Community Mental Health in India

by Nitin Gupta, BS Chavan, Priti Arun, Ajeet Sidana, Sushrut Jadhav

The book ‘Community mental health in India’ is complied for mental health trainees and professionals working in both rural and urban Indian settings, social scientists engaged with public health, and health policy professionals in India. The book comprises of ten sections. Section I is based upon evidence, facts, and personal experiences of the author. Section II discusses about the development of community psychiatry is outlined. Section III addresses issues related to Psychiatry and family, stigma, disability, etc. Section IV highlights the legislative aspects in psychiatry. These may be Contemporary Debates about Mental Health Legislation, human laws, and narcotic drugs act. Section V comprises of four chapters on Community Mental Health and Psychiatric Specialties. Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, as well as Adolescent Psychiatry are discussed. The next section is on Emergencies in the Community that covers emergencies’ in community like suicidal behaviour, violence intervention, and disaster management. Camp approach can be an alternative to hospitalization. Section VIII discusses various Models and Strategies for Management of mental health. Section IX covers Administrative, Governance and Research while Section X provides a feel of the inherent contradictions and idiosyncrasies that exist in community mental health across the world. Section XI introduces both theory and clinical application of concepts from medical anthropology to community mental health in India. Section XII the book is based on Personal and Popular Narratives of Suffering due to mental health issue. The last section XIII comprises of reprints of key historical papers related to the development and journey of the Indian Community Psychiatry movement.

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1. Gupta Nitin
2. Chavan BS
3. Arun Priti
4. Sidana Ajeet
5. Jadhav Sushrut
Editor's Affiliation
1. South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare, NHS Foundation Trust, Margaret Stanhope Centre, Belvedere Road, Burton upon Trent, DE13 0RB, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
2. Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
3. Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
4. Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
5. University College London; Camden and Islington Mental Health Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
Psychiatry,Community Medicine
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