Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management http://journal.achsm.org.au/index.php/achsm <p>The Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management (APJHM) is a peer-reviewed journal for managers of organisations offering healthcare and aged care services. The APJHM aims to promote the discipline of health management throughout the region by facilitating the transfer of knowledge among readers by widening the evidence base for management practices.<br /><br />*Print 1(1);2006 - 5(1);2010 Online 4(2);2009 - current<br />*ISSN 2204-3136 (online); ISSN 1833-3818 (print)</p> Australasian College of Health Service Management en-US Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management 1833-3818 A Comorbid anxiety in school-aged children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): A case report http://journal.achsm.org.au/index.php/achsm/article/view/3445 <p>Introduction: A widespread mental condition in school-aged children, attention deficit<br>hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is frequently linked to a number of co-occurring psychiatric<br>conditions. With a 25% comorbidity rate, anxiety disorders and attention deficit/hyperactivity<br>disorder (ADHD) are two of the most prevalent psychiatric conditions.<br>Methods: This is a case report of an 10-year-old boy diagnosed with ADHD. Parents and<br>teacher complain about patient’s symptoms of inattention, falling behind in lessons, speaking<br>disjointedly, and speaking in a hurry with sentences that are not neatly arranged. Since he was<br>a toddler, the patient has had a history of being hyperactive and being nosy towards his friends.<br>The patient also has a history of bullying by his friends since the first grade of elementary<br>school. Recently, the patient has complained of dizziness, nausea, cold sweats and wetting the<br>bed when he thinks about bullying and performance at school.<br>Discussion: Anxiety problems may significantly impact how ADHD presents, how it is treated,<br>and how it is prognosed. When school-aged children has generalized anxiety disorder, it may<br>shield them from the typical inhibitory dysfunction associated with ADHD.<br>Conclusion: Cognitive behavioral treatment combined with supplementary psychosocial or<br>adjunctive pharmacological therapies would be effective to children with overlapping anxiety<br>disorders and ADHD.<br>Keywords: Attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder, anxiety, inhibitory dysfunction</p> Marina Paramitha Yunias Setiawati Copyright (c) 18 3 A A Critical and Progressive Review on Maternal and Child Health Policies in India http://journal.achsm.org.au/index.php/achsm/article/view/3441 <p>Background: Mothers' survival and well-being are crucial for addressing major economic, societal, and child development issues. They are also significant in and of themselves. The current mother and child health situation&nbsp;in India is a complex topic with both hurdles and improvement. The Government of India has the foresight to reduce maternal mortality with the help of different programmes and healthcare facilities being introduced and cautiously implemented.</p> <p>Objective: The author summarised the literature on maternal and child health programmes, investing in their impact, especially the programmes initiated through national health missions and analysed the programmes.</p> <p>Result: This paper discussed the programmes and their current scenario with their benefits and problems. Some programmes are near to achieving their objectives such as Jannani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), and Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram (JSSK) but not at their full potential there is still some laguna in these programmes. In this direction reviewed research papers highlighted the problems in the implementation and utilisation of the programmes and suggested further steps that should be taken to fully utilise these programmes and improve maternal and child health.</p> <p>Conclusion: Maternal deaths can be reduced if proper&nbsp;healthcare treatments are used to prevent or break the chains of problems. Although India outperformed the global average in terms of maternal mortality reduction between 1990 and 2016, we still have a long way to go to catch up with large economies such as Brazil (44), China (27) and Japan (5).</p> PRITY KUMARI Copyright (c) 18 3