Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Articles from Vol. 58, No. 6, December

Abstracts
Marriage and Mental Health S. Nambi Professor, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India. E-mail: siva.nambi@gmail.com Marriage has been, since ancient times, one of the most important social institutions. The concept of...
Competence to Stand Trial: An Overview
Byline: Steven. Hoge The legal concept of competence to stand trial has ancient roots. The history of this legal construct in Anglo-Saxon law will be reviewed. A competent defendant is a requirement of the criminal justice system because it reflects...
Ethics and Medical Practice: Why Psychiatry Is Unique
Byline: Navneet. Sidhu, Jagannathan. Srinivasraghavan Since ancient times, societies have held physicians to high standards of ethics owing to the caring nature of the medical profession as well as the vulnerability of people in their care. While...
Filicide in the United States
Byline: Phillip. Resnick In the United States the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education determines the curriculum required for fellows in forensic psychiatry to become board certified as a subspecialist. Areas that must be covered...
Forensic Psychiatry in India: Past, Present, and Future
Byline: S. Nambi, Siva. Ilango, Lakshmi. Prabha Forensic psychiatry is a subspecialty of psychiatry, in which scientific and clinical expertise is applied to legal issues in legal contexts embracing civil, criminal, correctional, or legislative...
Mental Health and Law - Contemporary Issues
Byline: G. Gopalakrishnan Mental health and law intersect in a multitude of ways. The two disciplines ought to constantly inform and transform one another. For example, changes in the understanding of the etiology, clinical manifestation, treatment...
Mental Health and the Law: An Overview and Need to Develop and Strengthen the Discipline of Forensic Psychiatry in India
Byline: Pratima. Murthy, B. Malathesh, C. Kumar, Suresh. Math Human rights and mental health care of vulnerable population need supportive legislations and policies. Both "hard" and "soft" laws relevant to mental health care have been devised internationally...
Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Human Rights in India and Elsewhere: What Are We Aiming For?
Byline: Brendan. Kelly The Mental Health Care Bill 2013 was introduced to the Rajya Sabha (India's upper house of parliament) in August 2013 and following 134 official amendments, passed in August 2016. Properly implemented, mental health legislation...
Perceived Coercion in Persons with Mental Disorder in India: A Cross-Sectional Study
Byline: B. Raveesh, S. Pathare, P. Lepping, E. Noorthoorn, G. Gowda, J G F. Bunders-Aelen Background: Little is known about how patients in India perceive coercion in psychiatric care. Aims: To assess perceived coercion in persons with mental disorder...
Staff and Caregiver Attitude to Coercion in India
Byline: B. Raveesh, S. Pathare, E. Noorthoorn, G. Gowda, P. Lepping, J. Bunders-Aelen Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess attitudes of Indian psychiatrists and caregivers toward coercion. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted...
The Insanity Defense: Related Issues
Byline: T. Asokan For the past 150 years, there is no change in the understanding and knowledge other than autonomy and capacity to choose the right and wrong for criminal liability. The alternative concept that human behavior is the result of an...
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