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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 7-12

History of psychiatry in India


Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi - 834 006, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Haque S Nizamie
Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke (PO), Ranchi - 834 006, Jharkhand
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.69195

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History is a screen through which the past lightens the present and the present brightens the future. Psychiatry by virtue of its ability to deal with human thoughts and emotions and provide a pathway for healthy minds provides an important platform towards being a mentally sound human being and largely the society. This review takes a sneak peek into the foundations of modern psychiatry in India. The description is largely based on the time frame, which provides a better understanding of the factual information in each period starting from the Vedic era and culminating in the post independence period.



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