The peculiarity and importance of these alternative sources of mental health care has necessitated research into knowledge, attitude and practice of traditional mental health care treatment modalities and herbs in mental health practice, classification and training of traditional healers and cost comparison of traditional mental health care versus care received from psychiatrists or other medical facilities. Also, some studies have been carried out on the role of religion in healing. While studies have been undertaken in the area of traditional medicine, research into spiritual healing in the syncretic churches, which form a section of the Christian religious movement that combines traditional practices and those of Christian beliefs, has not received commensurate attention. AJ Agara et al. Management of perceived mental health problems by spiritual healers: a Nigerian study.
The role of general practitioners in continuing care for mental health rehabilants and patients is a major issue. Mental health practioners has major role in promoting the continuous treatment and care to patients. Counseling and psychotherapy are the treatment models used by general medical practioners in mental health care. Journal of general practice publishes articles related to this issue.
Last date updated on June, 2014