cover of book

Global Mental Health: Latin America and Spanish-Speaking Populations
edited by Javier I Escobar
contributions by Gabriel de Erausquin, Carrie Bearden, Carlos Lopez Jaramillo, Stanley Nkemjika, Humberto Marin, Miwa Yasui, Kathleen Pottick, Ethan Pearlstein, Maria Calvo, Eduardo Padilla and Marina Figueredo Aguiar
Rutgers University Press, 2020
Paper: 978-0-8135-9591-7 | Cloth: 978-1-9788-1004-4 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-9594-8
Library of Congress Classification RA790.5.G53 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.196890089681

Global Mental Health provides an outline of the field of mental health with a particular focus on Latin America and the Spanish-speaking world. The book details evidence-based approaches being implemented globally and presents ongoing state of the art research on major mental disorders taking place in Latin America, including work being done on understanding Alzheimer’s, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and other psychoses. While supporting the initiative for building capacity of care in low income countries, the book warns about some of the potential risks related to the abuse of psychiatry, using examples from the past, focusing on early 20th century Spain.
Nearby on shelf for Public aspects of medicine / Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine / Mental health. Mental illness prevention: