Responsible governance for mental health research in low resource countries

dc.contributor.authorYasamy, M. Taghi
dc.contributor.authorMaulik, Pallab K.
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Mark
dc.contributor.authorLund, Crick
dc.contributor.authorVan Ommeren, Mark
dc.contributor.authorSaxena, Shekhar
dc.identifier.citationYasamy et al. 2011. Responsible Governance for Mental Health Research in Low Resource Countries. PLoS Med, 8(11), e1001126, doi:10.1371/journal. pmed.1001126.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issndoi:10.1371/journal. pmed.1001126
dc.identifier.issn1549-1676 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1549-1277 (print)
dc.descriptionThe Essay Sectionen_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.plosmedicine.orgen_ZA
dc.description.abstractBetween 13% and 49% of the world’s population develop neuropsychiatric disorders at some point in their life. More and more evidence indicates that mental disorders and problems are common in all countries studied, and supports earlier projections that the burden of mental health problems is increasing in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as well. Most people with these disabling conditions now live in LMICs, but at most one in five receives treatment and care. In order to narrow this gap, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Mental Health GAP Action Programme (mhGAP) with the objective of scaling up services for priority mental disorders using evidence-based interventions. In 2009, evidence profiles were compiled based on a systematic review of the literature for interventions that were to form part of the mhGAP Intervention Guide.en_ZA
dc.format.extent6 p.
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLOS)en_ZA
dc.subjectNeuropsychiatric disorders -- Researchen_ZA
dc.subjectMental health -- Researchen_ZA
dc.subjectLow- and middle-income countries -- Mental healthen_ZA
dc.subjectMental Health GAP Action Programme (mhGAP)en_ZA
dc.titleResponsible governance for mental health research in low resource countriesen_ZA
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