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Int Rev Psychiatry. 2004 Feb-May;16(1-2):159-66.

Philippines mental health country profile.

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  • 1Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Manila, the Philippines. bconde@surfshop.net.ph

Abstract

The Philippines is one of the world's most heavily populated countries. Even though democracy was restored in 1986 after years of occupation and dictatorship, a high level of poverty still exists and malnutrition and communicable diseases continue to be the main cause of morbidity. For almost 50 years people with mental disorders have been treated in a mental hospital setting. The National Mental Health Program aims to establish psychiatric wards in university and private hospitals and encourage community-based mental health care.

PMID:
15276948
DOI:
10.1080/095402603100016
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