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Neglected tropical diseases and mental health: Progress, partnerships, and integration.

Abstract

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are increasingly recognised as major drivers of psychosocial morbidity in affected individuals and their caregivers. Nevertheless, there has remained a lack of prioritisation at the policy level of some of the most stigmatising and chronic NTDs, with subsequent under-representation within NTD programmes. In response, the Neglected Tropical Disease/Non-Governmental Organization/Network (NNN) has established a Mental Wellbeing and Stigma Task Group (MWS) to address these issues through a comprehensive research agenda. In our article, we highlight the progress in understanding the scope of the mental health impact of NTDs and the innovative practice emerging in this area. Finally, we examine opportunities for integration of mental and physical health for individuals with NTDs.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Bailey F
Eaton J
Jidda M
van Brakel WH
Addiss DG
Molyneux DH
Year of Publication
2018
Journal
Trends in parasitology
Volume
35
Issue
1
Number of Pages
23-31
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1471-5007
DOI
10.1016/j.pt.2018.11.001
Alternate Journal
Trends Parasitol.
Publication Language
eng