Category neuropsychiatry


By Alan Burdick March 22, 2017 For years, spurious journals have proliferated online, promising academic credibility in exchange for cash. For years, spurious journals have proliferated online, promising academic credibility in exchange for cash. PHOTOGRAPH BY GREG PEASE / GETTY In the fall of 2015, a young scholar named Anna Olga Szust began sending her […]

Exercise.which one?

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDSMARCH 23, 2017 The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number. […]

Why you need emotional intelligence

A woman walks on the esplanade of La Defense, in the financial and business district in La Defense, west of Paris, April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE – Tags: BUSINESS) – RTR3KUF7 Emotional intelligence is an important asset for working life. Image: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Written by Travis Bradberry, President, TalentSmart Monday 13 February 2017 When […]

Comparison between India & UK health services

Forwarded message from UK- NHS doctor  —————————————-  Very unfortunate incident.  I don’t understand the public mentality.  This doctor was attacked for the death of a patient who had injuries due to road traffic accident and died due to road traffic accident.  People are not interested in improving the road conditions, they don’t want to follow […]

Types of delegates in a conference 

CATEGORY 1 – ROAMER: THE WANDERING DELEGATE> The primary aims are travelling, sight seeing, and shopping. The trip is usually sponsored; and the family waits for this event for 1 year; the conference is marked in the calendar as a relaxation week away from the rigors of practice and service.The visit is hopping but systematic; […]

The Fake Freedom of American Health Care

LINDA LINKO By ANU PARTANEN MARCH 18, 2017 Last week the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that the new Republican health plan would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 24 million people within a decade, mostly because changes in regulations, subsidies and Medicaid coverage would make insurance too expensive for them. Republican leaders seem […]

Ethical fee for doctors

Doctor’s consultation fee is always a controversial as some doctors feel that they charges very low and that too once a week or month so provide concession to patients and few doctors feel that in era of inflation it is very hard to suffice so they write Blood & other Fluid Pathology, Radiological, Endoscopic, Cardiac, […]

Doctor brutally beaten up

The Oxygen Allergy© Dr. Rajas Deshpande Read the news of a doctor being brutally beaten up again. Both the things sadden the soul: the death of a patient, and the suffering and irreversible loss of an eye of a young doctor. But what hurts most is the shameless absence of reactions from the political giants, […]

New Indian health policy

नयी दिल्ली : केंद्र सरकार ने बुधवार को राष्ट्रीय स्वास्थ्य नीति को मंजूरी दे दी है. इस नीति के जरिए देश में ‘सभी को निश्चित स्वास्थ्य सेवाएं’ मुहैया कराने का प्रस्ताव है. प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की अध्यक्षता वाली केंद्रीय कैबिनेट ने पिछले दो साल से लंबित स्वास्थ्य नीति को मंजूरी दे दी. केंद्रीय मंत्री जे […]

Top 10 Richest Doctors in the World – 2017 

Mar 6, 2016 doctors All doctors are rich. Maybe not at the beginning of their career, but their earning potential is huge. Everyone knows that. But the guys on this list dwarf even the highest income for your local GP. From the plastic surgeons to the cancer philanthropists, making money for a doctor seems as […]

How to Get the Most Out of a Doctor’s Visit

Tips physicians recommend on being a good patient The best patients make efficient use of the limited time during their doctors’ visits and follow through on medical advice, family physicians say.  The best patients make efficient use of the limited time during their doctors’ visits and follow through on medical advice, family physicians say. ILLUSTRATION: […]


The Medical Council of India (MCI) conducted the inspection in 11 private medical colleges that were given conditional recognition by the Supreme Court-appointed Oversight Committee (OC) and found that about eight of them don’t have adequate facilities. The MCI has submitted a report to the central government to debar these colleges from taking fresh students […]


March 06 | 2017 *Medical record-keeping and the law in India* (Dr. Chandrashekhar Sohoni)  Deficient or inaccurate record-keeping is, by far, the commonest reason for legal sufferings of Indian doctors. Most of the penalisation of doctors, whether under Consumer Protection Act or Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, is based on defective record-keeping. Following are […]

