Indian Journal of PsychiatryIndian Journal of Psychiatry
Home | About us | Current Issue | Archives | Ahead of Print | Submission | Instructions | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact | Login 
    Users online: 3710 Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Print this article Email this article Bookmark this page
Search Again
 Table of Contents
 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Article Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert
 Add to My List
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded138    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

Year : 1999  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91-95

An Ethcography of Family Burden and Coping Strategies in Chronic schizophrenia

Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics University of Delhi, Delni-110007, India

Correspondence Address:
Renu Addlakha
Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics University of Delhi, Delni-110007
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 21455368

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

There is a growing recognition among mental health professionals of the need for more ethnographic studies on local mental health needs, conceptions, and resources in order to formulate more culturally-informed and effective therapeutic strategies at the health-care planning and policy levels. R.L Kapur(1992), for instance, underscores the need for detailed family ethnographies on behavioural patterns and intra-familial relationships, especially in the wake of the changes brought on by industrialisation, urbanisation and modernisation in the Indian context. The present paper is a micro-analysis of the ways in which chronic mental illness in a female member is managed by a lower middle-class urban family in Delhi. Through a single case illustration. I argue how a general hospital psychiatry unit may emerge as the only viable option for periodic reprieves for both patients and families in the absence of adequate and acceptable state-sponsored facilities for long-term management of chronicity.



Print this article         Email this article