Perceptions about the cause of schizophrenia and the subsequent help seeking behavior in a Pakistani population – results of a cross-sectional survey

@article{Zafar2008PerceptionsAT,
  title={Perceptions about the cause of schizophrenia and the subsequent help seeking behavior in a Pakistani population – results of a cross-sectional survey},
  author={Syed Nabeel Zafar and Reema Syed and Sarah Tehseen and Saqib Ali Sikander Gowani and Sana Waqar and Amina Zubair and Wajeeha Yousaf and Akbar Jaleel Zubairi and Haider Ali Naqvi},
  journal={BMC Psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={56 - 56}
}
BACKGROUND There is a cultural variability around the perception of what causes the syndrome of schizophrenia. Generally patients with schizophrenia are considered dangerous. They are isolated and treatment is delayed. Studies have shown favorable prognosis with good family and social support, early diagnosis and management. Duration of untreated psychosis is a bad prognostic indicator. We aimed to determine the perceptions regarding the etiology of schizophrenia and the subsequent help seeking… CONTINUE READING
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