Chatbots in psychiatry: Can treatment gap be lessened for psychiatric disorders in India.
Authors: Singh OP PMID: 31142896 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Methodologies and skills in child and adolescent mental health, psychosocial care, and protection: A repository of training and intervention materials.
Authors: Ramaswamy S, Seshadri S PMID: 31142897 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Relative effectiveness of N-acetylcysteine and baclofen as anticraving agents in cannabis dependence - A retrospective study with telephonic follow-up.
Conclusion: The use of anticraving medications, namely BAC and NAC, may be a useful option along with PSIs in patients with cannabis dependence and requires further exploration. PMID: 31142898 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Assessment of prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among schoolchildren in selected schools.
Conclusion: The present study shows a high prevalence of ADHD among primary schoolchildren. PMID: 31142899 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mortality in schizophrenia: A study of verbal autopsy from cohorts of two rural communities of South India.
Conclusions: It is the first study in India to explore the causes of death in schizophrenia. NCDs being the most common cause of death in schizophrenia suggests to the need of integration of schizophrenia care into general health care. PMID: 31142900 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Young psychiatrists' opinion on the activities of Indian Psychiatric Society: A survey under the aegis of Research, Education, and Training Foundation of Indian Psychiatric Society.
Conclusions: The present survey reflects that there is a need to have more subject/topic-focused conferences/CMEs, need to introduce online CME activities, reduction of concurrent sessions during the conferences and strengthening the travel fellowship programs. All these can be considered as expectations of the young generation of psychiatrists from the organization like IPS, which should be duly considered while planning future conferences and CMEs. PMID: 31142901 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Val158Met and brain-derived neurotrophic factor Val66Met gene polymorphisms in paraphilic sexual offenders.
Conclusions: This research investigated COMT (Val158Met) and BDNF (Val66Met) in paraphilic child sexual offenders. A positive relationship was found for COMT gene; however, no significant relation was observed for BDNF gene between paraphilic sexual offenders and controls. PMID: 31142902 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Comparison of efficacy of ketamine versus thiopentone-assisted modified electroconvulsive therapy in major depression.
Conclusion: The use of ketamine for anesthesia led to rapid recovery from depressive symptoms and seems to be a better option for depressive patients, especially when a rapid response is desired. PMID: 31142903 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Internet addiction and daytime sleepiness among professionals in India: A web-based survey.
Authors: Singh LK, Suchandra KHH, Pattajoshi A, Mamidipalli SS, Kamal H, Singh S, Sachacher B, Mehta V Abstract Background: The likelihood of the relation between Internet overuse and comorbid psychiatric conditions is on the rise. However, sleep disturbances are common psychiatric symptoms associated with internet overuse. Our objective was to examine the association of Internet overuse with excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep problems in professionals from India. Materials and Methods: This was a web-based cross-sectional study through a predesigned questionnaire which included various professional groups. Th...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Assessment of cotinine in urine and saliva of smokers, passive smokers, and nonsmokers: Method validation using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry.
Conclusion: Analysis of variance showed that cotinine levels (urine and saliva) of smokers were significantly higher levels than passive smokers and nonsmokers (P
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Depression in caregivers of patients with breast cancer: A cross-sectional study from a cancer research center in South India.
Conclusion: Depression is common among caregivers of patients with breast cancer. There is a need for focused interventions for this group, which may improve the outcome of the patient as well. PMID: 31142906 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

A cross-sectional study to assess the association between major depression and inflammatory markers in patients with acute ischemic stroke.
Conclusion: This study suggests that in patients who have experienced AIS, there is no significant relationship between major depression and basal proinflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1 β, IL-18), BDNF, and NSE. PMID: 31142907 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Sample attrition rate of a community study: An analysis of Lucknow urban and rural elderly follow-up over a period of 9 years.
Conclusion: Over a period of 9 years chances of cohort loss due to mortality is about 32%-35%. PMID: 31142908 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Measuring reliability and validity of "Stressometer ®": A computer-based mass screening and assessment tool for evaluation of stress level and sources of stressors.
