academy Publisher; 2016:35-43. ISBN: 978-93-8506316-9
  10. Das S, Talukdar U, Dutta B, editors. Psychodermatoses. Guwahati: Academy Publisher; 2016. ISBN: 978-93-8506316-9
  11. Kumar A, Das S, Hazarika M, Datta S, Talukdar S, Baishy A, et al. Recurrent mania: rare or common. J Depress Anxiety. 2016;S2:011.
  12. Das S, Das B, Barman S, Borbora SA, Kalita A, Mathur R, et al. “Where the streets have no name”: converging the different subways in child psychiatry. Indian J Psychiatry. 2016;58 Suppl S1:28.
  13. Dey R, Kalita A, Das S. Aripiprazole-induced rabbit syndrome: how safe is its use in adolescence? J Depress Anxiety. 2015;5:209.
  14. Mathur P, Sengupta N, Das S, Bhagabati D. A study on pattern of consultation liaison psychiatric service utilization in a tertiary care hospital. Journal of Research in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 2015;1:11-16.
  15. Das S, Bhagabati D, Mathur P, Kalita A, Sengupta N, Bujarbarua S, et al. Study of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents to introduce a newer classification system. Journal of Research in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. 2015;1:6-10.
  16. Das S, Barman S, Bardhan N, Baishya M, Das B, Bujarbarua S, et al. Degree of burnout among emergency healthcare workers and factors influencing level of burnout: a study protocol. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences. 2015;4:16190-4.
  17. Das B, Sarma J, Das S. Psychosocial correlates of HIV in women living with HIV/AIDS- a hospital based study. Delhi Psychiatry Journal. 2015;18:266-70.
  18. Nath S, Ghosh S, Das S. Relation between intelligence, emotional intelligence, and academic performance among medical interns. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2015;6:96-100.
  19. Das S. OJPAS this issue. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2015;6:71-3.
  20. Baishya M, Das S. Pseudocyesis and hypothalamus: the neuroendocrinological model. In: Das S, Medhi D, Dutta J, Chakaravarty S, editors. Brain understanding of mental illness. Guwahati: Academy Publisher; 2015:58-62. ISBN: 978-93-85063-01-5
  21. Das S, Hazarika M, Bardhan N, Talukdar U, Bhagabati D, Bora U. Fifth revolution of psychiatry. In: Das S, Medhi D, Dutta J, Chakaravarty S, editors. Brain understanding of mental illness. Guwahati: Academy Publisher; 2015:1-10. ISBN: 978-93-85063-01-5
  22. Das S, Medhi D, Dutta J, Chakaravarty S, editors. Brain understanding of mental illness. Guwahati: Academy Publisher; 2015. ISBN: 978-93-85063-01-5
  23. Anil K, Reema D, Rahul M, Shyamanta D. Positive association between schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis. AP J Psychol Med. 2015;16(1):98-9.
  24. Kishore K, Das S, Bhagabati D. Interface of psychiatry and endocrinology: a case of behavioural disturbance with thyroid dysfunction. Journal of Rural and Community Psychiatry. 2015;2(3):75-6.
  25. Bhagabati D, Das S, Borbora SA, Mathur R, Talukdar S, Bujarbarua S. Bed use by substance users in general hospital psychiatry: a study protocol. Indian Journal of Psychosocial Sciences [serial online]. 2015 [cited 2015 Jul 27];5(2). Available from: http://www.ipsf.in/brif%20communication.php
  26. Das S, Talukdar U, Dey P. Children at dawn: the pattern of childhood psychiatric disorders in a newly opened academic medical centre. Delhi Psychiatry Journal. 2015;18:126-32.
  27. Das S. OJPAS this issue. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2015;6:1-2.
  28. Das S, Talukdar U. “For the times they are a-changin’”. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2015;6:3.
  29. Das D, Talukdar U, Chisty SJS, Das MK, Das S. Serum prolactin level in patients taking olanzapine. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2015;6:50-8.
  30. Arora S, Bhagabati D, Das S, Phookun HR, Hazarika M, Talukdar SK. ‘White handkerchief’: a patient of attenuated psychosis syndrome. Journal of Rural and Community Psychiatry. 20142014;1(2):88-90.
  31. Das S, Bhagabati D, Mathur P, Kalita A, Sengupta N, Bujarbarua S. Sex specific psychiatric service utilization in general hospital psychiatry: a study protocol. Journal of Rural and Community Psychiatry. 2014;1(2):74-5.
  32. Hazarika M, Talukdar U, Choudhury S, Das S. The effectiveness of psychosocial intervention and vocational training for mentally challenged in a day care centre. Journal of Rural and Community Psychiatry. 2014;1(2):56-65.
  33. Das S. Dysphrenia this issue. Dysphrenia. 2014;5:81-2.
  34. Das S, Phookun HR. Knowledge, attitude, perception and belief (K.A.P.B.) of patients’ relatives towards mental illness: a cross-sectional study. Delhi Psychiatry Journal. 2014;17:48-59.
  35. Kumar A, Sharma P, Das S, Nath K, Talukdar U, Bhagabati D. Insight in psychotic disorder: relation with psychopathology and frontal lobe function. Psychopathology. 2014;47:32-8.
  36. Hazarika M, Das S, Talukdar U, Kumar A, Datta A. Role of investigations in diagnosis of dementia with special focus on region-specific MRI-based volumetric analysis. Indian J Psychiatry. 2014;56 Suppl S1:6-15.
  37. Das S. Dysphrenia this issue. Dysphrenia. 2014;5:1-2.
  38. Datta A, Das S, Talukdar U, Kumar A, Hazarika M. Dementia: is the time for a uniform diagnostic approach here? Indian J Psychiatry. 2014;56 Suppl S1:6-15.
  39. Das S, Talukdar U, Chakravarty S, Ghosh P, Hazarika M. Psychiatric service utilisation: the ‘start6’ programme. Indian Journal of Psychosocial Sciences. 2013;3(2):50-1.
  40. Das S. Dysphrenia this issue. Dysphrenia. 2013;4:87-8.
  41. Kumar A, Das S, Talukdar U, Nath K, Bhagabati D, Phookun HR. Does clinical posting in psychiatry contribute to changing medical interns’ attitude towards psychiatry? Asian J Psychiatr. 2013;6:253.
  42. Das S, Phookun HR. Knowledge, attitude, perception and belief (K.A.P.B.) of patients’ relatives towards mental illness: association with clinical and sociodemographic characteristics. Delhi Psychiatry Journal. 2013;16:98-109.
  43. Bhagabati D, Das B, Das S. Pattern of alcohol consumption in underage population in an Indian city. Dysphrenia. 2013;4:36-41.
  44. Das S. “School mental health: mind the young minds”. Dysphrenia. 2013;4:1-6.
  45. Yadav JS, Kaur S, Tiwari SC, Chandrima, Das S, Tripathi MN, et al. Child abuse and mental health. Indian J Psychiatry. 2013;55 Suppl 1:S18.
  46. Kumar A, Kakati AK, Nath K, Das S. Psychiatric consultation in out-of-hours casualty/emergency department. Dysphrenia. 2012;3:149-52.
  47. Das S. “Early detection and prevention of schizophrenia”. Dysphrenia. 2012;3:107-11.
  48. Bhattacharya A, Das S, Nath K, Dutta D, Saddichha S. Atypical presentation of tuberous sclerosis and obsessive compulsive disorder in an adult male. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology. 2012;15:161-2.
  49. Das S, Talukdar U, Chakravarty S, Tripathi MN. Do trichotillomania need reclassification into a new group of disorders? Delhi Psychiatry Journal. 2012;15:213-5.
  50. Das S, Talukdar U, Chakravarty S, Ghosh P. Trend and treatment of psychiatry service utilization at a newly opened academic medical centre. Indian Journal of Psychosocial Sciences. 2012;2(1):45-6.
