Institute of Mental Health, Hyderabad. AP, India
K Naveen PG psychiatry. Institute of Mental Health, S.R. Nagar, Hyderabad-500038. AP. India
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Abraham Maslow was a humanistic theorist who did exemplary work in the field of mental health. His thinking was surprisingly original - most psychologists before him had been concerned with the abnormal and the ill. He wanted to know what constituted positive mental health He proposed hierarchy of needs which is relevant even today. The present paper presents a brief overview of his life & his work.