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Community Ment Health J. 2015 Nov;51(8):903-12. doi: 10.1007/s10597-015-9893-1. Epub 2015 Jun 10.

Challenges for Transformation: A Situational Analysis of Mental Health Care Services in Sehore District, Madhya Pradesh.

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1
Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions, Public Health Foundation of India, 19, Rishi Nagar, Char Imli, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. rahul.shidhaye@phfi.org.
2
Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. rahul.shidhaye@phfi.org.
3
PRIME Project (India), Bhopal, India. anusha.raja2012@gmail.com.
4
PRIME Project (India), Bhopal, India. sanjay.shrivastava@sangath.net.
5
Sangath, Goa, India. sanjay.shrivastava@sangath.net.
6
PRIME Project (India), Bhopal, India. vaibhav.murhar@sangath.net.
7
Sangath, Goa, India. vaibhav.murhar@sangath.net.
8
Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions, Public Health Foundation of India, 19, Rishi Nagar, Char Imli, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. ramaswam@email.unc.edu.
9
Public Health Leadership and Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. ramaswam@email.unc.edu.
10
Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions, Public Health Foundation of India, 19, Rishi Nagar, Char Imli, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. vikram.patel@lshtm.ac.uk.
11
Sangath, Goa, India. vikram.patel@lshtm.ac.uk.
12
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. vikram.patel@lshtm.ac.uk.

Abstract

The proportion of individuals with mental disorders receiving evidence based treatments in India is very small. In order to address this huge treatment gap, programme for improving mental health care is being implemented in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh, India. The aim of this study was to complete the situational analysis consisting of two parts; document review of Sehore district mental health programme followed by a qualitative study. The findings suggest that there are major health system challenges in developing and implementing the mental health care plan to be delivered through primary health care system in Sehore district.

KEYWORDS:

Health services research; India; Mental disorders; Situational analysis

PMID:
26059181
PMCID:
PMC4615668
DOI:
10.1007/s10597-015-9893-1
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