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INDEX
Page numbers followed by b refer to box, f refer to figure, and t refer to table
A
Academic stress 253
Acne excoriée 106f
Acotiamide 82
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome 258
Activity observation network 273
Addictive disorders 303
Additional psychiatric disorder 250
Adrenocorticotropic hormone 91, 109
Alcohol 257
Alleviate sickness symptoms 195
Alopecia areata 103, 108
Alpha-synuclein 30
Alzheimer's disease 30, 119
Amantadine 25
Amateur tango dancers 273
Amnesia 267
Analytical psychology 212
Ankylosing spondylitis 60
Anorectal pain 75
Anthropology 286, 287, 289, 289f, 290, 295
branches of 286f
field of 286
Antibiotics 81
Antidepressants 51, 54, 82, 116
Antiepileptics 52
Antiphospholipid syndrome 90
Antipsychiatry 147, 162, 166, 168
Antipsychotics 51, 54, 117
Antiretroviral therapy 96
Antituberculosis treatment 96
Anxiety 27, 29, 43, 114, 237, 241, 303
disorder 25, 32, 33, 55, 92, 254
generalized 24, 29, 32
high level of 130
Apathy 31, 32
Appropriate facial expression, lack of 250
Archaeological anthropology 286
Archetypal psychology 212
Arousal reduction training 84
Arrhythmias 119
Art therapy 208
evidence base of 213
scope of 215
task force on 216
Arthur Kleinman's theory 292
Artificial intelligence 242
Asexuality spectrum 127
Asthma 215
Astrological influences 195
Atopic dermatitis 108, 109
Attachment theory 257
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 26, 36, 56, 249, 250
Autism 9, 104
spectrum disorder 26, 36, 249, 250, 279
Autoimmune
diseases 90
disorders 47
encephalitis 34
encephalomyelitis 24
thyroiditis 90
Autonomic dysfunction 77
Autonomic nervous system 3, 75, 124
Autoscopy 233
B
Bacterial mutations 184
Bacteriotherapy 81
Bahujan Hitaye, Bahujan Sukhaye 136
Bender Gestalt test 212
Benzodiazepines 20, 53
Bethanechol 82
Biological anthropology 286
Biology 9
Bipolar disorder 9, 24, 35, 55, 114, 191, 196
Blood tests 150
Body
dysmorphic disorder 102
mass index 95
Bolitho test 224
Borderline personality disorder 27
Brain 248, 273
decade of 168
gut
interactions 75
psychotherapies 83
relevance of 182
Breastfeeding 53
Briquet's syndrome 78
C
Cancer 215
Cardiology 112
Cardiovascular disease 112, 113, 116, 117
Catecholamine 109
Central nervous system 3, 19, 72, 99
Centrally mediated abdominal pain syndrome 74
Cerebrospinal fluid 12
Cerebrovascular disorders 31
Child sexual abuse 300
Child's cognitive development 252
Childhood psychiatric disorders 279
Cholesterol 119
Chronic fatigue syndrome 3, 62
Civil law 22
cases 218
Clozapine 51, 54
Coercion 187
Cognitive behavioral therapy 24, 44, 84, 113, 200, 215, 242
Communication system 209
Complex-partial seizures 196
Conduct disorders 251
Confusion assessment method 21
Congestive cardiac failure 119
Contemporary dance 276
Contraception 49
Convolutional neural network 243
Cornelia de Lange syndrome 104
Coronary artery disease 20, 112, 118
Coronary bypass graft surgery 119
Coronary heart disease 113
Stockholm women's intervention trial for 118
Corticosteroids 96
Corticotropin-releasing hormone 109
Cortisol 109
COVID-19 6, 57, 240
pandemic 242
Criminal law 222
Cultural mental health 290
Culture bound syndromes 170, 289, 290
Culture specific disorders 291
Curricular stress 253
Cushing's disease 91
Cushing's syndrome 91
Cycloserine 90
D
Dance
and music 282
therapy 272
classes 281
components 275
movement therapy 277, 278
effectiveness of 278
music 274
and mind 272
performer-choreographer 272
therapy 275, 279, 281
field of 275
role of 277
Daydreaming 233
Deep brain stimulation 29
Delirium 19, 20
differential diagnosis of 21t
risk factors for 20t
tremens 19
Delusional disorders 101
Dementia 9, 22, 30
etiology of 22t
psychological symptoms of 23
treatment for 278
Depression 29, 31, 33, 43, 55, 113, 118, 119, 191, 197, 199, 201, 241, 254, 267, 277, 279, 303
incidence of 198
management of 55
mild 29
moderate 29
moderate-to-severe 277
perimenopausal 48
severe 29
severity of 198
symptoms 278
Dermatillomania 105
Dermatitis
artefacta 103, 104f
para-artefacta syndrome 106
Dermatological disorders 100, 107
