Collaborative Care Goes Global – Bibhav Acharya, M.D.

Collaborative Care Goes Global
Psychiatric News
Mental health care in low-income countries is in bad shape. If you have severe mental illness and can’t get to the only public psychiatric hospital, you may be chained to a tree next to your home. If you are a psychiatrist, you may be racing against time to get through 100 patients a day. If you are an officer at the Ministry of Health, you have only 0.7% of the total health budget to tackle the number-one cause the chronic disease burden. …