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Neglected Tropical Diseases and Mental Health: Progress, Partnerships, and Integration.

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Bailey, Freddie, Eaton, Julian, Jidda, Muhammad, van Brakel, Wim H, Addiss, David G and Molyneux, David ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8537-7947 (2019) 'Neglected Tropical Diseases and Mental Health: Progress, Partnerships, and Integration.'. Trends in parasitology, Vol 35, Issue 1, pp. 23-31.

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Abstract

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are increasingly recognised as major drivers of psychosocial morbidity in affected individuals and their caregivers. Nevertheless, there has remained a lack of prioritisation at the policy level of some of the most stigmatising and chronic NTDs, with subsequent under-representation within NTD programmes. In response, the Neglected Tropical Disease/Non-Governmental Organization/Network (NNN) has established a Mental Wellbeing and Stigma Task Group (MWS) to address these issues through a comprehensive research agenda. In our article, we highlight the progress in understanding the scope of the mental health impact of NTDs and the innovative practice emerging in this area. Finally, we examine opportunities for integration of mental and physical health for individuals with NTDs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 305 Mental health of special population groups
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 680 Tropical diseases (General)
WM Psychiatry > WM 100 General works
WM Psychiatry > WM 140 Mental disorders (General)
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2018.11.001
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2019 15:12
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 11:06
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/9925

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