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Year : 1981  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-28

Psychopathology in the early aurvedic texts*(with special reference to unmada)

Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 666 Cambridge Mass 02138, USA

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Mitchell G Weiss
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 666 Cambridge Mass 02138
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The medical texts by Caraka and Susruta describe the symptoms, etiology, theory, treatment and prognosis of four types of mental disorders-unmada, bhutonmada, apasmara, and murcha. The present discussion is restricted to unmada-its theory, treatment and prognosis with an indication of the scope of analysis with reference to the Western psychiatric nosology.

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