A new journal from Cambridge – Global Mental Health

 

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Cambridge University Press announces a major new open access journal, Global Mental Health (GMH), focusing on mental health research and issues from the global perspective.

GMH seeks to cultivate the emerging discipline of Global Mental Health. It will provide a forum for the publication of new perspectives and paradigms developing in this field, with a particular focus on four key aspects: Interventions; Etiology; Policy and Systems; and Teaching and Learning. Original Research Papers, both quantitative and qualitative, which contribute to advancing a global discourse in any of these areas will be particularly welcome.

Editor-in-Chief Gary Belkin, New York University, said, “Mental health is finally becoming established within the global health and emerging social development agendas.  Staying on those agendas will mean succeeding at closing treatment gaps to an order of a billion people with unmet needs through prevention, promotion, the right social and economic policies, and smart treatment delivery design.  All of these strategies will be shaped by the need to act on the deep connections that mental and behavioral health and emotional wellbeing have with social outcomes and other health conditions.  As the new field of Global Mental Health emerges, it needs to offer tools and a knowledge base that live up to the demands and ambition of this scope of action and impact. It needs to accelerate the participation and integration of other disciplines and fields under the umbrella of Global Mental Health, rather than emerge as another niche field. Developing a global point of view on mental health in these ways, and substantially enlarging the reach and diversity of the community of scholars and implementers who contribute to and learn from it, is what this new journal is about.”

 

Katy Christomanou, Publishing Director for STM Journals at Cambridge University Press added: “GMH appears at a time when health, development, and social policy are evolving within a global framework. New perspectives and innovative ways of approaching problems and their solutions are constantly emerging. This journal will provide a forum for sharing knowledge amongst the growing international research community in this evolving field.  The launch of GMH complements the Press’ publishing programme and reflects our commitment to growth across health sciences including psychology and psychiatry.”

Find out more about our new journal here.

 

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One Response to A new journal from Cambridge – Global Mental Health

  1. Rosemary Jones says:

    A request that the proposed journal details descriptions of the medical conditions which directly or indirectly cause hallucinations, language and memory problems and inadequate comprehension and inappropriate judgement, and in ways which indicate to patients and doctors what is actually going on – the causes of the illness. That is all the conditions which require dopamine antagonist medications – the antipsychotics.

    1. Cerebral arterial dysfunction syndrome consequent on blocked or partially blocked arteries and which may be alleviated by chelation therapy or, if compressed neck arteries, decompression.

    2. Cognitive Overload Syndrome consequent on grief, anger, street drugs or prolonged thinking when tired, and without sufficient chemical compound back up, and which may be at least partially alleviated by counselling and nutritional therapies.

    3. Cerebral Inflammation/Infective Syndrome where disease prevents neural functioning, and which is why the Japanese study showed that so called schizophrenics were healed by antibiotics, at least for a time, and depending on any underlying tissue weaknesses.

    4. Cerebral Damage Syndrome – as a consequence of a physical blow altering the structure of parts of the brain, and which may need operating on or osteopathy to reposition the cranial plates so they no longer pressurize underlying tissue.

    For too long the mental health charities have been uncritical of the obnoxious psychiatric labeling so that their use of it has caused their clients terrible sadness, even causing some of them to kill themselves. The shame of the words – psycho, psychotic and schizophrenic is the worst, but these terms have no causal integrity, and for all our sakes need relegating to history.

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