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Disability In Psychiatry

Persons with Disability act, 1995 ( PDA 1995) has following list of disability.
  1. Blindness                                          
  2. Low vision
  3. Leprosy - cured                                               
  4. Hearing impairment
  5. Loco-motor disability                     
  6. Mental retardation
  7. Mental illness
Indian Psychiatric Society in 2002 developed IDEAS (Indian disability Evaluation And Assessment Scale)fo quantifying disability in psychiatry .
The following illnesses has been given the benefit of disability in psychiatry :
  1. Schizophrenia
  2. BPAD
  3. Obsessive and Compulsive Disorder
  4. Dementia
The Parameters used for the assessment of disability are :
  1. Self -care
  2. Language and Communication
  3. Interpersonal Activity
  4. Work. 
Along with the symptom status in last 2 years. Altogether the disability should be >40%

National Trust Act (1999) provides an act for the welfare of person with following illnesses:-
  1. Cerebral palsy
  2. Severe Mental retardation
  3. Autism
  4. Multiple Disabilities
Currently the Mental Health is guided by Mental Health Act (1987), Recently Govt. of India has passed Mental Health Care Act (2012). This law completely bans the Direct E. C. T and E. C. T is children.

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