Achieving universal health coverage for mental disorders

2019Patel & Saxena

“A key element of the field of global mental health is the design and evaluation of innovative strategies for integrating cost effective pharmacological and psychosocial interventions in primary healthcare. The evidence from this work, from a range of contexts including high income countries, is showing the way to integration. A theme across this evidence is the placement of non-specialised providers (including peers, community health workers, and nurses) in primary healthcare and community settings.”

Key wordsmental disorders / mental health / post-traumatic stress disorder / psychiatric illness / rehabilitation / social support / therapy / treatment / universal mental health