David M Ndetei

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Publications

  1. pmc Outcome of a working diagnosis of "psychosis" in relation to DSM-IV diagnostic criteria in a Kenyan in-patient cohort at Mathari hospital, Nairobi
    David M Ndetei
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, and Africa Mental Health Foundation, Kenya, Africa
    Afr Health Sci 7:197-201. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Attitudes toward psychiatry: a survey of medical students at the University of Nairobi, Kenya
    David M Ndetei
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, Kenya
    Acad Psychiatry 32:154-9. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceived economic and behavioural effects of the mentally ill on their relatives in Kenya: a case study of the Mathari Hospital
    D M Ndetei
    University of Nairobi and Africa Mental Health Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya
    Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 12:293-9. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Clinical epidemiology in patients admitted at Mathari Psychiatric Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
    David M Ndetei
    Africa Mental Health Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:736-42. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Patterns of drug abuse in public secondary schools in Kenya
    David M Ndetei
    Africa Mental Health Foundation AMHF, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Subst Abus 30:69-78. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Psychosocial and health aspects of drug use by students in public secondary schools in Nairobi, Kenya
    David M Ndetei
    Africa Mental Health Foundation AMHF, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Subst Abus 30:61-8. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Prevalence of substance abuse among patients in general medical facilities in Kenya
    David M Ndetei
    University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Subst Abus 30:182-90. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Prevalence and characteristics of psychotic-like experiences in Kenyan youth
    David M Ndetei
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, Kenya
    Psychiatry Res 196:235-42. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Drug use in a rural secondary school in Kenya
    David M Ndetei
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Subst Abus 31:170-3. 2010
  10. pmc The prevalence of mental disorders in adults in different level general medical facilities in Kenya: a cross-sectional study
    David M Ndetei
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 8:1. 2009

Collaborators

  • Valerie S Harder
  • Heather M Burke
  • Lincoln I Khasakhala
  • Mary W Kuria
  • Kiyeti A Hauli
  • Margaret Njeri Mbugua
  • Joseph Thuo
  • Heike Dech
  • Muthoni Mathai
  • Margaret N Mbugua
  • Betty M Bagaka
  • Judy Kamau
  • Isodore S Obot
  • Mary B Jande
  • Rodrick Kabangila
  • Hitesh Maru
  • Mary Kuria
  • Wieland Machleidt

