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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 104-109

Indian psychiatry and classification of psychiatric disorders


Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Correspondence Address:
K S Jacob
Christian Medical College, Vellore
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.69221

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The contribution of Indian psychiatry to classification of mental disorders has been limited and restricted to acute and transient psychosis and to possession disorders. There is a need for leadership in research in order to match diagnosis and management strategies to the Indian context and culture.



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