Karthikeyan R

Department of Psychiatry, Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital Affiliated to Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


  • Research   
    A Study to Assess Hostility, Violence and Suicidal Behaviour in Persons Suffering from Alcohol Dependence Syndrome
    Author(s): Karthikeyan R and S Nambi*

    Alcoholism is among the most common psychiatric disorders in our country. Alcohol is a potent drug that causes both acute and chronic changes in almost all neurochemical systems. Thus, alcohol abuse can produce serious temporary psychological symptom including depression, anxiety and psychoses. It is descriptive study, 50 persons suffering from alcohol dependence syndrome along with their relatives were recruited from inpatient department of Psychiatry at Sree Balaji Medical College, Chennai. Inclusion criteria Patients aged 18 to 60 years Diagnosis of alcohol dependence Syndrome as per ICD 10 diagnostic criteria clinically stable for an interview. Exclusion criteria: Patients’ having comorbid substance dependence /mood / psychotic disorders Persons with cognitive deficits/organic mental disorder Patients with delirium tremens during their inpatient stay. Pr.. Read More»

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