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   2007| January-December  | Volume 5 | Issue 1  
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What Psychoanalysis, Culture And Society Mean To Me
Lynne Layton
January-December 2007, 5(1):146-157
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32159  PMID:22058628
The paper reviews some ways that the social and psychic have been understood in psychoanalysis and argues that a model for understanding the relation between the psychic and the social must account both for the ways that we internalize oppressive norms as well as the ways we resist them. The author proposes that we build our identities in relation to other identities circulating in our culture and that cultural hierarchies of sexism, racism, classism push us to split off part of what it means to be human, thereby creating painful individual and relational repetition compulsions. These "normative unconscious processes" replicate the unjust social norms that cause psychic pain in the first place. The paper concludes with thoughts about contemporary US culture, in which the government has abdicated responsibility toward its most vulnerable citizens and has thus rendered vulnerability and dependence shameful states.
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What Medical Writing Means To Me
Elizabeth Wager
January-December 2007, 5(1):169-178
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32161  PMID:22058630
This is a personal account based on many years experience as a medical writer. It considers aspects of medical writing with particular focus on the intellectual and ethical dilemmas it can raise. What makes medical writing both so interesting and so challenging is the fact that it often takes place at the border between different disciplines. For example, it straddles both science and art. Ethical issues also arise at the boundaries between academia and commerce. Until recently there have been few guidelines to help navigate such potentially dangerous territory. I have been privileged to be involved in developing two such guidelines and I describe how I hope the Good Publication Practice guidelines for pharmaceutical companies and the European Medical Writers Association guidelines may improve the practice of this fascinating profession, Medical Writing.
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Academia, Journal Publishing and the Bio-Medical Industry
Ajai R Singh, Shakuntala A Singh
January-December 2007, 5(1):11-14
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32144  PMID:22058613
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Clinical Practice Guidelines and Industry
Ajai R Singh, Shakuntala A Singh
January-December 2007, 5(1):44-55
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32149  PMID:22058618
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Of Money And Trust In Biomedical Care
Joel Lexchin
January-December 2007, 5(1):7-10
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32143  PMID:22058612
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Extent And Implications Of The Academia-Industry Connection
Jerome P Kassirer
January-December 2007, 5(1):1-6
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32142  PMID:22058611
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The Image of Pharma
Ajai R Singh, Shakuntala A Singh
January-December 2007, 5(1):37-44
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32148  PMID:22058617
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MSM Book Review
Leemon B McHenry
January-December 2007, 5(1):228-232
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A Discussion in the Mensanamonographs e-group
Roy , Vance , Col Goel, Nicole , Madhukar , Kumar , Morten , Sadhu , Shakuntala , Ajai
January-December 2007, 5(1):205-227
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32165  PMID:22058634
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The ICMJE and URM: Providing Independent Advice for the Conduct of Biomedical Research and Publication
Martin B Van der Weyden
January-December 2007, 5(1):15-25
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32145  PMID:22058614
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) is a working group of editors of selected medical journals that meets annually. Founded in Vancouver, Canada, in 1978, it currently consists of 11 member journals and a representative of the US National Library of Medicine. The major purpose of the Committee is to address and provide guidance for the conduct and publishing of biomedical research and the ethical tenets underpinning these activities. This advice is detailed in the Committee's Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication (URM). Recently, the ICMJE has adopted an interventionist role to ensure transparency of conflict of interest revelations in the conduct and publication of industry supported research. It also pursues a policy for the lodgement with trial registries of specified details of Phase III clinical trials. Failure to comply would jeopardise publication of trial outcomes in ICMJE member journals. This policy has resulted in the coming on stream of trial registries, international agreement on trial minimal datasets and compliance with trial registration requirements.
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What Psychiatry Means to Me
Helen Herrman
January-December 2007, 5(1):179-187
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32162  PMID:22058631
Moving in early career from public health physician to psychiatrist gives me a public health view of psychiatry and an interest in pursuing the goals of widening access to community-based services for people with mental disorders and promoting mental health in communities. Training in social medicine in the UK and psychiatry in Australia lead to studies of homelessness in people living with psychotic disorders, the health of family caregivers, assessing quality of life and mental health promotion. Work with the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Western Pacific Region and the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) worldwide has given me opportunities to work with psychiatrists, mental health workers, service users and others in governments and non-government organisations implementing the recommendations of the World Health Report 2001 in countries with limited resources. My work as WPA Secretary for Publications seeks to improve information exchange in countries irrespective of their wealth. This is an exciting time to be working in a global village with technical capacity to reach into its furthest corners. Psychiatrists supported by WPA can help ensure that vulnerable people and communities and people living with mental disorders are well served in this new environment and no longer left out and left behind.
