Perceptions about psychosis and psychiatric services: a qualitative study from Vellore, India

@article{Saravanan2007PerceptionsAP,
  title={Perceptions about psychosis and psychiatric services: a qualitative study from Vellore, India},
  author={Balasubramaniam Saravanan and K. S. Jacob and Manohar Deepak and Prof. Martin Prince and Prof. Anthony S. David and Prof. Dinesh Bhugra},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={43},
  pages={231-238}
}
Each culture influences the perceptions of illness and pathways to health care that its members follow. Non-biomedical beliefs about psychosis and treatment are reported from the developing world. This study explored people’s perceptions on psychosis to understand local perceptions of the condition. Focus group discussions were conducted with people who have relatives with psychosis (in five focus groups), with members of the general public (in four focus groups), and with patients who had… CONTINUE READING

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