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Dr. T. V. Ashokan

Presidential Address 2014


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Welcome to IPS
The Objectives of the Indian Psychiatric Society are to:
  • Promote and advance the subject of Psychiatry and allied sciences in all their different branches.
  • Promote the improvement of the mental health of the people and mental health education.
  • Promote prevention, control, treatment and relief of all psychiatric disabilities.
  • Formulate and advise on the standards of education and training for medical and auxiliary personnel in psychiatry and to recommend adequate teaching facilities for the purpose.
  • Promote research in the field of psychiatry and mental health. Propagate the principles of psychiatry and current development in psychiatric thought.
  • Deal with any matters relating to mental health concerning the country and to do all other things as are cognate to the subjects of the Indian Psychiatric Society.
  • Safeguard the interest of Psychiatrists and fellow professionals in India.
  • Promote ethical standards in the practice of psychiatry in India

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Office Bearers 2014

President: Dr. T. V. Asokan
Vice President:  Dr. Vidhyadhar Watve
Secretary: Dr. N. N. Raju
Treasurer: Dr. Vinay Kumar
Editor: Dr. T. S. S. Rao

Look forward to

Based on existing scientific evidence and good practice guidelines from the field of psychiatry, Indian Psychiatric Society would like to state that there is no evidence to substantiate the belief that homosexuality is a mental illness or a disease. IPS will issue a more detailed statement in due course of time

Dr.T.V.Asokan, President &  Dr.N.N.Raju, Gen. Secretary

IPS publication "Spirituality and Mental Health
Invitation for the 2014 WPA John Delay Prize Click here. Nomination form Click Here
The Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN) Fellowship Award, given to young psychiatrists from Asia and around the world. Details 

IPS Position Statement on Mental Health Care Bill 2013 Download
IPS Position Statement on ECT Download

Invitation from President of American Psychiatric Association - Read

Draft Guidelines on Marriage & Mental Health Download

V N Bagadia award - Read details

List of Members whoose letters are returned Click Here 

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