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#India – Mental Health Care Bill cleared by Cabinet

The Union Cabinet  cleared the Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 that makes access to mental health care a right of all persons Submitted on Fri, 06/14/2013 – 16:55 The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared the Mental Health Care Bill, 2013… Continue Reading →

Achieving parity between mental and physical health

Whole-person care: from rhetoric to reality     Royal College of Psychiatrists –UK – March 2013   Available online PDF [95p.] at: http://bit.ly/YFvjwS        “…..In our society mental health does not receive the same attention as physical health. People with mental health problems frequently… Continue Reading →

Forgetfulness is minor neurocognitive disorder says DSM-V #mentalhealth #WTFnews

Eat or surf a lot? You risk being labelled mentally ill Malathy Iyer, TNN | Mar 24, 2013,  The latest psychiatry manual will, for the first time, spell out Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, minor neurocognitive disorder (like forgetfulness), binge eating, internet addiction,… Continue Reading →

Sloppy Mental-Health Talk Will Intensify Stigma

By Atima Omara-Alwala WeNews commentator Monday, February 18, 2013 The current gun-control debate could worsen the mental health stigma that already stops many women of color from seeking help, says Atima Omara-Alwala. It’s necessary to get the facts right on… Continue Reading →

In search of a revolutionary road #mentalhealth

K. S. JACOB, The Hindu Psychiatric diagnoses continue to lack the predictive power required of hard science. A new framework is needed to understand mental health, distress and disease The American Psychiatric Association (APA) will release the fifth edition of… Continue Reading →

#India- Acute shortage of mental health care staff #humanresources

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, The Hindu Jan 14, 2013 India faces an acute shortage of mental health care professionals, including psychiatrists, considering the high prevalence of mental health disorders. Studies suggest that approximately 13 per cent of the entire population may actually… Continue Reading →

#India-Train judges handling sex crimes in psychiatry #Vaw #Justice

  DHNS BANGALORE : The judiciary, especially judges handling cases related to sexual abuse against women, must have basic training in psychiatry and mental illness to handle the sensitivity of the subject, said the Indian Psychiatric Society president Prof Indira Sharma…. Continue Reading →

Sanction pension to mentally challenged person: Madras High Court #good news

CHENNAI : Coming to the rescue of a mentally affected person who was denied disability pension, the Madras High Court has directed the authority to sanction the pension in three months. Disposing of a writ petition filed on behalf of him,… Continue Reading →

#INDIA- Mental Health Law Reform: Challenges Ahead

Posted on December 23, 2012by jilsblognujs by Aditya Ayachit Mental disorders are complex physiological infirmities of the nervous system. While they continue be the tough riddles in the field of medical research, they pose even more daunting challenges in the socio-economic and… Continue Reading →

Don’t we have the right to get married too? #disability

By Ranjitha Gunasekaran Source : SIFY Last Updated: Fri, Dec 07, 2012 Bhagya (name changed) falters as she tells me what happened when she said she wanted to get married. “Do you know what my parents asked me? They said, ‘Yevan… Continue Reading →

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