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Telangana Journal of Psychiatry

M. Sarada Menon

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Author Details : Siva Anoop Yella*

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 164-166

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Dr. M. Sarada Menon is the first woman psychiatrist in India internationally reputed Psychiatrist, and passionate about rehabilitation who held the post of Superintendent of the Institute of Mental Health, Chennai for over 18 years. She was the founder of SCARF (Schizophrenia Research Foundation). She was largely instrumental in getting the annual grant from the State Government and the land to construct the day care center. Dr. Sarada Menon stepped down from the post of Director in 1995, making way for Dr. Thara, the present Vice Chairman. She received many awards for her many outstanding works in the field of mental health. Padma Bhushan was awarded to Dr. Sarada Menon by the President of India in the year 1992.

Keywords: Sarada Menon, First woman psychiatrist, SCARF.

Doi : 10.18231/j.tjp.2019.035

How to cite : Yella S A, M. Sarada Menon. Telangana J Psychiatry 2019;5(2):164-166

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