Affordable Access

IMAGE OF PSYCHIATRY AMONG MEDICAL COMMUNITY

Authors
Journal
Indian Journal of Psychiatry
0019-5545
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Keywords
  • Original Article
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

SUMMARY Psychiatry as a medical discipline has been variously described. Even among medical community psychiatry was looked down upon as medical speciality. After World War II when psychiatry's importance was realized for total treatment, its image was supposed to have improved. In the light of these ups and downs a survey of medical community consisting of 5000 doctors was conducted results of which reveal that the role of psychiatry is favourable. Respondent's comments and criticism were constructive and consistent. Important facts highlighted by this survey are that the undergraduate training in psychiatry is inadequate and the general public carries a frightening image about psychiatry according to the medical men. Therefore, it is suggested that medicos need more exposure to psychiatry and undergraduate training in psychiatry needs to be revised.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.

Statistics

Seen <100 times
0 Comments

More articles like this

Image of psychiatry among medical community.

on Indian journal of psychiatry October 1989

Community psychiatry for medical students.

on British journal of medical edu... March 1970

[A attitude toward psychiatry among medical studen...

on Zhong nan da xue xue bao. Yi x... September 2011

Community psychiatry and medical student education...

on Psychiatric services (Washingt... May 2005
More articles like this..