ISSN: 2394-2053 (Print)
ISSN: 2394-2061 (Online)
RN: 143216 (RNI)

Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences,
Formerly Dysphrenia

Advance Online Publication

cross-sectional study of attitude towards psychiatry among undergraduate medical students

Shiva Kumar BK, Neeraj Raj B, Vinay HR



Post-outbreak psychosocial “needs” of the public in the COVID-19 era

Antonio Ventriglio, Antonello Bellomo, Shijo John Joseph, Dinesh Bhugra



Knowledge of hand cleanliness among medical students and nurses at tertiary healthcare centre: a cross-sectional study

Bandana Mahanta, DK Das, Pollov Borah, Putul Mahanta, Malamoni Dutta



Public mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: challenges and game plan

Bemma Konthoujam



Nosophobia, hypochondriasis, and willingness of people to seek healthcare amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Calabar Metropolis of Cross River State, Nigeria

Nta Obono Okoi, John John Etim



A brief summary of human molecular genetic techniques for clinical psychiatrists

Chandra Bhushan Rai, Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Smita N Deshpande, BK Thelma



The psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated risk factors during the initial stage among the general population in India

Mythili Hazarika, Shyamanta Das, Samrat Singh Bhandari, Phulen Sharma



Psychological ramifications of detraining effects in sportspersons amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: a consensus compendium

Jerrin Shaji Kizhakkekara, Shijo John Joseph, Guru S Gowda



An online cross-sectional study of the psychosocial impact of COVID-19 lockdown on general population of Haryana, India

Prashant Srivastava, Aastha Madan, Savita Chahal, Ashish Aggarwal



Comparison of attitudes toward psychiatry among undergraduate and postgraduate medical students

Prosenjit Ghosh, Monu Doley, Nibedita Dutta, Ankur Bhattacharya



The exodus of migrant workers during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in India: thematic findings on emotional concerns

Krishan Kumar, Pranshu Singh, Anish Shouan, Shubh Mohan Singh



Personality and coping styles in medical internees: a cross-sectional study

Harish Kulkarni, Sudarshan CY, Shamshad Begum



A novel approach to address the novel threat

Mythili Hazarika, Bornali Das, Shyamanta Das, Suresh Bada Math, Samrat Singh Bhandari, Lakshmanan S, Kailash Karthik, Pomi Baruah, Najeeb Hazarika, Hardeep Singh Bambrah, Kanika Suri; the Monon: Assam Cares programme



Gearing up to tackle mental health issues in the post-COVID-19 world

Nikhil Nayar, Shijo John Joseph, Samrat Singh Bhandari, Sanjiba Dutta, Sheikh Shoib



Profile of distress callers and service utilisation of tele-counselling among the population of Assam, India: an exploratory study during COVID-19

Mythili Hazarika, Bornali Das, Shyamanta Das, Atanu Baruah, Nivedita Sharma, Chandamita Barua, Jayashree Das, Sandamita Choudhury, Dyuksha Hazarika, Phulen Sarma, Samrat Singh Bhandari





Unlocking the new normal

SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

Because of the pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the lockdown, the January-June 2020, Volume 11 Issue 1 and the July-December 2020, Volume 11 Issue 2 of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) had only the online versions without the print editions. Now, as we approach the new normal through gradual unlocking, the print editions of both the issues are released.


Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), formerly Dysphrenia is edited by Shyamanta Das and published by Academy Publisher in collaboration with Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) on behalf of Academia Dysphrenia.



Selected citations of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) in PubMed:

Hazarika M. The cacophony of emotions in a mental health professional from the isolation ward during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2020 Jul-Dec;11(2):130-132. Epub 2020 May 5. PMID: 32782933

Hazarika M, Das S, Das B, Dutta M, Bhandari SS. Out of the closet. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2020 Jul-Dec;11(2):73-76. Epub 2020 Apr 7. PMID: 32782932

Joseph SJ, Shoib S, Sg T, Bhandari SS. Psychological concerns and musculoskeletal pain amidst the COVID-19 lockdown. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2020;11(2):137-139. Epub 2020 Jun 12. PMID: 32775694

Joseph SJ, Gunaseelan P, Bhandari SS, Dutta S. How the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) could have a quivering impact on mental health? Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2020 Jul-Dec;11(2):135-136. Epub 2020 Mar 27. PMID: 32671226

Talukdar S, Das S, Bhandari SS, Talukdar U, Borkataki D. Ten. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2019 Jul-Dec;10(2):97-100. PMID: 31453367

Sharma B, Bhandari SS, Dutta S, Soohinda G. Study of sociodemographic correlates, anxiety, and depression among opioid dependents admitted in treatment centres in Sikkim, India. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2019 Jul-Dec;10(2):139-145. PMID: 31263773

Bhandari SS, Das S. Policy of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) related to plagiarism. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2019 Jan-Jun;10(1):1-2. PMID: 31032428

Hazarika M, Choudhury P. Reflections on and discussions about ‘Luminous Life: A New Model of Humanistic Psychotherapy’. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2019 Jan-Jun;10(1):87-90. PMID: 31008258

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. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2019 Jan-Jun;10(1):3-8. PMID: 30868105

Hazarika M, Bhagabati D. Father and son attachment styles in alcoholic and non-alcoholic families. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2018 Jan-Jun;9(1):15-19. PMID: 30899788

Singh SK, Bhandari SS, Singh PK. Phenomenology and predisposing factors of morbid jealousy in a psychiatric outdoor: a cross-sectional, descriptive study. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017 Jul-Dec;8(2):129-135. PMID: 31304242

Bhandari SS, Bhagabati D. Prevalence of spontaneous dyskinesia in first episode, drug naive schizophrenia, and its relation to the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017 Jul-Dec;8(2):113-123. PMID: 31304241

Das S, Das B, Hazarika M. Global psychiatry: a LAMIC perspective. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2017 Jul-Dec;8(2):105-106. PMID: 31008259

Hazarika M. Social cognitive deficits and need for social cognitive remediation in schizophrenia. Dysphrenia. 2014 Jul-Dec;5(2):87-90. PMID: 31179248

Kumar D, Kumar P, Singh AR, Bhandari SS. Knowledge and attitude towards mental illness of key informants and general population: a comparative study. Dysphrenia. 2012 Jan-Jun;3(1):57-64. Epub 2011 Dec 25. PMID: 32905487




New issue of OJPAS®

AUGUST 15, 2020


The new issue (July-December 2020, Volume 11 Issue 2) of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) is released..



Emotion and cognition

OCTOBER 16, 2020

Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®), in the fortnightly Mind Matters column, titled “Emotion and cognition” of Horizon, the Friday supplement with The Assam Tribune, discusses the case study, “Comorbidity of bipolar disorder and dementia: the diagnostic dilemma” by Sucharita Mandal, Spoorthy Sai Mamidipalli, Narendra K Bodhey, and Saroj Kumar Pati, published in the July-December 2019, Volume 10 Issue 2 of OJPAS®.


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