Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 449-450

Psychiatry at undergraduate level in India: What is needed?

1 Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health and Hospital, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Sayantanava Mitra
Department of Psychiatry, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-3147.158804

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Present day health-care philosophy strongly favors an increased attention to mental health related issues. However, the lack of an adequate number of trained specialists in India in this field makes it imperative that the burden is shared by general practitioners at large. But our current medical education system may not be equipped enough to prepare them for the task.

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