Scale up services for mental disorders: a call for action.

@article{Chisholm2007ScaleUS,
  title={Scale up services for mental disorders: a call for action.},
  author={Daniel Chisholm and Alan J. Flisher and C Driouichi Lund and Vikram Patel and Shekhar Saxena and Graham Thornicroft and Mark Tomlinson},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={370 9594},
  pages={1241-52}
}
We call for the global health community, governments, donors, multilateral agencies, and other mental health stakeholders, such as professional bodies and consumer groups, to scale up the coverage of services for mental disorders in all countries, but especially in low-income and middle-income countries. We argue that a basic, evidence-based package of services for core mental disorders should be scaled up, and that protection of the human rights of people with mental disorders and their… CONTINUE READING
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