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Child Mental Health Forum - Vikram Patel, MBBS, Ph.D.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Vikram Patel

Addressing Adolescent Mental Health Beyond the Clinic: Lessons from the Global South

Vikram Patel, MBBS, Ph.D.
The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Research Fellow,
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine,
Harvard Medical School and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Most mental health problems emerge during adolescence and mental disorders are the leading causes of ill-health in this phase of life. This lecture will draw upon work in low-resource settings, particularly in India, which have developed low-cost interventions for the primary and secondary prevention of mental disorders in adolescents in community and school settings.

Target Audience: Physicians (psychiatrists, pediatricians, child neurologists), psychologists, social workers, other mental health clinicians and researchers, and students and trainees.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of mental health for global adolescent health
  2. Describe the types of interventions which have been developed in low resource settings which can contribute to primary and secondary prevention of mental disorders in adolescents
  3. Discuss the relevance of this evidence for application in the US.

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