Over the last four years I have visited communities in rural Guatemala with Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance, a civil society organization providing health Read More
The POSEIDON study1 by Sundeep Salvi and colleagues (December, 2015) assessed 1-day point prevalence of medical symptoms and diagnoses in patients who visited primary health-care practitioners across India. Overall, the study results were skewed towards respiratory disorders. We wish to highlight an important oversight in this study—ie, common mental disorders (a triad of depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and somatoform disorders).
Schizophrenia remains a priority condition in mental health policy and service development because of its early onset, severity and consequences for affected individuals and households.
Opportunities for face-to-face communication with patients is increasing in modern hospital pharmacist practice.
The Guardian: Mental health experts in Sierra Leone aim to pluck out heart of Ebola mystery “…For nearly two years, Ebola stormed across this corner of West Africa, devastating communities and health systems that were already among the world’s poorest. But within that public health emergency was a second crisis, acute but nearly invisible: one…More
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Cannibalism, rape, and death: trauma as South Sudan turns five “Mass killings, rape, torture, abductions, and forced cannibalism have led to an increase in mental illness in South Sudan, with patients routinely housed in prisons due to an ‘almost total’ absence of mental health care, a rights group said on Wednesday. There…More
This study complements the growing amount of research on the psychosocial impact of war on children in Sierra Leone by examining local perceptions of child mental health, formal and informal care systems, help…
Photo by William Castro Rodríguez / Socios En SaludDiego* (center), an endTB participant, receives advice from PIH community health worker Verónica Quispe and PIH nursing technician Yecela Rodríguez at the Punchauca Health Center in Carabayllo, Peru. *Name has been changed. Carmen Contreras has seen tuberculosis patients at their worst. They have endured daily injections and swallowed fistfuls of pills for years. As reward for their diligence, some have lost their hearing and their minds as side effects of the toxic medication.
Nature: Nutrition: Fall in fish catch threatens human health Christopher D. Golden, research scientist in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and associate director of the Planetary Health Alliance at the Harvard University Center for the Environment; and colleagues “…Combining data on dietary nutrition, and fish catch,…More
The prevalence and associations for depression in patients with Parkinson’s disease vary widely between studies.
Increasing evidence suggests that postnatal paternal depression is associated with adverse emotional, behavioural and cognitive outcomes in children.