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Co-morbidities

  • (a) Co-morbidities like tuberculosis, severe anaemia requiring blood transfusion, diabetes mellitus and hypertension were also addressed when identified. This was especially possible because the clinic was housed within a primary healthcare facility.
  • ( b) Through their participation in a primary care facility that provides mental health care, over time, caregivers’ attitudes towards addressing mental health components of other diseases also improved. There is anecdotal evidence to suggest that patient-centered care provided by doctors and health workers participating in the clinic improved due to their becoming sensitive to mental health care needs of patients.

Impact in the community

  • (a) Over time, the community developed an insight into the treatable nature of mental illnesses and it gave a new hope and help to the silently suffering family.
  • (b) Many opinion leaders and people of prominence in villages and towns began to talk openly about seeking care for mental illnesses at the health centre and this helped address social barriers to seeking care for mental health problems.
  • (c) Though we could not document evidence of reduction in deliberate self-harm in the mentally ill, the availability of care at the level of primary care contributes to decreasing such instances. The availability and responsiveness of PHC staff to mental health emergencies and follow-up visits improved the confidence among patients and family members.
 
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