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Community based treatment for schizophrenia is effective in low income countries

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 06 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1984
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London, UK

Schizophrenia can be treated successfully by mobile community teams in India, a randomised trial has shown.1 Such an approach could be valuable in other low and middle income countries that have few mental health specialists, the authors say.

The Community Care for People with Schizophrenia in India (COPSI) trial found that treatment in the community led by community health workers is more effective than standard facility based care at reducing disability and psychotic symptoms and making sure that patients take their …

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