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NEW New WHO prevalence estimates of mental disorders in conflict settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Fiona Charlson, Mark van Ommeren, Abraham Flaxman, et al., (2019)


The Lancet Published Online June 11, 2019 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30934-1 More than one-in-five people living in conflict-affected areas suffers from a mental illness, according to a new UN-backed report, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to call for increased, sustained investment in mental health services in those zones. Around 22 per cent of those affected, suffer depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder, according to this analysis. The study also shows that about nine per cent of conflict-affected populations have a moderate to severe mental health condition; substantially higher than the global estimate for these mental health conditions in the general population.
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/...


Knowledge, stigma, and quality of life in epilepsy: Results before and after a community-based epilepsy awareness program in rural Bolivia

L. Giulianoa,C. Edoardo Ciceroa, S. Padilla, et al., (2019)


Epilepsy & Behavior 92 (2019) 90-97 'Stigma in epilepsy is due to the presence of superstitions and wrong cultural beliefs that lead to social isolation of PWE contributing to their poor quality of life', say the authors of this paper. 'Moreover, poor knowledge and consequent stigma constitute important barriers for epilepsy management, especially in LMIC
https://www.epilepsybehavior.com/article/S1525-505...


Hidden Burdens of Conflict

International Alert, Global Initiative on Psychiatry; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, et al., (2017)


Some 32% of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the conflict in the east. Among the 2,203 respondents surveyed across Ukraine, the study also found a high prevalence of mental disorders such as depression (22%) and anxiety (17%), particularly among women. This has a significant effect on family and community relations, the ability to work or even do basic tasks such as walking. Moreover, the study noted that 74% of respondents in need of psychiatric care do not receive it, mainly due to a high cost of mental healthcare and medicine.
https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/re...


Promoción de la Salud Mental en las Poblaciones Indígenas

Organización Panamericana de la Salud OPS, (2016)


EXPERIENCIAS DE PAÍSES UNA COLABORACIÓN ENTRE LA OPS/OMS, CANADÁ, CHILE Y SOCIOS DE LA REGIÓN DE LAS AMÉRICAS 2014-2015. Objetivos: 1. Fomentar aún más y establecer un intercambio de experiencias en el campo de la salud mental entre los países participantes; 2. Documentar, presentar y compartir experiencias innovadoras relacionadas con la promoción de la salud mental, entre otras, la prevención del suicidio y las iniciativas con jóvenes en Chile y Canadá; 3. Analizar la posible pertinencia y adaptabilidad en Nunavut de un instrumento de capacitación estandarizado de la OMS para la integración de la atención de salud mental en la atención primaria de salud: la Guía de Intervención del Programa de acción para superar las brechas en salud mental (GI-mhGAP); y 4. Publicar y difundir las experiencias y conclusiones de esos procesos.
http://iris.paho.org/xmlui/bitstream/handle/12345...


Moving towards universal health coverage for mental disorders in Ethiopia

C. Hanlon, A. Alem, C. Lund, et al., (2019)


Int J Ment Health Syst. 2019 Feb 25;13:11. doi: 10.1186/s13033-019-0268-9. eCollection 2019.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC63884...


Ukraine: Mental Health in Transition

World Bank, (2017)


Assessment and Guidance for Strengthening Integration of Mental Health into Primary Health Care and Community-Based Service Platforms in Ukraine
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/31071150...


Clinical decisions and stigmatizing attitudes towards mental health problems in primary care physicians from Latin American countries

A. O. Rojas Vistorte , W. Ribeiro, C. Ziebold, et al., (2018)


The aim of this paper is to investigate how doctors working in primary health care in Latin American address patients with common mental disorders and to investigate how stigma can affect their clinical decisions PLoSONE 13(11):e0206440.https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206440
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=...


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