Attributions and private theories of mental illness among young adults seeking psychiatric treatment in Nairobi: an interpretive phenomenological analysis

@inproceedings{Mbuthia2018AttributionsAP,
  title={Attributions and private theories of mental illness among young adults seeking psychiatric treatment in Nairobi: an interpretive phenomenological analysis},
  author={Judy Wanjiru Mbuthia and Manasi Kumar and Fredrik Falkenstr{\"o}m and Mary Wangari Kuria and Caleb Joseph Othieno},
  booktitle={Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health},
  year={2018}
}
BackgroundMental illness affects every segment of population including young adults. The beliefs held by young patients regarding the causes of mental illness impact their treatment-seeking behaviour. It is pertinent to know the commonly held attributions around mental illness so as to effectively provide psychological care, especially in a resource constrained context such as Kenya. This helps in targeting services around issues such as stigma and extending youth-friendly services… CONTINUE READING
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