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Mental disorders in leprosy: High prevalence and low psychiatric care

Abstract

Leprosy is an infectious disease with high physical disability and is strongly associated with chronic pain, since there may be significant impairment of the peripheral nervous system. Additionally, the stigma associated with the label of leprosy persists and imposes a high social commitment of the disease.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Rocha-Leite C I
Borges-de-Oliveira R
Machado P R L
Pettersen K M
Trinchão M
Morais-de-Jesus M
Andrade-Nascimento M
Daltro-Oliveira R
Quarantini L C
Year of Publication
2013
Journal
European Psychiatry
Volume
28
Issue
Suppl. 1
Language
eng
DOI
10.1016/S0924-9338(13)76856-1
Publication Language
eng