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1624 patients who were attending primary health facilities in 4 developing countries were examined to determine how many were suffering from mental disorder. Using stringent criteria to establish the presence of psychiatric morbidity, 225 cases were found, indicating an overall frequency of 13.9%. The great majority of cases were suffering from neurotic(More)
Teams in seven developing countries under sponsorship of the World Health Organization have been carrying out collaborative operational research on providing mental health care through primary health care services. New techniques of identifying mental disorders in children and adults have been developed and tested. Methods of assessing the skills and(More)
To ascertain the frequency of mental disorders in Sudan, Philippines, India, and Columbia, 925 children attending primary health care facilities were studied. Rates of between 12% and 29% were found in the four study areas. The range of mental disorders diagnosed was similar to the encountered in industrialized countries. The research procedure involved a(More)
A survey carried out in 17 countries on behalf of the Council of Europe shows how prison doctors and administrations have reacted to the AIDS epidemic in ways that are not always scientifically and ethically sound. The pressing need to control HIV infection in prison, to counsel and support seropositive prisoners, to care for prisoners who get AIDS, and to(More)
Teams in seven developing countries have adopted a common research design to evaluate new community mental health care services. The nature of the intervention programs varied considerably according to the characteristics of each area. Observations made before the intervention and 18 to 24 months after showed significant changes in the attitudes, knowledge,(More)
  • T W Harding
  • 1989
The European Convention of Human Rights enumerates a set of individual rights and fundamental freedoms and defines supra-national legal procedures whereby individuals, who believe themselves victims of human rights abuses and are unable to gain redress through domestic courts, can petition the European Commission of Human Rights.
The testing of individuals before the age of 18 years for hereditary late-onset diseases has been judged ethically not acceptable in guidelines and directives published by medical professional organizations. However, there are not enough best interest arguments to deny genetic testing to an adolescent at risk of carrying a BRCA1 mutation, even if the(More)
  • T W Harding
  • 1976
There is an urgent need for simple, reliable instruments for psychiatric research in developing countries. Limited resources, however, make the development of instruments de novo difficult. A simple method for establishing the validity of a method of case identification in a new population is described. A shortened version of a standard general health(More)