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July-September 2022| Vol 38| Issue 3


Decriminalization of drug use in India: A long overdue legal reform

A news item which appeared in certain media outlets in 2021 caught the attention of many people who are concerned about drug addiction in India. These media reports hinted that the Government of Ind...

Review Article

Process of identity development and psychological functioning: A critical narrative review for the Indian context

Background: Identity is a crucial milestone achievement for adolescents to become contributing adult members in society. This narrative research focused on exploring the link between identity...


Onychophagia: A synopsis of nail biting and its management

Onychophagia, also called nail biting (NB), is a body focused repetitive behaviors or self-grooming behavior. It is a group of related disorders in which an individual damages his or her appearance ...

Original Article

A study of demographic, attitudinal, and clinical factors associated with adherence to treatment in schizophrenia

Background/Objectives: Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder requiring prolonged treatment, and adherence to the treatment is an important factor. The reasons for nonadherence vary...

Original Article

A comparative study of disability between bipolar affective disorder and schizophrenia using Indian disability evaluation and assessment scale

Background: Schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder (BPAD) have been identified as two severe mental disorders that are associated with a considerable amount of disability. These disorde...

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ISSN - Print: 0971-9962,
Online: 2454-8316

Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, a publication of Indian Association for Social Psychiatry, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Quarterly print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.indjsp.org.

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