Academic journal article Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Mental Health Concepts in India: Providing Valuable Insights

Academic journal article Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Mental Health Concepts in India: Providing Valuable Insights

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Byline: Roy. Kallivayalil

Indian Journal of Psychiatry is one of the most influential psychiatry journals throughout the world. Indexed in pubmed and widely referenced, our journal is an authentic source of contemporary research in India. The editorial board under the dynamic leadership of the Editor TSS Rao has recently enlarged the scope of the journal by bringing in various thoughts and philosophies, which have influenced Indian culture over the centuries. This journal supplement on Indian mental health concepts

is a valued addition to the journal - bringing together diverse themes, which have influenced and modeled our understanding on mental illness and mental health through the past several centuries.

There are nearly 30 papers written by experts in their respective fields in this supplement. They include: Religion and psychiatry, Sufism and mental health, Yogic school of thought and psychiatry, Buddhist philosophy and modern psychotherapy, the Islamic prayer, Gandhiji and mental health concepts, Hinduism, marriage and mental illness, Indian concepts on sexuality, morality and moral development, end of life care in India and Bhagavad Gita and psychotherapy, etc., There are several other papers, which are very insightful and informative. Although the Editor has tried to be as comprehensive as possible, it is likely, some areas have been left out due to space and time constraints. This volume may be taken as the first part, to be followed by another volume, which will cover the areas which have not been discussed. …

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