Mark van Ommeren

Summary

Affiliation: World Health Organization
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint Barriers to improvement of mental health services in low-income and middle-income countries
    Benedetto Saraceno
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 370:1164-74. 2007
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. 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
    b>Mark van Ommeren and colleagues describe how they chose five psychotropic medicines to add to the Interagency Emergency Health Kit, which is a box with medicines and medical supplies designed to help people in major humanitarian ..
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint Barriers to improvement of mental health services in low-income and middle-income countries
    Benedetto Saraceno
    Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 370:1164-74. 2007
    ..Population-wide progress in access to humane mental health care will depend on substantially more attention to politics, leadership, planning, advocacy, and participation...
  8. 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
    ..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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  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. 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...
  13. pmc Six rapid assessments of alcohol and other substance use in populations displaced by conflict
    Nadine Ezard
    Division of Programme Support and Management, Public Health and HIV Section, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, Switzerland
    Confl Health 5:1. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  14. ncbi request reprint Mental and social health in disasters: relating qualitative social science research and the Sphere standard
    Rajaie Batniji
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 62:1853-64. 2006
    ..By relating social science research to the Sphere standard for mental and social health, this review informs and illustrates the standard and identifies areas of needed research...