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Global Mental Health

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Global Mental Health Research Group

The Global Mental Health Research Group has the goal to investigate determinants of mental health and illness worldwide. The research group addresses mental health disparities and mental health service delivery especially in low- and middle-income countries. The group supports the goals of the Movement for Global Mental Health http://www.globalmentalhealth.org.

 

Current research projects

  • Indicators of institutionalized mental health care in South America in collaboration with the Queen Mary, University of London und der Universidad de Chile, gefördert durch die Europäische Union, Marie Curie PIOF-GA-2011-302346
  • Mental disorders and metal health sympotms in recently admitted prisoners in the Metropolitan area of Santiago de Chile in collaboration with Queen Mary, University of London und der Universidad de Chile, gefördert durch die Europäische Union, Marie Curie PIOF-GA-2011-302346
  • Institutionalised care of persons with mental disorders in Eastern Europe and in the Community of Independes States, supported by the German Research Council, DFG MU 3323/1-1
  • Diagnostic practice and pharmacoepidemiology in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in comparison to Berlin, Germany, supported by the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD
  • Mental health in deprived urban areas of Almaty, Kazakhstan and Berlin, Germany, in collaboration with the Kazakh National Medical University, supported by the International Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, IB-BMBF KAZ-09/002
  • Psychosocial needs of relatives and caregivers of persons with schizophrenia in collaboration with the Kazakh National Medical University
  • Building community mental health services with differently qualified practitioners in rural Bangladesh, Matlab area pilot project in collaboration with the Bangladeshi Mental Health Association BMHA
  • Psychotrauma in Northern Uganda in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology, Free University Berlin, supported by Thyssen Foundation
  • Drama therapy for persons with severe trauma after imprisonment and torture under the GDR-government supported by the Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur
  • Prevention of domestic violence in migrant families, supported by the Alexianerbrüder Berlin http://www.catania-online.org/projekte/gewaltpraevention.html
  • Violent crimes in urban settings

For further information see Dr. med. Adrian Mundt.

In the media:
http://www.condor.cl/portrat/arbritsplatz-strafanstalt/9450.html

Heads of the research group

Prof. Dr. phil. Dipl. Psych. Ulrike Kluge

Head, Center of Cross-Cultural Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (ZIPP) and Research Division Intercultural Migration and Care Research, Social Psychiatry

Prof. Dr. med. Meryam Schouler-Ocak

Professor for Intercultural Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Leading senior physician of the Psychiatric University Clinic at the Charité at St. Hedwig-Krankenhaus, Head of the Research Division Intercultural Migration and Care Research, Social Psychiatry

in cooperation with:

  • Prof. Dr. Adrian Mundt
  • Dr. Marion Aichberger

Co-worker

PD Dr. med. (Kaz) Yuriy Ignatyev

Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Babette Gekeler

Dr. med. Ana Gomez

Dipl.-Psych. Jan Mir

Dipl.-Psych. Sinja Kastner

Cand. med. Annika Rukat