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Management of Acute Stress, PTSD, and Bereavement:  WHO Recommendations

Wietse A. Tol, PhD1; Corrado Barbui, MD2; Mark van Ommeren, PhD3
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1Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
2Section of Psychiatry, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health and Service Evaluation, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
3Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
JAMA. 2013;310(5):477-478. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.166723.
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In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Mental Health Gap Action Program (mhGAP) Intervention Guide for nonspecialized health settings (ie, for general health staff in first- and second-level health facilities, including primary care and district hospital settings) to address the wide treatment gap for mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries.13 Several priority mental disorders, including depression and substance use, have been addressed in previous mhGAP modules and related guidelines.1,3

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