Demand and access to mental health services: a qualitative formative study in Nepal

by Natassia F Brenman, Nagendra P Luitel, Sumaya Mall et al.
BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014, 14:22 (2 August 2014)

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Nepal is experiencing a significant ‘treatment gap’ in mental health care. People with mental disorders do not always receive appropriate treatment due to a range of structural and individual issues, including stigma and poverty. The PRIME (Programme for Improving Mental Health Care) has developed a mental health care plan to address this issue in Nepal and four other developing countries. This study aims to inform the development of this comprehensive care plan by investigating the perceptions of stakeholders at different levels of the care system in the district of Chitwan in southern Nepal.

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