Mental health care in Kuwait: Toward a community-based decentralized approach
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Psychol
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CitationKaladchibachi, S., & Al-Dhafiri, A. M. (2018). Mental health care in Kuwait: Toward a community-based decentralized approach. International Social Work, 61(3), 329-334, https://doi.org/10.1177/2F0020872816661403
JournalINTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK
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AbstractA number of international studies have highlighted the prevalence of mental health disorders, and the combined lifetime incidence of mental illnesses has been estimated to be as high as 30 percent worldwide. Due to geopolitical, economic, cultural, and religious factors, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have been recognized as being particularly susceptible to the socioeconomic impact of mental health disorders, and our report examines the current state of mental healthcare policies in the Arab world and discusses the administrative/infrastructural and social/cultural challenges faced in the provision of adequate mental health care in Kuwait.
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