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Der er store barrierer for psykiatrisk behandling i lavindkomstlande

Lange afstande kan være en udfordring for patienter og pårørende i Rwanda. Foto: Carina Winkler Sørensen.
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Carina Winkler Sørensen1, 2, 3, Ole Bæk1, 2, 4, Jessica Carlsson2 & Per Kallestrup1 1) Center for Global Sundhed, Institut for Folkesundhed, Aarhus Universitet (GloHAU) 2) Region Hovedstadens Psykiatri, Kompetence-center for Transkulturel Psykiatri, PC Ballerup 3) Region Hoved-stadens Psykiatri, PC Frederiksberg 4) Region Hovedstadens Psykiatri, PC Hvidovre Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V09140514
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Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V09140514
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Huge barriers to the treatment of mental disorders in low-income countries
In low-income countries 76-85% of people living with mental disorders do not receive treatment. To reduce the treatment gap many challenges need to be addressed. On a health political level this includes limited financial resources and ineffective health organization. Human resources are inadequate, and often drugs are not available. Individuals face long distances to psychiatric hospitals, out-of-pocket payment and stigma. There is a great need for research in how to enhance prevention and treatment of mental disorders in low-income countries.
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