R Thara

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Country: India

Publications

  1. ncbi How stigmatising is schizophrenia in India?
    R Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, India
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 46:135-41. 2000
  2. pmc Role of non-governmental organizations in mental health in India
    R Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, India
    Indian J Psychiatry 52:S389-95. 2010
  3. pmc Publications on community psychiatry
    R Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation SCARF, Chennai, India
    Indian J Psychiatry 52:S274-7. 2010
  4. pmc Twenty-five years of schizophrenia: The Madras longitudinal study
    Thara Rangaswamy
    Director of Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Indian J Psychiatry 54:134-7. 2012
  5. doi Course and outcome of schizophrenia
    Thara Rangaswamy
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, India
    Int Rev Psychiatry 24:417-22. 2012
  6. doi Psychosocial rehabilitation in developing countries
    Thara Rangaswamy
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, India
    Int Rev Psychiatry 24:499-503. 2012
  7. pmc Genetic variation in South Indian castes: evidence from Y-chromosome, mitochondrial, and autosomal polymorphisms
    W S Watkins
    Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    BMC Genet 9:86. 2008
  8. ncbi Telepsychiatry in Chennai, India: the SCARF experience
    Rangaswamy Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, R 7A, North Main Road, West Anna Nagar Extension, Chennai 600 101, India
    Behav Sci Law 26:315-22. 2008
  9. ncbi Cognitive functioning in schizophrenia : its relevance to rehabilitation
    R Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation SCARF R 7A, North Main Road, West Anna Nagar Extn, Chennai 600101, India
    Indian J Med Res 126:414-6. 2007
  10. pmc Adverse events after zolpidem intake
    R Thara
    Director, Schizophrenia Research Foundation SARF, Plot No R 7A, North Main Road, Anna Nagar west extn, Chennai 600 101
    Indian J Psychiatry 43:85-6. 2001