Conclusion: Stressometer® (SOM) is a valid and reliable, computer based mass screening tool for evaluation of stress level and sources of stress. Overall, Stressometer® (SOM) creates a robust measurement of stress and behavioral health that is likely culturally neutral and thus has universal applicability. A scale such as this one is ideal for use in the developing world to help bridge the treatment gap created and enhance behavioral health, especially in those suffering. PMID: 31142909 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Assessment and management of pediatric depression.
This article discusses identification and assessment of depression in the pediatric population. Specialized interviewing techniques pertaining to assessment in this unique population are discussed. Evidence-based guidelines for management of pediatric depression in terms of both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy are also enumerated. Choice of medication based on multiple parameters with available evidence base is discussed. Treatment planning and continued evaluation on long-term basis are also elaborated. PMID: 31142910 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Haloperidol-related neutropenia.
Authors: ┼×ahan E Abstract Phenothiazines like antipsychotics have been known to cause neutropenia, but this has been reported very rarely with haloperidol. A 20-year-old male patient admitted to emergency service (emergency room) with shortness of breath, chest pain, and anger. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and prescribed moxifloxacin. After 2 days with antibiotic, he readmitted. Left lung pneumothorax was detected, and thorax computerized tomography was requested. However, he opposed and beated one of the hospital officials. The diagnosis of manic episode due to antibiotic moxifloxacin was considered. The tube ...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Risperidone as an effective choice for obsessive-compulsive symptoms and tardive dyskinesia in an Indian quadragenarian with schizo-obsessive disorder.
We report a case of schizo-obsessive disorder in an Indian quadragenarian who had developed TD with olanzapine and had failed to show improvement with clozapine and quetiapine. The patient improved dramatically with risperidone. Our findings corroborate with previous literature which has shown risperidone to be effective in treatment of TD and obsessive symptoms, possibly due to its action on the serotonergic system. The authors conclude that risperidone is an effective choice to treat TD and comorbid OCS in patients with schizophrenia. PMID: 31142912 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Blood urea levels associated to antidepressant drug treatment: Role of nitrogen and nitric oxide.
Authors: Lozano R, Marín R, Santacruz MJ, Frutos AJ PMID: 31142913 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Rapidly progressive dementia in a case of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.
Authors: Daimary PP, Das S, Chatterjee SS, Krishnapillai R PMID: 31142914 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

A case of pathological gambling.
Authors: Sharma N, Gupta AK, Jane TH PMID: 31142915 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Escitalopram-induced extrapyramidal symptoms.
Authors: Kumar PNS, Krishnan AG, Suresh R PMID: 31142916 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Integrating mental health into primary care for addressing depression in a rural population: An experience from North India.
Authors: Bashar MA, Mehra A, Aggarwal AK PMID: 31142917 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Golden Brown Jubilee: 25 Years of Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh.
Authors: Ratnam A PMID: 31142918 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - June 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Retraction: Religion and mental health.
Authors: Abstract [This retracts the article on p. S187 in vol. 55, PMID: 23858253.]. PMID: 31123368 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Message from President, Indian Psychiatric Society.
Authors: Vaishnav M PMID: 31040446 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Message from Vice President, Indian Psychiatric Society.
Authors: Dalal PK PMID: 31040447 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Message from Hon. General Secretary, Indian Psychiatric Society.
Authors: Kumar V PMID: 31040448 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mental Healthcare Act (MHCA 2017)- Is a Relook Necessary for Effective Implementation?
Authors: Singh OP PMID: 31040449 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mental Healthcare Act 2017: Preface to the supplement.
Authors: Ameen S, Gowda M, Ramkumar GS PMID: 31040450 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

How right is right-based mental health law?
This article reviews the existing international human rights model of disability and recovery, and the Mysore Declaration, and does a critical review of UNCRPD. PMID: 31040451 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Making the most of Mental Healthcare Act 2017: Practitioners' perspective.
This article aims to explore ways to leverage the MHCA 2017 from the practitioner's perspective. PMID: 31040452 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Cost estimation for the implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act 2017.
Authors: Math SB, Gowda GS, Basavaraju V, Manjunatha N, Kumar CN, Enara A, Gowda M, Thirthalli J Abstract The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 (MHCA) was a step that was essential, once the Government of India ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2007. The MHCA looks to protect, promote, and fulfill the rights of persons with mental illness (PMI) as stated in the preamble of the Act. Further, there is an onus on the state to provide affordable mental health care to its citizens. In India, mental health has always been a lesser priority for lawmakers and citizens alike. The...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mental Healthcare Act 2017 - Aspiration to action.
This article focuses on the shortcomings and challenges of the act and also makes attempts to offer alternatives considering the available resources and ground reality. Concepts such as "Advance directives" and "Nominated representatives" appear to be very attractive, idealistic, and aspirational, but not evidenced based in the Indian context considering the resources. The act fails to make an impact even after 22 months to attain the goal, and will require pervasive efforts to fulfil a purpose that directs its development. This law needs to be amended as per the local resources and requirements of the ...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Consent in current psychiatric practice and research: An Indian perspective.
This article gives an overview on the evaluation of consent in clinical practice and also highlights the approach and challenge in psychiatric practice in India. PMID: 31040455 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Capacity for mental healthcare decisions under the Mental Healthcare Act.
This article is meant to guide clinicians on capacity assessment during the implementation of MHCA. PMID: 31040456 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Advance directives and nominated representatives: A critique.
Authors: Philip S, Rangarajan SK, Moirangthem S, Kumar CN, Gowda MR, Gowda GS, Math SB Abstract With the ratification of the landmark United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities by India, it was imperative to revamp the mental health-care legislation, among other changes. Most notably, a presumption of mental capacity has been introduced, which means a paradigm shift in the client and provider relationship. The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 empowers all persons to make advance directives (AD) and nominate representatives for shared decision-making. Psychiatric ADs (PADs) also seem to improve the ...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Newer documentary practices as per Mental Healthcare Act 2017.
This article draws together the standards and suggests some good clinical practices as per the Mental Healthcare Act 2017. PMID: 31040458 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Alternatives to use of restraint: A path toward humanistic care.
This article looks to overview the types of restraints, complications of restraints, and the alternatives to restraint in diverse settings. PMID: 31040459 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Restraint guidelines for mental health services in India.
Authors: Raveesh BN, Lepping P Abstract Restraint use in mentally ill patients are regulated by Mental Healthcare Act 2017 in India. At times, persons with mental disorders become dangerous to self, others or towards the property, warranting an emergency intervention in the form of restraint. Restraint as a matter of policy, should be implemented after attempting alternatives, only under extreme circumstances as last resort and not as a punishment. It should be an intervention focused at managing the concerned behavior for a given point of time. Restraint should always result in safety and should ensure that the hu...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Discharge planning and Mental Healthcare Act 2017.
Authors: Gowda M, Gajera G, Srinivasa P, Ameen S Abstract Mental Healthcare Act 2017 mandates that proper discharge planning should be done and documented before any discharge is done from MHEs. Discharge planning should be based on a thorough assessment of the needs of the patient. Family should be actively involved in the planning process. Necessary steps should be taken for referral to other services, especially those in the community. Discharge planning helps us to balance the goals of the treatment at admission, to reality check at the time of discharge. Adequacy of discharge planning can be ensured by using v...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Approach to and practical challenges in certification in Psychiatry.
This article tries to address some of the issues related to certification, professional and legal accountability, and attempts to remove some of the ambiguities associated with the certification process in psychiatry. PMID: 31040462 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Dealing with statutory bodies under the Mental Healthcare Act 2017.
Authors: Prashanth NR, Abraham SE, Hongally C, Madhusudan S Abstract India has an enormous burden of mental illness. In spite of the recognition of this population of people living with mental illness, the treatment gap continues to be about 83%. In order to meet this vast unmet need and in the view of aligning the mental health legislation with the international standards and the UN-Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Mental Healthcare Act 2017 was passed and enforced recently. The provisions in the act have been controversial from its conception. Now after the enforcement of the act, all me...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Liabilities and penalties under Mental Healthcare Act 2017.
