Topic: mental health

Improving access to psychotropic medicines in low- and middle-income countries

A new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers suggests certain changes to mental health systems in low- and middle-income countries may improve availability and affordability of psychotropic medicines. Those changes include broadening mental health legislation, increased financing, and…

Can lack of health insurance increase risk of depression?

A recent study showing that people covered by Medicaid may be less depressed than those who aren’t has prompted new debate about the value of such insurance, according to an article in the June 23, 2013 “Ideas” section of the Boston Globe.…