Thomas Starzl

Born Thomas Earl Starzl March 11, 1926 Le Mars, Iowa, U.S. Died March 4, 2017 (aged 90) Pittsburgh, PA Residence Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Fields Transplatation surgery, Immunology Institutions University of Pittsburgh Alma mater BA, Westminster College, 1947 MD, Northwestern University, 1952 PhD, Northwestern University, 1952 Known for Performed the first human liver transplant in 1963 […]

we have a dysfunctional health care system

Making political arguments is more dangerous now than it used to be because of charges of being ‘anti-national’, says Amartya Sen. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/MintMaking political arguments is more dangerous now than it used to be because of charges of being ‘anti-national’, says Amartya Sen. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint New Delhi: Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 […]

neurosurgeon in jail

That victim, Mary Efurd, was 74 in 2012 when she went under Duntsch’s knife and lost a third of her blood and the full use of her legs.”I trusted him,” Efurd testified three weeks ago. “I trusted that he would do what was right.” But a doctor who treated Efurd after her botched surgery said […]

debarred medical colleges and mci

Vidya Krishnan FEBRUARY 25, 2017 00:15 ISTUPDATED: FEBRUARY 25, 2017 16:46 IST The Medical Council of India recently barred 32 colleges across the country. Vidya Krishnan reconstructs how one of those, a Bhopal institute, marshalled doctors on hire, fake patients and life-saving equipment on rent for inspection day The coffee is bad and the desserts […]

anti hospital lobby at work

What is it with Politicians in India and their hate for doctors After Prime Minister Narender Modi ji’s theatrics at an election rally in UP regarding Stents, Maneka Gandhi’s attack on allegedly unnecessary and excessive caesareans now Mamta Banerjee has invented a new method to mollify hospitals harassed due to recurring incidents of violence. […]

mother singing to her baby

A  mother singing to her baby is such a normal event that most people give the subject little thought. But why do mothers do it, and what can we learn from it? Researcher Shannon de l’Etoile aims to find out.[Mother singing to baby] Singing is an important part of developing the mother-baby bond. Singing to […]

meditation and mindfulness and the brain?

By Brigid Schulte May 26, 2015  Buddhist and meditation teacher Tara Brach leads a Vipassana meditation group at the River Road Unitarian Church in Bethesda. (Andrea Bruce Woodall/The Washington Post) Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was one of the first scientists to take the anecdotal claims about the […]


During training and the early years of my consultant career, cardiac surgery was a pioneering profession. We developed techniques and technology to improve safety and broaden the scope of what we could achieve. We sought to help younger, older and sicker patients. Premature babies, nonagenarians, those at death’s door. There was no such thing as […]

Stroke के कारण क्या है ?मस्तिष्क का दौरा / 

  मस्तिष्क का दौरा / Stroke होने के मुख्यतः 2 कारण पाए जाते है। Ischemic Stroke – अरक्तता मस्तिष्क का दौरा  Hemorrhagic Stroke – रक्तस्त्राव मस्तिष्क का दौरा  एक तीसरे प्रकार का भी मस्तिष्क का अस्थाई दौरा होता है जिसमे Stroke के लक्षण कुछ मिनटों से लेकर कुछ घंटो तक ही रहते है और बाद […]

दुश्चिंता (या, व्यग्रता विकार या घबराहट)

दुश्चिंता विकार वर्गीकरण एवं बाह्य साधन साधारण शब्दों में चिंता या घबराहट आने वाले समय में कुछ बुरा या खराब घटने की आशंका होना है जबकि इनका कोई वास्तविक आधार नहीं होता। थोड़ी-बहुत चिन्ता सभी को होती है और यह हमारे लक्ष्य की प्राप्ति या सफलता के लिए आवश्यक भी है। यदि चिंता बहुत बढ़ […]

डिमेंशिया क्या है

Alzheimer’s Disease International के अनुसार 2015 में भारत में करीब 41 लाख लोगों को डिमेंशिया है. इस अनुमान में डिमेंशिया के सभी प्रकार मौजूद हैं, जैसे कि अल्ज़ाइमर रोग (Alzheimer’s Disease), लुई बॉडी डिमेंशिया (Lewy Body Dementia, LBD), वास्कुलर डिमेंशिया (नाड़ी सम्बंधित/ संवहनी मनोभ्रंश) (Vascular dementia), फ्रंटोटेम्पोरल (fronto-temporal dementia, FTD), इत्यादि। रिपोर्ट में लिखा है […]

