Latest Global Mental Health Stories

2008-09-06 03:00:05

By Hamid, Hamada Abanilla, Karen; Bauta, Besa; Huang, Keng-Yen We appreciate the letter by Saxena et al.1 as well as the extensive contribution they have made to global mental health. With regard to the methodology of our evaluation, we briefly described each domain and, for the purpose of cross-cultural comparison, demonstrated how the WHO-AIMS (Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems) may be applied to very different societies: Iraq, Japan, the Philippines, and The former Yugoslav...

2008-09-03 03:00:06

By Saxena, Shekhar Lora, Antonio; van Ommeren, Mark; Barrett, Thomas; Morris, Jodi; Saraceno, Benedetto We read with interest the recent paper by Hamid et al. on the WHO Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS),1 an instrument that we are pleased to have developed and that fills a major gap in this field.2,3 We thank the authors for their interest and their mostly positive appraisal of WHO-AIMS. We would like to note that the primary objective of the WHO-AIMS project is to...

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