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Contributors Preface Principles of Global Mental Health 1: A Brief History of Global Mental Health Alex Cohen 2: Disorders, Diagnosis and Classification Oye Gureje and Dan J. Stein 3: Culture and Global Mental Health Laurence J. Kirmayer and Leslie Swartz4: Cross-cultural research methods and practice Martin J. Prince 5: The Epidemiology and Impact of Mental Disorders Ronald C. Kessler, Jordi Alonso, Somnath Chatterji and Yanling He 6: Mental Health and the Global health and Development Agendas Martin J. Prince, Atif Rahman, Rosie Mayston and Benedict Weobong7: Social Determinants of Mental health Crick Lund, Stephen Stansfield, and Mary De Silva 8: Human Security, Complexity and Mental Health System Development Harry Minas9: Global Mental Health Resources Pallab K Maulik, Amy Daniels, Ryan McBain, Jodi Morris10: Strategies for Strengthening Human Resource for Mental Health Ritsuko Kakuma, Harry Minas, Mario R. Dal Poz11: Mental Health Promotion and the Prevention of Mental Disorders Inge Petersen, Margaret Barry, Crick Lund and Arvin Bhana12: Interventions for Mental Disorders Charlotte Hanlon, Abebaw Fekadu and Vikram Patel Practice of Global Mental Health13: Mental Health Policy Development and Implementation Crick Lund, Jose Miguel Caldas de Almeida, Harvey Whiteford and John Mahoney14: Scaling Up Services for Mental Health Julian Eaton, Mary DeSilva, Graciela Rojas and Vikram Patel15: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Christian Kieling, Ana Soledade Graeff-Martins, Hesham Hamoda, Luis Augusto Rohde16: Women's Mental Health Jane Fisher, Helen Herrman, Meena Cabral de Mello and Prabha Chandra 17: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Settings Wietse A. Tol, Pierre Bastin, Mark J.D. Jordans, Harry Minas, Renato Souza, Inka Weissbecker and Mark Van Ommeren 18: Stigma, discrimination and promoting human rights Nisha Mehta and Graham Thornicroft19: Research Priorities, Capacity and Networks in Global Mental health Pamela Y. Collins, Mark Tomlinson, Ritsuko Kakuma, Jude Awuba and Harry Minas20: Generating Political Commitment for Mental Health System Development Jose Miguel Caldas de Almeida, Harry Minas and Claudina Cayetano

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Vikram Patel is a psychiatrist who has devoted his professional career to research, building capacity and influencing policy towards the goal of improving access to evidence based care for people with mental disorders. He is based in India from where he works with academic institutions, NGOs and Ministries of Health in India and other developing countries. Harry Minas is a psychiatrist whose work is in three broad areas: mental health system development, particularly in low-resource and post-conflict settings; culture and mental health, with a focus on mental health of immigrant and refugee communities and the development of services for culturally diverse societies; and the human rights of people with mental illness. Alex Cohen is an anthropologist with a long-standing interest in the mental health of populations, the organization of mental health services in low-income countries, and cross-national research in schizophrenia. During the past 12 years he has been involved in the establishment, development, and the curriculum development of global mental health programs at the University of Melbourne, Harvard Medical School, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Martin J. Prince is an epidemiological psychiatrist, whose international research on maternal depression and child growth and development, migration, gender disadvantage, self-harm and suicide includes a strong PhD student capacity building element. He leads the 10/66 Dementia Research group (ageing, dementia and chronic diseases in low and middle income countries).


This volume is a welcome addition to the literature on global mental health. It is likely to be informative to both students, and practitioners. * Samuel O. Okpaku, MD, PHD; Journal of Clinical psychiatry 76:8, August 2015 *
There seems very little in the realm of worldwide considerations of mental health that this excellent textbook does not cover in a readable and evidence-informed way. I imagine it will become the bible of global mental health and therefore essential reading for practitioners in that field. Occupational health practitioners will find much of interest and certainly something of relevance to their work within its pages. * Occupational Medicine *
This is a book that lends itself to public health action. It's a great alternative to the decades that focused on classification and diagnosis, thus keeping mental health thinking focused on 'medical treatments' instead of prevention. * Public Health Today *

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