Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry

VIEWPOINT/PERSPECTIVES (THEMESECTION: MENTAL HEALTH CAREBILL, 2013)
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 141--147

Restraint and seclusion in India


Sudhir K Khandelwal, Koushik Sinha Deb, Vijay Krishnan 
 Department of Psychiatry, National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

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Sudhir K Khandelwal
Department of Psychiatry, National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi
India

Psychiatric management in India often includes the practice of restraint and seclusion of violent and difficult to control patients, both in inpatient medical facilities and in places of traditional healing. However, without any informed guidelines and regulation, these practices have flourished from necessary last resort to accepted ways of control. The upcoming draft mental health bill have now provided with a set of basic guidelines for preventing restraint. The scientific literature is also sparse on the subject from India, despite a robust body of evidence being available from the Western literature. This review, summarizes the evidence from India, looks into the causes and outcomes of restraint and seclusion and also discusses methods and stratagems that might be beneficial for reducing restraint and seclusion in the country.


How to cite this article:
Khandelwal SK, Deb KS, Krishnan V. Restraint and seclusion in India.Indian J Soc Psychiatry 2015;31:141-147


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Khandelwal SK, Deb KS, Krishnan V. Restraint and seclusion in India. Indian J Soc Psychiatry [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Oct 20 ];31:141-147
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