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Shekhar Saxena, M.D.

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Shekhar Saxena is Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health at the Department of Global Health and Population at the Havard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. A psychiatrist by training, he served in World Health Organization (WHO) from 1998 to 2018, being the Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse from 2010 to 2018. In 2017, he received the prestigious Leon Eisenberg Award from Harvard Medical School. Author of more than 350 academic papers, he functioned as an editor of the Lancet Series on Global Mental Health 2007 and 2011, and the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development 2018. His expertise includes providing advice and technical assistance to policy makers on prevention and management of mental, developmental, neurological and substance use disorders and suicide prevention. He is contributing actively to Global Mental Health at Harvard initiative.

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  1. Siddiqui S, Morris A, Ikeda DJ, Balsari S, Blanke L, Pearsall M, Rodriguez R, Saxena S, Miller BF, Patel V, Naslund JA. Scaling up community-delivered mental health support and care: A landscape analysis. Front Public Health. 2022; 10:992222. PMID: 36568763; PMCID: PMC9773996.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  2. Arias D, Saxena S, Verguet S. Quantifying the global burden of mental disorders and their economic value. EClinicalMedicine. 2022 Dec; 54:101675. PMID: 36193171; PMCID: PMC9526145.
    Citations: 2     
  3. Mukherjee A, Daniel M, Kaur A, Devarapalli S, Kallakuri S, Essue B, Raman U, Thornicroft G, Saxena S, Peiris D, Maulik PK. Operational challenges in the pre-intervention phase of a mental health trial in rural India: reflections from SMART Mental Health. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2022 Aug 16; 16(1):42. PMID: 35974341; PMCID: PMC9379869.
  4. Mukherjee A, Daniel M, Kallakuri S, Kaur A, Devarapalli S, Raman U, Thornicroft G, Essue BM, Praveen D, Sagar R, Kant S, Saxena S, Patel A, Peiris D, Maulik PK. Protocol for process evaluation of SMART Mental Health cluster randomised control trial: an intervention for management of common mental disorders in India. BMJ Open. 2022 06 17; 12(6):e058669. PMID: 35715180; PMCID: PMC9207925.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  5. Aknin LB, Andretti B, Goldszmidt R, Helliwell JF, Petherick A, De Neve JE, Dunn EW, Fancourt D, Goldberg E, Jones SP, Karadag O, Karam E, Layard R, Saxena S, Thornton E, Whillans A, Zaki J. Policy stringency and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: a longitudinal analysis of data from 15 countries. Lancet Public Health. 2022 05; 7(5):e417-e426. PMID: 35461592; PMCID: PMC9023007.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  6. Moitra M, Santomauro D, Collins PY, Vos T, Whiteford H, Saxena S, Ferrari AJ. The global gap in treatment coverage for major depressive disorder in 84 countries from 2000-2019: A systematic review and Bayesian meta-regression analysis. PLoS Med. 2022 02; 19(2):e1003901. PMID: 35167593; PMCID: PMC8846511.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Campion J, Javed A, Lund C, Sartorius N, Saxena S, Marmot M, Allan J, Udomratn P. Public mental health: required actions to address implementation failure in the context of COVID-19. Lancet Psychiatry. 2022 02; 9(2):169-182. PMID: 35065723; PMCID: PMC8776278.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  8. Kumar M, Osborn TL, Mugo C, Akbarialiabad H, Warfa O, Mbuthia WM, Wambugu C, Ngunu C, Gohar F, Mwaniga S, Njuguna S, Saxena S. A Four-Component Framework Toward Patient-Centered, Integrated Mental Healthcare in Kenya. Front Public Health. 2021; 9:756861. PMID: 34926382; PMCID: PMC8671159.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Saxena S, Kline S. Countdown Global Mental Health 2030: data to drive action and accountability. Lancet Psychiatry. 2021 11; 8(11):941-942. PMID: 34587476.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  10. Occhipinti JA, Skinner A, Doraiswamy PM, Fox C, Herrman H, Saxena S, London E, Song YJC, Hickie IB. Mental health: build predictive models to steer policy. Nature. 2021 09; 597(7878):633-636. PMID: 34565800.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  11. Kumar M, Nyongesa V, Kagoya M, Mutamba BB, Amugune B, Krishnam NS, Wambua GN, Petersen I, Gachuno O, Saxena S. Mapping services at two Nairobi County primary health facilities: identifying challenges and opportunities in integrated mental health care as a Universal Health Coverage (UHC) priority. Ann Gen Psychiatry. 2021 Aug 17; 20(1):37. PMID: 34404421.
