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iii Acknowledgements We wish to thank the 914 mental health researchers and 290 stakeholders who participated in the study, taking time out of their very busy schedules to fill out the questionnaire. We also thank and Edgard Belfort (Venezuela). We are grateful for their assistance as well as for that of Ursula Ochoa and Rosario Vidal (data entry and(More)
There is an enormous gap between the burden of mental disorders and mental health resources in low- and middle-income countries. The Mental Health: Global Action Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) envisions an active role for research in the multidimensional efforts required to change the current mental health situation in these countries(More)
A search (precision value 94%, recall value 93%) of the ISI Web of Science database (1992-2001) revealed that mental health publications accounted for 3-4% of the health literature. A 10/90 divide in internationally accessible mental health literature was evident and remained undiminished through 10 years as low- and middle-income countries (n=152)(More)
In 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the second edition of the Mental Health Atlas, consisting of revised and updated information on mental health from countries. The sources of information included the mental health focal points in the Ministries of Health, published literature and unpublished reports available to WHO. The results show(More)
Recent epidemiological research has demonstrated that mental disorders cause considerable burden on individuals, communities and health services and it is projected that the burden will increase in the coming years In contrast, the resources available to meet mental health challenges in low-and middle-income (LAMI) countries is meager-an overwhelming(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine sociodemographic and clinical factors associated with relapse in schizophrenia. The study group consisted of a convenience sample of 40 schizophrenia patients (20 patients each in relapse and remission). Relapse and remission were defined based on clinical criteria (ICD-10 criteria, course since last episode, and(More)
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is seen in a large number of male patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). However, little is known about the impact of ED on quality of life (QoL) of DM patients. To study the QoL of men with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and ED and compare the same for men with DM without ED 63 patients of DM with ED were compared with 30 matched(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the conceptualizations held by psychiatrists and psychologists around the world of the relationships among mental disorders in order to inform decisions about the structure of the classification of mental and behavioral disorders in World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 11th(More)
OBJECT Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is the fourth most common psychiatric disorder characterized by recurrent, intrusive thoughts and repetitive, ritualistic behaviors that are debilitating to the patient. Despite its high prevalence and the attendant morbidity, the pathophysiology of OCD remains unclear. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)(More)