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Essentials of Global Mental Health

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Samuel O. Okpaku, Jordi Alonso, Somnath Chatterji, Y. He, Ronald C. Kessler, Robert Kohn, Takashi Izutsu, Atsuro Tsutsumi, Moosa Salie, Edwin Cameron, Heather Stuart, Ramachandran Padmavati, Chris Underhill, Sarah Kippen Wood, Jordan Pfau, Shoba Raja, Dinesh Bhugra, Norman Sartorius, Diana Rose, Rita Thom, David Ndetei, Patrick Gatonga, Victoria N. Mutiso, Teddy Gafna, Anne W. Mbwayo, Lincoln I. Khasakhala, Manuela Silva, Jose Miguel Caldas de Almeida, Feijun Luo, Lijing Ouyang, Deborah M. Stone, Sally Field, Emily Baron, Ingrid Meintjes, Thandi van Heyningen, Simone Honikman, Maureen Durkin, Matthew J. Maenner, Margarita Alegria, Anne Valentine, Sheri Lapatin, Natasja Koitzsch Jensen, Sofia Halperin-Goldstein, Anna Lessios, Felipe Picon, Andrea Fiorillo, Ruwan M. Jayatunge, Daya Somasundaram, Marco Bertelli, M. Thomas Kishore, Carla K. Danielson, Julia W. Felton, Zachary W. Adams, Laura MacPherson, Thara Rangaswamy, Hema Tharoor, Erminia Colucci, R. Pryor, Janis H. Jenkins, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Atsuro Tsutsumi, Takashi Izutsu, Rachel Jenkins, Florence Baingana, David McDaid, Rifat Atun, Janice Cooper, Rodney Presley, Duncan Pedersen, Hanna Kienzler, Sabrina Hermosilla, Sadro Galea, Inka Weissbecker, Lynne Jones, Lance Gable, Robert van Voren, Rob Keukens, Martin de Vries, Diego de Leo, Lay San Too, Claire van der Westhuizen, Katherine Sorsdahl, Gail Wyatt, Dan Stein, Ester Shapiro, Isabel Louro Bernal, Clare Pain, Atalay Alem, Athula Sumathipala, Jorge Rodriquez, Victor Aparicio
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  • Date Published: February 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107022324
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  • Mental illness accounts directly for 14% of the global burden of disease and significantly more indirectly, and recent reports recognise the need to expand and improve mental health delivery on a global basis, especially in low and middle income countries. This text defines an approach to mental healthcare focused on the provision of evidence-based, cost-effective treatments, founded on the principles of sharing the best information about common problems and achieving international equity in coverage, options and outcomes. The coverage spans a diverse range of topics and defines five priority areas for the field. These embrace the domains of global advocacy, systems of development, research progress, capacity building, and monitoring. The book concludes by defining the steps to achieving equality of care globally. This is essential reading for policy makers, administrators, economists and mental health care professionals, and those from the allied professions of sociology, anthropology, international politics and foreign policy.

    • Identifies the five priorities of global mental health, enabling the reader to focus their efforts on those issues most crucial to the global mental health movement
    • Written by a team of contributors with the widest international experience
    • Showcases best practices that have been applied and tested, allowing readers to learn from successes and failures of real-life world programs
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    'Encyclopedic, diverse, and thoughtful … Essentials of Global Mental Health is a volume that practitioners, researchers, educators, and policy makers will find themselves turning to often. It offers an incredibly wide array of international voices.' PsycCRITIQUES

    'Global mental health means more than a trendy change from the term international mental health. It means a new approach to delivering mental health services around the world, reflected by shared values of human rights and respect for diversity. Essentials of Global Mental Health, edited by Samuel Okpaku, is an excellent guide to this challenging new world.' Howard H. Goldman, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

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    20th Jun 2014 by Aprimm

    Sam Okpaku, M.D., PhD is well-known for his comprehensive, scholarly writing in transcultural psychiatry. As editor of the groundbreaking new book, Essentials of Global Mental Health, he has assembled an all-star, multi-disciplinary, and culturally diverse group of scholars and practitioners who deftly address the issue of international mental health writ large. This compilation is an extensive, multifaceted and deep exploration of the many facets and nuances of mental health and their intersection with various aspects of the human condition: from infectious disease, to poverty, violence, substance abuse, sex trafficking, disasters and war, among others. Chapters focusing on human resources, capacity building, medical education and research provide welcome perspectives and inject hope and optimism regarding the way forward in improving mental health throughout the world. I highly recommend this compelling book to students, scholars, researchers, policymakers, government officials, leaders of non-governmental organizations and others who seek to understand the role of mental health in overall health in varied international contexts.

