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Changing trends in mental health care and research in Ghana

Author: Angela Ofori-Atta; Sammy Ohene; University of Ghana.
Publisher: Legon-Accra, Ghana : Sub-Saharan Publishers, 2014.
Series: Clinical sciences series (University of Ghana), no. 3.; University of Ghana readers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Ofori-Atta; Sammy Ohene; University of Ghana.
ISBN: 9789988860219 9988860218 9789988647384 9988647387
OCLC Number: 906967058
Description: xi, 272 pages : maps, charts ; 22 cm.
Contents: Section A: Mental healthcare in Ghana. Introduction ; Overview of mental healthcare in Ghana ; History of the department of psychiatry ; An updated situation analysis of mental health services and legislation in Ghana: challenges for transformation --
Section B: Conceptualization of mental illness. The Ghanaian non-medical conceptualization of mood disorders ; Religion and psychotherapy ; The state of autism in Ghana: a focus on cultural understanding and challenges in the Ghanaian setting ; Substance use disorders in Ghana ; Schizophrenia in primary care --
Section C: Mental health practice in a teaching hospital setting. Liaison psychiatry in Korle Bu teaching hospital ; Neuropsychological functioning of adult sickle cell disease patients in Ghana ; Psychological wellbeing and quality of life among chronic kidney disease patients in Ghana ; Irritable bowel syndrome and related functional bowel disorders in an urban gastroenterology practice ; Group therapy for mothers of unwell neonatal infants ; Play therapy: a pilot project supporting children undergoing cancer treatment at the Korle Bu teaching hospital ; Breaking bad news --
Section D: Research in psychiatry and clinical biology. A qualitative study of stresses faced by Ghanaian medical students ; Is the concept of learning disabilities applicable for Ghana? ; Dilemmas of healthcare professionals in Ghana ; Experience of strengthening the mental health information system in Ghana's three psychiatric hospitals ; The way forward for mental health in the 21st century in Ghana.
Series Title: Clinical sciences series (University of Ghana), no. 3.; University of Ghana readers.
Responsibility: editors, Angela Ofori-Atta, Sammy Ohene.

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