Mens Sana Monographs
: 2012  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--3

Preface, MSM 2012


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Issues in Schizophrenia, Medicalization, Stigma, Biomedicine, Journalology, and Other Essays

This 2012 Issue of the Mens Sana Monographs is titled 'Issues in Schizophrenia, Medicalization, Stigma, Biomedicine, Journalology, and Other Essays'. It has some significant contributions from all over the world.

Chittaranjan Andrade, MD, Professor and Head, Department of Psychopharmacology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India; Rajiv Radhakrishnan, MD, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA; and Praveen P. Fernandes, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, USA, write the first editorial, 'Psychopharmacology of Schizophrenia: The Future Looks Bleak' [p4].

William T. Carpenter Jr., MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Director, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore; and Editor-in-Chief, Schizophrenia Bulletin, writes a response editorial, 'The Future of Schizophrenia Pharmacotherapeutics: Not So Bleak' [p13].

Susanne Englisch, MD, Senior Resident, and Mathias Zink, MD, Psychiatrist, Senior Physician and Research Group Leader, both from the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH), Mannheim, Germany, write a review article, 'Treatment-resistant Schizophrenia: Evidence-based Strategies' [p20].

Anil Nischal, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Adarsh Tripathi, MD, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry; Anuradha Nischal, MD, Associate Professor in Pharmacology; and J. K. Trivedi, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry - all from the Department of Psychiatry/Pharmacology, C.S.M. Medical University, Lucknow, India, write a review article, 'Suicide and Antidepressants: What Current Evidence Indicates' [p33].

Avinash De Sousa, MD, Consultant Psychiatrist & Founder Trustee, Desousa Foundation, Mumbai, India, and Gurvinder Kalr a, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Medical College & General Hospital, Mumbai, India, write a review article, 'Drug Therapy of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Current Trends' [p45].

Amresh Shrivastava, MD from the University of Western Ontario Regional Mental health Care, Canada; Megan Johnston, MD, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada; and Yves Bureau , PhD, Lawson Health Research Institute, Ontario, and Assistant Professor (Psychology), University of Western Ontario, Canada, write two review articles:

'Stigma of Mental Illness-1: Clinical Reflections' [p70]; and'Stigma of Mental Illness-2: Non-compliance and Intervention' [p85].

Sushil Ghanshyam Kachewar, MD; and Siddappa Gurubalappa Gandage, MD, both from the Department of Radiodiagnosis, Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences LONI, Maharashtra, India, present their original findings in, "The Foetal 'Mind' as a Reflection of its Inner Self: Evidence from Colour Doppler Ultrasound of Foetal MCA'' [p98] .

C. Shamasundar, DPM, MRC Psych., Retired Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, India, and currently, Part-time Consultant Psychiatrist at Maiya Multi Speciality Hospital, Bengaluru, India, writes in Reflections, 'Science of the Mind' [p109].

In the Section, Sociology and Biomedicine, there are three contributions:

Antonio Maturo, PhD in Sociology, Associate Professor, Bologna University, and Visiting Professor, Brown University, USA, writes on, 'Medicalization: Current Concept and Future Directions in a Bionic Society' [p122].Jalil Safaei, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada, writes on, 'Democracy, Human Rights and Women's Health' [p134].Joel Lexchin, MD, Professor, School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health, York University, Ontario, Canada, writes a paper on, 'Of Money and Trust in Medical Care Redux' [p143].

In the Section , Journalology, there are four papers:

Martin B. Van Der Weyden, MD, Emeritus Editor, Medical Journal of Australia, writes,'On being the Editor of the Medical Journal of Australia: Living Dangerously' [p150].Prathap Tharyan, MD, MRCPsych, Professor of Psychiatry & Director, South Asian Cochrane Centre, Professor BV Moses & ICMR Centre for Evidence-Informed Healthcare, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, writes on, 'Criminals in the Citadel and Deceit all Along the Watchtower: Irresponsibility, Fraud, and Complicity in the Search for Scientific Truth' [p158].Ajai Singh, MD, Editor, Mens Sana Monographs, writes on, 'Proposal about Scientific Names Giving' [p181] and also writes a Letter to Contributors about 'Referencing Modification in Mens Sana Monographs from 2012' [p184].

Dilip Gude, DNB, Registrar, Internal Medicine, Medwin Hospital, Hyderabad, India, writes in Musings on,'A Slice of a Postgraduate Medical Resident's Life' [p189].

Ajai Singh, MD, Editor, Mens Sana Monographs, writes three poems in MSM Poems 2012:

'Phlegmatic'; 2. 'And Bombay became a Village' ; and 3. 'Happy New Year!' [p194].

Additions to the Board

With this issue, Three distinguished colleagues enter our Honorary International Editorial Advisory Board:

Stephen M. Stahl M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego and Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK. Editor-In- Chief, CNS Spectrums. Author, Essential Psychopharmacology and The Prescribers Guide.David M. Rosenthal Ph.D.

Professor, Ph.D. Program in Philosophy Coordinator, Cognitive Science Concentration Graduate Center, City University of New YorkChittaranjan Andrade M.D.

Professor, Department of Psychopharmacology National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India.

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