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Evidence-Based Guidelines for Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Summary of WHO Recommendations

  • Tarun Dua,

    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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  • Nicolas Clark,

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

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  • Alexandra Fleischmann,

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

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  • Vladimir Poznyak,

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

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  • Mark van Ommeren,

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

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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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  • Jose Luis Ayuso-Mateos,

    Affiliation: Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, CIBERSAM, Madrid, Spain

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  • Gretchen L. Birbeck,

    Affiliation: International Neurologic and Psychiatric Epidemiology Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America; Epilepsy Care Team, Chikankata Hospital, Mazabuka, Zambia

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  • Colin Drummond,

    Affiliation: Department of Addiction, National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Melvyn Freeman,

    Affiliation: Cluster Manager, Non-communicable Diseases, National Department of Health, Pretoria, South Africa

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  • Panteleimon Giannakopoulos,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, Geneva; Department of Psychiatry, Division of Old Age Psychiatry, Hospices-CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Itzhak Levav,

    Affiliation: Mental Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel

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  • Isidore S. Obot,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria

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  • Olayinka Omigbodun,

    Affiliation: College of Medicine, University of Ibadan & University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

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  • Vikram Patel,

    Affiliation: Centre for Global Mental Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom; Sangath, Goa, India

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  • Michael Phillips,

    Affiliation: Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China; Departments of Psychiatry and Global Health, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Martin Prince,

    Affiliation: King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Health Service and Population Research Department, London, United Kingdom

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  • Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar,

    Affiliation: Iranian Research Center for HIV/AIDS, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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  • Atif Rahman,

    Affiliation: University of Liverpool, Institute of Psychology, Health & Society; Child Mental Health Unit, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Josemir W. Sander,

    Affiliation: UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom, SEIN – Epilepsy Institute in the Netherlands Foundation, Heemstede, The Netherlands

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  • John B. Saunders,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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  • Chiara Servili,

    Affiliation: Child and Adolescent Health and Development, WHO Eritrea, Asmara, Eritrea

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  • Thara Rangaswamy,

    Affiliation: Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF), Chennai, India

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  • Jürgen Unützer,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Washington Medical Center; UW AIMS Center; IMPACT Implementation Program, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Peter Ventevogel,

    Affiliation: HealthNet TPO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Lakshmi Vijayakumar,

    Affiliation: SNEHA and Voluntary Health Services, Chennai, India

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  • Graham Thornicroft,

    Affiliation: Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Shekhar Saxena mail

    saxenas@who.int

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

    GT and SS are joint last authors.

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  • Published: November 15, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001122

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