ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Critical Questions on the National Mental Health Survey

A Mental Health Epidemic?

Questions are raised about an approach towards psychiatric epidemiology, which directly imports models in medicine to count disorders of the mind to produce staggering evidence to the effect that 11% of Indians suffer from mental disorders. An alternative psychiatric epidemiology is needed, which relies on the principles of slow research, is value-based, and which defines mental health as an ethical and political problem.

A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.

— Plato

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Updated On : 17th Jan, 2022

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