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Why we lie

By /react-text Yudhijit Bhattacharjeereact-text: 10 Photographs by /react-text Dan WintersThis story appears in the June 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine. Approvedby Mom. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. More Indianthan you thinkDiscover more 0 In the fall of 1989 Princeton University welcomed into its freshman class a young man named Alexi Santana, whose life story […]


For a century or more, Sigmund Freud has cast a long shadow not just over the field of psychoanalysis but over the entire way we think of ourselves as human beings. His theory of the unconscious and his work on dreams, in particular, retain a firm grip on the western imagination, shaping the realms of […]


The story of Upendranath Brahmachari is the story of a forgotten man, remembered only when a street in Kolkata that bears his name shows up on Google Maps. Even here, Brahmachari was handed down a recognition that for more than a century belonged to John Claudius Loudon, the Scottish botanist. A nation that knows not […]

Alcohol and electrolytes

Alcoholic patients commonly develop a variety of acid-base and electrolyte disturbances. The aim of this review is to describe the most commonly encountered abnormalities and their significant role in the patients’ morbidity and mortality. Physicians should be aware of these clinically important disturbances caused by alcohol abuse and their underlying pathophysiological mechanisms involved for their […]


Article NavigationM. R. M. J. Burin C. C. H. CookAlcohol and Alcoholism, Volume 35, Issue 2, 1 March 2000, Pages 188–189, 01 March 2000 Article history/.ww-history/.pub-history-wrap for mobile PDF Cite Permissions Share/.toolbar-inner-wrapAbstractA case is presented where a 25-year-old man developed a serious hypokalaemia (K+ 2.2 mmol/l) during alcohol withdrawal, despite intravenous saline treatment and […]

The Electroencephalogram in the Management of Psychiatric Conditions

CME | May 07, 2013 | Electroconvulsive Therapy, Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, CME, Neuropsychiatry, Panic AttacksBy Nash N. Boutros, MDLinked ArticlesThe Electroencephalogram in the Management of Psychiatric ConditionsElectroconvulsive Therapy: The Second Most Controversial Medical ProcedureContemporary ECT for Depression Part 1: Practice UpdateContemporary ECT, Part 2: Mechanism of Action and Future Research DirectionsIs ECT an Ethical Treatment?Table: […]

Evidence-Based Guidelines for EEG Utilization at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH)

Gretchen L. Birbeck, E Chomba, […], and the Neurologic & Psychiatric Society of Zambia (NPSZ)Additional article informationBackgroundElectroenphalograph (EEG) technology via a Natus Bio-Logic Ceegraph digital EEG machine will be available at University Teaching Hospital (UTH) very soon. In anticipation of this newly available technology, members of the Neurologic & Psychiatric Society of Zambia discussed the […]

10 Crazy Facts About the Placebo Effect

HEALTH. DAVID DECHER FEBRUARY 16, 2013 Share1K Stumble3 Tweet Pin8 +118 Share5SHARES1KThe Placebo Effect is one of the strangest and least understood phenomenons found in human physiology and psychology. Most of us know a thing or two about it, namely that we can essentially cure ourselves of maladies simply because we believe we are being […]

Case study I CHF

A 58-year-old man has been diagnosed with systolic heart failure (HF) with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class-II symptoms and ejection fraction 25%. The patient had a history of hospitalizations for heart failure. The chief complaints of the patient were dyspnea on exertion (DOE), poor sleep and appetite. (*This case is hypothetical and designed for […]

Coagulation disorders

Coagulation disorders are disruptions in the body’s ability to control blood clotting. Coagulation disorders can result in either a hemorrhage (too little clotting that causes an increased risk of bleeding) or thrombosis (too much clotting that causes blood clots to obstruct blood flow).These clotting disorders develop due to several conditions.Major causes of coagulation disorders resulting […]


.et_pb_column .et_pb_counters.et_pb_column.et_pb_row.et_pb_sectionWHAT IS PANDAS?  PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) occurs when strep triggers a misdirected immune response results in inflammation on a child’s brain. In turn, the child quickly begins to exhibit life changing symptoms such as OCD, anxiety, tics, personality changes, decline in math and handwriting abilities, sensory sensitivities, restrictive […]


