The Globalisation of Psychiatry

Document Sample
The Globalisation of Psychiatry Powered By Docstoc
					Abstract

The Globalisation of Psychiatry; the marketing of psychiatric diagnosis

Suman Fernando



---------------------------

The paper will describe briefly what is known about the history of how people in Low and
Middle Income (LMI) countries have dealt with (what we call) mental health problems; make
suggestions on what needs to be done in improving services for mental health care in LMI
countries; and make some observations on what is going on in the mental health field in
globalizing psychiatry. Anecdotal reports will be presented of how the pharmaceutical
industry is marketing psychotropic drugs in LMI countries and the paper will highlight the
dangers inherent in what is called the ‘movement for global mental health’ supported and
funded by US National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) and the pharmaceutical industry.




1

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:0
posted:10/3/2012
language:English
pages:1