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Where There Is No Psychiatrist: A Mental Health Care Manual Paperback – Jan 1 2003


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  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists (Jan. 1 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1901242757
  • ISBN-13: 978-1901242751
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 581 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #612,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"In a flat 20 minutes the reader would be equipped to assess someone with mental illness. The book is simple and has an appeal at various levels from an average lay reader to a medical practitioner. This great enduring effort from Vikram Patel is timely and a godsend for all." - One India One People journal "This is no ordinary text. It is designed to be used in the large tracts of the developing world where there is no easy access to skilled medical help. It is a very considerable undertaking, which succeeds with ingenuity and flair. The range of psychiatric problems covered is impressive. It is impossible to gauge the benefits to sufferers from mental disorder that this remarkable book will bring." - W. A. Lishman (Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London) "The general practitioner (health worker or doctor) tends to know a lot about physical illnesses but too little about mental health. Until now, a huge gap has remained in the provision of primary health care in the field of mental health. Now, at last, that need has been magnificently filled, with Dr Vikam Patel's very comprehensive yet remarkably user-friendly book Where There Is No Psychiatrist. How I wish had had this book years before!" - David Werner (Author of 'Where There Is No Doctor')

About the Author

Vikram Patel - SeniorLecturer at the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine. He has spent over ten years working inZimbabwe and India and is currently at the Sangath Centre in Goa.


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