21st Century Global Mental Health

Jones & Bartlett Learning

21st Century Global Mental Health is a welcome addition to the public health literature … it covers the many facets of mental health that should be of interest to an eclectic readership. The arguments are compelling and the material is presented in logical fashion by eminent scholars. I recommend it highly and hope that it achieves the desired effect of raising the profile of mental health higher in the global health discourse of the 21st century.”

—Sir George Alleyne, Chancellor University of the West Indies, Director Emeritus Pan American Health Organisation

21st Century Global Mental Health is a textbook for graduate public health students, educators, and practitioners in low-, middle- and high-income countries (LAMIC, HIC). This volume addresses populations’ global mental health, progress made to date and challenges remaining, in context, along with public health and primary care; focuses on the increasing prevalence of mental disorders among NCDs; the fragmentation of health systems; and the pervasive and persistent stigma and discrimination against mental illnesses and against the mentally ill at the highest policy levels affecting access, equity, quality and care outcomes.

The textbook also translates, transmits and presents applications of global mental health knowledge to public health, populations’ health and health systems contexts. It meets the increased interest in global health – mental health included – evidenced by the contemporary generation of graduate public health students entering Schools of Public Health in the US and globally choosing global health tracks, in increasing numbers, as their preferred course of studies.

In five sections, 21st Century Global Mental Health explores:
Global Mental Health Epidemiology and Diagnostic Systems
The Determinants of Health/Mental Health
Populations’ Health/Mental Health
Evaluating and strengthening health/mental health systems
Human Rights, Stigma, Mental Health Policy and the Media
Preface 1 Preface
Section 1 Global Mental Health Epidemiology and Diagnostic Systems
Chapter 1 Global Mental Health Epidemiology By Ronald C. Kessler, PhD, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD, Jordi Alonso, MD, PhD, Somnath Chatterji, MD, Yanling He, MD, Steve Heeringa, PhD, Sing Lee, MB, BS, FRCPsych, and Johan Ormel, MA, PhD
Chapter 2 Comparison Between ICD and DSM Diagnostic Systems for Mental Disorders By David Goldberg, DM, MSc, FRCP, FRCPsych
Chapter 3 New Directions in Diagnosis Research Domain Criteria and Global Mental Health By Bruce N. Cuthbert, PhD, and Thomas R. Insel, MD
Section 2 Determinants of Health and Mental Health
Chapter 5 Culture, Biology, and Psychopharmacology By Keh-Ming Lin, MD, MPH, and Wen-Ling Lin, PhD
Chapter 6 Family, Psychosocial, and Cultural Determinants of Health By Vincenzo Di Nicola, MPhil, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FAPA
Section 3 Health and Mental Health of Populations
Chapter 7 Child Mental Health in the 21st Century: Universal Challenges By Myron L. Belfer, MD, MPA
Chapter 8 Global Disasters, War, Conflict, and Complex Emergencies:Caring for Special Populations By Allen R. Dyer, MD, PhD, and Subhasis Bhadra, MSW, PhD
Chapter 9 Attending to the Needs of the Severely and Persistently Mentally Ill By Tom K. J. Craig, MBBS, PhD, FRCPsych
Chapter 10 Mental Health and HIV in Africa By Bibilola Damilola Oladeji, MBBS, MSc, FSACP, and Oye Gureje, MBBS, PhD, DSc, FRCPsych
Section 4 Evaluating and Strengthening Health and Mental Health Systems
Chapter 11 Integrating Mental Health into Primary Care:Lessons from the Experience of Chile By Alberto Minoletti, MD, FRCPS, Graciela Rojas, Dr. Med., and Marcela Horvitz-Lennon, MD, MPH
Chapter 12 Reforming the Mental Health System: The Balanced Care Model of Community-Based Services on the Continuum of Mental Health Care By Michele Tansella, MD, and Graham Thornicroft, MB, BS, MSc, PhD, FRPsych
Chapter 13 Mental Health System Development: The International Observatory of Mental Health Systems By Harry Minas, MBBS, BMedSc, DPM, FRANZCP
Section 5 Humans Rights, Stigma, Mental Health Policy, and the Media
Chapter 14 Stigma, Discrimination, and Human Rights By Julio Arboleda-Flórez, MD, PhD, FRCPC, DABFP, and Heather Stuart, MA, PhD
Chapter 15 Recent Trends in Mental Health Policy in the United States By Ronald W. Manderscheid, PhD
Chapter 16 Mental Health Policy and the Media By Rebecca G. Palpant, MS, Jane E. Bigham, MPH, and Thomas H. Bornemann, EdD

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