chapter  26
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Psychiatry in Vietnam

WithTran Thi Hong Thu

Vietnam is a country occupying 331,700 square kilometres at the centre of South-East Asia. It is bordered by Laos and Cambodia to the west and the People’s Republic of China to the north, and bounded by the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest and the East Sea (South China Sea) to the east. Vietnam’s coastline is 3,260 kilometres long. Foreign visitors have called Vietnam the ‘balcony on the Pacific’.