Nithya Damodara

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


  • Research   
    Assessing Depression and Quality of Life among Spouses of Persons Suffering from Alcohol Dependence Syndrome
    Author(s): Nithya Damodara and S Nambi*

    Alcoholism also called as alcohol dependence syndrome is defined as a cluster of physiological, behavioral, and cognitive phenomena in which the use of a substance or class of substances takes on a much higher priority for a given individual than other behaviors that once had greater value. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic multi systemic disease highly prevalent in India. It not only affects the person, but also the family members also who are burdened with the care- giving process of this disorder. The care- giving process for patients with diabetes mellitus is a complex one. It involves not only providing emotional support, but also practical arrangements like procuring and dispensing medications, monitoring blood glucose levels, helping in the management of the complications, and accompanying the patient for the requisite appointments. The spouses of persons with diabetes may feel st.. Read More»

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