Common mental disorders among those attending primary health clinics and traditional healers in urban Tanzania.

@article{Ngoma2003CommonMD,
  title={Common mental disorders among those attending primary health clinics and traditional healers in urban Tanzania.},
  author={Mdimu Charua Ngoma and Martin Prince and A. Mann},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2003},
  volume={183},
  pages={
          349-55
        }
}
BACKGROUND Traditional healers provide a popular and accessible service across the African continent. Little is known of the characteristics or mental health status of those using these services. AIMS To determine and compare the prevalence of common mental disorder among, and the characteristics of, those attending primary health care clinics (PHCs) and traditional healer centres (THCs) in Dar-es-Salaam. METHOD The Clinical Interview Schedule-Revised was used to determine the prevalence of… CONTINUE READING
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