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Psychosocial rehabilitation in developing countries.

Authors
  • Rangaswamy, Thara
  • Sujit, John
Type
Published Article
Journal
International review of psychiatry (Abingdon, England)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2012
Volume
24
Issue
5
Pages
499–503
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/09540261.2012.719863
PMID: 23057986
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) is an essential component in the management of schizophrenia. It is especially relevant in the improvement of functioning and the quality of life of these individuals. The scarcity of mental health personnel and lack of training in many low and middle income countries (LAMIC) has led to low priority being accorded to PSR. This paper describes some of the PSR initiatives in LAMIC, especially those undertaken after disasters, home-based interventions and community-based rehabilitation programmes.

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