Improving Access to and Appropriate Use of Medicines for Mental Disorders

by Corrado Barbui, Tarun Dua, Kavitha Kolappa et al.
World Health Organization and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2017

96 pp. 723 kB

Examples from different countries are used throughout this report to illustrate some of the key issues, problems and solutions in relation to access to medicines for mental disorders. The present document attempts to provide simple, adequate and evidence-based information to policy- makers, public health professionals and prescribers, especially in low- and middle-income countries, to improve access to and appropriate use of medicines for mental disorders. It is hoped that use of this thematic paper will enhance the knowledge and competence of those health professionals who are at the forefront of mental health service organization and delivery of care in resource-poor health systems.

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