A United Nations General Assembly Special Session for Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders: The Time Has Come

20 de janeiro de 20121min

Summary Points
– Mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders are leading causes of the global burden of disease and profoundly impact the social and economic well-being of individuals and communities.
– The majority of people affected by MNS disorders globally do not have access to evidence-based interventions and many experience discrimination and abuses of their human rights.
– A United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) is needed to focus global attention on MNS disorders as a core development issue requiring commitments to improve access to care, promote human rights, and strengthen the evidence on effective prevention and treatment.

journal.pmed.10011591.pdf


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