21st Century Global Mental Health is a comprehensive and authoritative text on the subject of global mental health and its integration with public health and primary care. The book thoroughly examines the progress to date and the challenges that still remain. In five sections, it explores:
- Global Mental Health Epidemiology and Diagnostic Systems
- The Determinants of Health/Mental Health
- Populations' Health/Mental Health
- Evaluating and Strengthening Health/Mental Health Systems
- Human Rights, Stigma, Mental Health Policy and the Media.
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About the Editor
Eliot Sorel, MD, DLFAPA, is an internationally recognized global health leader, educator, health systems policy expert and practicing physician. He is co-chairman of the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and integrated care task force of the World Psychiatric Association and co-chairman of the scienti!c committee of the WPA 2013 Bucharest Congress on integrating primary care, mental health and public health for Eurasia and Southeast Europe. He holds professorial appointments in Global Health, Health Services Management and Leadership in the School of Public Health as well as in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine at George Washington University.
Dr. Sorel is the Founder of the Conflict Management & Conflict Resolution Section of the World Psychiatric Association and of the World Youth Democracy Forum at the Elliott School of International Affairs of the George Washington University. He is the Senior Adviser to the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award (IRDA) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Sorel is a former President of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, the World Association for Social Psychiatry, the Washington Psychiatric Society and has served as a United States National Institutes of Health/Fogarty International Center grants reviewer. He is a Life Member of the American Medical Association, a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
In July 2010, Dr. Sorel convened the Black Sea & Caspian Sea Area Studies Network, a Euro-Atlantic, universities partnership that developed the Bucharest Consensus on Higher Education, Innovation & Development. In June 2008, he participated as PAHO/WHO advisor, in the WHO Europe Health & Finance Ministers' meeting on Health Systems, Health & Wealth in Tallinn, Estonia, that rati!ed the Tallinn Charter.
In October 2009, Dr. Sorel was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa by Carol Davila Medical University in Bucharest, Romania. The President of Romania awarded Dr. Sorel the Star of Romania Order of Commander in 2004.