  51. Das S, Talukdar U, Chakravarty S, Das B, Tripathi MN. Time to test trichotillomania terminology. Indian Journal of Psychosocial Sciences. 2012;2(1):42-4.
  52. Das S, Talukdar U, Tripathi MN. ABC (anthropology, biology, culture) of ghost and psychiatry. Indian Journal of Psychosocial Sciences. 2012;2(1):14-9.
  53. Bhattacharya A, Roy D, Hazarika S, Das S, Nath K, Saddichha S. Alopecia areata associated with haloperidol decanoate long-acting injection. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 2012;46:69.
  54. Das S. “Nutrition & Mental Health”. Dysphrenia. 2012;3:1-3.
  55. Nath S, Roy D, Hazarika S, Das S, Nath K. Organic mental disorders: a study among admitted patients of psychiatry department at teaching hospital. Dysphrenia. 2012;3:40-7.
  56. Ghosh S, Das S, Tripathi MN, Yadav JS. A clinical study on recurrent mania: relation with body built and family history of mood disorder. Indian Journal of Psychosocial. 2011;1(2):37-41.
  57. Roy D, Hazarika S, Bhattacharya A, Das S, Nath K, Saddichha S. Koro: culture bound or mass hysteria? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 2011;45:683.
  58. Kumar A, Nath K, Kar G, Das S, Tripathi MN. Acute psychosis in a patient of tuberculous meningitis developing polyuria and diabetes insipidus in sequelae. Indian Journal of Psychosocial. 2011;1(1):58-62.
  59. Hazarika S, Nath S, Kumar A, Sharma P, Roy D, Das S, Nath K. Consultation-liaison psychiatry at an academic medical centre compared with a literature review. Indian Journal of Psychosocial. 2011;1(1):45-53.
  60. Das S. “Suicide: prevention is the only way”. Dysphrenia. 2011;2:1-3.
  61. Sharma P, Bhattacharya A, Das S, Yadav JS, Tripathi MN, Kumar P. A case of tuberous sclerosis with behavioural disturbance. Delhi Psychiatry Journal. 2010;13:367-9.
  62. Nath S, Rongpi R, Sharma P, Das S, Nath K, Tripathi MN, Yadav JS, Kumar P. Geriatric mental health in a tertiary care centre: socio-demographic and clinical variables. Delhi Psychiatry Journal. 2010;13:341-4.
  63. Kakati AK, Das S, Nath K, Sen S, Tripathi MN, Yadav JS. Pattern of substance use in relation to clinical and demographic variables over a 12-month period. Indian Journal of Behavioural Sciences. 2010;20(2):69-74.
  64. Bhagabati D, Das S. Psychiatry and cardiovascular disease: a brief review. Bengal Journal of Private Psychiatry. 2010;2(2):15-28.
  65. Das S, Bhagabati D, Talukdar U. Insight into schizophrenia: a comparative study between patients and family members. Eastern Journal of Psychiatry. 2010;13(1 & 2):11-8.

Scientific quality of publications:

The Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) publishes the journal, namely the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS) (pISSN: 2394-2053, eISSN: 2394-2061).

