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Nervenarzt. 2004 Nov;75(11):1118-22.

[Mental health care in developing countries: the example of Nigeria].

[Article in German]

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Klinikum der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychosomatik Freiburg. dorothee_klecha@psyallg.ukl.uni-freiburg.de

Abstract

The availability of mental health resources in most developing countries is poor due to scarcity of resources, competing health problems, and the low priority given to mental health issues. In Nigeria, modern psychiatric care is developing, but as yet most people have no access to it because they cannot afford the treatment. Moreover, treatment facilities are mainly concentrated in large urban centers. The cooperation between the authors of this article is aimed at improving the provision of psychiatric care for people living in Ibadan, Nigeria and rural areas close to the city. We report about the foundation of an association to provide help for mentally ill patients in Africa.

PMID:
15551111
DOI:
10.1007/s00115-003-1653-8
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