About this series
Most books on mental health and illness are published for readers in North America and Europe, and not much is known about psychiatric practice, services and research in Asia, Africa, and South America. This series will include contributions of clinicians and researchers worldwide. Each volume will cover broad issues including epidemiology, cross-cultural comparison, clinical research, stigma of mental illness, cultural issues in mental healthcare, health economics, innovative services, preventive programs and health service outcome research. The volumes will find a wide readership among psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists, health policy makers, social workers, health economists, anthropologists and philosophers. It will provide the readers a broader perspective of mental health and illness worldwide and also future research initiatives.