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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 13-18

Indian Journal of Psychiatry and psychiatric research in India: Past, Present and Future

Editor, Mens Sana Monographs, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Ajai R Singh
Mens Sana Research Foundation, 14, Shiv Kripa, Trimurty Road, Nahur, Mulund (W), Mumbai - 400 080
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.69197

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Commendable work has been done in psychiatric research in India as it moves in tandem with contemporary trends abroad. Indian Journal of Psychiatry (IJP), as its flag-ship publication, has mirrored this trend faithfully down the decades. Stalwarts and icons of Indian psychiatry have set Indian research firmly on this course. A systematic appraisal of psychiatric research in India shows that most work is replicative, some of it corrective at the local level, and very little that is original and corrective at the international level. Opinion and policy makers, including IJP and research departments at colleges and universities, must endeavor to steer the course towards trend-setting and original work emanating from India, even as we do not neglect replicative work, of which we are masters.



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