    Citations: 2     
  12. Spagnolo J, Naslund JA, Saeed K, Saxena S. Where are the regional gaps in the scientific evidence? Lancet Psychiatry. 2021 07; 8(7):557-559. PMID: 34147169.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Søvold LE, Naslund JA, Kousoulis AA, Saxena S, Qoronfleh MW, Grobler C, Münter L. Prioritizing the Mental Health and Well-Being of Healthcare Workers: An Urgent Global Public Health Priority. Front Public Health. 2021; 9:679397. PMID: 34026720; PMCID: PMC8137852.
    Citations: 82     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  14. Barbui C, Purgato M, Abdulmalik J, Caldas-de-Almeida JM, Eaton J, Gureje O, Hanlon C, Nosè M, Ostuzzi G, Saraceno B, Saxena S, Tedeschi F, Thornicroft G. Efficacy of interventions to reduce coercive treatment in mental health services: umbrella review of randomised evidence. Br J Psychiatry. 2021 Apr; 218(4):185-195. PMID: 32847633.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    
  15. Daniel M, Maulik PK, Kallakuri S, Kaur A, Devarapalli S, Mukherjee A, Bhattacharya A, Billot L, Thornicroft G, Praveen D, Raman U, Sagar R, Kant S, Essue B, Chatterjee S, Saxena S, Patel A, Peiris D. An integrated community and primary healthcare worker intervention to reduce stigma and improve management of common mental disorders in rural India: protocol for the SMART Mental Health programme. Trials. 2021 Mar 02; 22(1):179. PMID: 33653406; PMCID: PMC7923507.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  16. Kola L, Kohrt BA, Hanlon C, Naslund JA, Sikander S, Balaji M, Benjet C, Cheung EYL, Eaton J, Gonsalves P, Hailemariam M, Luitel NP, Machado DB, Misganaw E, Omigbodun O, Roberts T, Salisbury TT, Shidhaye R, Sunkel C, Ugo V, van Rensburg AJ, Gureje O, Pathare S, Saxena S, Thornicroft G, Patel V. COVID-19 mental health impact and responses in low-income and middle-income countries: reimagining global mental health. Lancet Psychiatry. 2021 06; 8(6):535-550. PMID: 33639109; PMCID: PMC9764935.
    Citations: 185     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Regan M, Muhihi A, Nagu T, Aboud S, Ulenga N, Kaaya S, Fawzi MCS, Yousafzai AK, Mugusi F, Fawzi WW, Saxena S, Koenen K, Sudfeld CR. Depression and Viral Suppression Among Adults Living with HIV in Tanzania. AIDS Behav. 2021 Oct; 25(10):3097-3105. PMID: 33598866; PMCID: PMC8368084.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Kumar M, Bhat A, Unützer J, Saxena S. Editorial: Strengthening Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) Services and Systems in Lower-and-Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Front Psychiatry. 2021; 12:645073. PMID: 33633617.
    Citations: 1     
  19. Moitra M, Rahman M, Collins PY, Gohar F, Weaver M, Kinuthia J, Rössler W, Petersen S, Unutzer J, Saxena S, Huang KY, Lai J, Kumar M. Mental Health Consequences for Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Scoping Review to Draw Lessons for LMICs. Front Psychiatry. 2021; 12:602614. PMID: 33584383.
    Citations: 39     
  20. Wardle H, Degenhardt L, Ceschia A, Saxena S. The Lancet Public Health Commission on gambling. Lancet Public Health. 2021 01; 6(1):e2-e3. PMID: 33417844.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  21. Gaisl T, Musli N, Baumgartner P, Meier M, Rampini SK, Blozik E, Battegay E, Kohler M, Saxena S. The Swiss Prison Study (SWIPS): Protocol for Establishing a Public Health Registry of Prisoners in Switzerland. JMIR Res Protoc. 2020 Dec 08; 9(12):e23973. PMID: 33099459.
