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If You Could Only Choose Five Psychotropic Medicines: Updating the Interagency Emergency Health Kit

  • Mark van Ommeren mail,

    vanommerenm@who.int

    Affiliation: Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Corrado Barbui,

    Affiliation: WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

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  • Kaz de Jong,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland (MSF-H, Doctors without Borders-Holland), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Tarun Dua,

    Affiliation: Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Lynne Jones,

    Affiliation: International Medical Corps (IMC), Santa Monica, California, United States of America

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  • Pau Perez-Sales,

    Affiliation: Medicos del Mundo España (MdM-E, Doctors of the World-Spain), Madrid, Spain

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  • Marian Schilperoord,

    Affiliation: Senior Public Health Officer, Public Health and HIV Section, United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR), Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Peter Ventevogel,

    Affiliation: HealthNet TPO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • M. Taghi Yasamy,

    Affiliation: Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Shekhar Saxena

    Affiliation: Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: May 03, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001030

About the Authors

Mark van Ommeren, Tarun Dua, M. Taghi Yasamy, Shekhar Saxena
Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland
Corrado Barbui
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Kaz de Jong
Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland (MSF-H, Doctors without Borders-Holland), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Lynne Jones
International Medical Corps (IMC), Santa Monica, California, United States of America
Pau Perez-Sales
Medicos del Mundo España (MdM-E, Doctors of the World-Spain), Madrid, Spain
Marian Schilperoord
Senior Public Health Officer, Public Health and HIV Section, United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR), Geneva, Switzerland
Peter Ventevogel
HealthNet TPO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: vanommerenm@who.int

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the institutions that they serve.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft: MvO. Contributed to the writing of the paper: MvO CB TD LJ KdJ PP-S MS PV TY SS. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: MvO CB TD LJ KdJ PP-S MS PV TY SS. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: MvO CB TD LJ KdJ PP-S MS PV TY SS.