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Traditional Healers in the Treatment of Common Mental Disorders in South Africa: Erratum

Sorsdahl, Katherine PhD

The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: September 2010 - Volume 198 - Issue 9 - p 695
doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181ef1f48
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In the third paragraph of the discussion (Sorsdahl et al, 2009), we stated that 49% of the Black respondents reported consulting with a religious or spiritual advisor and only 21% consulted with traditional healers. The correct sentence should be: Looking at the entire sample (irrespective of DSM-IV diagnosis), 6.4% reported consulting with a traditional healer exclusively (8.1% of Blacks) and 6.8% see a religious or spiritual advisor exclusively (7.2% of Blacks).

Sorsdahl K, Stein DJ, Grimsrud A, Seedat S, Flisher AJ, Williams DR, Myer L (2009) Traditional Healers in the Treatment of Common Mental Disorders in South Africa. J Nerv Ment Dis. 197:434–441.

*Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health. University of Cape Town, J-Block Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa. E-mail: kattsorsdahl@gmail.com.

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