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ADVOCACY/DEBATE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67-69

Social psychiatry can “Empower” the individuals, families, and communities for mental health


Professor of Psychiatry (retd), Formerly of National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. R Srinivasa Murthy
Professor of Psychiatry (Retd), Formerly of National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/WSP.WSP_1_19

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There is growing awareness of the limitations of the biological model for understanding and treatment of mental disorders, along with increasing evidence of the role of individuals, families, and communities in matters of mental health and mental disorders. By increasing the research into the social origins of mental health and mental disorders and by developing appropriate skills to “empower” individuals, families, and communities, social psychiatry can advance the cause of mental health of the populations.


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