  22. Eaton J, Rahman A, Gater R, Saxena S, Hammerich A, Saeed K. From adversity to resilience in the COVID-19 era: strengthening mental health systems in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. East Mediterr Health J. 2020 Oct 13; 26(10):1148-1150. PMID: 33103740.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  23. Saxena S. Relevant Question but Precious Little Data to Answer It. Psychiatr Serv. 2020 09 01; 71(9):969-970. PMID: 32867611.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  24. Maulik PK, Thornicroft G, Saxena S. Roadmap to strengthen global mental health systems to tackle the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2020; 14:57. PMID: 32742305; PMCID: PMC7389161.
    Citations: 22     
  25. Vigo D, Patten S, Pajer K, Krausz M, Taylor S, Rush B, Raviola G, Saxena S, Thornicroft G, Yatham LN. Mental Health of Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Can J Psychiatry. 2020 10; 65(10):681-687. PMID: 32391720.
    Citations: 80     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  26. Doraiswamy PM, London E, Varnum P, Harvey B, Saxena S, Tottman S, Campbell SP, Ibáñez AF, Manji H, Al Olama MAAS, Chou IH, Herrman H, Jeong SJ, Le T, Montojo C, Reve B, Rommelfanger KS, Stix C, Thakor N, Chow KH, Welchman AE, Candeias V. Empowering 8 Billion Minds: Enabling Better Mental Health for All via the Ethical Adoption of Technologies. NAM Perspect. 2019; 2019. PMID: 34532674; PMCID: PMC8406599.
    Citations: 5     
  27. Sugiura K, Mahomed F, Saxena S, Patel V. An end to coercion: rights and decision-making in mental health care. Bull World Health Organ. 2020 Jan 01; 98(1):52-58. PMID: 31902962.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Patel V, Saxena S. Achieving universal health coverage for mental disorders. BMJ. 2019 Sep 23; 366:l4516. PMID: 31548204; PMCID: PMC6753845.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Househ M, Schneider J, Ahmad K, Alam T, Al-Thani D, Siddig MA, Fernandez-Luque L, Qaraqe M, Alfuquha A, Saxena S. An Evolutionary Bootstrapping Development Approach for a Mental Health Conversational Agent. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019 Jul 04; 262:228-231. PMID: 31349309.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Househ M, Alam T, Al-Thani D, Schneider J, Siddig MA, Fernandez-Luque L, Qaraqe M, Alfuquha A, Saxena S. Developing a Digital Mental Health Platform for the Arab World: From Research to Action. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019 Jul 04; 262:392-395. PMID: 31349250.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Patel V, Saxena S, Sunkel C, Lund C, Thornicroft G. Global mental health - Authors' reply. Lancet. 2019 07 13; 394(10193):119. PMID: 31229236.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  32. Charlson F, van Ommeren M, Flaxman A, Cornett J, Whiteford H, Saxena S. New WHO prevalence estimates of mental disorders in conflict settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet. 2019 07 20; 394(10194):240-248. PMID: 31200992; PMCID: PMC6657025.
    Citations: 242     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Saxena S, Kestel D, Sunkel C, London E, Horton R, Patel V, Swaminathan S. Countdown Global Mental Health 2030. Lancet. 2019 03 02; 393(10174):858-859. PMID: 30799060.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    
  34. Reed GM, First MB, Kogan CS, Hyman SE, Gureje O, Gaebel W, Maj M, Stein DJ, Maercker A, Tyrer P, Claudino A, Garralda E, Salvador-Carulla L, Ray R, Saunders JB, Dua T, Poznyak V, Medina-Mora ME, Pike KM, Ayuso-Mateos JL, Kanba S, Keeley JW, Khoury B, Krasnov VN, Kulygina M, Lovell AM, de Jesus Mari J, Maruta T, Matsumoto C, Rebello TJ, Roberts MC, Robles R, Sharan P, Zhao M, Jablensky A, Udomratn P, Rahimi-Movaghar A, Rydelius PA, Bährer-Kohler S, Watts AD, Saxena S. Innovations and changes in the ICD-11 classification of mental, behavioural and neurodevelopmental disorders. World Psychiatry. 2019 Feb; 18(1):3-19. PMID: 30600616.
