Year: 2009 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.195, no.4, (October 2009), p.354-363 SIEC No: 20100833

This study investigated priorities in mental health among researchers & other stakeholders in low- & middle-income countries. A 2-stage design included identification, through literature searches & snowball technique, of researchers & stakeholders in 114 countries & a mail survey. The study identified broad agreement between researchers & stakeholders & across regions regarding research priorities. Depression/anxiety, substance use disorders & psychoses; children & adolescents, women, & people exposed to violence/trauma were prioritised among the disorders & population groups. Suicide was underprioritised compared with its burden. (42 refs.) JA