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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 38-42

Indian psychiatry: Research and international perspectives

1 Department of Psychiatry, Co-operative Medical College, Cochin, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 International Center for Mental Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University, New York, USA

Correspondence Address:
Roy Abraham Kallivayalil
Co-operative Medical College, Cochin - 683 503
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.69205

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Indian psychiatry has many contributions to the world psychiatry to its credit. These include active participation in the international scientific organizations, research, and also creation of the manpower resources in many other countries. India has been an active partner in the research initiatives of the World Health Organization and the World Psychiatric Association. Research by the Indian psychiatrists played an important role in recognition of the entity of acute and transient psychotic disorders, some culture bound syndromes like Dhat syndrome and understanding the role of families in care of schizophrenia and course and outcome of schizophrenia.



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