Global Mental Health and Neuroscience: Challenges and Opportunities
Around the world, mental health is slowly but steadily being discussed more publicly. The field is benefiting from advances in neuroscience, but not adequately — the potential is much greater. This lecture presents a background of the current state of mental health in the world and explains how a closer collaboration between mental health and neuroscience could enhance knowledge and improve health. Examples from the areas of autism, substance dependence, psychoses, and dementia help illustrate this potential.