Shekhar Saxena

Summary

Affiliation: World Health Organization
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Monitoring of mental health systems and services: comparison of four existing indicator schemes
    Shekhar Saxena
    Mental Health Evidence and Research, Dept of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia, Geneva, 1211 Switzerland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:488-97. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Brief report - mental health research on low- and middle-income countries in indexed journals: a preliminary assessment
    Shekhar Saxena
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva 27, CH 1211, Switzerland
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 7:127-31. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Cross-linguistic equivalence of WHOQOL-100: a study from North India
    Shekhar Saxena
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Qual Life Res 14:891-7. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint The 10/90 divide in mental health research: trends over a 10-year period
    Shekhar Saxena
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Br J Psychiatry 188:81-2. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Resources for mental health: scarcity, inequity, and inefficiency
    Shekhar Saxena
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 370:878-89. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Budget and financing of mental health services: baseline information on 89 countries from WHO's project atlas
    Shekhar Saxena
    Mental Health Evidence and Research, Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, World Health Organization, CH 1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 6:135-43. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint WHO's Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems: collecting essential information for policy and service delivery
    Shekhar Saxena
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, 20 Ave Appia, Geneva 1211, Switzerland
    Psychiatr Serv 58:816-21. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Mental health services in 42 low- and middle-income countries: a WHO-AIMS cross-national analysis
    Shekhar Saxena
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization WHO, Geneva
    Psychiatr Serv 62:123-5. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Treated prevalence of and mental health services received by children and adolescents in 42 low-and-middle-income countries
    Jodi Morris
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 52:1239-46. 2011
  10. pmc Schizophrenia treatment in the developing world: an interregional and multinational cost-effectiveness analysis
    Dan Chisholm
    Department of Health Systems Financing, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 86:542-51. 2008

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. ncbi request reprint Monitoring of mental health systems and services: comparison of four existing indicator schemes
    Shekhar Saxena
    Mental Health Evidence and Research, Dept of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia, Geneva, 1211 Switzerland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:488-97. 2006
    ..Existing public mental health indicator schemes have been developed in or for high-income countries...
  2. ncbi request reprint Brief report - mental health research on low- and middle-income countries in indexed journals: a preliminary assessment
    Shekhar Saxena
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva 27, CH 1211, Switzerland
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 7:127-31. 2004
    ..Mental health research focused on low- and middle-income (LAMI) countries is needed in view of the burden of neuropsychiatric diseases and the deficiency of mental health resources in these countries...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cross-linguistic equivalence of WHOQOL-100: a study from North India
    Shekhar Saxena
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Qual Life Res 14:891-7. 2005
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint The 10/90 divide in mental health research: trends over a 10-year period
    Shekhar Saxena
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Br J Psychiatry 188:81-2. 2006
    ..Steps should be taken to improve the research infrastructure and capacity to conduct and disseminate mental health research in general, and on a priority basis in low- and middle-income countries...
  5. ncbi request reprint Resources for mental health: scarcity, inequity, and inefficiency
    Shekhar Saxena
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 370:878-89. 2007
    ..Scarcity of available resources, inequities in their distribution, and inefficiencies in their use pose the three main obstacles to better mental health, especially in low-income and middle-income countries...
  6. ncbi request reprint Budget and financing of mental health services: baseline information on 89 countries from WHO's project atlas
    Shekhar Saxena
    Mental Health Evidence and Research, Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, World Health Organization, CH 1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 6:135-43. 2003
    ..Very little information is available on budget and financing of mental health services in the world...
  7. ncbi request reprint WHO's Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems: collecting essential information for policy and service delivery
    Shekhar Saxena
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, 20 Ave Appia, Geneva 1211, Switzerland
    Psychiatr Serv 58:816-21. 2007
    ..This article provides an overview of the rationale, development process, and potential uses and benefits of WHO-AIMS...
  8. doi request reprint Mental health services in 42 low- and middle-income countries: a WHO-AIMS cross-national analysis
    Shekhar Saxena
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization WHO, Geneva
    Psychiatr Serv 62:123-5. 2011
    ..The authors describe characteristics and capacities of mental health systems in low- and middle-income countries...
  9. doi request reprint Treated prevalence of and mental health services received by children and adolescents in 42 low-and-middle-income countries
    Jodi Morris
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 52:1239-46. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe the characteristics and capacity of mental health services for children and adolescents in 42 LAMICs...
  10. pmc Schizophrenia treatment in the developing world: an interregional and multinational cost-effectiveness analysis
    Dan Chisholm
    Department of Health Systems Financing, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 86:542-51. 2008
    ..Schizophrenia is a highly disabling disease and is costly to treat. We set out to establish what are the most cost-effective interventions applicable to developing regions and countries...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of clinical interventions for reducing the global burden of bipolar disorder
    Dan Chisholm
    Department of Health System Financing, Evidence and Information for Policy EIP, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Br J Psychiatry 187:559-67. 2005
    ..Bipolar disorder has been ranked seventh among the worldwide causes of non-fatal disease burden...
