Ayurvedic and Allopathic Medicine and Mental Health (Proceedings of Indo-US Workshop on Traditional Medicine and Mental Health 13 – 17 October, 1996)

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Item Code: IDK708
Author: S. Ramakrishnan
Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Language: English
Edition: 2003
ISBN: 817276295
Pages: 180
Cover: Hardcover
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General Editor's Preface

In 1977, a major project for a scientific correlation of Ancient Insights and Modern Discoveries (AIMD) was established by the Bhavan. The vision of the project was to bring together the experts, scholars and scientists for an interdisciplinary endeavour in (1) Science and Technology, (2) Life and Health Sciences and (3) the synthesis of Sciences and Human Values. Under the life and Health Sciences Division of the Bhavan's AIMD Project Swami Prakashananda Auyrveda Research Centre has carried out interesting AIMD correlation for research, service and education in Ayurveda and Life Sciences.

A team of viadyas, physicians, super specialists and basic scientists have carried out short and long-term projects in hepatitis, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, cancer, women's infections, malaria, and arthritis. The work has globally enhanced the image of Ayurveda, as an evidence based health care system. Recently the senior scientists at Bhavan's SPARC, have been actively involved inn the national and international research programmes, in Ayurveda. They were able to convince the Lord Walton subcommittee of the House of Lords of the British Parliament that Ayurveda has a robust base of professional, organizational and utilitarian activities. As a consequence, several countries are now giving an official status to Ayurveda in their health care.

In the Life and Health Science Division of the AIMD Project, publication / educational, scientific and practice-oriented were considered an essential activity. As a consequence, the Bhavan's Book University had the privilege of so far publishing the following books:

1. Ayurveda and Modern Medicine by Dr. R.D. Lele (1986),
2. Selected Medicinal Plants of India Chemexcil (1992).
3. Holistic Living by Prof. B.M. Hegde (1992),
4. Safe Motherhood by Dr. K. Bhaskar Rao (1995)
5. Hypertension – Assorted Topics by Prof. B. M. Hegde (1995)
6. Gita and Health by Vaidya Suresh Chaturvedi (1997)
7. Herbal Cosmetics in Ancient India with a Treatise in Plants Cosmetics by P. V. Bole & Kunda B. Patkar (1997).
8. Culture, Philosophy and Mental Health by Dr. A. Venkoba Rao (1997).
9. High Blood Pressure by Dr. Ashok B. Vaidya and Dr. Meenu Bhatt (1998).
10. Guggul Ani Guggulkalp by Vaidya Vasudha Vijay Apte (1998)
11. Neem in Ayurveda by Vaidya Suresh Chaturvedi (1998)
12. Ayurveda for You by Vaidya Suresh Chaturvedi (1998)
13. Health is Wealth by K. Balan (1999)
14. In Search of Mind by Dr. V. R. Deshpande and Ms. Sulbha Ghatate,
15. Neem aur Ayurveda (Hindi) by Vaidya Suresh Chaturvedi (2000)
16. The Mind: Turbulent and Tranquil by Dr. A. Venkoba Rao (2000)
17. Ayurvedic Pharmacology and Therapeutic uses of Medicinal Plants (Dhravyagunavignyan) Dr. Vaidya V.M. Gogte (2000)
18. Garbhdaran: Nisanthan Honekeliye Marg Darshan
by Dr. Aniruddh Malpani and Dr. Anjali Malpani (2000)
19. Kaayakalp (Hindi) by Vaidya Suresh Chaturvedi (2002),
20. Yoga Aur Sammohan-Ekatva Ki Raah by Shri O. K. Shridharan (2002),
21. Ayurvedic and Allopathic Medicine and Mental health Edited
by Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath, Linda Brady, Ashok D. B.
Vaidya, George V. Coelho, Nityanand and Stephen H. Koslow (2002).
22. Wisdom of the Human Body by Prof. B. M. Hegde (2000)
23. Hundred years of happy and healthy life through Ayurveda and Yoga
(Jeevet Sharad Shatam) by Dr. S.P. Kinjawadekar (2002).

In the year 1998, a pioneering conference on Mental Health in Ayurveda and Allopathy was organized at Bangalore. The National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, USA and the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Banglore invited some of the best minds for a dialogue. The Bhavan, was approached by the organizers and the Zandu Foundation for Health Care, to publish the Proceedings of that sysposium. The editors have done a remarkable job of creating a supurb monograph. The Bhavan deems it an honour to publish the volume under its AIMD series of publications.

It is appropriate that this volume is being dedicated to two pioneers. Who had actively participated in the symposium but are no longer with us viz, Late Dr. Krishnakant M. Parikh of Zandu Pharmaceuticals and Dr. George E. Coelho of N.I.H. Their spirits will inspire the readership and we hope that this volume will provide a novel AIMD bridge for pragmatic services, advanced education and targeted research in the fields of psychiatry, Ayurveda and Neurosciences.

We hope this book Ayurvedic and Allopathic Medicine and Mental Health will be a worthy addition to our Ayurveda Sastra Series and will be warmly received by our esteemed readers in India and abroad.




Dedication v
General Editor's Preface vii
Ayurvedic Medicine, Its Approaches and Principles 1
R. H. Singh  
Medicine : An Ayurvedic Understanding 7
D.S. Antarkar  
Perspective on Ayurveda With Special Reference to Mental Health 13
D. S. Antarkar  
Development of New Centrally Acting Drugs From Ayurveda 16
B.N. Dhawan  
Psychiatric Problems in Purview of Ayurveda and Their Treatment 25
V. N. Pandey  
Ayurveda and Cultural Concepts of Mental Illness 28
M. Weiss  
Traditional Medicine / Traditions of Medicine :  
The Meanings of Health on Two Sides of the Globe 44
R.A. Shweder  
Beyond DSM-IV: Toward a Functional Anatomy of Psychiatric Syndromes 57
P. Whybrow  
Ayurvedic Definition and Classification of Manovikara 58
B.S. Venkataram  
Etiology: Classification, Definition of Mental Disorders (Ayurvedic Concept) 64
C.P. Shukla  
Implications of Ayurvedic Classification of Schizophrenia 67
H. Mukundan and S. M. Channabasavanna  
Reporter Summary 1 72
Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis of Mental Diseases in Ayurveda 75
R. H. Singh  
Assessment and Classification of Mental Disorders:  
The International Approach 80
M.K. Issac  
Psychotherapy in Ayurveda 81
A. Praveen  
Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy:
Differential Impact on Symptoms and Outcome?
R.C. Casper  
Ayurvedic Approach to Mind and Mental Diseases 98
N.V.K. Warrier  
Clinical Trials Carried Out at the Ayurvedic Research  
Unit (C.C.R.A.C.) 104
M.G. Ramu  
Reporter Summary 2 110
Preclinical Studies on CNS Active Agents 114
C. Nath and G.K. Patnaik  
Contemporary Animal Models for Testing Pharmacological Impact 134
M.A. Geyer, A. Markou and N.R. Swerdlow  
Plants Used in the Treatment of Mental Diseases 146
V.P.K. Nambiar  
Ayurveda: Chemical Constituents of Some CNS Active Plants: Their Importance 152
N. Anand  
Contemporary Drug Development in the United States:  
Bridging the Gap 164
D. E. Nichols  
Reporter Summary 3 171
Indo-USA Worshiop on Traditional Medicine and Mental Health 174
Glossary of Ayurvedic Terms 176

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