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The great universe of Kota : stress, change, and mental disorder in an Indian village

Author: G M Carstairs; R L Kapur
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is about the work of two psychiatrists in a village called Kota in the South Kanara District of the Karnataka State in India. The objective of the research was to study the prevalence and patterns of mental disorder in the community setting. Kota has a small population of Muslims and Christians, but the majority are Hindu. The book describes the way this was achieved, with the aim of facilitating better  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G M Carstairs; R L Kapur
ISBN: 0520030249 9780520030244
OCLC Number: 2229160
Description: 176 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Culture and mental disorder --
The Kota study --
Kota and its people --
Brahmins, Bants, and Mogers --
Professional healers in Kota --
Developing the psychiatric interview schedules --
The measurement of social functioning --
The survey of mental disorder --
Psychiatric symptoms and their correlates --
The pattern of psychiatric symptoms --
Consultation, ability to cope and social functioning --
Measurement of need --
Meeting the needs in a developing country --
Appendix I --
Appendix II.
Responsibility: G.M. Carstairs and R.L. Kapur.

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This book is about the work of two psychiatrists in a village called Kota in the South Kanara District of the Karnataka State in India. The objective of the research was to study the prevalence and patterns of mental disorder in the community setting. Kota has a small population of Muslims and Christians, but the majority are Hindu. The book describes the way this was achieved, with the aim of facilitating better mental health care for rural populations.

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