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Indian - American contributions to psychiatric research

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Author(s): Pandurangi Anand

Journal: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
ISSN 0019-5545

Volume: 52;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 47;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Indian - American | Indian Diaspora | Indian - American Psychiatric Research

ABSTRACT
The Indian Diaspora, especially in North America, is a visible force in the field of psychiatric medicine. An estimated 5000 persons of Indian origin practice psychiatry in the USA and Canada, and an estimated 10% of these are in academic psychiatry. Wide ranging contributions, from molecular biology of psychiatric disorders to community and cultural psychiatry, are being made by this vibrant group of researchers. This article is a brief summary and work-in-progress report of the contributions by Indian - American psychiatric researchers. Although not exhaustive in coverage, it is meant to give the reader an overview of the contributions made by three waves of researchers over a span of 50 years.
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