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Research Endeavors in Child Psychiatry in India-II

  • Savita Malhotra
  • Natasha Kate
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Abstract

Research in child psychiatry is now being governed by marshaling of evidence with regard to psychobiological processes and their implications in treatment. With the advent of newer technologies, the genetic, neuroanatomical, neurophysiological and neurochemical changes in the development of childhood psychiatric disorders are being increasingly identified. This has helped further our understanding and aids for the management of these disorders. Additionally, psychopharmacological, psychological, behavioral and somatic therapies in children are being increasingly researched, especially in the Western countries, and newer paradigms have been identified. In India, where child psychiatry has not been fully developed as a specialty, research in these various domains has been scattered. Yet, initial insights have so far been encouraging and shall surely pave the way for further investigations. In this chapter, an attempt is made to review broad areas in which significant or substantial research currently available in Indian child and adolescent psychiatry with regard to neurobiology, phenomenology and treatment of child psychiatric disorders.

Keywords

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Bipolar Disorder Anxiety Disorder Mental Retardation Conduct Disorder 
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