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A Nigerian psychiatric emergency service: factors associated with utilisation

  • R. A. Adeniran (a1) and O. A. Suuwola (a2)
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The psychiatric emergency service is a major focal point of entry into the mental health system. Depending on the health care policy and other sociocultural factors, the pattern of attendance in a psychiatric emergency unit tends to differ from one country to another (Bassuk et al, 1983).

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Makanjuola, R. O. A. (1985) Clinical and sociocultural parameters in Nigerian psychiatric patients. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 72, 512521.
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A Nigerian psychiatric emergency service: factors associated with utilisation

  • R. A. Adeniran (a1) and O. A. Suuwola (a2)
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