बुख़ारी दौरे

नन्हें शिशुओं और छोटे बच्चों (६ वर्ष से कम) में बुखार के दौरान आने वाले झटकों, अकड़न और बेहोशी के दौरों को फेब्राइल कन्वल्शन (febrile convulsion या febrile seizure या fever fit) या बुख़ारी दौरे कहते हैं। Springs of health in Great Britain and France (1917) (14782534265) इस दौरान आंखे खुली रह जाती है या […]

बच्चों में मिर्गी

मिर्गी किसी भी आयु के व्यक्ति को हो सकती है। बच्चों में मिर्गी से सम्बन्धित कुछ मुद्दे हैं जो उनके बचपन को प्रभावित कर सकते हैं। कुछ प्रकार की मिर्गी बचपन बीतने के बाद समाप्त हो जातीं हैं। लगभग 70% बच्चे जिनको बचपन में मिर्गी थी, बडे होने पर इससे छुटकारा पा जाते हैं। कुछ […]


वस्तुत: अपस्मार या मिर्गी तंत्रिकातंत्रीय विकार (neurological disorder) के कारण होता है। ये बीमारी मस्तिष्क के विकार के कारण होती है। यानि मिर्गी का दौरा पड़ने पर शरीर अकड़ जाता है जिसको अंग्रेजी में सीज़र डिसॉर्डर ( seizure disorder) भी कहते हैं। वैसे तो इस बीमारी का पता 3000 साल पहले लग चुका था लेकिन […]


एक व्यक्ति एक प्रकार का पागलपन के साथ का निदान किया श्रवण मतिभ्रम, भ्रम, और बेतरतीब और असामान्य सोच और भाषण का प्रदर्शन कर सकते हैं; इस वाक्य के साथ के बारे में सोचा और विषय के प्रवाह की ट्रेन के नुकसान से रेंज कर सकते हैं केवल शिथिल अर्थ, vagueness असंबद्धता, गंभीर मामलों में […]


सिरदर्द या शिरपीड़ा (शिरपीड़ा (Headache) सिर, गर्दन या कभी-कभी पीठ के उपरी भाग के दर्द की अवस्था है। यह सबसे अधिक होने वाली तकलीफ है, जो कुछ व्यक्तियों में बार बार होता है। सिरदर्द की आमतौर पर कोई गंभीर वजह नहीं होती, इसलिए लाइफस्टाइल में बदलाव और रिलैक्सेशन के तरीके सीखकर इसे दूर किया जा […]

 smoking kills

Health Warning: Smoking is injurious to health. It causes cancer, smoking killsDear Anurag Kashyap, You have filed a petition in the Bombay High Court challenging the current censor board notification that mandates certain warning in movies with smoking scenes. As a long-time admirer of your talent, I am truly dismayed. While it’s estimated that tobacco […]

dementia with LB and antipsychotics

“At this point, I am willing to try anything just to keep him safe from hurting himself or anyone else. I hate the feeling of being scared to death of him.”—Lewy Body Dementia Association, “Behavioral Issues” forum participant (9 January 2009).Recurrent visual hallucinations are a core feature of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).[1] While the […]


The first-ever randomized controlled clinical trial[1] to test a dietary intervention as a treatment for clinical depression has just been published. I am Dr Drew Ramsey. I am assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University in New York City, and I am reporting for Medscape Psychiatry. I am excited to share the results of […]

Goodbye, Doctor 

© Dr. Rajas Deshpande “Screw this satisfaction. Dump this happiness. Can you try to understand that I am fed up of both?” said Dr. Sahil. He was one of the busiest and most respected specialist in our town.   Surprised at a superspecialist doctor friend speaking this, still impressed by his ability to identify and […]

Diplopia and III, IV and VI Cranial Nerve Lesions

  Causes by anatomical site Anatomy of eye movements Presentation Symptoms Signs/examination Diagnosis/differential diagnosis Investigations Management Prognosis Professional Reference articles are written by UK doctors and are based on research evidence, UK and European Guidelines. They are designed for health professionals to use, so you may find the language more technical than the condition leaflets. […]


This communication is to clarify to all healthcare establishments who hand over their bio-medical wastes to PAHAL, that their total payable amount is to be divided into two portions, and while PAHAL is to be paid for Transportation, MPCC is to be paid separately for Incineration. There are about 65 different establishments, where the PAHAL […]

