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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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
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 02:04
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2013 02:04

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