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Vivek Benegal
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences
144Publications
21H-index
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Summary Background India accounts for 18% of the global population and 26·6% of global suicide deaths. However, robust population-based, nationally representative data on suicidality are not readily available to plan and implement suicide prevention programmes in India. We aimed to investigate the prevalence and sociodemographic differentials of suicidality using data from the National Mental Health Survey (NMHS) of India, 2015–16. Methods Trained field data collectors from the NMHS obtained inf...
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#1Anjana Rani (Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)H-Index: 3
#2Ts Jaisoorya (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)H-Index: 6
Last.Vivek Benegal (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)H-Index: 21
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#1Naseer Ahmad Bhat (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)H-Index: 1
#2Bangalore N. Roopesh (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)H-Index: 1
Last.Vivek Benegal (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)H-Index: 21
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Abstract Background Self-report measures of sensation seeking though commonly used in research have not undergone factor structure or psychometric validation in Indian adolescents. The Brief Sensation Seeking Scale - Chinese (BSSS-C; Chen et al., 2013 ) is a less culture specific tool with excellent psychometric properties and presents a suitable option for use with Indian adolescents. Aim The present study aims to validate the factor structure, evaluate the psychometric properties, and examine ...
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#1Amala Someshwar (NCBS: National Centre for Biological Sciences)
#2Bharath Holla (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)H-Index: 5
Last.Biju Viswanath (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)H-Index: 14
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Objective: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are linked to the development of a number of psychiatric illnesses in adulthood. Our study examined the pattern of ACEs and their relation to the age of onset (AAO) of major psychiatric conditions in individuals from families that had more than 2 first degree relatives with major psychiatric conditions (multiplex families) identified as part of an ongoing longitudinal study. Methods: Our sample consisted of 509 individuals from 215 families. Of the...
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#1Anurag Timothy (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)
#2Vivek Benegal (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)H-Index: 21
Last.Meera Purushottam (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)H-Index: 14
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Abstract Background Children of parents with alcoholism face considerable stress, and often have externalizing behaviors. Early adversity is known to affect DNA methylation and the functioning of the HPA axis. We investigated the association of early adversity with cortisol reactivity, 5HTTLPR genotype, site specific DNA methylation in the SLC6A4 gene and externalizing behavior in children of alcoholics (COA), and a matched sample of control children. Methods We examined children of alcoholics (...
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#1Venkata Lakshmi Narasimha (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)H-Index: 1
#2Rahul Patley (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)
Last.Arun Kandasamy (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)H-Index: 5
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AbstractObjective: The objective of the study was to examine the correlates, phenomenology, and short-term treatment response to benzodiazepines and antipsychotics in an inpatient sample with alcohol-induced psychotic disorder, predominant hallucinations i.e., F10.52. Methods: We reviewed the charts of the patients admitted in a tertiary care addiction treatment center between 2010 and 2016 with the diagnosis of alcoholic hallucinosis. Results: Among 6,493 patients admitted with alcohol dependen...
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#1Bharath Holla (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)H-Index: 5
#2Rose Dawn Bharath (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)H-Index: 11
Last.Vivek Benegal (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences)H-Index: 21
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Last.Shibukumar T MH-Index: 1
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Objectives The National Mental Health Survey (NMHS) of India was undertaken with the objectives of (1) estimating the prevalence and patterns of various mental disorders in representative Indian population and (2) identifying the treatment gap, healthcare utilisation, disabilities and impact of mental disorders. This paper highlights findings pertaining to depressive disorders (DD) from the NMHS. Design Multisite population-based cross-sectional study. Subjects were selected by multistage strati...
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