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Healing in Ghana

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What options do people in Ghana have when a person suffers mental illness? Christopher Harding investigates whether spiritual and orthodox treatments can ever be combined.

What options do people in Ghana have when a person suffers mental illness?

In this religious country, most people seek out spiritual interpretations or traditional methods of healing.

Despite there being only 18 trained psychiatrists in the whole of Ghana, advocates of Western-style practices have been pushing for the use of medication and the human rights of the mentally ill.

In this final programme of a four-part series, Christopher Harding asks whether spiritual and biological interpretations and treatments for mental illness can ever get along.

Producer: Keith Moore.

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28 minutes

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Wed 22 Jun 2016 11:00

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