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Ravinder Lal Kapur, M.D.(1938-2006)
Editors, Mens Sana Monographs
January-December 2007, 5(1):0-0
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Ethical Obligation Towards Research Subjects
Ajai R Singh, Shakuntala A Singh
January-December 2007, 5(1):107-112
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32153  PMID:22058622
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Useful And Marketable, New And Traditional
Ajai R Singh, Shakuntala A Singh
January-December 2007, 5(1):113-116
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32154  PMID:22058623
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Biological Psychiatry, Research And Industry
Ajai R Singh, Shakuntala A Singh
January-December 2007, 5(1):116-121
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32155  PMID:22058624
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What Propels The Pharma Industry?
Ajai R Singh, Shakuntala A Singh
January-December 2007, 5(1):121-127
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32156  PMID:22058625
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Concluding Remarks
Ajai R Singh, Shakuntala A Singh
January-December 2007, 5(1):128-133
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32157  PMID:22058626
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Questions That This Monograph Raises
Ajai R Singh, Shakuntala A Singh
January-December 2007, 5(1):134-135
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32158  PMID:22058627
  - 3,315 175
Footprints To Follow
Ajai Singh
January-December 2007, 5(1):25-26
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32146  PMID:22058615
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Guidelines, Editors, Pharma And The Biological Paradigm Shift
Ajai R Singh, Shakuntala A Singh
January-December 2007, 5(1):27-30
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32176  PMID:22058616
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Ajai R Singh, Shakuntala A Singh
January-December 2007, 5(1):31-36
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Foundations And Task Forces
Ajai R Singh, Shakuntala A Singh
January-December 2007, 5(1):79-89
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32151  PMID:22058620
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Concerned Journals, Editors And ICMJE
Ajai R Singh, Shakuntala A Singh
January-December 2007, 5(1):90-107
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32152  PMID:22058621
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Guideline Standardisation, Cost Effectiveness, Industry Needs and Conflict of Interest
Ajai R Singh, Shakuntala A Singh
January-December 2007, 5(1):56-78
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32150  PMID:22058619
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Doctor At Work, Late Evening
Cortney Davis
January-December 2007, 5(1):233-233
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Taking Care of Time
Cortney Davis
January-December 2007, 5(1):234-235
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Ravinder Lal Kapur, M.D. 1938-2006
Ajit V Bhide
January-December 2007, 5(1):236-241
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Editors , Mens Sana Monographs
January-December 2007, 5(1):0-0
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Readers Respond
Madhukar S Bandisode
January-December 2007, 5(1):197-204
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Recollections of a Journey Through a Psychotic Episode: Or, Mental Illness and Creativity
January-December 2007, 5(1):188-196
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32163  PMID:22058632
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What The Cognitive Neurosciences Mean To Me
Alfredo Pereira Jr
January-December 2007, 5(1):158-168
DOI:10.4103/0973-1229.32160  PMID:22058629
Cognitive Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary area of research that combines measurement of brain activity (mostly by means of neuroimaging) with a simultaneous performance of cognitive tasks by human subjects. These investigations have been successful in the task of connecting the sciences of the brain (Neurosciences) and the sciences of the mind (Cognitive Sciences). Advances on this kind of research provide a map of localization of cognitive functions in the human brain. Do these results help us to understand how mind relates to the brain? In my view, the results obtained by the Cognitive Neurosciences lead to new investigations in the domain of Molecular Neurobiology, aimed at discovering biophysical mechanisms that generate the activity measured by neuroimaging instruments. In this context, I argue that the understanding of how ionic/molecular processes support cognition and consciousness cannot be made by means of the standard reductionist explanations. Knowledge of ionic/molecular mechanisms can contribute to our understanding of the human mind as long as we assume an alternative form of explanation, based on psycho-physical similarities, together with an ontological view of mentality and spirituality as embedded in physical nature (and not outside nature, as frequently assumed in western culture).
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