The Growing Medicalization of Mental Health in India

Imagine that you are a mental health researcher in India. Describe the dangers of the medicalization of mental health and the imposition of diagnostic labels from abroad.

To answer this question, explain what is meant by the medicalization of mental health. Then explain the problems associated with medicalization and the limitations associated with the DSM system of categorizing mental illnesses and psychiatric conditions. Describe relevant mental health data and trends in India. Propose alternative approaches to improving mental health in India.