Mental Health Service Use Among South Africans for Mood, Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders (Original Articles) (Survey)

Mental Health Service Use Among South Africans for Mood, Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders (Original Articles) (Survey)

Of the national burden of disease, neuropsychiatric disorders are third only to HIV/AIDS and infectious disease, according to revised DALY (disability-adjusted life-years) estimates for the year 2000. (1,2) Yet mental health services are grossly under-resourced and there are many barriers to health care for the mentally ill. (3,4) Barriers include lack of accessibility, acceptability and […]

Substance Use in a Sample of Medical Patients (Short Communication) (Report)

Substance Use in a Sample of Medical Patients (Short Communication) (Report)

A number of the Iranian patients use substances such as opium and tobacco for therapeutic purposes. Opium was known to the ancient Persians and has been traditionally used for relieving pain, treating diseases and also for enjoyment. Drug abuse remains a crime in Iran, but the authorities are now willing for substance dependence to be […]