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This Reader is about the changing trends in mental health care and research in Ghana. The book includes a brief history of the department and Mental Health Care in Ghana through the eyes of professionals who have lived this history. There is also a revised situation analysis of mental health services and legislation from 2005. These are followed by three main sections on Conceptualization of Mental Illness (depression, religion and illness, autism, substance use disorders and schizophrenia), Mental Health Practice in a teaching hospital setting (referrals to Korle-Bu, how psychiatric illnesses manifest, how people�s lives are affected and what skill sets and resources are available for dealing with them) and finally the Department�s focus on research includes the Mental Health Information System, Sickle Cell Disease, Medical Ethics, and Liaison Psychiatry. In the concluding paragraph, read about the way forward in mental health care and research.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. List of Tables / Figures
  2. p. v
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  1. Foreword
  2. Ernest Aryeetey
  3. pp. vi-vii
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  1. List of contributing authors and affi liated institutions
  2. pp. viii-xi
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  1. Section A: Mental Healthcare in Ghana
  2. p. xii
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. Angela Ofori-Atta & Sammy Ohene
  3. pp. 1-3
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  1. 2. Overview of Mental Health Care in Ghana
  2. Lily Kpobi, Akwasi Osei & Araba Sefa-Dedeh
  3. pp. 4-12
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  1. 3. History of the Department of Psychiatry
  2. Araba Sefa–Dedeh
  3. pp. 13-16
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  1. 4. An Updated Situation Analysis of Mental Health Services and Legislation in Ghana: Challenges for Transformation
  2. A. Ofori-Atta, U.M. Read, C. Lund, & the MHaPP Research Programme Consortium
  3. pp. 17-45
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  1. Section B: Conceptualization of Mental Illness
  2. pp. 46-46
  1. 5. The Ghanaian Non-Medical Conceptualization of Mood Disorders
  2. Sammy Ohene & Selassie Addom Department of Psychiatry
  3. pp. 47-59
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  1. 6. Religion and Psychotherapy
  2. Araba Sefa-Dedeh
  3. pp. 60-68
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  1. 7. The state of autism in Ghana: Afocus on cultural understanding and challenges in the Ghanaian setting
  2. Joana Salifu & C. Charles Mate-Kole
  3. pp. 69-82
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  1. 8. Substance Use Disorders in Ghana
  2. J. B. Asare & Akua Afriyie Addae
  3. pp. 83-98
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  1. 9. Schizophrenia in Primary Care
  2. David Goldberg, Gabriel Ivbijaro, Lucia Kolkiewicz & Sammy Ohene
  3. pp. 99-117
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  1. Section C: Mental health practice in a teaching hospital setting
  2. pp. 118-118
  1. 10. Liaison Psychiatry in Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
  2. Patrick Boateng, Angela Ofori-Atta & Sammy Ohene
  3. pp. 119-128
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  1. 11. Neuropsychological Functioning of Adult Sickle Cell Disease Patients in Ghana
  2. M. Ampomah, C.C. Mate-Kole, A. Ofori- Atta, A. Anum, S. Ohene, I. Ekem, .K. Acquaye, G. Ankra-Badu, F. Sey & A. Sefa-Dedeh
  3. pp. 129-146
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  1. 12. Psychological Wellbeing and Quality of Life among Chronic Kidney Disease Patients in Ghana
  2. Vincent Boima, Vincent Ganu, David Adjei, Charlotte Osafo, Michael Mate-Kole, Dwomoa Adu & C. Charles Mate-Kole
  3. pp. 147-160
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  1. 13. Irritable Bowel Syndrome and related Functional Bowel Disorders in an Urban Gastroenterology Practice
  2. Timothy N. A. Archampong & . K. N. Nkrumah,
  3. pp. 161-181
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  1. 14. Group Therapy for Mothers of Unwell Neonatal Infants
  2. Hannah Belle A. Anang, Salma Yusuf Adusei, Ethel Akpene Atefoe, Yasmin Mohammed & Angela Ofori-Atta.
  3. pp. 182-193
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  1. 15. Play Therapy; a Pilot Project Supporting Children Undergoing Cancer Treatment at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital
  2. J. Osae-Larbi, R. Acquaah-Arhin, S. Mork, & A. Ofori-Atta
  3. pp. 194-202
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  1. 16. Breaking Bad News
  2. Seth Asafo
  3. pp. 203-210
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  1. Section D: Research
  2. pp. 211-211
  1. 17. A qualitative study of stresses faced by Ghanaian medical students
  2. Angela Ofori-Atta, Olive Okraku, Seraphim Mork, Abena Sarfo, E. Ghanney, A. Sefa- Dedeh & Sammy Ohene
  3. pp. 212-227
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  1. 18. Is the Concept of Learning Disabilities Applicable to Ghana?
  2. Dzifa Attah & C. Charles Mate-Kole
  3. pp. 228-243
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  1. 19. Dilemmas of Healthcare Professionals in Ghana
  2. Angela Ofori-Atta & Helen Jack
  3. pp. 244-254
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  1. 20. Experience of Strengthening the Mental Health Information System in Ghana’s Three Psychiatric Hospitals
  2. A.Ofori-Atta, T. Mirzoev, A. Mensah-Kufuor, A. Osei, A. Dzadey, K. Armah-Aloo, & K.D. Atweam
  3. pp. 255-262
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  1. 21. The Way Forward for Mental Health in the 21st Century in Ghana
  2. A. Ofori-Atta & S. Ohene
  3. pp. 263-266
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 267-273
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789988860271
Related ISBN
9789988860219
MARC Record
OCLC
911665827
Pages
286
Launched on MUSE
2015-06-27
Language
English
Open Access
No
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