No health without mental health

  title={No health without mental health},
  author={Martin James Prince and Vikram Patel and Shekhar Saxena and Mario Maj and Joanna Maselko and Michael Robert Phillips and Atif Rahman},
  journal={The Lancet},

Global Burden of Mental Disorders: Quality of Care and Unmet Needs for Treatment of Chronic Mental Illness

It is essential that researchers and public health professionals work together to resolve the enormous public health crisis presented by mental disorders and it is essential to “mainstream” mental health.

Risk factors for mental health: Translational models from behavioural neuroscience

Mental health, care and management of the mentally ill.

Despite the fact that the stigma associated with mental illness has been blunted, it unfortunately still exists in the society, so effective drug treatments and the great progress in social psychiatry with rehabilitation programs, day hospitals and intermediate therapeutic units has led to a dramatic improvement of the management of mental illness.

Common mental disorders.

  • A. Risal
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Kathmandu University medical journal
  • 2011
Integration of mental health into primary care can be considered as the stepping stone in the way forward to tackle the barriers and problems in effective management of common mental disorders in the community.

Public Mental Health

Given the inextricable connections between mental and physical health, and the importance of mental disorder as a health problem in its own right, this chapter shows that public mental health is central to improved global health.

Mental health in the tropics

There is cause for optimism, much remains to be done, and there needs to be awareness amongst health providers and planners that mental health is an integral part of general health concerns, and that there can be no health without mental health.

Public Mental Health

  • J. Campion
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Advances in Psychiatry
  • 2018
Assessment of the size, impact and cost of the national, regional or local public mental health intervention gap supports improved coordination with other sectors, strategic planning, advocacy for resourcing and improved coverage of interventions.

Global Mental Health

The collection of 18 articles on global mental health in this issue of Academic Psychiatry presents examples of multiple strategies to increase resources and capacity building to implement and scale-up effective interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.

Comorbidity of Mental and Physical Disorders

The authors discuss the clinical challenge of managing cardiovascular illnesses, cancer, infectious diseases and other physical illness when they occur with a range of mental and behavioral disorders, including substance abuse, eating disorders and anxiety.

The Complete Mental Health Model: The Social Distribution of Mental Health and Mental Illness in the Dutch Population

It is concluded that it is important to distinguish among the three different components of mental health, i.e., emotional, psychological, and social well-being, which provide further support that mental health and mental illness represent different continua.



Chronic medical conditions and mental health in older people: disability and psychosocial resources mediate specific mental health effects

The results support the conventional wisdom that it is not the nature of the condition that determines psychological distress, but instead the severity of the disability and loss of psychological resources associated with the condition on the one hand and the psychological characteristics of the patient on the other.

Attitudes of mental health professionals toward people with schizophrenia and major depression.

It is concluded that the better knowledge of mental health professionals and their support of individual rights neither entail fewer stereotypes nor enhance the willingness to closely interact with mentally ill people.

Beyond evidence: the moral case for international mental health.

It is argued that moral arguments are just as important as evidence to make the case for mental health intervention and the need to reclaim the place of mental health at the heart of international public health.

Physical symptoms in primary care. Predictors of psychiatric disorders and functional impairment.

The number of physical symptoms is highly predictive for psychiatric disorders and functional impairment and each physical symptom was associated with significant functional impairment.

Mental disorders and quality of diabetes care in the veterans health administration.

Rates for secondary prevention of diabetes were remarkably high at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, although patients with mental disorders (particularly substance use disorders) were somewhat less likely to receive some of the recommended interventions.

Risk factors for common mental disorders in women

Programmes to reduce the burden of common mental disorder in women should target poorer women, women with chronic physical illness and who have gynaecological symptoms, and women who use tobacco.

Use of general medical services by VA patients with psychiatric disorders.

Patients with psychiatric disorders, particularly those with severe mental illnesses, have high rates of undetected and untreated medical problems and substantially elevated mortality rates due to medical illness and interventions to improve medical care need to be tailored to the population being targeted.

Symptoms in the community. Prevalence, classification, and psychiatric comorbidity.

Nearly one third of symptoms were either psychiatric or unexplained, and most symptoms were associated with at least a twofold increased lifetime risk of a common psychiatric disorder.

Poverty and common mental disorders in developing countries.

A review of English-language journals published since 1990 and three global mental health reports identified 11 community studies on the association between poverty and common mental disorders in six

The relationship between tobacco use, substance-use disorders and mental health: results from the National Survey of Mental Health and Well-being.

  • L. DegenhardtW. Hall
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
  • 2001
Current tobacco use is associated with a range of other substance-use and mental health problems that are likely to reduce the success of attempts to quit smoking and the presence of these other problems needs to be considered when considering smoking-cessation treatment.