Profiles and outcome of traditional healing practices for severe mental illnesses in two districts of Eastern Uganda

@inproceedings{Abbo2011ProfilesAO,
  title={Profiles and outcome of traditional healing practices for severe mental illnesses in two districts of Eastern Uganda},
  author={Catherine Abbo},
  booktitle={Global health action},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND The WHO estimates that more than 80% of African populations attend traditional healers for health reasons and that 40%-60% of these have some kind of mental illness. However, little is known about the profiles and outcome of this traditional approach to treatment. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the profiles and outcome of traditional healing practices for severe mental illnesses in Jinja and Iganga districts in the Busoga region of Eastern Uganda. METHODS… CONTINUE READING