Identification of patients with recent-onset psychosis in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa: a pilot study with traditional health practitioners and diagnostic instruments

W. Veling, J. K. Burns, E. M. Makhathini, S. Mtshemla, S. Nene, S. Shabalala, N. Mbatha, A. Tomita, J. Baumgartner, I. Susser, H. W. Hoek, E. Susser

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Abstract

There is considerable variation in epidemiology and clinical course of psychotic disorders across social and geographical contexts. To date, very little data are available from low- and middle-income countries. In sub-Saharan Africa, most people with psychoses remain undetected and untreated, partly due to lack of formal health care services. This study in rural South Africa aimed to investigate if it is possible to identify individuals with recent-onset psychosis in collaboration with traditional health practitioners (THPs).
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Number of pages10
JournalSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
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Publication statusPublished - 9-Nov-2018

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