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Community Care Boosts Treatment of Mentally Ill in Developing Countries

Experts say less than 10 percent of people with mental illness in low-income countries receive treatment.  A new study shows community-based care is an effective strategy for treating individuals with schizophrenia. Researchers found the most successful way to treat people with mental illness in resource poor countries is for the care to come to them. In the first rigorous trial of community-based care for the mentally ill, researchers looked at the benefits of home visits at...

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