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Mansik Saundarya

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Sustainable community mental health services: a description and review of an integrated care model in Uttar Pradesh, India

This paper describes a sustainable community mental health program delivering services integrated with primary health care in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Mental health services were integrated into the community-based primary health programs of Ramakrishna Mission, Varanasi (RKM) as part of the Jan Man Swasthya Program (JMSP) in 2013. The program was delivered with JMSP support for …

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Models of Psychiatry: Science and Mythology of understanding mental disorder.

Published in Int J Contemporary Medicine (2018) Vol. 6 No. 1 (131-32) This article explores the concept of ‘truth’ as understood in scientific disciplines, and the implications it has on the evolution of the understanding of the mind and the brain. It draws parallels between the ways of understanding mythology and the way that models …

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The Role of Belief Systems and Shared Culture on Mental Health

Published in Int J Contemporary Medicine (2018) Vol. 6 No. 1 (128-30) This paper posits that the lived beliefs arising from the concept of the mythical Kashi can explain the adaptive social behaviors and support systems of the residents of modern-day Varanasi. Based on the cultural and mythological beliefs of the residents, the researcher points …

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Telepsychiatry in integrated care: A retrospective comparative study from Uttar Pradesh.

Publication under process Lack of affordable and accessible mental health care is a major contributor to a huge burden of mental health disorders in India. Integrating mental health into primary care is a model proposed to address this treatment gap. Tele-psychiatry can be a cost-effective modality to achieve the goal of integration. We compared the …

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