Grand challenges: integrating mental health services into priority health care platforms

PLoS Med. 2013;10(5):e1001448. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001448. Epub 2013 May 28.


In the last article of a five-part series providing a global perspective on integrating mental health, Vikram Patel and colleagues discuss the competencies, operational innovation, and packages of care needed, and argue that integration will complement primary care system strengthening.

Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Comorbidity
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / organization & administration*
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / standards
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Policy*
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / diagnosis
  • Mental Disorders / epidemiology
  • Mental Disorders / psychology
  • Mental Disorders / therapy*
  • Mental Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Mental Health Services / standards
  • Mental Health*
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Patient Care Team
  • Policy Making*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Program Development
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Treatment Outcome