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Table 2 Distribution of type of mental disorder and first pathway contact

From: Pathways to psychiatric care for mental disorders: a retrospective study of patients seeking mental health services at a public psychiatric facility in Ghana

Mental disorder (Diagnosis) Religious/traditional healer General medical service Psychiatric service
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Bipolar affective disorder 4 (44.4) 0 (0.0) 5 (55.6)
Depression 0 (0.0) 5 (38.5) 8 (61.8)
Mood disorder 1 (20.0) 2 (40.0) 2 (40.0)
Psychotic disorder 4 (14.8) 8 (29.6) 15 (55.6)
Schizophrenia 11 (30.6) 7 (19.4) 18 (50.0)
Seizure disorder 2 (33.3) 2 (33.3) 2 (33.0)
Substance abuse 3 (30.0) 2 (20.0) 5 (50.0)
Others 2 (22.2) 4 (44.4) 3 (33.3)