Madness (Unmāda)
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The term unmāda designates a serious mental illness, and it is acknowledged or discussed in various genres of Sanskrit literature. The condition was recognized as a serious problem for the affected individual, the social network of relatives, friends and day-to-…

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Mitchell G. Weiss, “Madness (Unmāda)”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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