    Citations: 134     
  35. Vigo DV, Patel V, Becker A, Bloom D, Yip W, Raviola G, Saxena S, Kleinman A. A partnership for transforming mental health globally. Lancet Psychiatry. 2019 04; 6(4):350-356. PMID: 30704963.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Sunkel C, Saxena S. Rights-based mental health care. Lancet Psychiatry. 2019 01; 6(1):9-10. PMID: 30579498.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Saxena S. Disparity between burden and budget for mental health. Lancet Public Health. 2019 02; 4(2):e75-e76. PMID: 30446417.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Saxena S. New data to support much needed policy change. Lancet Psychiatry. 2018 12; 5(12):947-948. PMID: 30392730.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Patel V, Saxena S, Lund C, Thornicroft G, Baingana F, Bolton P, Chisholm D, Collins PY, Cooper JL, Eaton J, Herrman H, Herzallah MM, Huang Y, Jordans MJD, Kleinman A, Medina-Mora ME, Morgan E, Niaz U, Omigbodun O, Prince M, Rahman A, Saraceno B, Sarkar BK, De Silva M, Singh I, Stein DJ, Sunkel C, UnÜtzer J. The Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development. Lancet. 2018 10 27; 392(10157):1553-1598. PMID: 30314863.
    Citations: 488     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Saxena S. Excess mortality among people with mental disorders: a public health priority. Lancet Public Health. 2018 06; 3(6):e264-e265. PMID: 29884429.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Lund C, Brooke-Sumner C, Baingana F, Baron EC, Breuer E, Chandra P, Haushofer J, Herrman H, Jordans M, Kieling C, Medina-Mora ME, Morgan E, Omigbodun O, Tol W, Patel V, Saxena S. Social determinants of mental disorders and the Sustainable Development Goals: a systematic review of reviews. Lancet Psychiatry. 2018 04; 5(4):357-369. PMID: 29580610.
    Citations: 189     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Liu NH, Daumit GL, Dua T, Aquila R, Charlson F, Cuijpers P, Druss B, Dudek K, Freeman M, Fujii C, Gaebel W, Hegerl U, Levav I, Munk Laursen T, Ma H, Maj M, Elena Medina-Mora M, Nordentoft M, Prabhakaran D, Pratt K, Prince M, Rangaswamy T, Shiers D, Susser E, Thornicroft G, Wahlbeck K, Fekadu Wassie A, Whiteford H, Saxena S. Excess mortality in persons with severe mental disorders: a multilevel intervention framework and priorities for clinical practice, policy and research agendas. World Psychiatry. 2017 Feb; 16(1):30-40. PMID: 28127922; PMCID: PMC5269481.
    Citations: 188     
  43. Pike KM, Min SH, Poku OB, Reed GM, Saxena S. A renewed call for international representation in editorial boards of international psychiatry journals. World Psychiatry. 2017 Feb; 16(1):106-107. PMID: 28127918; PMCID: PMC5269686.
    Citations: 4     
  44. Dua T, Barbui C, Patel AA, Tablante EC, Thornicroft G, Saxena S. Discussion of the updated WHO recommendations for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders. Lancet Psychiatry. 2016 Nov; 3(11):1008-1012. PMID: 27794363.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Shah H, Albanese E, Duggan C, Rudan I, Langa KM, Carrillo MC, Chan KY, Joanette Y, Prince M, Rossor M, Saxena S, Snyder HM, Sperling R, Varghese M, Wang H, Wortmann M, Dua T. Research priorities to reduce the global burden of dementia by 2025. Lancet Neurol. 2016 Nov; 15(12):1285-1294. PMID: 27751558.
    Citations: 123     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Barbui C, Dua T, Kolappa K, Saraceno B, Saxena S. Access to psychotropic medicines in low-resource settings. Lancet Psychiatry. 2016 Oct; 3(10):913-915. PMID: 27692258.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Marquez PV, Saxena S. Making Mental Health a Global Priority. Cerebrum. 2016 Jul-Aug; 2016. PMID: 28058091; PMCID: PMC5198754.
