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PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 55-58

Media and psychiatry


Professor of Psychiatry. Mamata Medical College, Khammam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
R Sateesh Babu
Professor of Psychiatry, Mamata Medical College, 4-2-161, Rotary Nagar, Khammam-507002. Andhra Pradesh
India
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We all know that only around 20 to 25% of psychiatric patients are getting proper modern treatment. This is mostly because of lack of awareness, stigma and their perception or misperception towards treatment as dangerous and waste. So in bringing awareness and for changing their perceptions, media has an important role to play.


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