Global Mental Health in an Era of Sustainable Development: Research and Policy Priorities

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (2020)

Cite: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2020). Global Mental Health in an Era of Sustainable Development: Research and Policy Priorities. Symposium Proceedings. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/assaf.2019/0060

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The aim of the symposium was to assess global research patterns and domestic policies aimed at addressing challenges pertaining to mental health. This aim was achieved thorough the following objectives: 1. Scientifically analysing global and regional research developments pertaining to mental health; 2. Identifying current and future research needs and strengthening policy developments; 3. Assessing possible solutions to current challenges as they relate to research and policy on mental health. Title and sub-themes The symposium focused of the following sub-themes: 1) Neuroscience and genetics; 2) Public mental health and epidemiology; 3) Intervention research.