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    • Date Published: February 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107022324
    • length: 465 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 192 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.07kg
    • contains: 26 b/w illus. 37 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    Part I. History and Background to Global Mental Health:
    1. History of global mental health
    2. Burden of illness
    3. Trends and gaps in mental health disparities
    4. Global health and mental health as diplomacy
    5. Global mental health and the United Nations
    Part II. Advocacy and Reduction of Stigma:
    6. Voice of user survivor
    7. Lecture on internalized stigma
    8. Definition and process of stigma
    9. Stigmatization and exclusion
    10. Grassroots mental health movements
    11. The rise of consumerism and local advocacy
    12. Programs to reduce stigma in HIV/AIDS, mental illness and epilepsy
    Part III. Systems of Development:
    13. The challenges of human resources in low and middle income countries
    14. Integration of mental health services in primary care settings
    15. Collaboration between traditional and Western practitioners
    16. Setting up an integrated mental health system
    Part IV. Systems of Development for Special Populations:
    17. Poverty and perinatal morbidity as risk factors for mental illness
    18. Maternal mental health care: refining the components in a South African setting
    19. Screening for developmental disabilities in epidemiologic studies in low and middle income countries
    20. Child services
    21. Child abuse as a global mental health problem
    22. Child soldiers
    23. Mental health and intellectual disability: implications for global mental health
    24. Adolescent alcohol and substance abuse
    25. Developing intervention in low resource contexts
    Part V. Gender and Equality:
    26. Strategies to reduce women's mental illness and increase attention to women's mental health
    27. Violence against women
    28. Women and global mental health: vulnerability and empowerment
    29. Trafficking in persons
    Part VI. Human Resources and Capacity Building:
    30. Capacity building
    31. Use of allied professionals
    32. Mental health and illness in conflict areas
    33. Implications of disasters for global mental health
    34. International response to natural and manmade disasters
    35. Global health governance and international law, and mental health
    36. The role of NGOs
    37. Mental health, mass communication and media
    Part VII. Suicide and Violence:
    38. Suicide and depression
    39. Violence as a public health problem
    40. Setting up integrated mental health systems: the case of Cuba
    41. The war on drugs – the US, Mexico and Central American countries and Plan Colombia and Merida
    Part VIII. Research and Monitoring Progress of Countries:
    42. Medical education and global mental health
    43. Research priorities for mental health in low and middle income countries (LMIC)
    44. Research infrastructure
    45. Monitoring progress of countries
    Epilogue
    Index.

  • Editor

    Samuel O. Okpaku, Center for Health, Culture, and Society, Nashville
    Samuel O. Okpaku is Executive Director of the Center for Health, Culture and Society, Nashville, USA.

    Contributors

    Samuel O. Okpaku, Jordi Alonso, Somnath Chatterji, Y. He, Ronald C. Kessler, Robert Kohn, Takashi Izutsu, Atsuro Tsutsumi, Moosa Salie, Edwin Cameron, Heather Stuart, Ramachandran Padmavati, Chris Underhill, Sarah Kippen Wood, Jordan Pfau, Shoba Raja, Dinesh Bhugra, Norman Sartorius, Diana Rose, Rita Thom, David Ndetei, Patrick Gatonga, Victoria N. Mutiso, Teddy Gafna, Anne W. Mbwayo, Lincoln I. Khasakhala, Manuela Silva, Jose Miguel Caldas de Almeida, Feijun Luo, Lijing Ouyang, Deborah M. Stone, Sally Field, Emily Baron, Ingrid Meintjes, Thandi van Heyningen, Simone Honikman, Maureen Durkin, Matthew J. Maenner, Margarita Alegria, Anne Valentine, Sheri Lapatin, Natasja Koitzsch Jensen, Sofia Halperin-Goldstein, Anna Lessios, Felipe Picon, Andrea Fiorillo, Ruwan M. Jayatunge, Daya Somasundaram, Marco Bertelli, M. Thomas Kishore, Carla K. Danielson, Julia W. Felton, Zachary W. Adams, Laura MacPherson, Thara Rangaswamy, Hema Tharoor, Erminia Colucci, R. Pryor, Janis H. Jenkins, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Atsuro Tsutsumi, Takashi Izutsu, Rachel Jenkins, Florence Baingana, David McDaid, Rifat Atun, Janice Cooper, Rodney Presley, Duncan Pedersen, Hanna Kienzler, Sabrina Hermosilla, Sadro Galea, Inka Weissbecker, Lynne Jones, Lance Gable, Robert van Voren, Rob Keukens, Martin de Vries, Diego de Leo, Lay San Too, Claire van der Westhuizen, Katherine Sorsdahl, Gail Wyatt, Dan Stein, Ester Shapiro, Isabel Louro Bernal, Clare Pain, Atalay Alem, Athula Sumathipala, Jorge Rodriquez, Victor Aparicio

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