Year : 2013  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 239--242

Marriage as a perceived panacea to mental illness in India: Reality check


Ashish Srivastava 
 Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Bambolim, Goa, India

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Marriage is a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law. In India, there is a tremendous social and cultural pressure to marry. It is of paramount importance to discuss the relationship between marriage and mental illness in Indian scenario as marriage is perceived to be a panacea to mental illness by many. This review aims to explore whether marriage contributes to mental-health problems; whether it has a protective role; what effect it has on pre-existing mental illnesses and its outcome in major mental illnesses.


How to cite this article:
Srivastava A. Marriage as a perceived panacea to mental illness in India: Reality check .Indian J Psychiatry 2013;55:239-242


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Srivastava A. Marriage as a perceived panacea to mental illness in India: Reality check . Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jan 27 ];55:239-242
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