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Developments in Psychiatry in India

Clinical, Research and Policy Perspectives

Malhotra, Savita, Chakrabarti, Subho (Eds.)

2015, XV, 632 p. 1 illus.

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  • Provides a review of developments in psychiatry in India by recognized experts
  • Includes a wide range of clinical, research and policy-related topics
  • The first volume of its kind from India
The volume evaluates major developments in psychiatry in India from the 1950s, and highlights the areas where Indian psychiatry has contributed to the development of the subject worldwide. The chapters review international as well as Indian developments in psychiatry and its sub-specialities. A wide range of clinical, research and policy-related topics have been covered in the volume, which begins with an overview of the history of psychiatry in India, moving on to developments in various sub-specialities of psychiatry in the last 60 years or so. It then specifically discusses developments in psychology and psychodynamics, general adult and child psychiatry, substance use psychiatry, community psychiatry, liaison psychiatry, and other psychiatric sub-specialities. Developments in treatment, the status of training and service in psychiatry, and legal issues related to the practice of psychiatry in India are also included. The contributors to this volume are nationally and internationally recognized experts in different areas of psychiatry. Most of them have had some association, or are currently associated, with the Department of Psychiatry at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Clinical psychology in India - Common mental disorders in India - Counselling in India - Developments in adult and child psychiatry - Psychiatry in India - Psychiatry in primary health care - Psycho-oncology in India - Psychometry in India - Psychosexual disorders in India - Schizophrenia research in India - Substance abuse and psychiatry in India - Training and development in psychiatry

Related subjects » Psychiatry - Psychology - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

PART 1: The history of psychiatry in India.- Chapter 1. The beginnings of psychiatry in India.- PART 2: Developments in psychology and psychodynamics.- Chapter 2. Development of psychological testing in India.- Chapter 3. Psychometry as an adjunct to psychiatry: An Indian perspective.- Chapter 4. Cultural psychodynamics and the Indian personality.- PART 3: Developments in general adult psychiatry.- Chapter 5. Psychiatric nosology, its philosophy and science.- Chapter 6. Indian research on schizophrenia Title in Chapter & CTP is "Schizophrenia: Indian Research".- Chapter 7. Research on acute and transient psychosis: An overview.- Chapter 8. Suicide studies in India.- Chapter 9. Common mental disorders in India.- Chapter 10. Early intervention in the Indian context.- PART 4: Developments in child psychiatry.- Chapter 11. Child psychiatry research and the Indian scene.- Chapter 12. Nosology and diagnostic issues in child and adolescent psychiatry.- Chapter 13. Intellectual disability in India.- Chapter 14. Autism spectrum disorder: Seventy years on and the plot thickens.- Chapter 15. Adolescent psychiatry: An overview of the Indian research.- Chapter 16. Perspectives on interventions in child psychiatry in India.- PART 5: Developments in substance use psychiatry.- Chapter 17. Addiction research in India.- Chapter 18. De-addiction services in India.- PART 6: Developments in community psychiatry.- Chapter 19. From institutions, to clinics to community: The development of community mental health research in India.- Chapter 20. Psychiatry in primary health care: Indian perspectives.- PART 7: Developments in liaison psychiatry.- Chapter 21. Psycho-oncology: Indian experiences and research.- Chapter 22. Delirium research in India.- PART 8: Developments in other psychiatric specialities.- Chapter 23. Geriatric psychiatry in India: Developments and future directions.- Chapter 24. A perspective on marital and psychosexual disorders in India.- PART 9: Developments in treatment.- Chapter 25. Electro-convulsive therapy: Research from India.- Chapter 26. Newer somatic treatments: Indian experience.- Chapter 27. Psychosocial interventions: An Indian perspective.- Chapter 28. Rehabilitation psychiatry.- PART 10: Developments in legal and educational aspects.- Chapter 29. Challenges in undergraduate psychiatric training in India.- Chapter 30. The Mental Health Act of India.- Reminiscences.

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