Dermatological obsessive-compulsive disorders 102
Dermatology 99, 100t
interface of 100
Dermatomyositis 60
Dextromethorphan 25
Dhat syndrome 128
Diabetes mellitus 20, 89, 95, 118, 276
Digital phenotyping 241
Disability benefits 181
Disaccharides 78
Disgust 273
Distress
cultural concepts of 291
idioms of 170, 291
District Mental Health Programme 221
Divergence, phase of 168
Divine wrath 195
Domestic Violence
Act 221
female victims of 278
Dopamine 12
dysregulation syndrome 30
Double-blind randomized controlled trials 271
Down syndrome 183
Dozing 233
Drama therapy 282, 283
Drapetomania 288
Draw-a-man test 212
Drug hypersensitivity syndrome 106, 106f
Dualism, theory of 73
Dysbiosis 76
Dysmetria, cognitive 35
Dysmorphic facies 250
Dyspareunia 128
Dyspepsia, functional 74
E
Eating disorders 56, 104, 254257
Ebstein's anomaly 52
Efavirenz 90
Electra complex 178
Electroconvulsive therapy 24, 150, 266, 267
Electroencephalogram 26, 241
Electronic health records 242
Emotional resilience 252
Emotions, active expression of 279
Empirical adequacy 184
Endocrine disorders 91, 130
Enteric nervous system 3
Epigastric pain syndrome 74
Epilepsy 25, 26, 26t, 27
Epistemic injustice 146
Erectile dysfunction 125, 130
Escherichia coli 81
Ethnographic fieldwork, hallmark of 286
Euphoria 25
Exfoliative cheilitis 106f
Extrasensory perception 229
Eye movement desensitization 162
F
Facial expressions 271
Factitious dermatitis 103
Feelings 274
Fermentable oligosaccharides 78
Fitness 305
Follicular-stimulating hormone 48
Food safety 305
Foramen magnum 19
Forensic psychiatry 218
Freud's psychoanalysis 160
Functional abdominal pain 74
Functional gastrointestinal disorders 4, 72, 72b, 73, 85
assessment of 79
management of 81
pathophysiology of 75
G
Gamma-aminobutyric acid 11, 21
Gastroenterology 3, 72
Gastrointestinal system 4
Gender identity 123
Gestalt therapist 212
Glutamate 11
Gouty arthritis 60
Grandiose delusions 193
Guru-chela paradigm 179
Gut
brain interaction, disorders of 72
microbiome 76
psychopharmacology 81
Gynecological oncology 57
H
Habit and impulse disorders 103
Haloperidol 117
Hanuman complex 179
Hashimoto's thyroiditis 96
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 243
Health Promotion Using Life Skills in Adolescent Program 260
Health, promotion of 305
Heart disease 115, 118
Hepatitis
B virus 95
C virus 95
Hermaphroditism 178
Hindu Marriage Act 224
Hodgkin lymphoma 183
Holism, principle of 73
Hospital anxiety and depression scale 61
Human behavior 265
Human communication systems 209
Human immunodeficiency virus 47, 90, 215
Human mind 287
Hyperparathyroidism 92
Hyperprolactinemia 130
Hypertension 89, 119
arterial 131
Hypnotherapy 84
Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis 114
dysfunction 48
I
Ideographs 209
Immune dysfunction 77
Impulse control disorders 30
Indian Education System 248, 249f
Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 170
Indian Psychiatry Society 151, 269
Induced abortion 49
Infectious diseases 90
Infertility 48
psychological effects of 49
Inflammatory diseases 90
Influence 187
Information technology 239
Insanity plea 225
Insomnia 43
Institutional neurosis 168
Intellectual disability, prevalence of 249
Intensive care units 20
Internal psychokinesis 232
International Association on Political Use of Psychiatry 5
International Classification of Diseases 4
International Journal of Social Psychiatry 170
Interpersonal therapy 113
Irritability 43
Irritable bowel syndrome 73
Ischemic heart diseases 89
Isolation, feelings of 237
J
Jacobson's progressive muscle relaxation training 84
Joint researches 288
Judicial psychiatry 151
Judiciary, role of 226
K
Kidney diseases, chronic 89
Kinesthetic reaction 210
Kleine-Levin syndrome 34, 178
L
Lactobacillus plantarum 81
Language and speech disorder 249
Law regulating psychiatry profession 220
Legal system 189
Lesch-Nyhan syndrome 104
Levator ani syndrome 75
Levodopa 25
Lewy bodies 30
Limbic encephalitis 96
Linguistic anthropology 286
Lip-lick cheilitis 102f
Lipoprotein, high-density 118
Literature, types of 231
Lorazepam 54
Lower depressive symptoms 198
Luteinizing hormone 48
