American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2021

  • Burden and Quality of Life Among Primary Caregiver of Alcohol Dependence Syndrome

    Bharat Kumar Goit, Bishnu Acharya, Jai Bahadur Khattri, Rakhi Sharma

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: 18 December 2020
    Accepted: 25 December 2020
    Published: 12 January 2021
    Abstract: Background: Alcohol Dependence syndrome is one of the common psychiatric illnesses in the society. It not only affects the individual but also has major impact on the family members especially the primary caregiver. There are minimum studies regarding impact of the alcohol dependence patients on the primary caregiver in Nepal. The objective of this... Show More
  • A Critical Look at the Concept of Addiction in DSM-5 and ICD-11

    Joerg Petry

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 7-14
    Received: 8 December 2020
    Accepted: 16 December 2020
    Published: 15 January 2021
    Abstract: The article begins by providing an overview of the conceptual roots of addiction as a disorder as described in DSM-5 and ICD-11. The underlying organ-pathological perspective is then criticized and an alternative social-science perspective is presented: The “dependence syndrome” defines addiction independently of the cultural, socio-demographic and... Show More
  • An Unusual Case of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in an Immunocompetent Patient Masquerading as a Stroke

    Nisahan Balasingam, Zhi Yang Siow, Athula Kosgallana, Tom Robertson

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 15-18
    Received: 17 February 2021
    Accepted: 4 March 2021
    Published: 22 March 2021
    Abstract: Background: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a fatal demyelinating condition due to reactivation of latent JC virus in cerebral white matter. Its prevalence is 1in 200,000 and extremely rare in immunocompetent individuals. It can mimic subacute stroke, brain tumours and other demyelinating conditions which have different outcomes. PML ... Show More
  • Psychology in Pregnancy: Cases of 50 Primigravidae Followed up in Prenatal Consultation at the South Abobo General Hospital (Abidjan)

    Konan Koffi Paulin, Ahounou Etobo Innocent, Traore Brahim Samuel, Toure Petiori Laurence, Mbra Amenan Gisele, Yeo-Tenena Yessonguilana Jean-Marie

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 19-24
    Received: 23 February 2021
    Accepted: 5 March 2021
    Published: 26 March 2021
    Abstract: Pregnancy is a time of fragility and maturation, and always involves important psychological adjustments. The primigravidae, who are women carrying their first pregnancy, are not left out of these problems. As a study in Togo has shown, psychological disorders were more frequent in young pregnant women and in primigravidae. In view of this reality,... Show More