mental health

On the Path to Mental Health in the Andes: Reflections from a Psychiatry Elective in Urban and Rural Peru

Arrival in Peru and Overview of ComisiĆ³n de Salud Mental de Ayacucho (COSMA) I arrived in Ayacucho, Peru on a Monday morning in January 2012 shortly after completing a three-week general medicine elective in a small clinic in southern Ecuador. I was set to begin a six-week psychiatry elective, observing and participating in patient encounters

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