Psychotherapy in the Indian Context

  • A. Venkoba Rao


Mental illness in India is estimated to affect some two to seven per 1,000 population. Psychiatric services are meagre. There are about 40 mental hospitals in the country. Many of the hospitals continue to be understaffed. Less than a third of one hundred and eight Medical Schools have psychiatric departments. In all, there are a total of 20,000 beds for Psychiatric Services. There are about less than 1000 Psychiatrists in the country. It is against this none too satisfactory background that psychotherapy is discussed.


Psychiatric Service Depressive Illness Indian Culture Psychiatric Department Role Relationship 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Venkoba Rao
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  1. 1.Institute of PsychiatryMadurai Medical College and Government Rajaji HospitalMaduraiIndia

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