Until recently, limited mental health care was available to women in several rural villages of southern India. Thanks to a U.S. psychiatrist, these women’s lives have improved considerably.
Uganda’s president ignores warnings that a law mandating prison terms for homosexual activity will lead to discrimination and violence against gay Ugandans.
War and exile have created a staggering need for mental health care for Syrian refugees of all ages.
An ambitious project in low-income nations links depression screening with primary care services such as diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and hypertension.
A new London-based mental health research charity hopes to become as influential in the United Kingdom as the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation is in the United States.
The World Health Organization corrects an earlier oversight by approving a mental health action plan for its member countries.
Cultural factors and the effects of mental illness related to past trauma can significantly color an applicant’s presentation before a judge or asylum officer.
Now that China’s first national mental health law has taken effect, a major challenge will be to build a community mental health infrastructure where none exists.
The new law eliminates most forms of involuntary treatment, puts strict limits on use of seclusion and restraints, and bans use of treatment as a form of punishment.
This is the conclusion of a two-part series that was begun in the May 17 issue.
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