Skip to main content
×
×
Home

Trends in the development of psychiatric services in India

  • Mohan Isaac (a1)
Abstract

Over the past five decades, services for the mentally ill in India have steadily improved. From a predominantly mental hospital based service, provision has now moved to general hospitals and primary health centres. A variety of factors have contributed to changes in the quality of services. This paper briefly reviews the changes and discusses the relevance of some of them.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Trends in the development of psychiatric services in India
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Trends in the development of psychiatric services in India
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Trends in the development of psychiatric services in India
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Corresponding author
Correspondence: Division of Mental Health, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
References
Hide All
Carstairs, G. M. (1973) Psychiatric problems of developing countries. British Journal of Psychiatry, 123, 271277.
Goldberg, D. (1992) India, Pakistan; Community Psychiatry. Lancet, i, 114115.
Isaac, M., Chandrashekhar, C. R., Kapur, R. L., et al (1982) Mental health delivery through rural primary health care-development and evaluation of a pilot training programme. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 24, 131142.
Kumar, S. (1993) Humanising mental health care (News) Lancet, 342, 670671.
Wig, N. N., Murthy, R. S. & Harding, T. W. (1981) A model for rural psychiatric services – the Raipur Rani experience. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 23, 275282.
World Health Organization (1975) ‘Organization of mental health services in developing countries’. Sixteenth report of the WHO Expert Committee on Mental Health. Technical Report Series, 564.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 2 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 9 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 2nd January 2018 - 21st July 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Trends in the development of psychiatric services in India

  • Mohan Isaac (a1)
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *