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Cognitive psychiatry in India

Author(s): Dalal P | Sivakumar T

Journal: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
ISSN 0019-5545

Volume: 52;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 128;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Attention | bipolar disorder | brain injury | cognition | compulsive disorder | depression | executive function | memory | mini-mental status examination | obsessive compulsive disorder | Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) | psychotherapeutics | schizophrenia | substance abuse

Cognitive deficits have been shown to exist in various psychiatric disorders. Though most Indian studies pertaining to cognition have been replication studies, well designed original studies have also been conducted. This article traces the evolution of cognitive psychiatry in India. Cognitive research has huge potential in India and can help us unravel mysteries of the human mind, identify etiopathogenesis and facilitate treatment of psychiatric disorders.
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