The role of global traditional and complementary systems of medicine in the treatment of mental health disorders

Prof Oye Gureje, Gareth Nortje, FCPsych, Victor Makanjuola, FWACP, Bibilola D Oladeji, FWACP, Prof Soraya Seedat, Prof Rachel Jenkins, ‘The role of global traditional and complementary systems of medicine in the treatment of mental health disorders’, http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(15)00013-9/fulltext, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00013-9, The Lancet Psychiatry (February 2015).

Engagement

Collaborative engagement between traditional and complementary systems of medicine and conventional biomedicine might be possible in the care of people with mental illness. The best model to bring about that collaboration will need to be established by the needs of the extant mental health system in a country. Research is needed (…).