American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015

  • Mental Health and the Health System in Bangladesh: Situation Analysis of a Neglected Domain

    Anwar Islam, Tuhin Biswas

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 57-62
    Received: 23 May 2015
    Accepted: 6 June 2015
    Published: 25 June 2015
    Abstract: Mental Health constitutes a major public health challenge undermining the social and economic development throughout much of the developing world. It is estimated that mental disorders account for 13% of the global burden of disease (WHO 2008). However, in most developing countries mental health remains utterly neglected by the health system. In Ba... Show More
  • Xenomelia and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Similarities and Differences

    Sabrina Link, Erich Kasten

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 63-69
    Received: 30 May 2015
    Accepted: 15 June 2015
    Published: 6 July 2015
    Abstract: Theoretical background: Xenomelia, also known as Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), is a mental disorder that is characterized by a strong desire to lose one or more limbs, or a functional area of the body. There is still no consensus, where the boundaries of the definition should be set and how BIID can be classified. The scientific communit... Show More
  • An Alarm Pheromone May Be Released by Defeated Competitors: A Possible Indicator of Danger

    Ana G. Gutiérrez-García, Carlos M. Contreras, Remedios Mendoza-López, José Madrigal-Madariaga

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 70-76
    Received: 19 June 2015
    Accepted: 1 July 2015
    Published: 14 July 2015
    Abstract: Among many species, the establishment of hierarchical relations contains a highly ritualized behavioral context accompanied by the delivery of volatile agents, namely ketones and aldehydes, into environment. These substances act as signals contributing to defining and maintaining social hierarchies. Among mammals, some volatile compounds are releas... Show More