By Savita Malhotra, Subho Chakrabarti
The quantity evaluates significant advancements in psychiatry in India from the Fifties, and highlights the components the place Indian psychiatry has contributed to the advance of the topic around the world. The chapters evaluation foreign in addition to Indian advancements in psychiatry and its sub-specialities. a variety of medical, learn and policy-related themes were lined within the quantity, which starts off with an outline of the historical past of psychiatry in India, relocating directly to advancements in numerous sub-specialities of psychiatry within the final 60 years or so. It then in particular discusses advancements in psychology and psychodynamics, basic grownup and baby psychiatry, substance use psychiatry, neighborhood psychiatry, liaison psychiatry, and different psychiatric sub-specialities. advancements in remedy, the prestige of teaching and repair in psychiatry and felony matters relating to the perform of psychiatry in India also are integrated. The participants to this quantity are nationally and across the world famous specialists in several components of psychiatry. such a lot of them have had a few organization, or are at the moment linked, with the dep. of Psychiatry on the put up Graduate Institute of scientific schooling and learn, Chandigarh, India.
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Diagnostic assessment in psychiatry is the process of appraising the patient’s condition, and psychometry can serve as a vital adjunct to the process of diagnostic assessment and management (Venkatesan 2010). Psychometry involves research related to the construction of instruments and procedures for measurement, and the development and refinement of theoretical approaches to mental measurements. It includes measurement of knowledge, skills, abilities, aptitudes, attitudes, intelligence, memory, creativity, adjustment and personality.
The MPQ (Murthy 1970) had been derived from the MMPI and contains 100 true-or-false-type questions. It measures personality profile for anxiety, depression, mania, paranoia, schizophrenia, hysteria and psychopathic deviation and has indicators for lie scale and repressor sensitizer. The Personality Trait Inventory is based on the MMPI and has been adapted by in Indian settings (Sen 1966). 38 R. Nehra et al. It has 90 dichotomous items. It measures 8 general personality traits activity, cyclothymia, superego, dominance, paranoid tendency, depressive tendency, emotional instability, introversion and social desirability.
We found some good points in it, but also some drawbacks: • Test norms were more than 15 years old and needed revision. • Scoring was limited to 1 min or 2 min only, requiring wider range of scoring for greater reliability. • Extending norms for adult groups also. Means and standard deviations were computed. • Norms for three educational groups and for different age levels. K. Verma 26 When we approached Dr. M. Bhatia, he readily agreed for us to carry out the necessary modifications, which we did and published our results in the form of a practice manual.
Developments in Psychiatry in India: Clinical, Research and Policy Perspectives by Savita Malhotra, Subho Chakrabarti