oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Psychological disorders in Africa. Part III: Service delivery

Volume 33, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



It has been demonstrated that the incidence of psychological disorder in Africa is high, whilst rates of detection are low. The incidence of psychological disorder has remained consistent over time and remains consistent in both rural and urban settings. It is evident that low detection rates have important implications for health service delivery, a factor complicated by the current existence of two separate health-care systems in most African countries. These implications are discussed below.

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