Mental health

Mental disorders

Mental disorders comprise a broad range of problems, with different symptoms. However, they are generally characterized by some combination of abnormal thoughts, emotions, behaviour and relationships with others. Examples are schizophrenia, depression, intellectual disabilities and disorders due to drug abuse. Most of these disorders can be successfully treated.

Latest publications

mhGAP Training Manuals

These manuals support implementation of the mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders in non-specialized health settings, version 2.0.

Improving access to and appropriate use of medicines for mental disorders

This report, based on a consultative process and extensive literature reviews, provides information to improve access to essential medicines for mental disorders.

WHO MIND Project