Mental illness are not new to mankind. All over the world, any ancient book or literarute describes mental illness. Till very recently, the cause of these remained an enigma. There was no reliable and effective treatment. Mentally ill persons evoked mixed feelings and reactions among people. People developed many beliefs and practices. How much truth is there in such beliefs ? What modern science has to say about this ? To know this, read this book.
Dr. C. R. Chandrashekar who has retired as Professor of Psychiatry at NIMHANS, is a recepient of the prestigious National Award for the Best Effort n Science Popularisation. He has authored more than 170 books and also edited around 100 titles on health, Personality Development etc. His books have been translated into various Indian Languages.