Mental healthcare for older adults in rural Greece

Peritogiannis, Vaios; Tatsioni, Athina; Manthopoulou, Thiresia; Mavreas, Venetsanos
April 2016
International Psychogeriatrics;Apr2016, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p698
Academic Journal
Community mental healthcare in rural and remote areas of Greece is mostly delivered by generic Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs), namely the Mobile Mental Health Units (MMHUs). In Epirus, north-west Greece, one of the poorest regions in Europe, the MMHU of the prefectures of Ioannina and Thesprotia (MMHU I-T) has been established in 2007 and provides services to a population grossly estimated at 100,000 per size of the catchment area in remote and mostly mountainous rural areas. The establishment of the MMHU I-T and its contribution to the care of patients with psychosis has been described elsewhere (Peritogiannis et al., 2011).


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