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Community beliefs about treatments and outcomes of mental disorders: A mental health literacy survey in a rural area of Maharashtra, India

Kermode, Michelle; Bowen, Kathryn; Arole, Shoba; Joag, K; Jorm, Anthony F


Objectives: Mental health remains a neglected issue in most developing countries, especially in rural areas where access to effective mental health services is limited. The integration of mental health into primary health care is being promoted as a strategy to address this problem. Consequently, there is an urgent need to enhance mental health awareness among communities, and to provide mental health training for primary healthcare staff. In order to do this effectively, it is important to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Health
DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2009.06.004


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