Pathways to mental healthcare in high-income and low-income countries

Sorketti, Ehab Ali (2013) Pathways to mental healthcare in high-income and low-income countries. International Psychiatry, 10 (2). pp. 45-47. ISSN 1749-3676

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    Abstract

    Understanding the way in which people seek care for mental disorders is important for planning services, training and referral mechanisms. Pathways to care fall broadly into three categories: via primary care physicians; via native healers; and via patient choice (patients can have direct access to mental health professionals). The pattern and nature of access to service in low-income countries are different from those in high-income countries. In many societies, deep-seated cultural beliefs on the part of patients and families about the causes of mental disorders are a major barrier to the receipt of modern psychiatric care.

    Item Type: Article
    Creators:
    1. Sorketti, Ehab Ali(Psychiatrist & Mental Health Researcher, Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya)
    Journal or Publication Title: International Psychiatry
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Pathways to care; help-seeking behaviour; mental health care; psychiatric care; mental disorders
    Subjects: R Medicine
    R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
    R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > Diseases of children and adolescents > Mental disorders. Child psychiatry
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Dr. Ehab Sorketti
    Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2013 10:04
    Last Modified: 12 Jul 2013 10:04
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/7237

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