Science and Society with Dr. Soumitra Pathare (Part 2)

We continue our discussion on the Mental Health Care Act with Dr. Soumitra Pathare. Interview by: Navneet A Vasistha Podcast edited by: Shruti Muralidhar Links: APA resolution against homosexuality as a mental disorder Depathologizing homosexuality Drescher et al., 2015 WHO statistics about Psychiatrists and Nurses per 100,000 across the world (2014) Low number of psychiatrists in India  … Continue reading Science and Society with Dr. Soumitra Pathare (Part 2)

Science and Society with Dr. Soumitra Pathare (Part 1)

Mental illnesses are conditions that affect our thinking, perception or emotional response to events. They do not manifest similarly in all individuals and can develop as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia among others. While the precise biology of these disorders is unknown, scientists believe that genetics, environmental causes and psychosocial stress have a role … Continue reading Science and Society with Dr. Soumitra Pathare (Part 1)