What Is the Best Approach to Treating Schizophrenia in Developing Countries?

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BACKGROUND TO THE DEBATE Schizophrenia affects an estimated 25 million people in low- and middle-income countries, with an average lifetime risk of about 1%. The illness is associated with excess mortality from a variety of causes. A 2001 Institute of Medicine report on mental illness in developing countries found that in 1990, over two-thirds of people… (More)

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@article{Patel2007WhatIT, title={What Is the Best Approach to Treating Schizophrenia in Developing Countries?}, author={Vikram Patel and S. Muhammed Farooq and Rangawsamy Thara}, journal={PLoS Medicine}, year={2007}, volume={4}, pages={214 - 219} }