Evidence-based guidelines for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders in low- and middle-income countries: summary of WHO recommendations

PLoS Med. 2011 Nov;8(11):e1001122. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001122. Epub 2011 Nov 15.


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.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Developing Countries
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / standards*
  • Health Planning Guidelines*
  • Humans
  • Income
  • Mental Disorders / therapy
  • Mental Health Services / standards
  • Mental Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Nervous System Diseases / therapy
  • Patient Care Management / standards*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / therapy*
  • World Health Organization