Thesiger, Charles H.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Treatment/Rehabilitation Research and Evaluation of Existing Intervention/Treatment Programmes for Drug Abusers [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
3 Suppl. 4
Presents an account of the developement of community psychiatry and mental health interventions in the Caribbean. Reports that substance abuse is now included in the training curricula of medical professionals and graduates of these programme are located in Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and Cariacou, Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Cayman Islands and Dominica.States that there are major psychiatric hospitals in trinidad and Tobago, Barbodos and Jamaica and that there is a developing focus on dual-diagnosis patients with substance-induced psychoses or substance-induced mood disorders. In the community setting, self-help groups have become the backbone of aftercare, although participation of individuals with co-occuring psychiatric disorders may be limited. (AU)....