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.
The Swiss Prison Study (SWIPS): Protocol for Establishing a Public Health Registry of Prisoners in Switzerland.
Gaisl T, Musli N, Baumgartner P, Meier M, Rampini SK, Blozik E, Battegay E, Kohler M, Saxena S.
JMIR Res Protoc. 2020 Dec 08. 9(12):e23973. PMID: 33099459
From adversity to resilience in the COVID-19 era: strengthening mental health systems in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Eaton J, Rahman A, Gater R, Saxena S, Hammerich A, Saeed K.
East Mediterr Health J. 2020 Oct 13. 26(10):1148-1150. PMID: 33103740
Psychiatr Serv. 2020 09 01. 71(9):969-970. PMID: 32867611
Efficacy of interventions to reduce coercive treatment in mental health services: umbrella review of randomised evidence.
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.
Br J Psychiatry. 2020 Aug 27. 1-11. PMID: 32847633
Maulik PK, Thornicroft G, Saxena S.
Int J Ment Health Syst. 2020. 14:57. PMID: 32742305
Vigo D, Patten S, Pajer K, Krausz M, Taylor S, Rush B, Raviola G, Saxena S, Thornicroft G, Yatham LN.
Can J Psychiatry. 2020 10. 65(10):681-687. PMID: 32391720
Sugiura K, Mahomed F, Saxena S, Patel V.
Bull World Health Organ. 2020 Jan 01. 98(1):52-58. PMID: 31902962
Patel V, Saxena S.
BMJ. 2019 Sep 23. 366:l4516. PMID: 31548204
Househ M, Alam T, Al-Thani D, Schneider J, Siddig MA, Fernandez-Luque L, Qaraqe M, Alfuquha A, Saxena S.
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019 Jul 04. 262:392-395. PMID: 31349250
Mental health services should be part of universal health coverage, under which people receive all essential health services without being pushed into poverty.
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