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Barriers in Accessing Child Mental Health Care Services in Ethiopia | Abstract

Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Abstract

Barriers in Accessing Child Mental Health Care Services in Ethiopia

Liranso G Selamu and Mohan S Singhe

Background: Globally, mental illness is one of the foremost causes of disabilities and many children experience various mental disorders. On the other vein, few of these children receiving mental health care services in most countries. This journal aimed at realizes barriers in accessing child mental health care services in Ethiopia.
Methods: A systematic analysis was conducted to analyze significant research journals since 2005 and searching terms were access, children, mental health, care services, and barriers. Google Scholar, Global Health, PubMed, Summon, WHO, PsychInfo, and NIH data sources were used to collect data and the collected data were analyzed in a systematic manner.
Results: Lack of mental health policy and strategies, limited professionals, stigma and discrimination, financial limitation, cultural beliefs towards mental health problems and research gaps were identified as barriers in accessing child mental health care services in Ethiopia.
Conclusion: A lot of children today are not in receipt of the mental health care services in Ethiopia. Those children who have a mental illness are facing larger risks even in their lifespan and socio-economic problems of the country. Due to lack of research, the prevalence rate and symptoms of mental illness and diagnoses in Ethiopia are unknown and difficult to categorize.

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