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More than 85% of the world's population lives in 153 low-income and middle-income countries (LAMICs). Although country-level information on mental health systems has recently become available, it still has substantial gaps and inconsistencies. Most of these countries allocate very scarce financial resources and have grossly inadequate manpower and(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors' goal was to study psychiatric morbidity after a natural disaster in rural India. METHOD As members of a volunteer medical team assigned to 23 households in three villages in India affected by an earthquake, the authors examined the results of semi-structured interviews used to interview all of the adults (older than 14 years) in(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sources of information included the mental health focal points in the Ministries of Health, published literature and unpublished reports available to WHO.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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Studies suggest a paucity of and lack of prioritisation in mental health research from low- and middle-income (LAMI) countries. AIMS To investigate research priorities in mental health among researchers and other stakeholders in LAMI countries. METHOD We used a two-stage design that included identification, through literature searches 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)
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)