Lyme disease 90
Lysergic acid diethylamide 11
M
Magnetic resonance
imaging 25
spectroscopy 12
Major depressive disorder 23, 24, 50, 113
Major histocompatibility complex 10
Major psychiatric disorders 90
Male erectile disorders 128
Mania 31, 33
Marriage and divorce 224
Martha Mitchell effect 146
Matchbox sign 101
McDonald criteria 23
Media, traditional forms of 301
Medical Council Act 222
Medical
illness 276
insanity 225
issues 95
Medication adherence 191, 197
Mefloquine 90
Menarche 43
Menopause 48
Menstrual cycle 43
Mental disorders 181, 288
care for 195
severe 289
statistical manual of 290
Mental disturbances 267
Mental health 149, 154, 215, 239, 240, 270, 283
action plan 144
care 139t
act 220, 221
implementation of 219
services 220, 221
conditions 266
education 254
hospitals 289
impact on 298
issues 254, 256
risk factor for 253
legislation 219, 220, 221
problems 255, 281
professionals 266, 269, 270, 283
portrayal of 266
promotion of 283
scope of 248
symptoms 214
themes, realistic portrayals of 268
Mental illness 18, 57, 129, 191, 193, 218, 219, 223, 226, 227, 254, 274, 280, 283, 288, 295, 303
absence of 248
depiction of 266
development of 241
music therapy for 279
representation of 269
severe 1, 95, 129, 196
symptoms of 191
treatment for 275
types of 276
Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act 221
Mental stress
acute 115
chronic 115
Metabolic syndrome 112, 118
Microbiota-gut-brain axis 77
Midface toddler excoriation syndrome 104
Migration 149
Mind
philosophy of 181, 182
theory of 183
Mini-mental state examination 22
Mirtazapine 25, 54
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors 117
Monosaccharides 78
Monozygotic twins 232
Mood
disorder 27, 36
disturbances 254, 256
stabilizers 52, 54
Multiple sclerosis 23, 24, 90
Murphy argues 184
Muscle tension, electromyographic biofeedback for 84
Music
advantages of 275
and dance 276, 280
therapy 274, 275, 279, 281
Myocardial infarction, acute 113
Mythology 174, 175
and mind 175
and therapy 179
N
Narcissistic personality disorder 178
Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 222, 256
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences 93
National Mental Health Programme 221, 259, 294
Near-death experiences 231, 233
Necrotic deep ulcers 101f
Neostigmine 82
Neurodevelopmental disorders 104, 248
Neurodiversity theory 188
Neuroimmunocutaneous system 93
Neuroimmunopathogenesis 9
Neurological disorders 23
Neurological soft signs 34, 34t, 35
Neurological system 248
Neurology 2, 18
Neuropsychiatry 18, 19, 89
Neurosyphilis 90
Neurotic excoriations 102f
Neuroticism 78
Neutral posture 287
Nitric oxide 124
N-methyl-D-aspartate 11
acid 23
Noncommunicable diseases 89, 221
Nonreductive physicalism 186
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 67
Nonverbal communication 208
Nonverbal language 209
Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor 25
North American Psychiatry, growth of 160
Nosological system 295
Nosology 289
O
Obsessive-compulsive disorder 3, 9, 24, 33, 36, 55, 91, 102, 119, 191, 199, 242, 267
Obstetrics and gynecology 2, 42
Oedipus complex 178
Official classification systems 184
Olanzapine 54
Onychotillomania 102f
Orbitofrontal cortex 33
Orgasmic disorders 128
Osteoarthritis 60
Out-of-body experiences 232, 233
Oxidative stress 12
P
Pain 94
Palliative care 94
Panic disorder 29, 177
Paralysis agitans 28
Paranormal phenomena 229, 233, 234
types of 231
Parapsychology 229, 230
Parkinson's disease 28, 29t, 31t
Paroxetine 24
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia 119
Pathological laughter and crying scale 32
Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders 3, 63, 91
Pentazocine addiction 101f
Perinatal psychiatric illness 45
Personal data protection bill 243
Personality disorder 27, 104
Pharmacological management 44, 67
Phenomenology 181, 183
Philosophy 6, 181
Phonological awareness skills 280
Physical
disability 216
exercise 276
fitness 272
Political psychology 144
Polycystic ovarian syndrome 57
Polymyositis 60
Polyols 78
Poor neonatal adaptation syndrome 52
Positive and negative syndrome scale 277
