History of Mental Health Services in India
Journal of Personality and Clinical Studies, Vol. 20, No. 1-2, March-September 2004
11 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2010
Date Written: 2004
An attempt is made to understand and examine the development of mental health services in colonial period and historical development of mental health in India. The development during colonial period has significant importance in context of development of mental health services after independence and in that context it is important to understand the structure and development of mental hospitals in India and problems in existing mental health services and needs. The development during this period had major impact on the future of mental health in India in context to the programmes and its policy implications in India.
Keywords: Mental health, India, Services
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