Emergency psychiatric care in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

@inproceedings{Goodfriend2014EmergencyPC,
  title={Emergency psychiatric care in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo},
  author={Marlene S Goodfriend and R. Horst and Giovanni Pintaldi and Anja Junker and Helena Frielingsdorf and J Depeyrot and Lea Matasci and Claudio Moroni and Abdou Musengetsi and Leslie Shanks},
  year={2014}
}
People with psychiatric disorders in humanitarian emergencies are primarily neglected and lack appropriate treatment.This results in unnecessary su¡ering, stigmatisation, loss of dignity and increased mortality. This paper describes the experience of Me¤ decins Sans Frontie' res in providing emergency psychiatric treatment as a component of a busy medical programme in Mweso, a con£ict a¡ected region of North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Interventions included treatment with… CONTINUE READING

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