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  

Anant Kumar

Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi; University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Gillings School of Global Public Health

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kumar, Anant, History of Mental Health Services in India (2004). Journal of Personality and Clinical Studies, Vol. 20, No. 1-2, March-September 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1553597

Anant Kumar (Contact Author)

Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi ( email )

Dr. Camil Bulcke Path
Purulia Road
Ranchi, Jharkhand 834001
India
09934160637 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://xiss.ac.in

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Gillings School of Global Public Health ( email )

Chapel Hill, NC 27599
United States

HOME PAGE: http://sph.unc.edu/

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