Table 2

Perceived causes of mental illness

Perceived cause

No.* (%)

Rank


Misuse of drugs

88 (34.3)

1

Divine punishment, God's will

48 (18.8)

2

Magic, spirit possession

46 (18.0)

3

Accidents/trauma

30 (11.7)

4

Heredity

27 (10.5)

5

Family conflicts/marital disharmony

14 (5.5)

6

Financial distress/poverty

3 (1.2)

7


*Multiple responses recorded. Include street drugs and alcohol.

Kabir et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2004 4:3   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-4-3

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