Mens Sana Monographs
: 2013  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--3

Preface, MSM 2013

Ajai R Singh 
 Editor, Mens Sana Monographs

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Ajai R Singh
Editor, Mens Sana Monographs

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MSM 2013 is titled, Psychiatry, Consciousness And Other Issues. A brief outline of the contributions is as under.


Perminder S. Sachdev, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P. and Adith Mohan, MRCPsych., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P., both from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), School of Psychiatry, UNSW Medicine, University of New South Wales NSW, Australia, and Neuropsychiatric Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, Barker Street, Randwick NSW, Australia write the first editorial, "Neuropsychiatry: Where Are We And Where Do We Go From Here?0" [pg 4].

C. Robert Cloninger, MD, PhD., from the Department of Psychiatry - Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA, writes the second editorial, "What Makes People Healthy, Happy, And Fulfilled In The Face Of Current World Challenges?" [pg 16].

Thomas L. Schwartz, MD. Associate Professor, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA, writes the third editorial, "Psychopharmacological Practice: The D sm0 Versus The Brain"[pg 25] .

Ajai R. Singh, MD, Editor, MSM, India, writes the fourth editorial, "Psychiatry's Catch 22, Need For Precision, And Placing Schools In Perspective" [pg 42] .

 Psychiatry, Mental Health and Psychoanalysis

Helen Herrman, MD. From the Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, the University of Melbourne; and Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia, writes, "Reflections On Psychiatry And International Mental Health" [pg 59] .

Lynne Layton, PhD. Faculty and Supervising Analyst, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis; and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Dept.of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, USA, writes on, "Psychoanalysis And Politics: Historicizing Subjectivity" [pg 68] .

Sanjay Kukreja, M.B.B.S., F.C.L.R., Research Associate, Lokmanya Tilak Medical College and Sion General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, India; Gurvinder Kalra, M.D., D.P.M. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, M.G.M. Medical College and Hospital, M.G.M. University of Health Sciences, Kamothe, New Mumbai, India; Nilesh Shah, M.D., D.N.B., D.P.M. Professor of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Medical College and Sion General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, India; and Amresh Shrivastava, MD, MRCPsych, FRCPC University of Western Ontario, Regional Mental Health Care, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, jointly write their paper, " Polypharmacy In Psychiatry: A Review" [pg 82].

 Consciousness Monograph

Avinash De Sousa, M.D. (Psych Med), D.P.M., M.S. (Psychotherapy and Counselling), D. (Clint Psy), M.B.A. (HRD), Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, Mumbai, writes the MSM Consciousness Monograph in 2 parts: Part (1) "Towards an Integrative Theory of Consciousness: Part 1 (Neurobiological and Cognitive Models) [pg 100]; and Part (2) "Towards An Integrative Theory Of Consciousness: Part 2 (An Anthology Of Various Other Models)" [pg 151] .

 Commentaries on the Consciousness Monograph

Alfredo Pereira Jr., PhD. Adjunct Professor - São Paulo State University (UNESP) - Institute of Biosciences - Botucatu - SP - Brasil, writes the first commentary on the MSM Consciousness Monograph, 'A Commentary on De Sousa's "Towards An Integrative Theory Of Consciousness" '[pg 210].

William Hirstein, PhD. Dept. of Philosophy, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois, USA, writes the second commentary on the MSM Consciousness Monograph, "Conscious States: Where Are They In The Brain And What Are Their Necessary Ingredients?" [pg 230] .

 Consciousness Studies: Continuing with MSM 2011

Samuel de Castro Bellini-Leite, M.A. in Philosophy at State University of São Paulo (UNESP), Brasil, continues with MSM 2011 theme monograph on Brain, Mind and Consciousness with his paper, "The Embodied Embedded Character Of System 1 Processing" . [pg 239].

Leonardo Ferreira Almada, PhD., University of Uberlandia (UFU), Institute of Philosophy, Brazil; Alfredo Pereira Jr., PhD., State University of São Paulo (UNESP), Dept. of Education, Institute of Biosciences, Campus Rubião Jr., Botucatu - São Paulo - Brasil; and Claudia Carrara-Augustenborg, PhD. Candidate, University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Psychology, Center for Theoretical and Empirical Consciousness Studies, Denmark, also continue with the MSM 2011 theme monograph with their paper, "What Affective Neuroscience Means For A Science Of Consciousness"[pg 253] .


Sushil Ghanshyam Kachewar, MD, DNB, PhD Fellow, Associate Professor in Radio-diagnosis; and Smita Balwant Sankaye, MBBS, MD Pathology Course -Chief Registrar; both from the Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Loni, Maharashtra, India, write in Journalology on, "Reviewer Index - A New Proposal Of Rewarding The Reviewer" [pg 274] .

 MSM Poems

Ankeet Jethwa, BA BM BCh, Balliol College, University of Oxford writes two poems for MSM Poems: (1) "Radiology Request" ; and (2) "Communication Is Key" [pg 285].

 Regarding Peer Review

With this issue, we start acknowledging the names of peer reviewers on the front page of every paper, albeit with their permission. Peer reviewers can of course decide to remain anonymous. The peer review process continues to remain anonymous, with the names only revealed, with the peer reviewer's permission, when the final copy of a paper is accepted. Rejected papers peer reviewers are not revealed for obvious reasons.

We also promise to send peer reviewers a hard copy of the issue which contains the paper they reviewed.

All this a small token of appreciation for the important work they do.

 11 th Year of MSM

With this issue, MSM enters the eleventh year of its publication. We wish to thank all our authors, our Honorary International Editorial Board members, our publishers, our indexers, our subscribers and our well wishers for being with us in this exciting journey.

Hope you enjoy the contents of this issue. Your response and feedback are always welcome.