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Case Report
Published On: February 4, 2020

Genital Self - Mutilation in Schizophrenia - A Case Series

Praharaj SK, Bhaumik U*, Vemana N and Sharma PSVN
Background: Major self-mutilation of various parts of the body with or without suicidal intent is seen in mental illness. It needs attention due to risk of significant disability. Available literature finds majority of cases to be psychotic...

Letter to Editor
Published On: June 4, 2020

Gut in Mind!

Ikeda Y, Tsuji A, Murakami M, Kitagishi Y and Matsuda S*
Neuroinflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as of neurodegenerative diseases [1]. On exposure to lipopolysaccharides, components of the cell wall of gram-negative enterobacteria, some kinds of immune cells are stimulated to produce Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and inflammatory cytokines, which may cause the neuroinflammation and then neuronal apoptosis. In this meaning...

Case Report
Published On: August 28, 2020

Diagnosing Deliberate Disability in DSM-5: A Case Report and Critique

Clarkson R and Kanaan RA*
We assessed someone with conversion disorder who had an unusual characteristic - they explicitly wished to remain disabled. There are many analogues to this in different parts of medicine, but none of them are perfect. Indeed, although we conclude that this is pathological, we do not think it is captured anywhere in DSM-5. In particular, though it would seem most obviously to be considered Factitious Disorder, the revised criteria for DSM-5 would now exclude it....

Letter to Editor
Published On: September 23, 2020

The Relationship between Happiness, Religious Faith, and Subjective Freedom

Marhamati H* and Gharibzade S
Dear Sir, The relationship between happiness and many other factors, including religious faith and subjective freedom, has been explored in different studies. We know that both subjective freedom and religious faith ultimately increase happiness. In countries where happiness is more closely related to religious faith, it is less strongly associated with subjective freedom, and vice versa [1]....