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World Health Organization. [WHO] (2018) WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP). Geneva: World Health Organization.

URL: http://www.who.int/mental_health/mhgap/en/

Mental, neurological, and substance use disorders are common in all regions of the world, affecting every community and age group across all income countries. While 14% of the global burden of disease is attributed to these disorders, most of the people affected - 75% in many low-income countries - do not have access to the treatment they need.

The WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) aims at scaling up services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders for countries especially with low- and middle-income. The programme asserts that with proper care, psychosocial assistance and medication, tens of millions could be treated for depression, schizophrenia, and epilepsy, prevented from suicide and begin to lead normal lives– even where resources are scarce.

 

[Includes resources such as mhGAP training manuals - for the mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings]

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder
Source:WHO
Date:2018
Publisher:World Health Organization
Corporate Creators:World Health Organization
Place of Publication:Geneva
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Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
G Health and disease > Substance related disorder > Dual diagnosis (comorbidity)
G Health and disease > Substance related disorder > Substance related mental disorder
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care delivery
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Organisational development > Workforce / staff skills and training
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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