mental illness

Global Health
0 Visualizing the global burden of mental illness in women

Mental health problems have a profound impact on men and women worldwide, but the toll of these diseases weighs most heavily on women. Worldwide, depression is responsible for more healthy years lost than HIV/AIDS or malaria in women of all ages. Globally, depression (also known as major depressive disorder, or…

Human Rights
0 One student’s view of the UW global health and justice confab: Watermarks

 Over the weekend, the University of Washington held a student-run conference on global health. This was the 9th year for the Western Regional International Health Conference and this year’s theme was on social justice and health. Here’s one UW student’s perspective as she jumped from one session to another.  ————————————————————————————————————————————–…

Global Health
1 The biggest non-story in global health

It’s what I like to call the “most neglected disease” in all of global health. Mental illness. Paul Southworth, a visiting scholar on malaria and vaccine science at the NIH, seems to have been diverted from his primary studies by one of the great anomalies of global health — this…

Global Health
6 Why is mental illness so low on the global health agenda?

Flickr, by Dierk Schaefer Seattle recently hosted a big international meeting in which many of the world’s leaders in the fight to improve health met to parse data, debate statistical methods and struggle toward consensus aimed at informing the global health agenda. Given this focus on data, are the biggest…