S Nambi

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


  • Research   
    One Year Follow-Up Study of Acute and Transient Psychosis with Specific Focus on Cultural Factors Influencing the Course and Outcome
    Author(s): C Prarthana Saraswathi and S Nambi*

    Patients and family members supernatural and religious beliefs with diagnosis of acute and transient psychotic disorder were assessed through a course of one year. Almost all the patients and family members had sought magic religious treatments prior to psychiatric treatment and had high supernatural beliefs in the form of sorcery/ witchcraft/, evil spirits, ghosts, planetary influences, divine wraths and karma and low beliefs in stress and chemical imbalance as the cause of illness. An acute (within 2 weeks) onset in all the cases; presence of typical syndromes which are described as rapidly changing, variable, polymorphic states, and typical schizophrenic symptoms; evidence for associated acute stress in a substantial number of cases and complete recovery in most cases within 2 -3months.To assess the knowledge and attitude towards mental illness of the patients .. Read More»

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