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16:00 - 17:00 24 February 2016

Rethinking mental health care: bridging the credibility gap


508 | Roberts Building (link Map)
Torrington Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Vikram Patel

Speaker: Vikram Patel, FMedSci Innovations in global mental health have focused on addressing the ‘supply side’ barriers to reduce the treatment gap and, in doing so, have redefined three core assumptions regarding mental health care, namely, what comprises a mental health care intervention, who is a mental health care provider and what is a mental health care setting. However, such innovations alone will not reduce the treatment gap because of the gap between the understanding of mental disorder that mental health specialists use, which I will illustrate through the diagnostic systems and epidemiological instruments arising from them, and how the rest of the world conceptualises psychological suffering.


Berni Courtney
Please email | b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk