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Dr. S. Siva Josyaa*, Dr. N. J. Muthukumar and Dr. V. Banumathi


Siddha is an ancient system of medicine which is admired all over the world for its application in overcoming the illnesses of the human race. The aim of Siddha medicine is to make the body perfect, imperishable and promote longevity. In Siddha system, there are still a lot of incognito fields which are unexplored to the present day scenario. Siddha system has lot of literature evidence about physical and mental oriented diseases and its line of treatment which is written by Siddhars. The knowledge we explored and applied were obtained from those literatures. In Siddha system, Siddhars have listed the diseases of mankind as 4448. Among these diseases, Kirigai which is a psychiatric disease is classified into 18 varieties by Siddhar Agathiyar. This paper is an attempt to discuss various references about psychiatry in Siddha system.

Keywords: Siddha, Psychiatry, Kirigai.

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