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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-41

The concept of severe psychoses in Ayurveda

1 Direct Research & Development, Professor & Head of Psychiatry, DMIMS, Sawangi Meghe(Wardha), India
2 Research Fellow, Dept. of Psychiatry, MGIMS, Sevagram, India

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Prakash B Behere
Direct Research & Development, Professor & Head of Psychiatry DMIMS, Sawangi Meghe(Wardha)
Sundar Singh Danga
Research Fellow, Dept. of Psychiatry, MGIMS, Sevagram
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In Ayurveda, the description of the Psychiatry and its various disorders are described in Bhutvidya- a special branch of Ashtang Ayurveda. Ayurveda also emphasizes our mind to be of more importance than the body in the body-mind apparatus. Ayurveda also says that negative feelings are emotional toxins. If they are not driven out of the body in a stipulated time, they give rise to chronic mental disorders like anxiery neurosis, depression etc. If this is further ignored, it turns into permanent disorders like Unmad (Psychosis), Apasmar (Insanity) etc. Ayurvedic medicine is a holistic system of medicine that treats mental disorders from mild to severe condition, including insanity (psychosis). Ayurveda removes such psychological disorders by “spiritual therapy” known as Psychotherapy (Satwawjay Chikitsa).

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