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URBAN MENTAL HEALTH IN IRAN: CHALLENGES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

@article{Sharifi2009URBANMH,
  title={URBAN MENTAL HEALTH IN IRAN: CHALLENGES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS},
  author={Vandad Sharifi},
  journal={Iranian journal of psychiatry and behavioral sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={3},
  pages={9-14}
}
  • Vandad Sharifi
  • Published 15 January 2009
  • Medicine
  • Iranian journal of psychiatry and behavioral sciences
In a period of less than five decades, the urban residence has dramatically increased in Iran. Currently more than two thirds of the population live in city dwellings. This rapid urbanization has considerable impact on people’s mental health and psychiatric care. The main strategy of Iran's National Program of Mental Health has been the integration of mental health into the primary health care (PHC) system. Since 1986, expansion of the integration has resulted in great improvements in the… 
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