A few years ago, psychological scientist Kurt Gray came across the final statements of 500 Texas inmates executed between 1982 and 2013. (The state’s Department of Criminal Justice posts them online.) As he read these inmates’ surprisingly sanguine last words, Gray wondered if their positivity was a fluke or part of a broader psychological trend.So […]


The AYUSH ministry has set up a high-level committee at the Central Council for Research in Homeopathy to “deal with issues related to false propaganda against homeopathy” as well as “other related issues.” Credit: PixabayNew Delhi: The AYUSH ministry is not taking kindly to jibes made about homeopathy, to the extent that it has set […]

Carotid artery disease

Contents [hide] 1 Introduction 2 Incidence 3 Risk factors for stroke 4 Pathogenesis 4.1 Extracranial arterial pathology 4.2 Subclavian steal 5 Clinical presentation 5.1 Asymptomatic 5.2 Symptomatic 5.2.1 Transient ischaemic attacks 5.2.2 Stroke in evolution/complete stroke 6 Investigations 7 Treatment 7.1 Symptomatic carotid disease 7.2 Asymptomatic carotid disease 7.3 Carotid endarterectomy 7.4 Carotid stenting 7.5 […]


The soul of psychiatry resides in synapses and synaptic functions and any disorder inducing synaptic dysfunction invariably will lead to psychiatric symptoms sooner or later.(Synaptic autoimmune encephalopathies are the biggest example of it and psychiatry would forever be indebted to that catagory for this revelation) And epilepsy always induces synaptic dysfunction. So epilepsy won't ever […]

Scientists reported a breakthrough in gene-edited piglets that may open the way for organ transplants from animals to humans

Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:03 PM EDT In a bold scientific step that helps open the door to organ transplants from animals, researchers at Harvard and a private company have created gene-edited piglets cleansed of viruses that might cause disease in humans.The advance, reported on Thursday in the journal Science, may make it possible one […]

The Drama and The Tragedy of Indian Healthcare*

* (C) Dr. Sachin LandgeTranslation: Dr. Rajas Deshpande “One doesn’t need to be a doctor to start a hospital, just as one can start a hotel without knowing how to cook”. Big businessmen and corporates who must invest their money in profitable ventures knew this very well. Up came gigantic buildings under the title ‘advanced […]

How to Recognize a Trustworthy Doctor

DrAbhayShuklaandDrArunGadre |July5,2017|15:14PHOTO ILLUSTRATION By NILANJAN DAS The difference between a rational, ethical doctor and one who is not can be the crucial difference between good health outcomes and bad health outcomes, and sometimes even between life and death. As doctors who have practised and interacted with many other doctors, we share clues about how to […]

Hairy tales

Hairy tales: Mass delusions are symptoms of social stress, which really do need remedyingAugust 8, 2017, 2:00 AM IST It would be funny if it wasn’t both a symptom and cause of very real misery. Over the last two months women from across Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab have reported that somebody cut […]


AI and VR Could Completely Transform How Doctors Diagnose and Treat Mental DisordersPost Content here A Virtual TherapistAdvancements in deep learning, virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI) may signal an end to issues engrained within the practice of clinical psychology — such as subjectivity and the difficulty of conducting large-scale studies — perhaps leading us into a […]


4 Secrets to Falling in Love Every DayBy Srini Pillay“It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.” ~John BulwerI am very fortunate to have come from a loving family. My family members have a wide range of personalities, and even though they’re all very opinionated, they are not judgmental in the least.Growing up […]

Empty nest syndrome

By LISA HEFFERNAN and JENNIFER BREHENY WALLACEAUGUST 2, 2017For Maureen Stiles of Gaithersburg, Md., it was the empty shoe rack that did her in.After the eldest of her three sons left for college last fall, she said, “I walked upstairs and I could see straight into his room from the hallway.” The missing shoes made it clear that he was […]

