Mental Health in South Asia: Ethics, Resources, Programs and Legislation

  • Jitendra Kumar Trivedi
  • Adarsh Tripathi

Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 58)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ethical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ajit Avasthi, Shubhmohan Singh
      Pages 3-18
    3. Suresh Bada Math, Biju Viswanath, Ami Sebastian Maroky
      Pages 19-34
    4. Gurvinder S. Kalra, Nilesh Shah, Nicholas Deakin, Dinesh Bhugra
      Pages 35-47
    5. T. Maniam, Fifa Rahman
      Pages 49-62
  3. Resources and Opportunities/Mental Health Programs and Policies (their current status and future prospects)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Rahul Shidhaye, Siham Sikander, Mark Jordans, Prasantha De Silva, Sudipto Chatterjee
      Pages 95-111
    3. Anand K. Pandurangi, Antony Fernandez, Jagannathan Srinivasaraghavan
      Pages 113-132
    4. Jagannathan Srinivasaraghavan, Antony Fernandez, Anand K. Pandurangi
      Pages 133-152
  4. Resources and Opportunities/Community Psychiatry

  5. Mental Health Legislation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. George Szmukler, Adarsh Tripathi, Rowena Daw, John Dawson
      Pages 291-317
    3. Vijoy K Varma, Harischandra Ghambeera, Nitin Gupta
      Pages 333-342
    4. Jitendra Kumar Trivedi, Adarsh Triapthi, Sujit Kumar Kar
      Pages 343-362
  6. Jitendra Kumar Trivedi, Adarsh Tripathi
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This book tackles the issue of mental health legislation in South Asia. The first of its kind, it addresses an issue that is necessary for protecting the rights of people with mental disorders and serves as an essential text for reinforcing mental health policy in South Asia. it is a timely addition to our global understanding of mental health and how different regions address it.Asia is by far the largest continent in the world in terms of area with population exceeding 3.5 billion and has dozens of cultures, religions, languages and ethnic groups. As a result of its highly varied political systems, Asia also spawns a wide variety of health care systems including mental health care systems, often based on historical roots and at times colonial heritages. The people who suffer from mental or neurological disorders in the continent form a vulnerable section of society and often face stigma, discrimination and marginalization in all societies, and this increases the likelihood that their human rights will be violated


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jitendra Kumar Trivedi
    • 1
  • Adarsh Tripathi
    • 2
  1. 1.King George's Medical UniversityShahmeena Road, Chowk, LucknowIndia
  2. 2.King George's Medical UniversityIndia

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