Psychiatry, being an allied branch of Medicine, is undergoing rapid changes. There have been many new advances in the causation, symptomatology, classification, diagnosis and management of mental disorders. The textbooks on psychiatric practice as applicable to Indian setting are few. A major portion of these textbooks is devoted to the psychiatric practice in western countries and is not practically oriented. Most of these textbooks do not contain the important aspects of psychiatry required by a general practitioner. The present book, Psychiatry for General Practitioners is an attempt to rectify most of these lacunae.