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  1. ncbi How stigmatising is schizophrenia in India?
    R Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, India
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 46:135-41. 2000
    ..The relevance of stigma in the cultural context is described...
  2. pmc Role of non-governmental organizations in mental health in India
    R Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, India
    Indian J Psychiatry 52:S389-95. 2010
    ..This chapter outlines the activities of NGOs in India. This is a revised version of the chapter in the book on mental health to be brought out by Government of India...
  3. pmc Publications on community psychiatry
    R Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation SCARF, Chennai, India
    Indian J Psychiatry 52:S274-7. 2010
    ..Very few papers are data driven and most of them are descriptive and opinionated...
  4. pmc Twenty-five years of schizophrenia: The Madras longitudinal study
    Thara Rangaswamy
    Director of Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Indian J Psychiatry 54:134-7. 2012
    ..To determine the 25 year follow-up of subjects originally enrolled in the Study of factors associated with course and outcome of schizophrenia (SOFACOS) at Chennai...
  5. doi Course and outcome of schizophrenia
    Thara Rangaswamy
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, India
    Int Rev Psychiatry 24:417-22. 2012
    ..An overview of the debate over the nature of better outcome in developing countries is also provided. Areas critical for future research have also been discussed...
  6. doi Psychosocial rehabilitation in developing countries
    Thara Rangaswamy
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, India
    Int Rev Psychiatry 24:499-503. 2012
    ..This paper describes some of the PSR initiatives in LAMIC, especially those undertaken after disasters, home-based interventions and community-based rehabilitation programmes...
  7. pmc Genetic variation in South Indian castes: evidence from Y-chromosome, mitochondrial, and autosomal polymorphisms
    W S Watkins
    Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    BMC Genet 9:86. 2008
    ..An understanding of these influences is increasingly important as gene mapping and case-control studies are initiated in South Indian populations...
  8. ncbi Telepsychiatry in Chennai, India: the SCARF experience
    Rangaswamy Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, R 7A, North Main Road, West Anna Nagar Extension, Chennai 600 101, India
    Behav Sci Law 26:315-22. 2008
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  9. ncbi Cognitive functioning in schizophrenia : its relevance to rehabilitation
    R Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation SCARF R 7A, North Main Road, West Anna Nagar Extn, Chennai 600101, India
    Indian J Med Res 126:414-6. 2007
  10. pmc Adverse events after zolpidem intake
    R Thara
    Director, Schizophrenia Research Foundation SARF, Plot No R 7A, North Main Road, Anna Nagar west extn, Chennai 600 101
    Indian J Psychiatry 43:85-6. 2001
    ..Two case reports of adverse reactions to Zolpidem are described. In both cases, the reaction was to a dosage oflOmg occurring about 15 minutes after intake of the drug...
  11. doi Mental health in Tamil cinema
    R Mangala
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, India
    Int Rev Psychiatry 21:224-8. 2009
    ..This paper provides an overview of the growth of Tamil cinema, and discusses in detail the way mental health has been handled by Tamil films. Cinema can be used very effectively to improve awareness about mental health issues...
  12. ncbi Low prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome in never-treated chronic schizophrenia
    Ramachandran Padmavati
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation India, Chennai 600 102, India
    Schizophr Res 121:199-202. 2010
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  13. ncbi Women with schizophrenia and broken marriages--doubly disadvantaged? Part II: family perspective
    R Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chenni, Madras, India
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 49:233-40. 2003
    ..Care of the children of these women was an additional problem, in the face of total lack of any financial support from the husbands. The various sociocultural factors modulating the scene are also discussed...
  14. ncbi A qualitative study of religious practices by chronic mentally ill and their caregivers in South India
    R Padmavati
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, India
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 51:139-49. 2005
    ..Socio-cultural explanatory factors for mental health problems determine help seeking behaviors. The study aimed to understand the reasons mentally ill patients and their families in India choose to seek help from a religious site...
  15. ncbi At issue: management of medication noncompliance in schizophrenia by families in India
    Tirupati N Srinivasan
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, India
    Schizophr Bull 28:531-5. 2002
    ..The issues involved in this form of treatment are discussed with regard to the social and health care environment in the country...
  16. ncbi Measurement of psychiatric disability
    R Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation SCARF R 7A, North Main Road Anna Nagar, Chennai 600001, India
    Indian J Med Res 121:723-4. 2005
  17. ncbi Twenty-year course of schizophrenia: the Madras Longitudinal Study
    R Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, India
    Can J Psychiatry 49:564-9. 2004
    ..To follow up 90 first-episode schizophrenia patients after 20 years and to study the course of symptomatology, work, social functioning, and pattern of illness during this period...
  18. ncbi Focus on psychiatry in India
    R Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Anna Nagar West Extension, Chennai, India
    Br J Psychiatry 184:366-73. 2004
  19. ncbi Women with schizophrenia and broken marriages--doubly disadvantaged? Part I: patient perspective
    R Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chenni, Madras, India
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 49:225-32. 2003
    ..However, a striking aspect was that even after several years of separation, these women still harboured a lot of hope that they would be able to reunite with their husbands...
  20. ncbi Psychosocial interventions after tsunami in Tamil Nadu, India
    Lakshmi Vijaykumar
    SNEHA, Chennai, India
    Int Rev Psychiatry 18:225-31. 2006
    ..Using a number of training materials, volunteers were trained to deal with the mental health needs of the survivors. A consistent well resourced and accessible mental health network is necessary for appropriate intervention...
  21. doi Prevalence of diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome in subjects with and without schizophrenia (CURES-104)
    R Subashini
    Department of Epidemiology and Diabetology, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation and Dr Mohan s Diabetes Specialities Centre, WHO Collaborating Centre for Noncommunicable Diseases Prevention and Control, IDF Centre for Education, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    J Postgrad Med 57:272-7. 2011
    ..There are some reports that diabetes and metabolic syndrome (MS) are more prevalent among schizophrenia patients. However, there are very few studies in India which have estimated the prevalence of diabetes and MS in schizophrenia patients...
  22. ncbi Beliefs about causation of schizophrenia: do Indian families believe in supernatural causes?
    T N Srinivasan
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation India, Chennai
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 36:134-40. 2001
    ..In the changing mental health scenario in India, this impression needs verification...
  23. ncbi Relationship of extrapyramidal symptoms to age at onset and drug treatment in middle-aged and elderly schizophrenic patients
    T N Srinivasan
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation India, R 7A, North Main Road, Anna Nagar West Extension, 600101, Chennai, India
    Schizophr Res 47:69-75. 2001
    ..In late onset forms the ageing of the patient and a possible neurological abnormality related to schizophrenia might enhance the EPS-inducing effect of drugs...
  24. doi Community mental health teams in low- and middle-income countries
    R Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation SCARF, Chennai, India
    Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci 23:119-22. 2014
    ..While these teams are generally found to be enthusiastic, they require periodic monitoring and support with which they can well be a critical element of the mental health care team. ..
  25. ncbi An assessment of post-tsunami psychosocial training programmes in Tamilnadu, India
    R Thara
    Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, India
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 54:197-205. 2008
    ..After the Tsunami struck Tamilnadu in India in 2004, a spate of psychosocial training programmes were held by a host of agencies, both government and non-government...
  26. pmc The Lancet's series on global mental health: 1 year on
    Vikram Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK Sangath Centre, Porvorim, Goa, India
    Lancet 372:1354-7. 2008
  27. ncbi Smoking in schizophrenia -- all is not biological
    T N Srinivasan
    Sundaram Medical Foundation, 4th Avenue, Shanthi Colony, Anna Nagar West, Chennai 600 040, India
    Schizophr Res 56:67-74. 2002
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  28. ncbi Spontaneous dyskinesia and parkinsonism in never-medicated, chronically ill patients with schizophrenia: 18-month follow-up
    R G McCreadie
    Crichton Royal Hospital, Dumfries, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 181:135-7. 2002
    ..Spontaneous dyskinesia and parkinsonism have been reported in never-medicated patients with schizophrenia but there has been no previous study of the natural history of these conditions...
  29. pmc Questioning an axiom: better prognosis for schizophrenia in the developing world?
    Alex Cohen
    Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 641 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Schizophr Bull 34:229-44. 2008
    ..This is based primarily on a series of cross-national studies by the World Health Organization (WHO). However, increasing evidence from other research indicates a far more complex picture...
  30. ncbi Shadows of culture in psychosis in south India: a methodological exploration and illustration
    Ellen Corin
    Douglas Hospital, Montreal, Canada
    Int Rev Psychiatry 17:75-81. 2005
    ..A high degree of convergence at the level of symptoms and differences in their narrative construction are observed...
  31. pmc What is the best approach to treating schizophrenia in developing countries?
    Vikram Patel
    International Mental Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 4:e159. 2007
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  32. ncbi Tumor necrosis factor haplotype analysis amongst schizophrenia probands from four distinct populations in the Asia-Pacific region
    Herlina Y Handoko
    Queensland Centre for Schizophrenia Research, The Park, Centre for Mental Health, Wacol, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 121:1-6. 2003
    ..Taken together, these data provide no support for the involvement of TNF promoter variants TNF(-308), TNF(-376), and TNF(-238) in schizophrenia susceptibility within four ethnically distinct cohorts...
  33. ncbi The International Conference on Schizophrenia
    R Thara
    Int Rev Psychiatry 17:73-4. 2005