    Citations: 15     
  48. Chisholm D, Sweeny K, Sheehan P, Rasmussen B, Smit F, Cuijpers P, Saxena S. Scaling-up of treatment of depression and anxiety - Authors' reply. Lancet Psychiatry. 2016 Jul; 3(7):603-4. PMID: 27371983.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  49. Kleinman A, Estrin GL, Usmani S, Chisholm D, Marquez PV, Evans TG, Saxena S. Time for mental health to come out of the shadows. Lancet. 2016 Jun 04; 387(10035):2274-2275. PMID: 27302252.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Patel V, Xiao S, Chen H, Hanna F, Jotheeswaran AT, Luo D, Parikh R, Sharma E, Usmani S, Yu Y, Druss BG, Saxena S. The magnitude of and health system responses to the mental health treatment gap in adults in India and China. Lancet. 2016 12 17; 388(10063):3074-3084. PMID: 27209149.
    Citations: 92     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Chisholm D, Sweeny K, Sheehan P, Rasmussen B, Smit F, Cuijpers P, Saxena S. Scaling-up treatment of depression and anxiety: a global return on investment analysis. Lancet Psychiatry. 2016 May; 3(5):415-24. PMID: 27083119.
    Citations: 323     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  52. Collins PY, Saxena S. Action on mental health needs global cooperation. Nature. 2016 Apr 07; 532(7597):25-7. PMID: 27078549.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Patel V, Saxena S, Frankish H, Boyce N. Sustainable development and global mental health--a Lancet Commission. Lancet. 2016 Mar 19; 387(10024):1143-5. PMID: 27025320.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. Barbui C, Dua T, Harper M, Tablante EC, Thornicroft G, Saxena S. Using GRADE to update WHO recommendations for MNS. Lancet Psychiatry. 2015 Dec; 2(12):1054-6. PMID: 26613845.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Reed GM, Rebello TJ, Pike KM, Medina-Mora ME, Gureje O, Zhao M, Dai Y, Roberts MC, Maruta T, Matsumoto C, Krasnov VN, Kulygina M, Lovell AM, Stona AC, Sharan P, Robles R, Gaebel W, Zielasek J, Khoury B, de Jesus Mari J, Luís Ayuso-Mateos J, Evans SC, Kogan CS, Saxena S. WHO's Global Clinical Practice Network for mental health. Lancet Psychiatry. 2015 May; 2(5):379-380. PMID: 26360271.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Saxena S, Fleischmann A. WHO launches the first world suicide report. Lancet Psychiatry. 2014 Sep; 1(4):255-6. PMID: 26360848.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  57. Jones SP, Patel V, Saxena S, Radcliffe N, Ali Al-Marri S, Darzi A. How Google's 'ten Things We Know To Be True' could guide the development of mental health mobile apps. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Sep; 33(9):1603-11. PMID: 25201665.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  58. DeSilva M, Samele C, Saxena S, Patel V, Darzi A. Policy actions to achieve integrated community-based mental health services. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Sep; 33(9):1595-602. PMID: 25201664.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  59. Saxena S, Funk M, Chisholm D. WHO's Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020: what can psychiatrists do to facilitate its implementation? World Psychiatry. 2014 Jun; 13(2):107-9. PMID: 24890053; PMCID: PMC4102273.
    Citations: 24     
  60. Patel V, Saxena S. Transforming lives, enhancing communities--innovations in global mental health. N Engl J Med. 2014 Feb 06; 370(6):498-501. PMID: 24428425.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  61. Saxena S, Funk M, Chisholm D. World Health Assembly adopts Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020. Lancet. 2013 Jun 08; 381(9882):1970-1. PMID: 23746771.
    Citations: 66     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  62. Patel V, Belkin GS, Chockalingam A, Cooper J, Saxena S, Unützer J. Grand challenges: integrating mental health services into priority health care platforms. PLoS Med. 2013; 10(5):e1001448. PMID: 23737736.
    Citations: 136     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  63. Rahman A, Fisher J, Bower P, Luchters S, Tran T, Yasamy MT, Saxena S, Waheed W. Interventions for common perinatal mental disorders in women in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Bull World Health Organ. 2013 Aug 01; 91(8):593-601I. PMID: 23940407.
