9th International Symposium: Global Mental Health – Mental Health in Developing Countries

27th to 28th October 2017, Munich, Germany.

7th-international-symposium-global-mental-health1The International Network for Cooperation in Mental Health (i.nez), the Global Mental Health Group from the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the Center for International Health CIHLMU, are organizing the 9th International Symposium on “Global Mental HealthMental Health in Developing Countries”. The symposium is open to all health professionals, medical anthropologists and students interested in the topic.

Over half a billion of the world’s population is suffering from either neuropsychiatric disorders or from alcohol or drug dependence. The vast majority of these people are in developing countries. Most of them receive no appropriate treatment – many are stigmatized with prejudice and social exclusion. This leads to serious psychological, physical, social, and economic damage. At least 20% – 30% of patients in developing countries who visit primary care facilities and about 50% who visit traditional healers suffer from one or more neuropsychiatric disorders. There is no doubt that traditional healing plays an important role in treating mental illness. Therefore, this year’s symposium will focus on traditional healing as well as on service development regarding mental health in low income countries.

This year the symposium will have a new format which will provide participants with the opportunity to interact and participate as well.

General Information

Date: 27th to 28th October 2017

Hörsaal/ Lecture Hall
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Nussbaumstrasse 7
80336 Munich

Registration: For information on the registration please download the Registration sheet

Program: Find the preliminary program here.

Published in GI-Mail 08/2017 (English + German edition). Sign up for GI-Mail here.  

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