Positive emotions 278
Positron emission tomography scanner 273
Postencephalitis syndromes 90
Postpartum bipolar disorder 47
Postpartum blues 45, 47
Postpartum depression 45, 47
effects of 46
management of 46
Postpartum mood disorder 47t
Postpartum psychosis 46, 47
management of 47
Postprandial distress syndrome 74
Poststroke depression 31
Post-traumatic stress
diagnosis scale 256
disorder 33, 120, 130, 149, 160, 209, 241
Post-war victims, well-being of 275
Prebiotics 81
Pregnancy 47, 57
loss of 49
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder 43, 44b
Priapism 178
Probiotics 81
Problematic behaviors 280
Proctalgia 75
chronic 75
fugax 75
Prokinetics 82
Prolactin 109
Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses 256
Protection of Human Rights Act 221
Proximity 210f
Prurigo nodularis 105f
Pseudobulbar affect 25, 32
Pseudoseizures 27, 28t
Psoriasis 131
area severity index 108
Psoriatic arthritis 60
Psychiatric
advanced directives, use of 188
anthropologists 287
assessment 290
categories 234
comorbidity 78
conditions 182
curriculum 216
diagnosis 290
disorders 24t, 26, 26t, 29, 29t, 42, 63, 92, 100, 101, 107, 118, 254, 277
brain plasticity basis for 11
causal association of 64
management of 66
neurobiology of 36
neurological aspects of 34
neurotransmitter basis for 11
nonpharmacological management of 68
pharmacological management of 67
primary 90
somatic treatment for 69
treatment of 54
evaluation 64
illness 296
diagnosis of 289
implications 100, 107
issues 92
medications, cardiac side effects of 116
morbidity 64b
epidemiology of 61
nosology, aspect of 289
phenotypes 184
research, internal stages of 185
researchers 185
moral responsibilities of 184
side effects of cardiac drugs 116
symptoms 277
rating scale 294
treatment of 187
Psychiatrist
assisting judiciary system 222
role of 95, 222
Psychiatry 1, 18, 62, 88, 100t, 136, 159, 162, 166, 169t, 181, 184, 186, 229, 265, 269, 276, 282, 287, 289f, 295
and law 219
interface 220f
central institute of 276
deals 229
field of 295
global initiative on 5
interface of 100
philosophy of 181183
practice of 138
sociology of 166
Psychoactive substance use 25
Psychocardiology 89
Psychodermatology 93
Psychodrama 282
Psychoeducation 83
Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures 27
Psychogynecology 89
Psychokinesis 232
kind of 232
Psychological issues 68, 258
Psychonephrology 89, 94
Psycho-oncology 89, 92
Psycho-ophthalmology 89
Psychopathology 193, 196
Psychopharmacology, basic principles of 68b
Psychosis 25, 27, 29, 32, 33
Psychosocial factors 77, 112
Psychosomatic diseases 130
Psychotherapy 283
Psychotic symptoms 277, 294
Psychotropic drugs 27
effects of 27t
Psychotropics 50, 51
medication 53
Pyridostigmine 82
Q
Quarantine 187
Quasi-legal instruments 220
Quetiapine 54
Quinidine 25
R
Racial attitudes 239
Racial disparity 266
Randomized controlled trials 213
Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram 260
Relaxation therapy 84
Religiosity 192
impact of 198
Religious assistance, acceptance of 196
Renal disease, end-stage 95
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation 29
Reproductive medicine 42
Rheumatic diseases 3
Rheumatoid arthritis 3, 60, 90, 131
Rheumatological diseases 60, 61, 63, 64, 64b, 65b, 66
Rheumatology 3, 60
interface of 62
Rorschach's inkblot test 212
S
Schizophrenia 9, 11, 35, 54, 95, 115, 191, 193197, 241, 267, 277, 279
awareness association 267
disorders 279
negative symptoms of 12
proportion of 195
treatment of 54
School health systems, part of 259
School mental health 260
programs 280
promotion of 259f
Science, philosophy of 181
Scientific Foundation for Dance Therapy 276
Scleroderma 60
Sedatives 54
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors 12, 24, 44, 114, 117
Self-awareness mode 272
Sensationalize violence and substance use 266
Serotonin 11
Sertraline 24, 54
antidepressant heart attack randomized trial 113
Sex education, role of 250, 253, 254, 256
Sexting 299
Sexual abuse 256
Sexual assaults 257
Sexual behavior 123
high-risk 254
Sexual disorders 122
Sexual dysfunction 63, 115, 128, 130, 131
primary 131
