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Psychiatric Social Work Intervention in Prolonged Grief Disorder; Case study in Indian context

Loss of a loved one is always painful. When the relationship is deep it is difficult to accept the death of the dear one and it remains unresolved grief. In the West Grief Therapy is widely practiced. In Indian context where the family support system is stronger than the western countries, the incidents of unresolved grief are rare. However of late, the number of unresolved grief is on the increase as per the news reports of increasing suicides among those suffering from unresolved grief. Unfortunately several such cases indicate the symptoms of Affective Disorder or Psychotic Disorders. Only a clear diagnosis could identify the unresolved grief and do proper therapeutic intervention. This study narrates two case studies one of a teenager who lost his father and another is a mother who lost her son. Both showed the symptoms of pathological grief which were falsely diagnosed as Bipolar Affective Disorder and Psychotic symptoms respectively by two different psychiatrists. In the 1st  case after two and half years and in the second after one year they were re-diagnosed as pathological grief and proper grief therapy was given by which the affected individuals could come back to normalcy. The need of multidisciplinary assessment and psychiatric social worker's intervention are stressed as suggested.

Structure Report: (2E)-l-(3,4-dimethylphenyl)-3- (3-methylthiophen-2yl)prop-2-en-1-one

The compound (2E)-l-(3,4-dimethylphenyl)-3-(3-methylthiophen-2-yl)prop-2-en-l-one was synthesized by the reaction of 3-methylthiophene-2-carbaldehyde with 3,4-dimethylacetophenone. The structure of the synthesized compound was characterized by subjecting it to single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The compound crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal class with space group P 1 21/c 1. The cell  parameters  are a  = 7.1331(4) Å  b 28.5501(11) Å,  c 7.2354(5) Å , β = 116.873(8), V= 1314.36(14) Å3  and  Z = 4.  

A Study on Socio-political Empowerment among Women Representatives (members) of Gram Panchayat in Puttur Taluk

It is commonly observed fact that women, half of the human resource, have been deprived of the opportunities. Recognizing the need of involving women in the political system and ensuring their participation in political process the introduction of reservation policy in favor of women in the Panchayati Raj Institutions has, therefore, been an important government intervention for maximizing the women participation and thereby to improve their status. Hence this paper examines the role awareness, participation process of elected women members, familial support received, the way they manage their household responsibilities, possible areas of blocks and constraints in performing their roles, the awareness on the local self governance and various developmental programmes/schemes , exposure to the capacity building and its impact on their role performance, the nature of public relationship established by them in the public and also their vision on the developmental aspects and suggestions to improve their functioning. 50 women representatives (members) drawn from various Gram Panchayaths in Puttur Taluk are taken through the simple random sampling method for the study. The study revealed that most of the women representatives joined politics who lack previous experience in this domain and thereby find it difficult to make balance between the household chores and tasks at Panchayath. Inadequate political knowledge in roles and communication skill deficiency add to the problem. Better political orientation and training are suggested.