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Mentally ill often taken to traditional practitioners

  • The Jakarta Post

| Mon, February 13 2012 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM The families of people with mental illnesses in Indonesia frequently take their sick relatives to traditional medical practitioners, an official says.

According to Health Ministry mental health chief Irmansyah, many mentally ill patients had no access to medical treatment.

“We are still facing quite a huge treatment gap,” he said on Friday.

For example, Irmansyah said, 9...