secondary 131
tertiary 131
Sexual functioning 129, 130
Sexual health 305
Sexual identity 123, 126t
Sexual orientation 123
components of 126f
Sexual response cycle 123
neurobiology of 124
Sexuality 4, 122, 125
Michael storms model of 127f
spectrum concept of 125
Sexually transmitted diseases 256, 304
screening for 258
Sheehan's syndrome 47
Shell shock 159
Sjögren's syndrome 60, 131
Skin-picking disorder 105
Sleep 300
disorders 30, 31t, 56
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth 76
Social
and political philosophy 188
and psychiatry 181
anthropology 287
anxiety, levels of 303
blackmail 299
cultural anthropology 286
epidemiology 166
gesture 294
hygiene 189
media 269, 297, 303
impact of 252
use of 297
medicine 167
networking sites 297
psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology 170
skills 249, 279
smile, lack of 250
Sociocultural intervention 212
Socioemotional theory 257
Sociology 6, 166, 169t, 290
Somatoform disorders 102
Specific learning disorder 249, 251, 254, 259f
Spirit 195
intrusion 195
Split attraction model 128f
Stevens-Johnson syndrome 106
Strengthens cardiovascular health 272
Streptococcal infection 3, 63, 91
Streptococcus pyogenes infection 91
Stress 254
impact of 63
reduction 272
Subpoena 226
Substance abuse 254, 256
disorders 101
Substance use 301
disorder 56, 267
Suicidal behavior 191, 198, 200, 254, 256
Suicidal ideation 199, 267
presence of 255
Suicide 27, 167, 301
attempts 201
Synbiotics 81
Synchronicity 235
Systemic lupus erythematosus 3, 60, 90
T
Teachers, training of 251
Telepathy 231
Temporal lobe epilepsy 26
Testamentary capacity 223
Testosterone 125
Thematic apperception test 212
Tic disorders 103
Tort law 224
Tourette syndrome 119
Toxic epidermal necrolysis 106
Transcendental meditation 84
Transcranial magnetic stimulation 150
Transcultural psychiatry 288
Traumatic brain injury 32, 34t, 92
Trichotillomania 102f, 103, 103f, 105
Tricyclic antidepressant 24, 51
V
Vaginal dryness 131
Vaginismus 128
Valve replacement 120
Valvular heart disease 119
Verbal language 209
Vietnam war and psychiatry 161
Visceral hypersensitivity 76
Visual communication, characteristics of 209
Visual language 209
components of 211
Vitiligo 108
W
War and psychological warfare, psychological costs of 148
Watching television 239
Weakness 267
Wernicke's encephalopathy 34
Working memory 209
World Association of Social Psychiatry 171
World Health Organization 144
Y
Yudhishthir syndrome 178
Z
Ziplock sign 101
Zippy's friends program 260
Zolpidem 53
Zopiclone 53
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Interfaces of PSYCHIATRY
Interfaces of PSYCHIATRY
Indian Psychiatric Society Publication
Editors Vinay Kumar MD Consultant Psychiatrist Manoved Mind Hospital Patna, Bihar, India Sandeep Grover MD Professor Department of Psychiatry Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, India
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Contributors
Indian Psychiatric Society
It is a matter of pleasure to write a few words for the book, Interfaces of Psychiatry, edited by Dr Vinay Kumar and Dr Sandeep Grover which is an important addition to the ever-evolving science. The scientific and not too scientific underpinnings of psychiatric disorders closely share with other medical disorders so much that a treatise on common factors is mandatory. We are happy that the Publication Committee of Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) has taken the timely task of inviting some of the big names in the field. Unfortunately, the knowledge shared among various specialists with psychiatrists is poor and it is the responsibility of the mental health professionals to dispel the misconceptions among non-psychiatrists which help in dispelling the wrong notions prevailing in public and other medical fraternity. We are happy that renowned psychiatrists from India and abroad, and professionals from other specialties have taken up the task of discussing the interface between not only other physical disorders but also of humanities like mythology and we are sure those who read this book will be immensely benefited.
