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Mental Health in the face of Cultural Beliefs: A case study from Uganda

  title={Mental Health in the face of Cultural Beliefs: A case study from Uganda},
  author={Daphine Mugayo},
  • Daphine Mugayo
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • Abstract In addition to limited resources, the mentally ill in Uganda suffer stigma and discrimination that is exacerbated by the existing cultural and religious beliefs as well as the legal structures. These conditions have deprived the mentally ill of adequate health, respect and dignity. While it is necessary to improve the mental health care system of Uganda, it is important to be respectful of the cultural and religious freedoms of the Ugandan society. This paper examines the competing… CONTINUE READING


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