Mental Health Research in the Global Era: Training the Next Generation
Psychiatric disorders are among the leading cause of disability worldwide, yet fewer than 25 % of affected individuals are estimated to have access to treatment. In many low-income settings, it is estimated that less than 10 % of affected individuals are able to access basic mental health care and, even when they do, it is often below minimum ethical and clinical standards. The discipline of global mental health is dedicated to reducing mental health disparities within and between countries by preventing mental disorders and improving access to psychiatric treatment, particularly in low-resource settings. The global partnership model for mental health research is based on the idea that investigators from high- and low-resource settings work collaboratively to identify and address barriers and facilitators to mental well-being across diverse settings.
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