Names and affiliations of individuals responsible for the scientific quality of OJPAS-

Editorial Board
Editor-in-Chief
Shyamanta Das, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Bhangagarh, Guwahati-781032, Assam, India
editor@ojpas.com
Assistant Editor
Samrat Singh Bhandari, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, 5th Mile, NH 31A, Tadong, Gangtok-737102, Sikkim, India
Member, International Forum of Teachers (IFT), UNESCO Haifa Bioethics Chair
samrat_sup21@yahoo.co.in
Members
Uddip Talukdar, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College Hospital, Barpeta, Assam, India
uddiptalukdar@rediffmail.com
Mythili Hazarika, MA, MPhil, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
hazarika.mythili@gmail.com
Ivana Stasevic Karlicic
Adult and Forensic Psychiatrist, Clinic for Psychiatric Disorders, “Dr Laza Lazarevic”, Belgrade, Serbia
ivanastasevic73@gmail.com
Dan Joseph Stein, FRCPC, PhD
Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health, University of Cape Town & UCT-Affiliated Hospitals, South Africa
dan.stein@uct.ac.za
Bornali Das, PhD
Psychiatric Social Worker, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
dt.bornali@gmail.com
Maheshwar Nathi Tripathi, MD
Consultant Psychiatris, Mahadeva Neuropsychiatry Centre, Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi-221002, Uttar Pradesh, India
dr.maheshwar@gmail.com
Kamlesh Kumar Sahu
Managing Editor, Journal of Disability Studies
Associate Professor (Psychiatric Social Work), Department of Psychiatry, Level-V, Block-D, Government Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh-160030, India
withkamlesh@gmail.com
Krishan Kumar
Editor, Journal of Rural and Community Psychiatry
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, PGIMS, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
keshusony@rediffmail.com
Anweshak Das, MD
Consultant Psychiatrist, Guwahati Psychiatric Clinic, Guwahati, Assam, India
drdasanweshak@yahoo.in
Unaiza Niaz, MD, DPM, FRCPsych
Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist; Honorary Member, The World Psychiatric Association (WPA); Honorary Member, Arab Federation of Psychiatrists; Advisory Council Member, Section on Women’s Mental Health, WPA; Distinguish International Member, American Psychiatric Association; Advisory Board Member, International Association of Women’s Mental Health; Vice President, Eastern Mediterranean Region, & Board Member, World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH)
unaizaniaz@gmail.com
Leslie Marneau
Clinical Psychologist, Trainer and Consultant, A Bus For Autism, Paris, France
lesliemarneau@hotmail.fr
Putul Mahanta, MBBS, MD, FIAMLE, FICFMT
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Health Research and Medico Legal Practice (IJHRMLP), Associate Professor, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Tezpur Medical College, Bihaguri, Tezpur-784010, Assam, India
drpmahanta@gmail.com, ptlmahanta@hotmail.co.uk, editor@ijhrmlp.org
Russell Franco D’Souza
MBBS, MD (Madras), FCGP (I), DPM (Melbourne), MPM (Monash), CCTMg (Canberra), IFAPA (USA), MHSM (Monash), ABDA (USA), FCHSM (Australia), MUCB (Haifa), Fellowship in International Bioethics Education (MUHS), DSc (Honoris Causa)
Founding Managing Editor of the Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Head, Asia Pacific Division, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa), Melbourne, Australia
Executive Director and Dean, Professor of Organizational Psychological Medicine, International Institute of Organisational Psychological Medicine, AUSTRALIA: USA: UK: INDIA. http://www.iiopm.org
71 Cleeland Street Melbourne, 3175 Australia
M +61435854474 T +61 3 96453388 F +61 3 979467189
5545 N Wickham Road, Suite 110
Melbourne, Florida 32940 USA
M +1 321 424 8751 T +1 321 779 9838 F+1 888 376 9654
russell.f.dsouza@gmail.com
Mekhala Sarkar (ডা: মেখলা সরকার), MBBS, MPH (Epidemiology), FCPS (Psychiatry)
Assistant Professor (Psychiatry), National Institute of Mental Health, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
Scientific Secretary, Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists
Executive Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Psychiatry
mekhala_sarkar@yahoo.com
Advisory Board
TS Sathyanarayana Rao
Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry; Editor, South Asian Societies for Sexual Medicine; Chief Advisor, Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine; Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry; Indian Journal of Geriatric Mental Health; Editorial Board Member, SPF Journal of Psychiatry (SAARC Psychiatric Federation)
President, Indian Association for Geriatric Mental Health; Secretary, Human Sexuality Section, WPA; Member, Positive Psychiatry Section – WPA
Professor,  Department of Psychiatry, No 1111, 1st Floor, ‘B’ Block, JSS University, JSS Medical College and Hospital, MG Road, Mysore – 570004
tssrao19@yahoo.com, tssrao19@gmail.com
MS Bhatia
Editor, Delhi Psychiatry Journal
Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, University College of Medical Sciences & Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Dilshad Garden, Delhi-110095, India
