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Unique addition to the literature on mental health law and ethics
Provides a comprehensive overview of the status of mental health legislation in South Asia
Serves to stimulate policy makers, clinicians and researchers and reorient them towards the holistic needs of South Asia
This book tackles the issue of mental health legislation in South Asia. The first of its kind, it addresses an issue that is necessary for protecting the rights of people with mental disorders and serves as an essential text for reinforcing mental health policy in South Asia. it is a timely addition to our global understanding of mental health and how different regions address it.Asia is by far the largest continent in the world in terms of area with population exceeding 3.5 billion and has dozens of cultures, religions, languages and ethnic groups. As a result of its highly varied political systems, Asia also spawns a wide variety of health care systems including mental health care systems, often based on historical roots and at times colonial heritages. The people who suffer from mental or neurological disorders in the continent form a vulnerable section of society and often face stigma, discrimination and marginalization in all societies, and this increases the likelihood that their human rights will be violated
Content Level »Research
Keywords »ethics and mental health - mental health asia - mental health india - mental health law - mental health policy south asia - mental health victims asia