Stop This Anesthesia  

© Dr. Rajas Deshpande “Why so Doctor? Why cannot my child be like others?” asked the angry mother. Just as I started to reply her, the patient: a 23 year old boy, went into a flurry of jerks. His body stiffened up, his eyes rolled up, and his face turned blue. He was already on […]

genetics and archaeogenetics of the ethnic groups of South Asia 

The study of the genetics and archaeogenetics of the ethnic groups of South Asia aims at uncovering these groups’ genetic history. The geographic position of India makes Indian populations important for the study of the early dispersal of all human populations on the Eurasian continent. R Studies based on mtDNA variation have reported genetic unity […]

Toba Tek Singh

Below is the full text of Saadat Hassan Manto’s short story “Toba Tek Singh” variously titled as “The Exchange of Lunatics” and “The Insane Asylum”. Manto wrote this short story in the wake of the Partition of the Indian Subcontinent at the time of Independence from the British Raj. It is considered one of the […]

What Is Encephalitis?

Encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain tissue, is rare, affecting about one in 200,000 people each year in the U.S. When it strikes, it can be very serious, causing personality changes, seizures, weakness, and other symptoms depending on the part of the brain affected. Children, the elderly, and those with a weak immune system are […]

What is herpes meningoencephalitis?

The meninges are the layers of thin tissue that cover your brain. If these tissues become infected, it’s called meningitis. When your brain becomes inflamed or infected, the problem is called encephalitis. If both the meninges and the brain are infected, the condition is called meningoencephalitis. Encephalitis involving herpes is a medical emergency. It needs […]

The business of vaccines 

Today the vaccine market is worth close to $24 billion. The report titled ‘Global Human Vaccines Market 2016-2020’ gives an “in-depth analysis” of the possible revenues and “emerging market trends” globally. According to the Press Release: The report study indicates that the introduction of new products is fueling the growth of the market. Moreover, the […]

Depressive disorder. Familial? in Maurya Empire

The great king beloved of God also known as Ashoka the great marked his territory by building Imperial pillars on which he inscribed his eddicts. In one of the eddicts he is depicted as suffering-from weight on his mind. Comming post Kalinga war it is said to represent the remorse that Ashoka felt for the […]

 it is lawyers and doctors now

In an important decision Hon’ble Supreme Court of India said, that if the advise of a lawyer goes wrong in some way, even than no case under section 420 IPC or something like that can be registered against him/her. Though Supreme Court also said that Lawyer should take care of the interests of his/her clients. […]

dr rakesh sinha

How he got hooked on the path of self developmentI got exposed to self-development in 1989. I was in UK, visiting a hospital and I came across a video cassette by Tom Peters called In Search of Excellence. It educated me a lot and I realised that just as business people get educated, I needed […]

Meet Dr Rakesh Sinha, the orator surgeon who teases Guinness – Life and style

How to (seriously) read a scientific paper

Credit: Y.Arcurs/iStockphoto By Elisabeth PainMar. 21, 2016 , 1:15 PM Adam Ruben’s tongue-in-cheek column about the common difficulties and frustrations of reading a scientific paper broadly resonated among Science Careers readers. Many of you have come to us asking for more (and more serious) advice on how to make sense of the scientific literature, so […]

The best hospitals

Healthcare has become extraordinarily complex — the balance of quality against cost, and of technology against humanity, are placing ever-increasing demands on clinicians. These challenges require extraordinary leaders. Doctors were once viewed as ill-prepared for leadership roles because their selection and training led them to become “heroic lone healers.” But this is changing. The emphasis […]

 Trump has more psychopathic traits than Hitler

In August, President Obama had called Trump ‘unfit to serve as president’ An Oxford study claimed Trump has more psychopathic traits than Hitler  Three leading professors of psychiatry from America’s prestigious universities have written to President Barack Obama, expressing their “grave concern” over his successor Donald Trump’s mental stability. This, however, is not the first […]

Naked Cavemen, Einstein and Calvin Klein

© Dr. Rajas Deshpande Lower courts give judgements. Higher courts change them. Higher courts give judgements, other benches change them. Government fights with courts. All of them work less than 8 hours (few exceptions) and have sumptuous vacations. Judges without medical training will decide about medico-legal cases. But any of them do not require exams […]

Beautiful Minds

Welcome!Beautiful Minds is a leader in the provision of educational programs that focus on positive mental health and the reduction of stigma. We work with schools, social agencies, and community partners to develop, promote, and deliver programming that increases knowledge and promotes positive attitudes towards mental health, thus reducing stigma. Clearly, a focus on prevention […]