Authors: Hongally C, Sripad MN, Nadakuru R, Meenakshisundaram M, Jayaprakasan KP Abstract Introduction: Mental Healthcare Act (MHCA) 2017 is an act passed to regulate and provide mental health care and services. The act considers psychiatrists as one of the main mental health providers. Liabilities are prescribed under various chapters of MHCA 2017. It is imperative for practitioners to be completely aware of and follow the rules as per MHCA 2017, now that the rules are already framed. Materials and Methods: A thorough review of MHCA 2017, Central Mental Health Rules, and State Mental Health Rules 2018 was done...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

The dawn of eMental health professional.
Authors: Kumar MS, Krishnamurthy S, Gowda MR, Dhruve N Abstract The widespread reach and ease of use make technology a handy tool for today's practicing mental health professional (MHP), especially in light of the Mental Healthcare Act (MHCA) 2017, the essence of which safeguards the rights of patients while squarely placing the onus on MHPs. In order to keep up with the changing times, it is imperative for the MHP to be aware of the potential of technology to not only aid delivery but also ease the burden of care while being MHCA-compliant. In addition, the article calls for a more proactive role of the MHP in dri...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Founding and managing a mental health establishment under the Mental Healthcare Act 2017.
Authors: Gowda MR, Das K, Gowda GS, Karthik KN, Srinivasa P, Muthalayapapa C Abstract The World Health Organization Atlas reveals lower bed and mental health professionals ratio per population in India. This may be due to a poor allocation of funding in the mental health sector by the Government. This resulted in a lack of complete and comprehensive care ranging from acute treatment to long-term rehabilitation throughout the country. The spiral of specialist care needs such as deaddiction, child psychiatric needs, and rehabilitation facility are available only to a handful of the population in metropolitan cities i...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mental Healthcare Act 2017: Impact on addiction and addiction services.
Authors: Mohan A, Math SB Abstract The Mental Healthcare Act (MHCA) 2017 has been recently enacted with the objectives of providing mental health services and securing of rights of the persons with mental illness. Mental conditions due to abuse of alcohol or drugs have been included in the definition of mental illness. However, these conditions present some unique and difficult problems due to their very nature. Despite being an integral part of psychiatry, these disorders have traditionally been dealt with separately and even treated in dedicated facilities such as deaddiction centers and rehabilitation centers. I...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Practical implications of Mental Healthcare Act 2017: Suicide and suicide attempt.
Authors: Vadlamani LN, Gowda M Abstract The prevalence of suicides has been increasing in recent years. The number of persons who attempt to die by suicide is 25 times that of the number of those who die by suicide every year. Indian Government passed the Mental Healthcare Act (MHCA), 2017 in the middle of 2018. Section 115 of the act decriminalized the attempt to die by suicide, thereby reducing further stress on the victim. This has legal implications with regard to abetment laws of Sections 109, 116, 306, and 309 of Indian Penal Code. Regarding mental healthcare delivery, this act enables the person who attempte...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mental Healthcare Act 2017, India: Child and adolescent perspectives.
This article presents sections of the act relevant to children and adolescents. We look at the provisions in the context of changes from the earlier act, concordance with other Indian legislations and with mental health legislations in other parts of the world. PMID: 31040469 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Implications of Mental Healthcare Act 2017 for geriatric mental health care delivery: A critical appraisal.
Authors: Sivakumar PT, Mukku SSR, Antony S, Harbishettar V, Kumar CN, Math SB Abstract The prevalence of mental health problems in older adults is increasing globally as well as in India due to population ageing. Mental Healthcare Act (MHCA) 2017 has a rights-based approach and came into force in India in May 2018. Its provisions have significant implications for promoting mental health care and protecting the rights of persons with mental illness (PMI). Older adults with mental health problems such as dementia have a high risk for loss of mental capacity, abuse, violation of their rights, and institutionalization....
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 and homeless persons with mental illness in India.
Authors: Swaminath G, Enara A, Rao R, Kumar KVK, Kumar CN Abstract Homeless persons with mental illness (HPMI) suffer indignities due to shirking of all obligations by the society. In addition, the HPMI is denied all rights available to citizens, such as confidentiality, privacy, safety, right to practice religion, health, and the right to not suffer from inhuman treatment. In this context, the new Mental Healthcare Act (MHCA), 2017 has brought in a list of rights for HPMI, and this is a welcome sign. The MHCA has also taken away the mandated involvement of judiciary to provide care for the HPMI. However, the groun...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - May 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research