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BPS PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS 2012
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 171-179

Mumbai Psychiatry: Current Obstacles


Honorary Psychiatrist, Mahavir Medical and Research Centre, Khar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjay V Bagadia
A2-Palm Springs, Nr. Chandan Cinema, Juhu, Mumbai - 400 049, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1229.153337

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Mumbai, like any other Metro city, has its own share of contentious issues influencing psychiatric management. These could be old ongoing issues like myths about medications, electroconvulsive therapy and counselling, or newer ones like our stand on homosexuality and crime related to psychosocial factors. A range of these issues is considered in this paper along with some possible solutions. Getting due credit and status for psychiatry as a medical branch is also a challenge we need to address.


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