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Breaking the chains

  • Sa'ad B. Malik (a1) and Iram Z. Bokharey (a2)
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Pakistan is a developing country and thereby burdened with the problems that all developing countries share. There are over 13 million people suffering from mild to severe mental disorders and with barely 200 psychiatrists throughout the country, the mental health services remain painfully inadequate and poorly developed. Both psychiatrists and psychiatric services are restricted to the major cities and, therefore, the 70% of the population that live in the rural areas have almost no access to modern day psychiatric facilities. Their only hope remains, as has been for centuries, with the local quack and faith healer.

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World Health Organization (1992) Regina ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders. Geneva: WHO.
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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Breaking the chains

  • Sa'ad B. Malik (a1) and Iram Z. Bokharey (a2)
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