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From local to global - Contributions of Indian psychiatry to international psychiatry

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Author(s): Murthy Srinivasa

Journal: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
ISSN 0019-5545

Volume: 52;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 30;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Indian Psychiatry | global psychiatry | classification | community care | family | religion | yoga | psychotherapy

ABSTRACT
Indian psychiatrists have actively engaged with world psychiatry by contributing to understanding and care of persons with mental disorders based on the religious, cultural and social aspects of Indian life. The contributions are significant in the areas of outlining the scope of mental health,classification of mental disorders, understanding the course of mental disorders, psychotherapy, traditional methods of care, role of family in mental health care and care of the mentally ill in the community settings.
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