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Until recently, limited mental health care was available to women in several rural villages of southern India. Thanks to a U.S. psychiatrist, these women’s lives have improved considerably.

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Uganda’s president ignores warnings that a law mandating prison terms for homosexual activity will lead to discrimination and violence against gay Ugandans.

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War and exile have created a staggering need for mental health care for Syrian refugees of all ages.

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An ambitious project in low-income nations links depression screening with primary care services such as diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and hypertension.

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A new London-based mental health research charity hopes to become as influential in the United Kingdom as the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation is in the United States.

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The World Health Organization corrects an earlier oversight by approving a mental health action plan for its member countries.

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Cultural factors and the effects of mental illness related to past trauma can significantly color an applicant’s presentation before a judge or asylum officer.

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Now that China’s first national mental health law has taken effect, a major challenge will be to build a community mental health infrastructure where none exists.

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The new law eliminates most forms of involuntary treatment, puts strict limits on use of seclusion and restraints, and bans use of treatment as a form of punishment.

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This is the conclusion of a two-part series that was begun in the May 17 issue.

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