    Citations: 137     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  64. Chisholm D, Saxena S. Cost effectiveness of strategies to combat neuropsychiatric conditions in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia: mathematical modelling study. BMJ. 2012 Mar 02; 344:e609. PMID: 22389339; PMCID: PMC3292519.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  65. Yasamy MT, Maulik PK, Tomlinson M, Lund C, Van Ommeren M, Saxena S. Responsible governance for mental health research in low resource countries. PLoS Med. 2011 Nov; 8(11):e1001126. PMID: 22131909.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  66. Dua T, Barbui C, Clark N, Fleischmann A, Poznyak V, van Ommeren M, Yasamy MT, Ayuso-Mateos JL, Birbeck GL, Drummond C, Freeman M, Giannakopoulos P, Levav I, Obot IS, Omigbodun O, Patel V, Phillips M, Prince M, Rahimi-Movaghar A, Rahman A, Sander JW, Saunders JB, Servili C, Rangaswamy T, Unützer J, Ventevogel P, Vijayakumar L, Thornicroft G, Saxena S. Evidence-based guidelines for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders in low- and middle-income countries: summary of WHO recommendations. PLoS Med. 2011 Nov; 8(11):e1001122. PMID: 22110406; PMCID: PMC3217030.
    Citations: 126     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  67. Patel V, Boyce N, Collins PY, Saxena S, Horton R. A renewed agenda for global mental health. Lancet. 2011 Oct 22; 378(9801):1441-2. PMID: 22008422; PMCID: PMC4991748.
    Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  68. Eaton J, McCay L, Semrau M, Chatterjee S, Baingana F, Araya R, Ntulo C, Thornicroft G, Saxena S. Scale up of services for mental health in low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet. 2011 Oct 29; 378(9802):1592-603. PMID: 22008429.
    Citations: 243     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  69. Kakuma R, Minas H, van Ginneken N, Dal Poz MR, Desiraju K, Morris JE, Saxena S, Scheffler RM. Human resources for mental health care: current situation and strategies for action. Lancet. 2011 Nov 05; 378(9803):1654-63. PMID: 22008420.
    Citations: 309     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  70. Collins PY, Patel V, Joestl SS, March D, Insel TR, Daar AS, Anderson W, Dhansay MA, Phillips A, Shurin S, Walport M, Ewart W, Savill SJ, Bordin IA, Costello EJ, Durkin M, Fairburn C, Glass RI, Hall W, Huang Y, Hyman SE, Jamison K, Kaaya S, Kapur S, Kleinman A, Ogunniyi A, Otero-Ojeda A, Poo MM, Ravindranath V, Sahakian BJ, Saxena S, Singer PA, Stein DJ. Grand challenges in global mental health. Nature. 2011 Jul 06; 475(7354):27-30. PMID: 21734685.
    Citations: 625     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  71. Saxena S, Lora A, Morris J, Berrino A, Esparza P, Barrett T, van Ommeren M, Saraceno B. Mental health services in 42 low- and middle-income countries: a WHO-AIMS cross-national analysis. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Feb; 62(2):123-5. PMID: 21285088.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  72. Bruckner TA, Scheffler RM, Shen G, Yoon J, Chisholm D, Morris J, Fulton BD, Dal Poz MR, Saxena S. The mental health workforce gap in low- and middle-income countries: a needs-based approach. Bull World Health Organ. 2011 Mar 01; 89(3):184-94. PMID: 21379414.
    Citations: 134     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  73. Barbui C, Dua T, van Ommeren M, Yasamy MT, Fleischmann A, Clark N, Thornicroft G, Hill S, Saxena S. Challenges in developing evidence-based recommendations using the GRADE approach: the case of mental, neurological, and substance use disorders. PLoS Med. 2010 Aug 31; 7(8). PMID: 20824176.
