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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 334-339

Urbanization and Mental Morbidity in Certain Tribal Communities in West Bengal

1 Consultant Psychiatrist, Girindrasekhar Clinic, Calcutta, India
2 Professor, Psychiatry Unit, N.R.S. Medical College, Calcutta, India
3 Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, IPGMER, Calcutta, India
4 Clinical Tutor, N.R.S. Medical College, Calutta, India

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D N Nandi
Consultant Psychiatrist, Girindrasekhar Clinic, Calcutta
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Tlie same team of workers surveyed a rural and an urban sample of the same tribe (Santal) by the same method. It was found that urbanization had little effect on the total mental morbidity. But stress-dependent disorders were commoner in the urban tribe.



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