Where there is no psychiatrist: mental healthcare in Ethiopia

 

In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Ethiopia-based Dr Charlotte Hanlon about how low-income countries cope with delivering mental health services. She discusses how primary healthcare workers are trained to deliver treatment, and considers the links between mental illness and poverty.


 

Date published: 8 June 2018

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Dr Charlotte Hanlon

Audio running time: 30 minutes

Credits: 0.5

 

Learning outcomes

 

By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:

 

  • the practicalities of delivering mental healthcare in low-income countries

 

  • the ways in which mental illness presents and how it may be handled within communities

 

  • the role of primary healthcare workers in Ethiopia

 

  • the links between mental illness and poverty, and how this can be addressed.

 

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If you like this podcast, you may also be interested in the following:

 

Podcast Lay health worker led intervention for depressive and anxiety disorders in India with Dr Vikram Patel

 

RCPsych book Where There is no Psychiatrist by Vikram Patel and Charlotte Hanlon

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