The Manas Programm Doctor's Manual

Manashanti Sudhar Shodh, Eds.: Sangath; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, (2011)

A Program To Improve The Care For Patients With Common Mental Disorders In Primary Health Care. The essence of the MANAS model is to shift mental health care from mental health specialists to primarycare doctors and lay HCs (someone similar to other more widely available health workers) working as aprimary care team to improve the coverage and efficiency in treating CMD. This manual has been prepared based on the experience gained through the MANAS program and incorporates feedback from doctors who were involved in the program implementation. It outlines the details of the MANAS model and provides information on treatments that are relevant to doctors working in Primary Health Clinics


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