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La psychiatrie en Algérie Volume 81, issue 2, Février 2005

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Centre hospitalier spécialisé Cheraga, Alger, Algérie

Psychiatry in Algeria.After a brief historical overview of the different phases Algerian psychiatry has traversed since the country’s independence, the author looks into the questions of initial and continuous training of psychiatrists and non-medical caregivers and the current situation regarding hospitalisation of the mentally ill. He (she?) draws attention to both difficulties and advances as well as to projects on a ministerial level and in the field.