    Citations: 59     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  74. Razzouk D, Sharan P, Gallo C, Gureje O, Lamberte EE, de Jesus Mari J, Mazzotti G, Patel V, Swartz L, Olifson S, Levav I, de Francisco A, Saxena S. Scarcity and inequity of mental health research resources in low-and-middle income countries: a global survey. Health Policy. 2010 Mar; 94(3):211-20. PMID: 19846235.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  75. Tomlinson M, Rudan I, Saxena S, Swartz L, Tsai AC, Patel V. Setting priorities for global mental health research. Bull World Health Organ. 2009 Jun; 87(6):438-46. PMID: 19565122.
    Citations: 75     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  76. Patel V, Garrison P, de Jesus Mari J, Minas H, Prince M, Saxena S. The Lancet's series on global mental health: 1 year on. Lancet. 2008 Oct 11; 372(9646):1354-7. PMID: 18929907; PMCID: PMC2570037.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  77. Saxena S, Lora A, van Ommeren M, Barrett T, Morris J, Saraceno B. Evaluation of the WHO Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems. Bull World Health Organ. 2008 Aug; 86(8):E. PMID: 18797605.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  78. Chisholm D, Gureje O, Saldivia S, Villalón Calderón M, Wickremasinghe R, Mendis N, Ayuso-Mateos JL, Saxena S. Schizophrenia treatment in the developing world: an interregional and multinational cost-effectiveness analysis. Bull World Health Organ. 2008 Jul; 86(7):542-51. PMID: 18670667.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  79. Chisholm D, Lund C, Saxena S. Cost of scaling up mental healthcare in low- and middle-income countries. Br J Psychiatry. 2007 Dec; 191:528-35. PMID: 18055957.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  80. Jacob KS, Sharan P, Mirza I, Garrido-Cumbrera M, Seedat S, Mari JJ, Sreenivas V, Saxena S. Mental health systems in countries: where are we now? Lancet. 2007 Sep 22; 370(9592):1061-77. PMID: 17804052.
    Citations: 154     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  81. Prince M, Patel V, Saxena S, Maj M, Maselko J, Phillips MR, Rahman A. No health without mental health. Lancet. 2007 Sep 08; 370(9590):859-77. PMID: 17804063.
    Citations: 923     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  82. Saxena S, Thornicroft G, Knapp M, Whiteford H. Resources for mental health: scarcity, inequity, and inefficiency. Lancet. 2007 Sep 08; 370(9590):878-89. PMID: 17804062.
    Citations: 524     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  83. Saxena S, Lora A, van Ommeren M, Barrett T, Morris J, Saraceno B. WHO's Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems: collecting essential information for policy and service delivery. Psychiatr Serv. 2007 Jun; 58(6):816-21. PMID: 17535942.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  84. Morris J, van Ommeren M, Belfer M, Saxena S, Saraceno B. Children and the Sphere standard on mental and social aspects of health. Disasters. 2007 Mar; 31(1):71-90. PMID: 17367375.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  85. Gureje O, Chisholm D, Kola L, Lasebikan V, Saxena S. Cost-effectiveness of an essential mental health intervention package in Nigeria. World Psychiatry. 2007 Feb; 6(1):42-8. PMID: 17342226; PMCID: PMC1805717.
    Citations: 36     
  86. Saxena S, Sharan P, Garrido M, Saraceno B. World Health Organization's Mental Health Atlas 2005:implications for policy development. World Psychiatry. 2006 Oct; 5(3):179-84. PMID: 17139355; PMCID: PMC1636128.
    Citations: 40     
  87. Saxena S, van Ommeren M, Saraceno B. Mental health assistance to populations affected by disasters: World Health Organization's role. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2006 Jun; 18(3):199-204. PMID: 16753655.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  88. Janca A, Aarli JA, Prilipko L, Dua T, Saxena S, Saraceno B. WHO/WFN Survey of neurological services: a worldwide perspective. J Neurol Sci. 2006 Aug 15; 247(1):29-34. PMID: 16624322.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  89. Saxena S, van Ommeren M, Lora A, Saraceno B. Monitoring of mental health systems and services: comparison of four existing indicator schemes. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2006 Jun; 41(6):488-97. PMID: 16565914.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  90. Belfer ML, Saxena S. WHO Child Atlas project. Lancet. 2006 Feb 18; 367(9510):551-2. PMID: 16488783.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  91. Chisholm D, van Ommeren M, Ayuso-Mateos JL, Saxena S. Cost-effectiveness of clinical interventions for reducing the global burden of bipolar disorder. Br J Psychiatry. 2005 Dec; 187:559-67. PMID: 16319409.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  92. Kohn R, Levav I, de Almeida JM, Vicente B, Andrade L, Caraveo-Anduaga JJ, Saxena S, Saraceno B. [Mental disorders in Latin America and the Caribbean: a public health priority]. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2005 Oct-Nov; 18(4-5):229-40. PMID: 16354419.
    Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  93. van Ommeren M, Saxena S, Saraceno B. Aid after disasters. BMJ. 2005 May 21; 330(7501):1160-1. PMID: 15905230; PMCID: PMC557998.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  94. van Ommeren M, Saxena S, Saraceno B. Mental and social health during and after acute emergencies: emerging consensus? Bull World Health Organ. 2005 Jan; 83(1):71-5; discussion 75-6. PMID: 15682252; PMCID: PMC2623467.
    Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  95. Saraceno B, Saxena S. Mental health services in Central and Eastern Europe: current state and continuing concerns. Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc. 2005 Jan-Mar; 14(1):44-8. PMID: 15792294.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  96. Kohn R, Saxena S, Levav I, Saraceno B. The treatment gap in mental health care. Bull World Health Organ. 2004 Nov; 82(11):858-66. PMID: 15640922; PMCID: PMC2623050.
    Citations: 593     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  97. Burgess P, Pirkis J, Jolley D, Whiteford H, Saxena S. Do nations' mental health policies, programs and legislation influence their suicide rates? An ecological study of 100 countries. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2004 Nov-Dec; 38(11-12):933-9. PMID: 15555028.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  98. Saxena S, Maulik PK, Sharan P, Levav I, Saraceno B. Brief report - mental health research on low- and middle-income countries in indexed journals: a preliminary assessment. J Ment Health Policy Econ. 2004 Sep; 7(3):127-31. PMID: 15478991.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  99. Saraceno B, Saxena S. Bridging the mental health research gap in low- and middle-income countries. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2004 Jul; 110(1):1-3. PMID: 15180773.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  100. Saxena S, Sharan P, Saraceno B. Research for Change: the role of scientific journals publishing mental health research. World Psychiatry. 2004 Jun; 3(2):66-72. PMID: 16633460.
    Citations: 9     
  101. Chisholm D, Sanderson K, Ayuso-Mateos JL, Saxena S. Reducing the global burden of depression: population-level analysis of intervention cost-effectiveness in 14 world regions. Br J Psychiatry. 2004 May; 184:393-403. PMID: 15123502.
    Citations: 91     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  102. Saxena S, Sharan P, Saraceno B. Budget and financing of mental health services: baseline information on 89 countries from WHO's project atlas. J Ment Health Policy Econ. 2003 Sep; 6(3):135-43. PMID: 14646006.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  103. Weiss MG, Saraceno B, Saxena S, van Ommeren M. Mental health in the aftermath of disasters: consensus and controversy. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2003 Sep; 191(9):611-5. PMID: 14504571.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  104. van Ommeren M, Saxena S, Loretti A, Saraceno B. Ensuring care for patients in custodial psychiatric hospitals in emergencies. Lancet. 2003 Aug 16; 362(9383):574. PMID: 12938670.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  105. Patel V, Saxena S. Psychiatry in India. Int Psychiatry. 2003 Jul; 1(1):16-18. PMID: 31507656; PMCID: PMC6735230.
  106. Saxena S, Levav I, Maulik P, Saraceno B. How international are the editorial boards of leading psychiatry journals? Lancet. 2003 Feb 15; 361(9357):609. PMID: 12598160.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    
  107. Saxena S, Maulik PK, O'Connell K, Saraceno B. Mental health care in primary and community settings: results from WHO's Project Atlas. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2002 Jun; 48(2):83-5. PMID: 12182512.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  108. Saraceno B, Saxena S. Mental health resources in the world: results from Project Atlas of the WHO. World Psychiatry. 2002 Feb; 1(1):40-4. PMID: 16946821; PMCID: PMC1489823.
    Citations: 10     
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