Vikram Patel

Job role: 
Professor of International Mental Health/Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science
Member type: 
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

Prof Vikram Patel is the joint leader of the Mental Health Innovation Network. He holds the position of Professor of International Mental Health and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK). Prof Patel is the Joint Director of the School’s Centre for Global Mental Health and the Honorary Director of the Public Health Foundation of India's Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries. He serves on a number of committees including the WHO’s Expert Advisory Group for Mental Health and the Technical Steering Committee of the Department of Child & Adolescent Health, the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Institute Body of NIMHANS, India. He is a co-founder of Sangath, a community based NGO in India which won the MacArthur Foundation’s International Prize for Creative and Effective Institutions in 2008. He was a member of a group constituted by the Ministry of Health (Government of India) tasked with writing India's first mental health policy and designing the National Mental Health Program for the period of 2012-17. 

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Can mental health treatments help prevent or reduce intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries?

This systematic review identified few studies evaluating the impact of mental health treatments on the prevention or reduction of intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries despite epidemiological research suggesting that this would be a beneficial direction for research and intervention. The conclusion calls for further research in diverse settings and with diverse populations.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Detection and diagnosis
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Where There Is No Psychiatrist: A Mental Health Care Manual

This is the 2nd edition of this mental health care manual from Vikram Patel and Charlotte Hanlon aimed largely at general health workers in low- and middle-income country settings.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Community-based psychosocial interventions for people with schizophrenia in LMIC: systematic review and meta-analysis

A study evaluating the feasibility and effectiveness of community-based psychosocial interventions for schizophrenia.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Task sharing
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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RISE Manual for community-based rehabilitation workers

A manual for community-based rehabilitation workers, who will be working with people with schizophrenia.
Page type: 
Training
Approach: 
Task sharing
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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PRIDE (PRemIum for aDolEscents)

A personalized, stepped care, trans-diagnostic approach addressing the contextual factors associated with mental health problems through information technology.
Region: 
Asia
Population: 
Children and adolescents
Disorder: 
All disorders
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The magnitude of and health system responses to the mental health treatment gap in adults in India and China

A systematic review paper in the China-India Mental Health Alliance Series, describing the unmet mental health needs in China and India.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Advocacy
Training, education and capacity building
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PRIME India

Integrating mental health service delivery into primary health care system in India through a health systems strengthening approach in partnership with researchers, ministries of health and non-governmental organisations.
Region: 
Asia
Disorder: 
All disorders
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Estimating the coverage of mental health programmes: a systematic review

Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Rehabilitation Intervention for people with Schizophrenia in Ethiopia (RISE)

Community based rehabilitation (CBR), which involves working with individuals, families, and communities.
Region: 
Africa
Population: 
Adults
Families and carers
Disability
Disorder: 
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
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Thinking Healthy Programme-Peer delivery (THPP)

Evidence-based intervention for perinatal depression incorporating cognitive and behavioural techniques delivered through peers
Region: 
Asia
Population: 
Maternal and neonatal health
Disorder: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
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#WHD2017 Depression: Let's Talk Podcast

A special-edition MHIN podcast in celebration of World Health Day 2017, featuring key speakers from the Centre for Global Mental Health discussing this year's theme of depression.
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
Task sharing
Technology
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Disorder: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Self-harm/suicide
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Global mental health: reflections on how we got here and where we go next

Professor Vikram Patel gives reflections on how we got to global mental health as it is today and where we go next.
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Approach: 
Human rights
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SickKids Global Leadership Series: Dr Vikram Patel

Dr. Vikram Patel discusses Improving access to care for child mental disorders globally in this edition of the Global Leadership Series hosted by the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health.
Contributor(s): 
Approach: 
Task sharing
Technology
Prevention and promotion
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Disorder: 
All disorders
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Vikram Patel, Wellness Warrior

Vikram Patel talks about being included in TIME magazine's annual list of 100 most influential people.
Contributor(s): 
Approach: 
Human rights
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Disorder: 
All disorders
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Global Mental Health

In this LSHTM recording from World Mental Health Day 2013, Vikram Patel, joint leader of MHIN, gives an overview of the challenges facing global mental health, including a lack of resources and stigma, and draws on his insights from his time spent working in India.
Contributor(s): 
Approach: 
Task sharing
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Disorder: 
All disorders
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The Mental Health Innovation Network: why it matters now

Building communities of practice is not new to public health. Or even mental health. There are great examples of expert and advocate networks catering to the professional and educational needs of mental health stakeholders regionally and nationally. So what about the global mental health community? Could it benefit from a similar network?
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