January-March 2018| Vol 34| Issue 1
Can social psychiatry bridge the sociopolitical divide between brain disease and free will models of addictions?
“Addiction is a brain disease, and it matters:” This proclamation of Leshner, the then Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), USA, in 1997, was a watershed in the histo...
Cultural diversity and mental health
Cultural Diversity and Mental Health
I would like to organize this talk into three headings, namely, understanding cultural diversity, need of unity in diversity, and possible soluti...
Award Paper: Dr Venkoba Rao Oration
Mental health services in disaster-affected population in low-resource settings
The paper discusses planning mental health services in disaster-affected population in low-resource settings. Disasters, both natural and artificial, are not uncommon in the modern world. Mental hea...
Award Paper: Balint Award Paper
Concerned parents, belligerent adolescent: Providing support to distressed parents
Societal changes have brought about transformation in the family dynamics in India. The youth of today is exposed to a wide variety of influences, and their tendency toward experimentation makes the...
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Award Paper: Dr JK Trivedi Award Paper
Effect of teacher's training on enhancing self-determination among individuals with intellectual disability
Background: During the past two decades, self-determination has emerged as an important concept in education, progress, and services delivery for persons with disabilities. Objective: ...
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