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A cross-sectional study of co-occurring suicidal and psychotic symptoms in inpatients at mathari psychiatric hospital, nairobi, kenya
To investigate the prevalence of suicidal symptoms and their co-occurrence with psychotic symptoms in patients at Mathari Hospital. METHOD: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in June 2004 on inpatients at ...
Profiles of referrals to a psychiatric service: a descriptive study of survivors of the Nairobi US Embassy terrorist bomb blast.
OBJECTIVE: To document the socio-demographic characteristics and psychiatric profiles of the survivors of the Nairobi United States Embassy terrorist bomb blast referred to a psychiatric and psychotherapy (counselling) ...
The challenges of human resources in mental health in Kenya
Objective: Africa faces a skills shortage, in spite of training suitably qualified professionals. This is particularly evident in the discipline of psychiatry. An analysis of the distribution .and availability of ...
Perceived economic and behavioural effects of the mentally ill on their relatives in Kenya: a case study of the Mathari Hospital
OBJECTIVE: There is no documented evidence in Kenya on relatives' perceptions of economic and behavioural effects of the mentally ill patients and their coping mechanisms. To document what relatives of mentally ill patients ...
Prevalence and characteristics of psychotic-like experiences in Kenyan youth
Current evidence suggests that there may be significant differences in psychotic symptom prevalence in Africa compared with other cultures. However, there have been few studies evaluating these symptoms in the continent. ...
Traumatic Experiences of Kenyan Secondry School Students
(University of Nairobi, 2007)
Background: There is no information on the socio-demographic variations and determinants of Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Kenyan adolescents. Objectives: To describe the traumatic experiences of ...
Classes of psychotic experiences in kenyan children and adolescents.
Psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) have been observed worldwide in both adults and children outside the context of a clinical disorder. In the current study, we investigate the prevalence and patterns of PLEs among children ...
The Somali Experience: Have Mental Health Workers Forgotten The Country?
(University of Nairobi, 2009)