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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 295-299

Literary destigmatisation of mental illness: A study of the writings of Jayakanthan

Institute of Mental Health, Kilpauk, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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O Somasundaram
Institute of Mental Health, Kilpauk, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.117154

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National and international associations of psychiatry are busy formulating and executing anti-stigma measures and activities. Literary works of creative artists could be utilised for this purpose. This article based on the writings of a popular Tamil writer Jayakanthan discusses some of his works in relation to this.



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