Date Published: October 6, 2009
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Author(s): Vikram Patel, Graham Thornicroft
Abstract: In a Perspective article, Vikram Patel and Graham Thornicroft introduce a new series in PLoS Medicine on mental health disorders in low- and middle-income countries that reviews the evidence for packages of care for ADHD, alcohol misuse disorders, dementia, depression, epilepsy, and schizophrenia.
Partial Text: The world’s poorer and less resourced countries face a significant burden of mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders. This burden will continue to grow as the epidemiological transition—the process by which low and middle countries see a rise in noncommunicable diseases—gathers pace .