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ISSN: 2394-2053 (Print)
ISSN: 2394-2061 (Online)
OJPAS®
Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences, Formerly Dysphrenia
 
 
ABOUT US
The Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS), Formerly DYSPHRENIATM (ISSN 2249-9377, eISSN 2249-9385) is a peer-reviewed academic journal of psychiatry published biannually by Academy Publisher on behalf of Academia Dysphrenia.
 
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. www.iiopm.org
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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
www.indianjpsychiatry.org, www.tssrao.com, www.totalsexsolutions.com
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 & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
dbhagabati@gmail.com
 
Hemendra Ram Phookun, MD
Professor, 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
guinea@wapr.info, www.wapr.info

Editorial Assistants

Arunima Dutta, Tanushree Sharma, Gitali Kakati, Hiranya Sarma, Hemanga Dutta
 
Statistical Consultants
 
Dr. A.F. Gulenur Islam Barbhuiya, Silchar
Bhaskar Kakati, Pathsala
Arunava Sen, Dhubri
Sakhee Bujarbarua, Pune
 
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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