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A United Nations General Assembly Special Session for Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders: The Time Has Come

  • Judith K. Bass,

    Affiliation: Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Thomas H. Bornemann,

    Affiliation: Mental Health Program, The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Matthew Burkey,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Sonia Chehil,

    Affiliation: Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

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  • Lenis Chen,

    Affiliation: Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • John R. M. Copeland,

    Affiliation: Division of Psychiatry, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • William W. Eaton,

    Affiliation: Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Vijay Ganju,

    Affiliation: World Federation for Mental Health, Woodbridge, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Erin Hayward,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Rebecca S. Hock,

    Affiliation: Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Rubeena Kidwai,

    Affiliation: Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Kavitha Kolappa,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Patrick T. Lee,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Harry Minas,

    Affiliation: Centre for International Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Flora Or,

    Affiliation: Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Giuseppe J. Raviola,

    Affiliation: Program in Global Mental Health and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Benedetto Saraceno,

    Affiliations: Department of Psychiatry, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, Global Initiative on Psychiatry, Hilversum, The Netherlands

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  • Vikram Patel mail

    vikram.patel@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Sangath, Goa, India

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  • Published: January 17, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001159

About the Authors

Judith K. Bass, William W. Eaton, Rebecca S. Hock, Rubeena Kidwai, Flora Or
Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Thomas H. Bornemann
Mental Health Program, The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Matthew Burkey
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Sonia Chehil
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Lenis Chen
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
John R. M. Copeland
Division of Psychiatry, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Vijay Ganju
World Federation for Mental Health, Woodbridge, Virginia, United States of America
Erin Hayward, Kavitha Kolappa
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Patrick T. Lee
Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Harry Minas
Centre for International Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Giuseppe J. Raviola
Program in Global Mental Health and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Benedetto Saraceno
Department of Psychiatry, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Benedetto Saraceno
Global Initiative on Psychiatry, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Vikram Patel
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Vikram Patel
Sangath, Goa, India

Corresponding Author

Email: vikram.patel@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

VP is a member of the PLoS Medicine Editorial Board. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: JB VP. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JB TB MB SC LC JC WE VG EH RH RK KK PL HM FO GR BS VP. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JB TB MB SC LC JC WE VG EH RH RK KK PL HM FO GR BS VP. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JB TB MB SC LC JC WE VG EH RH RK KK PL HM FO GR BS VP.