The lack of understanding mental health and mental illnesses among non-psychiatric physicians is one of the biggest stumbling blocks for providing holistic treatment to the needy. It is equally true about psychiatrists who lack knowledge of other medical specialties. The rise of the pandemic has only worsened the situation of everyone by more emotional problems and less understanding. The management of infections and its long-term consequences mandated all physicians to have a basic understanding of basic pathophysiology with the application of philosophy. The resources and manpower are severely crumbled. The impact on psychological well-being is immense while the need to address such problems is imminent. It is interesting that a Chapter on Interface with Law too is added.
We are sure, the readers will have an overall view of the problems and likely solutions. We congratulate all contributors and wish the Sub-Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr Anil Kakunje bring out many more such projects in future.
Long live IPS!
NN Raju
President
Arabinda Brahma
Hony General Secretary
Publication Committee
It is a matter of great pleasure to write a message for a book on Interfaces of Psychiatry which is a unique book; the first of its kind addressing psychiatry interfaces so extensively.
It is heartening to see IPS coming up with a lot of books in psychiatry; it is not just textbooks but books on many specialty topics and niche areas. The knowledge of latest developments is paramount not just for students but also practicing psychiatrists and the additional information through publications will be very handy to learn.
Psychiatrists now have to handle varied illness related to all specialties unlike in the past when they were confined to treating mental illness mainly. We feel glad to highlight that the book on Interfaces of Psychiatry has more than 26 chapters covering several branches of medicine such as dermatology, neurology, gastroenterology, cardiology, rheumatology; also covers interfaces with law, mythology, anthropology, spirituality, sexuality, literature, biology, technology, and politics. Dr Vinay Kumar has worked in the Publication Committee of IPS for several years, and his knowledge and experience is immense. Dr Sandeep Grover is a teacher par excellence. The publication committee congratulates Dr Vinay Kumar and Dr Sandeep Grover for editing this book which will be released in ANCIPS 2023.
We, on behalf of the publication committee thank the IPS office bearers for their continued support and cooperation. We, also thank M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi, India, for their efforts.
We are sure, this book will be a hugely popular and will be considered a significant contribution to the field of Psychiatry.
Long Live IPS!
Anil Kakunje
Chairperson
Dipayan Sarkar
Convener
Mrugesh Vaishnav
Advisor
Preface
A mentally healthy person is defined not merely by the absence of a mental disorder but is understood as having healthy mental well-being. Mental well-being is further understood as a state of being healthy and happy. Multiple aspects of life define happiness for different people. These include hobbies, vocation, career and profession, family, love, sleep, etc. Similarly, various aspects of human life influence the development and manifestation of mental illnesses and the management of mental disorders. However, many of these aspects are usually not included in the standard textbooks of psychiatry. Similarly, books from other specialties do not address mental health issues in detail. Accordingly, there was a need to have a book to address the problems at the interface of mental health and other aspects of life.
Psychiatry, as a specialty, interacts with arts, philosophy, literature, poetry, ethics, mythology, law, parapsychology, culture, politics, history, sociology, anthropology, religion, spirituality, biology, sexuality, technology, education, cinema, dance, music, theater, social media, etc. Keeping these in mind, this book covers chapters addressing how these aspects influence mental health, the manifestation of mental disorders, help-seeking, management of mental disorders, and prevention of mental disorders.
The book also includes chapters on the interface of psychiatry with cardiology, neurology, rheumatology, gastroenterology, dermatology, obstetrics and gynecology, and surgical specialties. These chapters provide information about psychiatric manifestations in patients with various physical illnesses and also provide information about how to manage mental morbidity in patients with various physical morbidities.
We thank President, Professor NN Raju; Hony General Secretary, Dr Arabinda Brahma; Treasurer, Dr Aleem Siddiqui; and Hony Editor, Professor Omprakash Singh for their support and encouragement in compiling this book. We thank all the authors for their contributions and for accepting our suggestions. For artistic image of front cover of this book, we are grateful to Mr Shyam Sharma, who is a Padma Shree Awardee and an artist of international repute.
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We hope mental health professionals will find this updated book useful.
Vinay Kumar
Sandeep Grover