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Primary mental health care: Indications and obstacles

Y.G. Pillay, H. Subedar
Curationis | Vol 15, No 2 | a353 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v15i2.353 | © 1992 Y.G. Pillay, H. Subedar | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 September 1992 | Published: 26 September 1992

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Y.G. Pillay,, South Africa
H. Subedar,, South Africa

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Abstract

This paper considers indications and obstacles for the development of primary mental health care practice in both developed and under-developed countries. Both are considered as this represents the South African reality. While a significant body of literature has documented the need for primary mental health care, the obstacles (especially in terms of the commodification of health) to its fruition are seldom addressed.

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