World Social Psychiatry

PERSPECTIVE/VIEWPOINT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 187--192

Community-Based Mental Health Services in Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges


Md Omar Faruk 
 Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Mr. Md Omar Faruk
Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka
Bangladesh

Estimates inform that mental health problems are on the rise across the globe including in Bangladesh. To reduce the global disease burden caused by mental health disorders, community-based mental health care has gained significant consideration worldwide alongside conventional approaches to treat mental health disorders. In the face of growing mental health problems, limited resources, and centralized mental health facilities, Bangladesh – a low- and middle-income country – has prospects in ensuring mental health care through the implementation of community-based mental health services across the country. This article discusses the opportunities and challenges in implementing community-based mental health services in Bangladesh.


How to cite this article:
Faruk MO. Community-Based Mental Health Services in Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges.World Soc Psychiatry 2022;4:187-192


How to cite this URL:
Faruk MO. Community-Based Mental Health Services in Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges. World Soc Psychiatry [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Jan 31 ];4:187-192
Available from: https://www.worldsocpsychiatry.org/article.asp?issn=2667-1077;year=2022;volume=4;issue=3;spage=187;epage=192;aulast=Faruk;type=0