  12. ncbi request reprint Epilepsy Care in the World: results of an ILAE/IBE/WHO Global Campaign Against Epilepsy survey
    Tarun Dua
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Epilepsia 47:1225-31. 2006
    ..To fill this information gap, a survey of country resources available for epilepsy care was conducted within the framework of the ILAE/IBE/WHO Global Campaign Against Epilepsy...
  13. doi request reprint Mapping the availability, price, and affordability of antiepileptic drugs in 46 countries
    Alexandra Cameron
    Department of Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Epilepsia 53:962-9. 2012
    ..An analysis of the availability, price, and affordability of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) was conducted to evaluate whether these factors contribute to the treatment gap...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mental health services in Central and Eastern Europe: current state and continuing concerns
    Benedetto Saraceno
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 14:44-8. 2005
    ..This paper attempts to examine the current state of mental health services in Central and Eastern Europe...
  15. ncbi request reprint Mental health assistance to populations affected by disasters: World Health Organization's role
    Shekhar Saxena
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int Rev Psychiatry 18:199-204. 2006
    ..Using examples based on the Asian tsunami experience, suggestions for delivering mental health assistance are made. The response to mental health of disaster victims should be seen in the context of national health priorities...
  16. pmc Developing the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0
    T Bedirhan Ustun
    World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 88:815-23. 2010
    ..0) for measuring functioning and disability in accordance with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. WHODAS 2.0 is a standard metric for ensuring scientific comparability across different populations...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cost of scaling up mental healthcare in low- and middle-income countries
    Dan Chisholm
    Department of Health Systems Financing HSF, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Br J Psychiatry 191:528-35. 2007
    ..No systematic attempt has been made to calculate the costs of scaling up mental health services in low- and middle-income countries...
  18. pmc Cost effectiveness of strategies to combat neuropsychiatric conditions in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia: mathematical modelling study
    Dan Chisholm
    Department of Health Systems Financing, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    BMJ 344:e609. 2012
    ..To assess the comparative costs and effects of interventions to combat five neuropsychiatric conditions (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, epilepsy, and heavy alcohol use)...
  19. ncbi request reprint WHO Child Atlas project
    Myron L Belfer
    Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO, Geneva CH 1211, Switzerland
    Lancet 367:551-2. 2006
  20. pmc Mental and social health during and after acute emergencies: emerging consensus?
    Mark van Ommeren
    Mental Health Evidence and Research, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 83:71-5; discussion 75-6. 2005
    ..This affirmation of emerging agreement is important and should give clear messages to health planners...
  21. ncbi request reprint Children and the Sphere standard on mental and social aspects of health
    Jodi Morris
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Disasters 31:71-90. 2007
    ..It suggests some, but limited, support for each of them. However, the evidence base needs substantial strengthening...
  22. pmc Responsible governance for mental health research in low resource countries
    M Taghi Yasamy
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS Med 8:e1001126. 2011
    ..Blurb: Taghi Yasamy and colleagues identify challenges facing good research governance in low- and middle-income countries and provide suggestions for a way forward...
  23. ncbi request reprint Ensuring care for patients in custodial psychiatric hospitals in emergencies
    Mark van Ommeren
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, WHO, Avenue Appia, CH 1211, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 362:574. 2003
  24. pmc Evidence-Based Guidelines for Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Summary of WHO Recommendations
    Tarun Dua
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS Med 8:e1001122. 2011
    b>Shekhar Saxena and colleagues summarize the recent WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) intervention guide that provides evidence-based management recommendations for mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders.
  25. pmc If you could only choose five psychotropic medicines: updating the interagency emergency health kit
    Mark van Ommeren
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS Med 8:e1001030. 2011
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Reducing the global burden of depression: population-level analysis of intervention cost-effectiveness in 14 world regions
    Dan Chisholm
    Department of Health System Financing, Expenditure and Resource Allocation, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Br J Psychiatry 184:393-403. 2004
    ..Aims To estimate the population-level cost-effectiveness of evidence-based depression interventions and their contribution towards reducing current burden...
  27. ncbi request reprint Opportunities for an improved role for nurses in psychoactive substance use: review of the literature
    Annette M Nkowane
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Nurs Pract 10:102-10. 2004
    ..Barriers such as scope of practice, authority, ethical and legal issues surrounding health care for substance use need to be addressed...
  28. ncbi request reprint A commentary: cross-cultural quality-of-life assessment at the end of life
    Shekhar Saxena
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Gerontologist 42:81-5. 2002
  29. ncbi request reprint Mental health systems in countries: where are we now?
    K S Jacob
    Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    Lancet 370:1061-77. 2007
    ..Increased emphasis on mental health, improved resources, and enhanced monitoring of the situation in countries is called for to advance global mental health...
