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Mental health in Africa

Mental health in Africa

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Published by Ibadan University Press, Research Committee on the Sociology of Mental Health in [Ibadan], Montreal, Quebec, Canada .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Mental health -- Africa -- Congresses.,
    • Mental health services -- Africa -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 248-262.

      Statementedited by Olayiwola A. Erinosho and Norman W. Bell.
      SeriesIbadan University Press tropical medicine series ;, 3, Ibadan tropical medicine series ;, 3.
      ContributionsErinosho, Olayiwola A., Bell, Norman W., International Sociological Association. Research Committee on the Sociology of Mental Health.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA790.7.A435 M46 1982
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 266 p. ;
      Number of Pages266
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2997372M
      ISBN 109781211326
      LC Control Number84254673

      A team of authors from a range of higher education institutions has revised the text to ensure the book remains relevant to the current realities of nursing mental health care users in South Africa. The text takes the curricula of mental health nursing into account . This book is a valuable resource for mental health administrators and clinicians, researchers, educators, policy makers, and psychology professionals seeking information on current mental health stigma trends. Topics Covered. The many academic areas covered in .

      Book; Published by: Indiana University Press; View contents. View Citation; summary. In many African countries, mental health issues, including the burden of serious mental illness and trauma, have not been adequately addressed. These essays shed light on the treatment of common and chronic mental disorders, including mental illness and. In , Ghana took a significant step forward in addressing the nation’s mental health when it passed Act , also known as the Mental Health Act, becoming one of the few countries in Africa.

      Mental health advocacy – lessons from HIV activism: Abstract PDF: Jonathan K Burns Vol , No 2 () A new mental health policy for South Africa: Abstract PDF: Dan J Stein Vol , No 12 () Maternal mental health and the first 1 days: Abstract PDF: R E Turner, S Honikman. About admission into a mental health institution by consent. If you have a mental condition, you may be admitted into a public mental health are many different mental health problems with different symptoms. Some are more serious than others in .


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