manbhatia1@rediffmail.com
Ajai Singh, MD
Editor, Mens Sana Monographs
Mens Sana Research Foundation, 14, Shiv Kripa, Trimurty Road, Nahur, Mulund (W), Mumbai-400080, Maharashtra, India
menssanamonographs@yahoo.co.uk
Debasish Basu, MD, DNB, MAMS
Editor, Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry, Drug De-addiction & Treatment Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh-160012, India
db_sm2002@yahoo.com
Vivek Agarwal, MD
Editor, Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow-226003, Uttar Pradesh, India
drvivekagarwal@gmail.com
Smita N Deshpande, MD, DPM
Consultant, Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry & De-addiction Services & Resource Centre for Tobacco Control, PGIMER- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Park Street, New Delhi-110001, India
smitadeshp@gmail.com
Dipesh Bhagabati, DPM, MD
Professor & Former Head, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
dbhagabati@gmail.com
Hemendra Ram Phookun, MD
Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
hrphookun@gmail.com
Shailendra Kumar Talukdar, DPM, MD
Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Tezpur Medical College Hospital, Tezpur, Assam, India
drsktalukdar@gmail.com
Hiranya Kumar Goswami, MD
Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Assam Medical College Hospital, Barbari, Dibrugarh-786002, Assam, India
goswamihiranya@yahoo.co.in
Suresh Chakravarty, MD
Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College Hospital, Jania Road, Jatigaon, Barpeta-781314, Assam, India
drsureshchakravarty@gmail.com
Rezib-uz Zaman, DPM
Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Silchar Medical College Hospital, Ghungoor, Silchar-788014, Assam, India
drrezibuzzaman56@gmail.com
RK Lenin Singh, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Lamphelpat, Imphal-795004, Manipur, India
leninrk@yahoo.com
Pinaki Chakravarty, MD
Associate Professor and Head of Department, Department of Pharmacology, Silchar Medical College Hospital, Ghungoor, Silchar-788014, Assam, India
dr_pinaki@yahoo.com
Usha Sarma, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Bhangagarh, Guwahati-781032, Assam, India
ushajunu@gmail.com
Soumitra Ghosh, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Assam Medical College Hospital, Barbari, Dibrugarh-786002, Assam, India
drsghosh640@yahoo.co.in
Utpal Bora, PhD
Professor, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), Guwahati-781039, Assam, India
drutpalbora@gmail.com
Arabinda N Chowdhury
62 Abbots Way, Kettering, Northants NN15 6FW, United Kingdom
arabindachowdhury985@gmail.com
Susmita Hazarika Dutta
5092 Nottingham Place Lane, Apt 202, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106, USA
hazarika.susmita@gmail.com
Balram Pandit
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Department of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Fiji National University
balram.pandit@fnu.ac.fj
Kornilia Hatzinikolaou, PhD
Lecturer of Developmental Psychopathology, School of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University Campus, 541 24, Thessaloniki, Greece
corinahatzinikolaou@hotmail.com
Claudia Juarez Batista, LCP, MSC
Clinical Psychologist, Wellness Consultant, Stress management Expert, Speaker and trainer
Picagregos 214, Lomas de las Aguilas, 01730 Alvaro Obregon, Mexico City, MEXICO
claudiajuarez@transformatuestres.com
Rajiv Siotia, FRANZCP, MRCPsych, CCT, MMedSCi, PGCME, MBBS
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), Lead Consultant in Acute and Bed Based Services, Consultant Psychiatrist, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon, Adjunct Lecturer, Monash University: Gippsland Campus, Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
rajiv.siotia@gmail.com
Siegfried Kasper, MD
Chief Editor, The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, Chair, Section on Pharmacopsychiatry, World Psychiatric Association (WPA), Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical University Vienna, MUV, AKH, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, A-1090 Wien, Austria
biol-psychiatry@meduniwien.ac.at
David J Nutt, DM, FRCP, FRCPsych, FMedSci
Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College, London, W12 0NN, UK
d.nutt@imperial.ac.uk
Ho Suk Yin (Ho Shu-Shian), MD, MPH, MS
Child Developmental Assessment & Intervention Center, Taipei City Hospital, No 145, Zhengzhou Road, Datong District, Taipei City 10341 Taiwan (ROC)
dam81@tpech.gov.tw
Samai Sirithongthaworn, MD
Director of Suanprung Psychiatric Hospital, and Acting Director of Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development, Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health, 196 Moo 10, Donkaew, Maerim, Chiang Mai , 50180 Thailand
samais2001@yahoo.com
Ricardo Guinea, MD
Executive President, Word Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR)
Hospital de Día Madrid, C/ Manuel Marañón, 4 – 28043 Madrid

Editorial Assistants

Arunima Dutta, Tanushree Sharma, Gitali Kakati, Hiranya Sarma, Hemanga Dutta
Statistical Consultants
Hiranya Saikia, M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D.