  30. ncbi request reprint No health without mental health
    Martin Prince
    King s College London, Centre for Public Mental Health, Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    Lancet 370:859-77. 2007
    ..Mental health awareness needs to be integrated into all aspects of health and social policy, health-system planning, and delivery of primary and secondary general health care...
  31. ncbi request reprint Mental health in the aftermath of disasters: consensus and controversy
    Mitchell G Weiss
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:611-5. 2003
  32. pmc The Lancet's series on global mental health: 1 year on
    Vikram Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK Sangath Centre, Porvorim, Goa, India
    Lancet 372:1354-7. 2008
  33. pmc Evaluation of the WHO Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems
    Shekhar Saxena
    Bull World Health Organ 86:E. 2008
  34. ncbi request reprint Mental health system and services in Albania
    Dévora Keste
    WHO Country Office Albania
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 15:194-201. 2006
    ..To describe the mental health system in Albania...
  35. ncbi request reprint Do nations' mental health policies, programs and legislation influence their suicide rates? An ecological study of 100 countries
    Philip Burgess
    The University of Queensland, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Wacol, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:933-9. 2004
    ..To test the hypothesis that the presence of national mental health policies, programs and legislation would be associated with lower national suicide rates...
  36. ncbi request reprint Mental health care in primary and community settings: results from WHO's Project Atlas
    Shekhar Saxena
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 48:83-5. 2002
  37. ncbi request reprint Next generation of preventive interventions
    Eva Jané-Llopis
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 43:5-6; author reply 6-8. 2004
  38. ncbi request reprint Promoting mental health nursing research in low and middle income countries
    Margaret Grigg
    Int Nurs Rev 51:194-5. 2004
  39. ncbi request reprint Research for change: supporting mental health research in India
    Shekhar Saxena
    Natl Med J India 16:122-5. 2003
  40. pmc The treatment gap in mental health care
    Robert Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 82:858-66. 2004
    ..To address this major public health challenge, WHO has adopted in 2002 a global action programme that has been endorsed by the Member States...
  41. pmc Aid after disasters
    Mark van Ommeren
    BMJ 330:1160-1. 2005
  42. ncbi request reprint Concurrent alcohol and tobacco use among a middle-aged and elderly population in Mumbai
    Prakash C Gupta
    Healis, Sekhsaria Institute of Public Health, 601, Great Eastern Chambers, Plot 28, Sector 11, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai 600614, Maharashtra, India
    Natl Med J India 18:88-91. 2005
    ..This study outlines the association between concurrent alcohol and tobacco use among a middle-aged and elderly population in a western Indian cohort after controlling for various sociodemographic factors...
  43. ncbi request reprint [Mental disorders in Latin America and the Caribbean: a public health priority]
    Robert Kohn
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 18:229-40. 2005
    ..Having that knowledge would make it possible to improve advocacy, adopt better policies, formulate innovative intervention programs, and apportion resources commensurate with needs...
  44. ncbi request reprint The momentum for mental health promotion
    Sheree Marshall Williams
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Promot Educ . 2005
  45. ncbi request reprint Mental health research in Brazil: policies, infrastructure, financing and human resources
    Jair de Jesus Mari
    Departmento de Psiquiatria, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Rev Saude Publica 40:161-9. 2006
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint WHO/WFN Survey of neurological services: a worldwide perspective
    Aleksandar Janca
    School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    J Neurol Sci 247:29-34. 2006
    ..who.int/mental_health/neurology/ ...
  47. ncbi request reprint Bridging the mental health research gap in low- and middle-income countries
    Benedetto Saraceno
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 110:1-3. 2004
  48. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption among middle-aged and elderly men: a community study from western India
    Prakash C Gupta
    Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400 005, India
    Alcohol Alcohol 38:327-31. 2003
    ..To assess the prevalence and pattern of alcohol use in a middle-aged and elderly population in Mumbai, India...
  49. ncbi request reprint [Supporting mental health research publications from low- and middle-income countries]
    Shekhar Saxena
    Rev Bras Psiquiatr 26:73-4. 2004
  50. ncbi request reprint Co-occurring depression & physical disorders: need for an adequate response from the health care system
    Shekhar Saxena
    Indian J Med Res 122:273-6. 2005
  51. ncbi request reprint [Mental health systems in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua: results of a WHO-AIMS evaluation]
    Jorge Jacinto Rodríguez
    Organizacion Panamericana de la Salud, Unidad de Salud Mental, Abuso de Sustancias y Rehabilitación, PAHO, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 22:348-57. 2007
    ..The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the WHO-AIMS project have contributed toward developing community models for mental health services. Lastly, priorities have been identified and action items recommended...
  52. ncbi request reprint How international are the editorial boards of leading psychiatry journals?
    Shekhar Saxena
    Lancet 361:609. 2003