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Mental Health in India

The Indian Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 (IMHA) defines mental illness as a substantial disorder of perception, thinking, orientation and mood or memory that grossly impairs behaviour, judgement or the capacity to recognise reality or the ability to meet the ordinary demands of life, or of mental conditions linked to talcohol or drug abuse, but does not include the category of mental retardation which is recognised as arrested or incomplete development of a person’s mind, characterised by sub-normality of a person’s...

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