oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Problems and prospects of child mental health research in Nigeria
|Article Title||Problems and prospects of child mental health research in Nigeria|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Mental Health, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife|
|Publication Date||Jan 1996|
|Pages||22 - 34|
|Keyword(s)||Brain disfunction, Chronic brain syndromes, Correctional welfare home, Delinquency, Disobedience, Hereditary metabolic defect, Malnutrition, Mental retardation, Neuropsychiatric abnormalities, Psychological problems and Urbanization|
To date, very little has been published in Nigeria that can be called research in the area of child mental health. The few researches were categorized into clinical observations, surveys of behaviour problems in normal populations and attempts to study factors associated with mental health problems. The obstacles that hinder studies of child mental health problems were discussed. Suggestions made about the research needs in preventive mental health in Nigeria children include the collection of 'vital statistics', case-finding and identification studies, development and evaluation of mental health programmes and research into psychological treatment of children in the Nigerian environment.
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