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Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences,
Formerly Dysphrenia
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A case series on disorder on psychiatric symptoms in epileptic patients with emphasis on the disorder of awareness of body

Raj Kumar Seal, Barasha Saharia, Bishruta Goswami, Rima Phukan


A case of overdose of fluphenazine decanoate injection

Barasha Saharia, Soumitra Ghosh


OJPAS® this issue

Shyamanta Das, Samrat Singh Bhandari, Mythili Hazarika


Conceptual framework of psychiatric care in India: moving from community psychiatry to public psychiatry

Barikar C Malathesh, Narayana Manjunatha, Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar, Suresh Bada Math, Jagadisha Thirthalli


Evaluation of attitude and regard towards mental illness in comparison with chronic medical conditions among final year nursing students

Chandraprakash Poornima, Beesanahalli Shanmukhappa Sachin, Anjana Krishna Kumar, Ipsita Debata, Vedalaveni Chowdappa Suresh


COVID-19-related stigma towards doctors in India: an online cross-sectional study

Srikrishna Nukala, Archana Vinnakota, Venkata Abhilash Garapati, Srinivas Singisetti, Shvetha Chilukuri, Vidya Sanapala, Lakshmana Rao Nambaru


Efficacy of brief cognitive behavioural intervention for the treatment of psychosis: a case report

Pritha Roy, Susmita Halder


Family burden among caregivers of alcohol dependence: a cross-sectional study

Sunila Rathee, Vinay Kumar, Bhupendra Singh, Priti Singh, Rajiv Gupta


Entomophagy and coprophagy in alcohol use disorder: a rare psychopathology

Purushottam Jangid, Aparna Goyal, Anirudh Bhushan, Sujata Sethi


Our experience with implementation of manual augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in adult with intellectual disability: a story of success

Himanshu Verma, Harisha Madishetty, Gourishanker Patil


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, Math SB. Tele-mental health during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2020 Jul-Dec;11(2):77-79. doi: 10.5958/2394-2061.2020.00023.3. Epub 2020 Jun 4. PMID: 33898755

Hazarika M, Das B, Das S, Math SB, Bhandari SS, S L, Karthik K, Baruah P, Hazarika N, Bambrah HS, Suri K; Monon: Assam Cares programme. A novel approach to address the novel threat. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2021 Jan-Jun;12(1):1-2. doi: 10.5958/2394-2061.2021.00003.3. Epub 2020 Jul 27. PMID: 33364435

Hazarika M, Das B, Das S, Baruah A, Sharma N, Barua C, Das J, Choudhury S, Hazarika D, Sarma P, Bhandari SS. Profile of distress callers and service utilisation of tele-counselling among the population of Assam, India: an exploratory study during COVID-19. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2021 Jan-Jun;12(1):7-12. doi: 10.5958/2394-2061.2021.00001.x. PMID: 33163629

Hazarika M, Das S, Bhandari SS, Sharma P. The psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated risk factors during the initial stage among the general population in India. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2021 Jan;12(1):31-35. doi: 10.5958/2394-2061.2021.00009.4. PMID: 33123627

Nayar N, Joseph SJ, Bhandari SS, Dutta S, Shoib S. Gearing up to tackle mental health issues in the post-COVID-19 world. Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2021 Jan;12(1):65-66. doi: 10.5958/2394-2061.2021.00002.1. Epub 2020 Oct 26. PMID: 33123628

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®

APRIL 9, 2022

The July-December 2021, Volume 12 Issue 2 of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) is released.



Human molecular genetics

APRIL 22, 2022

In the Mind Matters column, titled ‘Human molecular genetics’ of Horizon, the Friday supplement with The Assam Tribune, Shyamanta Das, the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (OJPAS®) highlights the Continuing Medical Education (CME), “A brief summary of human molecular genetic techniques for clinical psychiatrists” by Chandra Bhushan Rai, Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Smita N Deshpande, and BK Thelma, and published in the January-June 2021, Volume 12 Issue 1 of OJPAS®. 


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