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Mental disorders in the developing world

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 25 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1716
  1. L W Dunn,
  2. T O Adebowale,
  3. C Umapthy,
  4. I B Chaudry,
  5. S D Yangye,
  6. Y A Rahimi,
  7. R Omoigui,
  8. D Dighi-Deo,
  9. M N Siddiqi,
  10. P U Ikwuagwu,
  11. G Festumberhan,
  12. J A Ngowi,
  13. O Olayinka,
  14. D H Pepple,
  15. F M Ibitoye,
  16. O Obikoya
  1. Department of psychiatry, University of Manchester c/o T O Adebowale, Registrar in psychiatry, Ashworth Hospital, Maghull, Liverpool L31 1HW.

    EDITOR, - The issues raised by Melanie Abas and Jeremy Broadhead, particularly the suggestion about the use of local resources in developing intervention programmes, are relevant to mental health care delivery in the developing world.

    Many developing countries, however, have other major health problems related to poverty and ignorance, …

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