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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-67

Interplay between traditional healing and modern psychiatry resulting in timely diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis: A case report from a low- and middle-income country setting


1 Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Advanced Institute of Management of Stress and Life Style Related Problems, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir; Supporting Always Wholeheartedly All Broken-Hearted, Kashmir, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sandeep Grover
Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jmhhb.jmhhb_79_22

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There is poor coordination between mental health professionals and traditional healers. This often leads to mismanagement of patients with various mental disorders, which can sometimes result in a fatal outcome. It is often suggested that there is a need to improve the coordination between mental health professionals and traditional healers. In this report, we present the case of a young girl whose family initially consulted a traditional healer for her condition and was then referred to appropriate mental health facilities. This coordination resulted in the timely diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis.


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