Blue. Whale game

A teen boy comes across the online social media game, The Blue Whale. He is given one challenge after the other. He accomplishes every task and keeps on moving to the subsequent levels. The final and concluding challenge asks him to commit suicide. He clicks himself on top of a building and jumps. If police […]

Blue whale

AUG2 BLUE WHALES , GREEN SHARKS OR DISTRESSED MINDS BLUE WHALES , GREEN SHARKS OR DISTRESSED MINDS Dr Harish Shetty MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSIONERS & MENTAL HEALTH SOLDIERS :NEED OF THE HOUR ! The 'clinic' of the professional or the 'abode of the teacher' are the temples of healing. At the time of writing this piece […]


Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful Message For Anyone With Depression You might have heard about a man by the name of Stephen Hawking, whether it be in the media or in your social circles, because he is one of the greatest minds of our time. At the age of 21, Hawking started developing symptoms of ALS, oramyotrphic lateral […]


Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful Message For Anyone With Depression You might have heard about a man by the name of Stephen Hawking, whether it be in the media or in your social circles, because he is one of the greatest minds of our time. At the age of 21, Hawking started developing symptoms of ALS, oramyotrphic lateral […]


Doctor’s Fees: A Taboo Topic© Dr. Rajas Deshpande A famous industrialist from Pune recently visited my OPD. My Boss called me on phone and told me to waive off the fees, as he was a close friend of my Boss. The industrialist was not only well behaved, but well-read too. He had a complicated problem, […]



Doctors are humans. They are not super humans. They have limited energy. They too get tired. They too have to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner , with fruits or salad portions. They too have to exercise and hit the gym, to stay fit. They too get sick, have Malaria, infections contacted from patients, diabetes, hypertension, depression, Bipolar […]


Unfortunately, accurate identification of Behavioral variant FrontoTemporal Dementia (bvFTD) can be difficult for clinicians, including primary care physicians, geriatricians, general psychiatrists and general neurologists, who do not specialize in the assessment of neurodegenerative syndromes. bvFTD is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by focal degeneration of the frontal and anterior temporal lobes; it has an incidence and […]

Topiramate maculopathy

Topiramate maculopathy


The note was moved this Wednesday after a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Finance Minister  approved the draft Bill enabling forward movement in the area of medical education reform which began last year with the introduction of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate and postgraduate admissions. The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, sent […]

MCI Debarred 69 Medical Colleges From Giving MBBS Admissions

Dr. Mrinali Sharma MBBS, MD, DM (Cardiology)  Yesterday at 5:59 PM   In a recent advisory published by the Medical Council of India (MCI) has warned students about the unscrupulous presence of misleading elements that are coming up with alluring admission offers of MBBS course admissions in medical colleges without attending the counselling sessions. According […]

Neanderthal brain

Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have produced the first direct evidence that parts of our brains implicated in mental disorders may be shaped by a “residual echo” from our ancient past. The more a person’s genome carries genetic vestiges of Neanderthals, the more certain parts of his or her brain and […]

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

Hospitals and pharmacies are required to toss expired drugs, no matter how expensive or vital. Meanwhile the FDA has long known that many remain safe and potent for years longer. by Marshall Allen ProPublica, July 18, 2017, 5 a.m. Pharmacist and toxicologist Lee Cantrell tested drugs that had been expired for decades. Most of them […]


By Dr. Stephen Carr Leon Since I spent about 3 years in Israel for internship in a few hospital there, it came to my mind about doing research on “Why the Jews are Intelligent.”  It goes without denial that Jews are ahead in all aspects of life such as engineering, music, science and most obvly […]

Dementia markers

Worried about dementia? Hearing and language problems could be forerunners of cognitive decline Even in their 60s, people who will go on to develop cognitive problems show different speaking patterns when describing a picture. (Stanislaw Rozpedzik / European Pressphoto Agency) Melissa Healy Melissa HealyContact Reporter Scientists have traced the roots of dementia back to midlife, […]

The Company Behind Many Surprise Emergency Room Bills

PUBLIC HEALTH By JULIE CRESWELL, REED ABELSON and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ JULY 24, 2017 Early last year, executives at a small hospital an hour north of Spokane, Wash., started using a company called EmCare to staff and run their emergency room. The hospital had been struggling to find doctors to work in its E.R., and turning […]

Complete package of books including links to download materials needed during MBBS. 

