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The Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine (ISSN 0253-7176) was started in 1978 as the official publication of the South zone branch of the Indian psychiatric society and Dr Abraham Verghese,then Professor of Psychiatry at Christian Medical college, Vellore, was the first editor.The journal is published Bimonthly.

The Journal includes but is not limited to scientific articles, original research, case reports, opinions and letters, latest product information, brief technical communication, book and article reviews & abstracts. The Editor and publisher accept no legal responsibility for any opinions, omissions or errors by the authors, nor do they approve of any product advertised within the journal

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DOAJ, Index Copernicus, Indian Science Abstracts, PubMed Central, SCOPUS

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  Scope of the Journal

All mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nursing staff and any medical and paramedical professional interested in mental health.

South zone branch of the Indian psychiatric society.

South zone is a zonal branch of the Indian association of psychiatry (IPS) formed about 40 years ago. The psychiatrists of the four southern states- Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu are eligible to enroll themselves as members of south zone. But it is a necessity that they must be members of IPS before they get enrolled as members of south zone. Currently the branch has a membership of about 700 members. Every year there will be an annual conference organized at some place in one of the 4 states in which members will have scientific deliberations about various issues of mental health and it usually lasts for 3 days. And recently it was held at coimbattore

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