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. pmc Outcome of a working diagnosis of "psychosis" in relation to DSM-IV diagnostic criteria in a Kenyan in-patient cohort at Mathari hospital, Nairobi
    David M Ndetei
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, and Africa Mental Health Foundation, Kenya, Africa
    Afr Health Sci 7:197-201. 2007
    ..When a patient presents with mental illness and displays psychotic symptoms which are not clearly delineated, a clinical diagnosis of psychosis is usually entertained...
  2. doi request reprint Attitudes toward psychiatry: a survey of medical students at the University of Nairobi, Kenya
    David M Ndetei
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, Kenya
    Acad Psychiatry 32:154-9. 2008
    ..The authors aim to determine the attitudes of University of Nairobi, Kenya, medical students toward psychiatry...
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceived economic and behavioural effects of the mentally ill on their relatives in Kenya: a case study of the Mathari Hospital
    D M Ndetei
    University of Nairobi and Africa Mental Health Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya
    Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 12:293-9. 2009
    ..To document what relatives of mentally ill patients perceive to be the economic effects of the patients on the family and how they are affected by and cope with the disturbed behaviours of the patients...
  4. doi request reprint Clinical epidemiology in patients admitted at Mathari Psychiatric Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
    David M Ndetei
    Africa Mental Health Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:736-42. 2008
    ..Knowledge of types and co-morbidities of disorders seen in any facility is useful for clinical practice and planning for services...
  5. doi request reprint Patterns of drug abuse in public secondary schools in Kenya
    David M Ndetei
    Africa Mental Health Foundation AMHF, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Subst Abus 30:69-78. 2009
    ..Campaigns against drug use should include those aged 11 years and should focus on education on the dangers of alcohol and tobacco use, as these are gateways to use of other drugs...
  6. doi request reprint Psychosocial and health aspects of drug use by students in public secondary schools in Nairobi, Kenya
    David M Ndetei
    Africa Mental Health Foundation AMHF, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Subst Abus 30:61-8. 2009
    ..There are evidence-based intervention entry points for drug abuse that go beyond mere impartation on knowledge about the harmful effects of drugs...
  7. doi request reprint Prevalence of substance abuse among patients in general medical facilities in Kenya
    David M Ndetei
    University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Subst Abus 30:182-90. 2009
    ..The clinicians' pick rate for substance use in general hospitals was negligible. These findings suggest the need for specific enquiry for substance abuse in patients in general medical facilities...
  8. doi request reprint Prevalence and characteristics of psychotic-like experiences in Kenyan youth
    David M Ndetei
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, Kenya
    Psychiatry Res 196:235-42. 2012
    ..Both psychotic classes had a predominance of male students. Further studies are required to clarify functionality and clinical progression associated with observed patterns of psychosis, as well as the generalizability of our findings...
  9. doi request reprint Drug use in a rural secondary school in Kenya
    David M Ndetei
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Subst Abus 31:170-3. 2010
    ..Therefore, teachers have an added burden of playing an active role in guidance and counselling the survivors of drug abuse, a pandemic facing teaching institutions apart from instilling knowledge...
  10. pmc The prevalence of mental disorders in adults in different level general medical facilities in Kenya: a cross-sectional study
    David M Ndetei
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 8:1. 2009
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  11. pmc A cross-sectional study of co-occurring suicidal and psychotic symptoms in inpatients at mathari psychiatric hospital, nairobi, kenya
    David M Ndetei
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, and the Africa Mental Health Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya
    Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 11:110-4. 2009
    ..To investigate the prevalence of suicidal symptoms and their co-occurrence with psychotic symptoms in patients at Mathari Hospital...
  12. doi request reprint University medical education in Kenya: The challenges
    David M Ndetei
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi and Africa Mental Health Foundation, P O Box 48423, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
    Med Teach 32:812-5. 2010
    ..One other public university has started a medical school. The pressure to increase the number of schools and students in the absence of increased resources poses a particular challenge to the country...
  13. pmc Recognition of depression in children in general hospital-based paediatric units in Kenya: practice and policy implications
    David M Ndetei
    Africa Mental Health Foundation AMHF, Nairobi, Kenya
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 8:25. 2009
    ..Physical disorders are commonly comorbid with depression in children attending general medical facilities. However, the depression component is rarely recognised...
  14. pmc The Association between Alcohol Dependence and Depression before and after Treatment for Alcohol Dependence
    Mary W Kuria
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, P O Box 74846 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
    ISRN Psychiatry 2012:482802. 2012
    ..8%) with a significant association between depression and the mean AUDIT score. At posttest, depressed participants had a statistically significant craving for alcohol. Conclusion. Alcohol dependence is associated with major depression...
  15. pmc Suicidal behaviour among youths associated with psychopathology in both parents and youths attending outpatient psychiatric clinic in Kenya
    Lincoln I Khasakhala
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, P, O, Box 30197, Nairobi, Kenya
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 12:13. 2013
    ..This study examines the relationship between suicidal behaviour and co-existing psychiatric or substance disorders among youths and depressive and alcohol use disorders in their parents...
  16. pmc Multiple traumas, postelection violence, and posttraumatic stress among impoverished Kenyan youth
    Valerie S Harder
    Africa Mental Health Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya
    J Trauma Stress 25:64-70. 2012
    ..Differences due to age or sex were not found. The findings indicate the need for universal mental health services for trauma-exposed youth and their families in the impoverished informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya...
  17. doi request reprint The prevalence of substance use among psychiatric patients: the case study of Bugando Medical centre, Mwanza (northern Tanzania)
    Kiyeti A Hauli
    University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Subst Abus 32:238-41. 2011
    ..It also calls for appropriate standard operation policy procedures that can be operationlized as a matter of clinical practice by mental health workers in their routine medical practice...
  18. pmc Suicidality and depression among adult patients admitted in general medical facilities in Kenya
    David M Ndetei
    Africa Mental Health Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya
    Ann Gen Psychiatry 9:7. 2010
    ..These symptoms had not been clinically recognised and therefore not managed. This calls for clinical practice that routinely enquires for suicidal symptoms in general medical wards...
  19. doi request reprint Factors that influence the choice of psychiatry as a career by medical students at the School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi
    David M Ndetei
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, Kenya
    Int Rev Psychiatry 25:406-12. 2013
    ..Integration of psychiatry into the curriculum may address these misunderstandings. ..
  20. pmc The Prevalence of Depression among Family Caregivers of Children with Intellectual Disability in a Rural Setting in Kenya
    Margaret Njeri Mbugua
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, P O BOX 365 00621, Village Market, Nairobi, Kenya
    Int J Family Med 2011:534513. 2011
    ..Results. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of the caregivers were at risk of clinical depression. Conclusion. Majority of the caregivers of children with intellectual disability were at risk of developing clinical depression...
  21. doi request reprint The prevalence of personality disorders in a Kenyan inpatient sample
    Joseph Thuo
    Embu Provincial Hospital, Kenya
    J Pers Disord 22:217-20. 2008
    ..The results are likely to be a true reflection of the actual epidemiological situation, but cannot be generalized to outpatient or general populations...
  22. ncbi request reprint Social change, globalization and transcultural psychiatry--some considerations from a study on women and depression
    Heike Dech
    Department of Psychiatry, Hannover Medical School, Germany
    Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi 105:17-27. 2003
    ..Efficient clinical methods towards diagnosis and treatment of new risk groups will have to be developed, of which an important aspect will be crisis intervention...