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INVITED PERSPECTIVE/VIEWPOINT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 343-345

Home-based care in the community


1 Department of Psychiatry, Government, Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
2 Gupta Mind Healing and Counselling Centre, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Ms. Shikha Tyagi
Department of Psychiatry, Government, Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_327_21

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Treatment gap in mental health is vast and continues to remain a grim reality. Amongst community mental health care, one approach available is home based care (HBC). However, HBC services are almost lacking in India. Nevertheless, the limited evidence points towards a successful utility of HBC till date. In this article, the Chandigarh experience of HBC is presented and discussed in detail in order to demonstrate its utility and effectiveness. Lastly, recommendations are provided for the future of HBC.


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