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Table 2 First contact on the pathways to care

From: Pathways to care and supernatural beliefs among patients with psychotic disorders in Nepal

First contact person N (%)  
Psychiatrist at private setup 23 (17.3) Medical person
54 (40.6%)
General practitioner including MBBS 5 (3.8)
Psychiatrist at government hospital 3 (2.3)
Psychiatrist at medical college 10 (7.5)
Paramedics (CMA, HA, ANM)a 13 (9.8)
Faith healer 58 (43.6) Non-medical person
79 (59.4%)
Spiritual guru 6 (4.5)
Others (alternative therapy) 3 (2.3)
Help at home 8 (6.0)
Visit to temple/mosque/religious shrine 4 (3.0)
Total (N) 133 (100)  
  1. aCMA certified medical assistant, HA health assistant, ANM auxiliary nurse midwifery