mental health

Ban calls for end to discrimination and scaled-up treatment for mental disorders

Days after the United Nations issued new guidelines to facilitate treatment of depression, alcohol abuse, epilepsy and other common mental disorders, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on world governments to step up to the plate and deliver the necessary services.

New UN guidelines aim to simplify treatment of mental disorders

The United Nations health agency today unveiled new guidelines designed to facilitate the management of depression, alcohol use disorders, epilepsy and other common mental disorders in the primary health-care setting.