The prevalence and severity of mental illnesses handled by traditional healers in two districts in Uganda.

@article{Abbo2009ThePA,
  title={The prevalence and severity of mental illnesses handled by traditional healers in two districts in Uganda.},
  author={Catherine Abbo and Solvig Ekblad and Paul J Waako and Elialilia Sarikiaeli Okello and Seggane Musisi},
  journal={African health sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 Suppl 1},
  pages={S16-22}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the prevalence and severity of DSM-IV mental disorders treated by traditional healers in Uganda. OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence and severity of DSM-IV disorders handled by traditional healers in Jinja and Iganga districts, Eastern Uganda. METHOD Between January and March 2008, Face-to-Face Interviews were conducted with 400 patients attending traditional healers' shrines for mental health problems, using Self Rating Questionnaire 25 (SRQ-25) for… CONTINUE READING
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