Year : 2019  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 149-

Message from Indian Psychiatric Society

Ajit V Bhide1, Vinay Kumar2,  
1 President, Indian Psychiatric Society, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Hon. General Secretary, Patna, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Vinay Kumar
NC-116, SBI Officer's Colony, Kankarbagh, Patna - 800 020, Bihar

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The Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) Subcommittee of the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) has been pursuing the onerous task of coming up with guidelines for psychiatrists to following their clinical work for over a decade now. This work has been done with assiduity and sufficient attention to detail, covering various aspects of mental health, one theme at a time. Experts from across the country congregate for collecting ideas and devising practical strategies taking into consideration the many nuances of each set of clinical issues.

This year, 2018–2019, the CPG Subcommittee has focused on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, covering most aspects of the mental health and illnesses affecting our younger population. In fact, this field has been covered now for the second time as its previous coverage was more than 7 years ago. Two days of intensive discussion and draft presentations by working groups, followed by due revisions, was the general method followed. Elaborate dialogs on various diagnostic entities and algorithmic considerations of treatments in different modalities were the upshot.

Care is taken by our Subcommittee to ensure that the material is original, culturally relevant and attuned to a general Indian setting. For their sheer dedication to this labor, I would complement Prof. Shiv Gautam, Chairman, Prof. Ajit Awasthi, Co-Chair, and Prof. Sandeep Grover, Convener, who have also demonstrated consistency in this work of generating Indian guidelines in psychiatry. Dr. Shiv Gautam, with his devotion both to the Society (IPS), in general, and to this task, in particular, has been our gracious host and benefactor for many years.

We now place before you the outcome of this work with not undue pride and pleasure.