Senior Lecturer (Biostatistics), Department of Community Medicine (SPM), Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh-786 002, Assam, India
hiranya.saikia@gmail.com
Sakhee Bujarbarua, Pune
Arunava Sen, Dhubri
Bhaskar Kakati, Pathsala
Legal Advisor
Bhaskar Barman, B.Sc., LL.B.
Practicing Advocate in Gauhati High Court and other Subordinate Courts
Kharghuli, Upper Luitpur, Guwahati-781004, Kamrup (Metropolitan), Assam, India
barman.bhaskar@gmail.com
Reviewers

Aarti Jagannathan, Adonis Sfera, Anil Kumar, Arabinda N Chowdhury, Arif Ali, Arunima Gupta, Arunjyoti Baruah, Atmesh Kumar, Balram Pandit, Bobby Hmar, Bornali Das, Budhiswatya Shankar Das, Chandranshu Chaturvedy, Claudia Juarez Batista, Debajit Gogoi, Debjit Roy, Deepanjali Medhi, Deepti Kathpalia, Dharmender Kumar Nehra, Dhrubajyoti Bhuyan, Dhrubajyoti Chetia, Diganta Das, Dipesh Bhagabati, Farhana Rahman, G Ragesh, Gitumoni Konwar, Hemendra Ram Phookun, Hemendra Singh, Indrajeet Banerjee, Ivana Stasevic Karlicic, Kamal Narayan Kalita, Kamal Nath, Kamala Deka, Kamlesh Kumar Sahu, Kangkan Pathak, Kornilia Hatzinikolaou, Krishan Kumar, Lakshya Basumatary, Maheshwar Nath Tripathi, Manas K Kalita, Marami Baishya, Mona Srivastava, Mythili Hazarika, Nabanita Barman, Navoneela Bardhan, Nurnahar Ahmed, Partha Choudhury, Pinaki Chakravarty, Poreddi Vijayalakshmi, Pradeep Kumar, Pradip Kumar Thakuria, Prasanta Kumar Roy, Prashant Srivastava, Priyajyoti Chakma, Prosenjit Ghosh, R Sreevani, Raaj Konwar, Rajeev Dogra, Rajesh Kannan, Rajiv Siotia, Ranjan Kumar, Ravi Philip Rajkumar, Renjith R Pillai, Sachin Arora, Sachin Ratan Gedam, Sakhee Bujarbarua, Samrat Singh Bhandari, Santanu Ghosh, Sashibha Barman, Shahul Ameen, Shyamanta Das, Simanta Talukdar, Sinu E, Sohini Banerjee, Soma Hazra, Soumik Sengupta, Soumitra Ghosh, Subhash Das, Subrata Naskar, Sucharita Mandal, Sudeshna Chakrabarti, Sunil Kumar, Suresh Bada Math, Suresh Chakravarty, Susmita Hazarika Dutta, Syed Yasin Shahtaz Emanee, Tejus Murthy, Uddip Talukdar, Unaiza Niaz, Utpal Bora, Vivekananda Lahan

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Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS) follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations (Journals Following the ICMJE Recommendations).

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