Pathway To Psychiatric Care And Its Implication In Psychiatric Practice By Dr. Oviawe Aizenose Esther

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 Pathway To Psychiatric Care And Its Implication In Psychiatric Practice By Dr. Oviawe Aizenose Esther

OUTLINE

Objectives

Introduction

Definition and Types

Prevalence

Pathways to psychiatric care

Implications to psychiatric practice

Recommendations

Conclusion

References

INTRODUCTION

Mental illnesses are commonly associated with higher disability and burden than many physical illnesses.

Neuropsychiatric condition such as schizophrenia is a major contributor to the global burden of disease causes of disability worldwide.[1]

Worldwide 340 million people suffer from mental illnesses withΒ  majority living in the developing world.[2] There is a huge treatment gap in spite of availability of effective treatmentΒ  because of the disparity between mental health needs and available treatment resources.[3-5]

Help seeking behaviour is the critical link between the emergence of  mental health issues and provision of health care services.[6]

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