Community psychiatry care: An urgent need in nigeria

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Abstract

Nigeria’s mental health policy was formulated in 1991, but it did not make adequate provision for community-based psychiatric care. Since there are only seven govern-ment-owned psychiatry facilities in Nigeria and these are always overwhelmed, there is the need to overhaul the existing policy and emphasise the urgency of a shift from inpatient psychiatric mental healthcare towards a community-based multidisciplinary psychiatric healthcare system.

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Soroye, M. O., Oleribe, O. O., & Taylor-Robinson, S. D. (2021). Community psychiatry care: An urgent need in nigeria. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 14, 1145–1148. https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S309517

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