Poverty and common mental disorders in India: the inseparable twins

Shyamkumar Sriram


CMDs are a significant cause of morbidity and disability. A large proportion of the population of India lives below the poverty line. This policy report aims to contribute to India’s CMD prevention strategy by reviewing the relationship between CMDs and poverty. While more Indian studies are needed, this review identifies access barriers and social security insufficiencies and recommends measures to address them.


Common mental disorders, Poverty, Government of India, National mental health program

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