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Indian psychiatry, research and Asian countries

Author(s): Trivedi J | Gupta Pawan | Saha Rahul

Journal: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
ISSN 0019-5545

Volume: 52;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 68;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Psychiatric research | Asian countries | global psychiatry

Asia has some of the largest conglomerations of human populations and also the fastest growing economies of the world. About 23% of the world′s population lives in the South Asian region, and one-fifth of psychiatrically ill patients in the world live in this part of the world. Despite vast cultural, religious, geographical, and political diversities, the factors influencing mental health remain the same throughout this wide region, as highlighted at the recently concluded Asian summit, where the slogan, ′One vision, one identity, one community,′ was launched. Thus, the need to strengthen regional cooperation in the field of mental health has always been felt. This article highlights facts about influence of Indian Psychiatry research as well as of some Asian countries in the world psychiatry and vice versa.
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