Mark van Ommeren

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Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disorders among tortured Bhutanese refugees in Nepal
    M Van Ommeren
    Center for Victims of Torture, PO Box 5839, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:475-82. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint The relationship between somatic and PTSD symptoms among Bhutanese refugee torture survivors: examination of comorbidity with anxiety and depression
    Mark van Ommeren
    Center for Victims of Torture Nepal in Kathmandu, Nepal
    J Trauma Stress 15:415-21. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disability among tortured Bhutanese refugees in Nepal
    Suraj Bahadur Thapa
    Center for Victims of Torture Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Am J Psychiatry 160:2032-7. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Mental illness among Bhutanese shamans in Nepal
    Mark van Ommeren
    Transcultural Psychosocial Organization, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:313-7. 2004
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint Common mental disorders in postconflict settings
    Joop T V M de Jong
    Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation TPO, WHO Collaborating Centre for Refugees and Ethnic Minorities, Keizersgracht 329, 1016 EE, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 361:2128-30. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Validity issues in transcultural epidemiology
    Mark van Ommeren
    Br J Psychiatry 182:376-8. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Treatment and prevention of mental disorders in low-income and middle-income countries
    Vikram Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 370:991-1005. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Mental health, psychosocial support and the tsunami
    Dinesh Bhugra
    Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London, UK
    Int Rev Psychiatry 18:213-6. 2006

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Publications23

  1. 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disorders among tortured Bhutanese refugees in Nepal
    M Van Ommeren
    Center for Victims of Torture, PO Box 5839, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:475-82. 2001
    ..The impact of torture on the distribution of psychiatric disorders among refugees is unknown...
  3. ncbi request reprint The relationship between somatic and PTSD symptoms among Bhutanese refugee torture survivors: examination of comorbidity with anxiety and depression
    Mark van Ommeren
    Center for Victims of Torture Nepal in Kathmandu, Nepal
    J Trauma Stress 15:415-21. 2002
    ..Physicians need to screen for PTSD when survivors of extreme stressors present nonspecific somatic complaints...
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disability among tortured Bhutanese refugees in Nepal
    Suraj Bahadur Thapa
    Center for Victims of Torture Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Am J Psychiatry 160:2032-7. 2003
    ..The authors compared psychiatric disability in tortured and nontortured Bhutanese refugees living in Nepal and examined factors associated with psychiatric disability among the tortured refugees...
  5. ncbi request reprint Mental illness among Bhutanese shamans in Nepal
    Mark van Ommeren
    Transcultural Psychosocial Organization, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:313-7. 2004
    ..The study's finding may assist in rectifying shamans' reputation, which has been tainted by past speculation of psychopathology...
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint Common mental disorders in postconflict settings
    Joop T V M de Jong
    Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation TPO, WHO Collaborating Centre for Refugees and Ethnic Minorities, Keizersgracht 329, 1016 EE, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 361:2128-30. 2003
    ..10 (95% CI 1.38-2.85) for anxiety in Algeria to 10.03 (5.26-16.65) for PTSD in Palestine. Postconflict mental health programmes should address a range of common disorders beyond PTSD...
  8. ncbi request reprint Validity issues in transcultural epidemiology
    Mark van Ommeren
    Br J Psychiatry 182:376-8. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Treatment and prevention of mental disorders in low-income and middle-income countries
    Vikram Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 370:991-1005. 2007
    ..However, we recommend that policymakers should act on the available evidence to scale up effective and cost-effective treatments and preventive interventions for mental disorders...
  10. ncbi request reprint Mental health, psychosocial support and the tsunami
    Dinesh Bhugra
    Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London, UK
    Int Rev Psychiatry 18:213-6. 2006
    ..In cultures which are kinship-based, the help may be available within kinship, and statutory services may rely on such systems...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mental health services in a multicultural society: interculturalization and its quality surveillance
    Joop T V M de Jong
    Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Transcult Psychiatry 42:437-56. 2005
    ..To monitor the desired changes, the model describes qualitative and quantitative criteria and indicators to be applied in the four contexts...
  15. 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...
  16. pmc Aid after disasters
    Mark van Ommeren
    BMJ 330:1160-1. 2005
  17. 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep
    Mark van Ommeren
    N Engl J Med 346:1334-5; author reply 1334-5. 2002
  19. ncbi request reprint Resource utilisation for neuropsychiatric disorders in developing countries: a multinational Delphi consensus study
    Cleusa Ferri
    Section of Epidemiology, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 39:218-27. 2004
    ..Substantial information is now available at a global and regional level relating to the burden of mental disorders, yet hardly any international data are available on the resources that are needed to respond to this global burden...
  20. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for international training in mental health and psychosocial interventions for trauma exposed populations in clinical and community settings
    Stevan Weine
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Task Force on International Trauma Training, c o Stevan M Weine, M D, Health Research and Policy Centers, Suite 400, 850 W Jackson Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Psychiatry 65:156-64. 2002
    ..To develop consensus-based guidelines for training in mental health and psychosocial interventions for trauma-exposed populations in the international arena...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effect of political imprisonment and trauma history on recent Tibetan refugees in India
    Antonella Crescenzi
    Department of Health, Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
    J Trauma Stress 15:369-75. 2002
    ..According to assessment with the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire, 20% of the tortured and imprisoned refugees met criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder...
  22. 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
  23. 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