Mental Health

Trani J-F, Bakhshi P, Kuhlberg J, et al. Mental illness, poverty and stigma in India: a case–control study. BMJ Open 2015;5: e006355.

This paper explains intertwined nature of Public stigma and multidimensional poverty linked to Sever Mental Illness. The paper shows that it is particular for low caste and women; it is a strong predictor of poverty. Exclusion from employment linked to negative attitudes and lack of income are the highest contributors to multidimensional poverty, increasing the burden for the family.  

Wang J, Lloyd-Evans B, Giacco D, et al. Social isolation in mental health: a conceptual and methodological review. 2017, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology;52(12):1451-1461.

This narrative review provides a model that incorporates all the concepts related with mental health and social isolation which helps the researchers and practitioners to develop appropriate intervention in mental health setting.

Ngui EM, Khasakhala L, Ndetei D, Roberts LW. Mental disorders, health inequalities and ethics: A global perspective. (2010) International review of psychiatry (Abingdon, England);22(3):235-244.

This paper discuss the inequalities in global burden of mental health disorders and the ethical implication for addressing this inequality as it adversely impact on poverty reduction initiatives and economic development. Untreated mental conditions contribute to economic loss because they increase school and work absenteeism and dropout rates, healthcare expenditure, and unemployment.