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Six decades of community psychiatry in India

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

R. K. Chadda
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All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, email drrakeshchadda@gmail.com
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The community psychiatry movement started in India in the early 1950s. It has gone through different phases of development, beginning with family care of people who are mentally ill in the campus of the mental hospitals, followed by satellite clinics and a national mental health programme. Other initiatives have included the camp approach, initiatives by non-government organisations and the media, and mental health services for disaster-affected populations. The paper traces the development of community psychiatry in India over the past six decades.

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