Role of traditional healers in the pathway to care of patients with bipolar disorder in Egypt

Assad, T. ; Okasha, T. ; Ramy, H. ; Goueli, T. ; El-Shinnawy, H. ; Nasr, M. ; Fathy, H. ; Enaba, D. ; Ibrahim, D. ; Elhabiby, M. ; Mohsen, N. ; Khalil, S. ; Fekry, M. ; Zaki, N. ; Hamed, H. ; Azzam, H. ; Meguid, M.A. ; Abdelmaksoud Rabie, M. ; Sultan, M. ; Elghoneimy, S. ; Refaat, O. ; Nader, D. ; Elserafi, D. ; Elmissiry, M. ; Shorab, I. 


Abstract


A large number of mentally ill patients prefer to visit non-medical practitioners such as traditional healers because of the confidence in the system, affordability and accessibility of the service. This may lead to delay in seeking psychiatric services and has prognostic impact.


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Keywords Traditional healers, bipolar patients, pathway to care
Issue Date 2015
Journal International Journal of Social Psychiatry 
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/123456789/271
DOI 6
583-90
http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84939141591&partnerID=MN8TOARS
61
1741-2854
10.1177/0020764014565799


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