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By Savita Malhotra, Subho Chakrabarti

The quantity evaluates significant advancements in psychiatry in India from the Nineteen Fifties, and highlights the components the place Indian psychiatry has contributed to the advance of the topic world wide. The chapters assessment overseas in addition to Indian advancements in psychiatry and its sub-specialities. a variety of medical, study and policy-related issues were lined within the quantity, which starts off with an outline of the historical past of psychiatry in India, relocating directly to advancements in a variety of sub-specialities of psychiatry within the final 60 years or so. It then in particular discusses advancements in psychology and psychodynamics, normal grownup and baby psychiatry, substance use psychiatry, group psychiatry, liaison psychiatry, and different psychiatric sub-specialities. advancements in therapy, the prestige of educating and repair in psychiatry and criminal concerns regarding the perform of psychiatry in India also are incorporated. The individuals to this quantity are nationally and across the world well-known specialists in numerous components of psychiatry. such a lot of them have had a few organization, or are presently linked, with the dep. of Psychiatry on the put up Graduate Institute of clinical schooling and examine, Chandigarh, India.

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Selecting various areas of measuring memory, he started experimenting with various subjects which included the following: • • • • • • • General information and personal data for recent memory. Areas for recent and remote past. Attention span. Memory for words and sentences. New learning for new unrelated pair of words. Recognition of simple designs. Retention for old, familiar words. 2 Development of Psychological Testing in India 25 He, thus, collected material for his battery of memory scales in 10 such areas and formed a battery called PGI Battery of Memory Scale for clinic population (Pershad and Wig 1977; Pershad and Verma 1990).

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