Anatomy:  1–> KLM for Gross Anatomy 2–> Snell’s Anatomy 3–> BD Churassia  4–> RJ Last 5–> Grey’s Anatomy 6–> Langman Embryology  7–> KLM for Embryology 8–> BD For General Anatomy 9–> Dissector 10–> Di Fore Histology  11–> Junqueira’s Histology  12–> Netter Atlas of human Aantomy Folder link–> Physiology:- 1–> Guyton  2–> Ganong 3–> Sheerwood […]


Image result for recovered depression images india 11,WARNING BELLS,YOU NEED TO WATCH,WHILE ON TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION  Dr Harish Shetty 1] Keep a watch for missed dosages. As the patient improves s/he tends to skip medicines. This may not cause a relapse immediately but a breakdown will be around the corner. So preferably supervise the medications […]

National Snakebite Management Protocol

National Snakebite Management Protocol, 2009.  India is recognised as having the highest snakebite mortality in the world.  Most of the fatalities are due to the victim not reaching the hospital in time and are preventable.  Research has shown that PHC doctors do not treat snakebite mainly due to lack of confidence.  At the secondary and […]

IMA White Paper on Indian Medical Service

Dr Ved Prakash Mishra Chairman, Academic Committee, MCI Historical perspective The Indian Medical Service owes its origin to the East India Company formed by the British. It was on December 31, 1600 that Queen Elizabeth granted a charter to the Association of Merchant Adventures of London to trade with the East, which gave birth to […]

Goldwater rule

Dr Brendel is a consultant to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Ethics Committee as well as Director of the Master of Bioethics degree program at the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, a practicing clinical and forensic psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.   On November […]

Gau Mata holds the keys

Cows can cure HIV. Surprised? Well this is what researchers in the US have found. A study published in journal Nature by researchers at Scripps Research Institute, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and Texas A&M University has found that cows hold the clue to HIV cure. The researchers were able to induce potent antibodies […]

Doctors fee in India

I write in an International public Q & A website. Quite often I get questions which keep complaining of the high consultation charges of doctors; high costs of tests, medicines, and surgery in private hospitals in India. Most Indian people feel that doctors are responsible for the high cost of healthcare in India. Some examples […]


Relationships are always an energy exchange. To stay feeling our best, we must ask ourselves: Who gives us energy? Who saps it? It’s important to be surrounded by supportive, heart-centered people who make us feel safe and secure. It’s equally important to pinpoint the energy vampires, who, whether they intend to or not, leech our […]

Tips on how to be happy 

Did you know that at Harvard, one of the most prestigious universities in the world, the most popular and successful course teaches you how to learn to be happier?__ The Positive Psychology class taught by Ben Shahar attracts 1400 students per semester and 20% of Harvard graduates take this elective course. According to Ben Shahar, […]

Kabaddi yoga

Dr Alex Zachariah shows a flag that is used while practising “kabaddi yoga” by drug addicts undergoing rehabilitation. Photo: Inderjeet Verma Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 17 Former principal of Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) Dr Alex Zachariah, who has settled in the US, is in his native land again to help […]

AAJ tak

To The Editor in Chief Aaj Tak Dear Sir, In a news report broadcasted on 18.07.2017 on your chanel all Doctors were called Dacaits just because some hospitals were found selling medicines on MRP. I want to ask you, is it illegal to sell anything in this country on MRP?Actually your pain is the apparently decent […]

Digital signature 

It is a common tendency among Doctors tend to allow their names and signatures to be used by labs, ultrasound centers and imaging centers for a fee, where these labs or radiological centres put a stamp of a doctor or digital sign for any investigations carried out. Doctors also give these digital sign or stamp […]