Developments in Psychiatry in India

Clinical, Research and Policy Perspectives

Editors: Malhotra, Savita, Chakrabarti, Subho (Eds.)

  • 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
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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.

About the authors

Savita Malhotra is Head of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services at the Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Educational and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. She is a recipient of the D.L.N. Murthy Rao Oration Award, Bhagwat Award, PPA 1 Award, Bombay Psychiatric Society Silver Jubilee Year Award of the Indian Psychiatric Society; Tilak Venkoba Rao Award of the Indian Council of Medical Research; and WHO Fellowship in Child Mental Health. She has also received the Dr K.L. Wig Oration Award of the National Academy of Medical Sciences. She is a Life Fellow of the Indian Association for Social Psychiatry and of the Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Professor Malhotra has been actively involved with several national and international societies and organisations: Indian Association for Social Psychiatry (Past President); Indian Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health (Life President); International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (Assistant Secretary General and Adjunct Secretary); Member and Consultant Education Committee of the World Psychiatric Association and Temporary Advisor, World Health Organisation, in the past. She is President Elect of the Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions, and Board Member of the Child Psychiatry Section of WPA. She has published over 200 research papers and book chapters and authored/edited several books.

Subho Chakrabarti is Professor of Psychiatry at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Educational and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. He has clinical, teaching and research experience of over 22 years. He has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, U.K., Fellow of the International Society for Affective Disorders, Fellow of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Fellow of the Indian Association of Social Psychiatry and Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, India. Professor Chakrabarti has received 15 national and international awards for best paper or best presentation. He is a member of the editorial board of five national and international journals and member of the Expert Working Group on Mood and Anxiety Disorders for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders, WHO, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. He has around 170 national and international publications, over 100 of which are indexed in the Index Medicus.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • The Beginnings of Psychiatry in India

    Wig, N. N.

    Pages 3-12

  • Development of Psychological Testing in India

    Verma, S. K.

    Pages 15-32

  • Psychometry as an Adjunct to Psychiatry: An Indian Perspective

    Nehra, R. (et al.)

    Pages 33-49

  • Cultural Psychodynamics and the Indian Personality

    Varma, V. K.

    Pages 51-64

  • Psychiatric Nosology, Its Philosophy and Science

    Singh, P. K.

    Pages 67-76

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-81-322-1673-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • Due: November 17, 2016
  • ISBN 978-81-322-2936-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developments in Psychiatry in India
Book Subtitle
Clinical, Research and Policy Perspectives
Editors
  • Savita Malhotra
  • Subho Chakrabarti
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1674-2
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1674-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-1673-5
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-2936-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 636
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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