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mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings

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World Health Organization

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Number of pages: 107
Publication date: En 2010; Fr 2011; Sp 2011
Languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish
ISBN: En 9789241548069; Fr 9789242548068; Sp 9789243548067

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OVERVIEW

The mhGAP Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG) for mental, neurological and substance use disorders for non-specialist health settings, is a technical tool developed by WHO to assist in implementation of mhGAP. The Intervention Guide has been developed through a systematic review of evidence followed by an international consultative and participatory process.

The mhGAP-IG presents integrated management of priority conditions using protocols for clinical decision-making. The priority conditions included are: depression, psychosis, bipolar disorders, epilepsy, developmental and behavioural disorders in children and adolescents, dementia, alcohol use disorders, drug use disorders, self-harm/suicide and other significant emotional or medically unexplained complaints.

The mhGAP-IG is a model guide and has been developed for use by health-care providers working in non-specialized health-care settings after adaptation for national and local needs.

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