Psychiatry is in one of the most interesting exciting creative productive and developing phases of its long history. Stimulated by the rapid acquisition of new scientific knowledge and pressurized by external factors requiring empirically documented objectification the field is undergoing a significant transformation but the hypocrisy of a few and the curiosity of others has made this field also a victim of the fatal preposition Divide and Rule and has resulted in new fields such as biological psychiatry social psychiatry cultural psychiatry industrial psychiatry etc. The urgency of the need to merge these tributaries into a single psychiatry is still not sufficiently recognized. Independent of the personal gains contemporary medicine must recognize and deal with all the aetiopathogenic forces that affect an individual who has become ill. The psychiatric care must be multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary in its perspective.
|Publisher||CBS Publishers & Distributors|
|Author||Bhatia M. S.|