Jul-Dec, 2019
Volume 1 | Issue 2 | Page Nos. 1-58

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Editorial (Social Work Health and Wellness)

The primary mission of the Social Work profession is to enhance the well-being of all people with particular ttention to basic needs and bio -ps ycho- soc ial functioning of marginalized populations (NASW, 2012). The World Health Organization defines Health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infi rmi ty” (World Health Organization, 2009).

Sex Work in Indian Society: Then and Now

The current paper provides an overview of how prostitution has changed from ancient ages till now. It provides a brief typology of the ancient and the current era. It provides a theoretical frame work to understand how prostitution has evolved in the society from ancient ages till now. The paper also highlights the socioeconomic aspect of sex work, need for rehabilitation programs and legal aspects to tackle the problems associated with it. This paper may act as a quick reference for those interested in studying the various psychosocial aspects of sex work.


Aggression is a word used daily to characterise the behaviour of others and perhaps even of ourselves. Aggression as behaviour is intended to harm another individual who does not wish to be harmed. With an ever growing population, aggression is one of the major issues faced by many youngsters these days. This vigoursly attributes towards teenagers’ consumptions of drugs leading to aggressive behaviour and to control it as well.

Interaction Patterns in the Families of Individual with Cannabis Dependence

Cannabis dependency is often due to prolonged and increasing use of the drug. Increasing the strength of the cannabis taken and an increasing use of more effective methods of delivery often increase the progression of cannabis dependency. Interaction pattern in a family has been found critical tasks in keeping family development, system and well-being as well as maintaining its integrity.

Quality of life, Hardiness and Self-esteem of Employed & Non-Employed Females: A Comparative Study

Traditional gender roles which viewed male as breadwinner and female as homemaker have changed over the time and there has been an increase in families headed by two working spouses and support to this notion keeps increasing.

Relationship Between Intellecual Fuctioning, Family Burden and Quality of Life of Parents with Intellectual Impairment, Muzaffarpur, Bihar

Parents who have children with intellectual disabilities are often reported to have physical and psychological distress related to caring for their children, thus affecting their quality of life. Parents or care-givers are definitely the heart of the family; who not only have to deal with the issues associated with child’s impairment but also have to maintain the household. Today, a number of studies have demonstrated that caregivers are more vulnerable to develop mental and physical problems as compared to non-caregivers.

Perceived Social Support and Ego Resilience in School Going Adolescents: A Gender Based Study

Adolescence stage is a confused stage. At this stage for adolescent there is need
of detachment from parents but on the other side there is also a challenge to be independent
from parents. Person’s physical and mental health can be maintained through perceived social
support and ego resiliency. It refers to the ability to adapt to constantly varying situations and
regulate emotions effectively.

Effects of Medical Litigation on Society

Medico legal problems in India are gaining more and more importance. Society as whole is always guided by certain ethic and it is so in case of health care providers as well. Medical profession, through the ages, was believed to be the noblest one as it demands great responsibility, trust and has a unique opportunity to serve the diseased and the downtrodden and bestow upon them the light of health and peace.

Early Onset of schizophrenia: A case Study of High Genetic loading in the Family of Origin and Procreation

Family plays a very important role in the promotion of one’s mental wellbeing. Often times, it is found that individual with a high family psychopathology are more at risk of developing mental illness Early exposure to a disturbed environment during childhood can have a psychological impact in the individual which further can also affect the marital life.

A Clinical Case Study of Individual with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a severe and debilitating anxiety disorder with a lifetime prevalence of 0.6% in Indian population. It is twice as prevalent as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and the fourth most common psychiatric disorder.

The “Indian Journal of Health Social Work” is a biannual E-journal which will be published in the month of January and July in every year. The Indian Journal of Health Social Work is an official publication of All India Association of Medical Social Work Professionals (AIAMSWP).

An official publication of All India Association of Medical Social Work

It’s a matter of great pride for me that All India Association of Medical Social Work Professionals is launching first issue of “Indian Journal of Health Social Work” on the auspicious occasion of 6th Annual National Conference of AIAMSWP, 2019.