Centre Welcome from the EdCMA/Opening Remarks; Keynote Roundtable 1: What is 'Global Mental Health'? - Shared screen with gallery view
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Thank you Stefan for your presentation and greetings. Regarding your advocacy of the value of pluralism in care provision - I wonder if you have thoughts on how one would examine the 'effectiveness' of this? Or what pluralist frameworks contribute to the wellbeing of a person with mental distress?
Thanks a lot. This question is for any panellist - Given the purported “universality” of GMH, my concern is that the vocabularies and frameworks of GMH might mask local/hyperlocal models which are diverse and effective, but might not pass the GMH muster because they might, for example, not be documented in English, or not originate in a Eurocentric context. How do we make sure to showcase local initiatives which may not may not fall into the GMH ambit?
Thank you Orkideh. I am really pleased to hear the term of ‘moral injury' which I am focusing on in my own research. However, this is also another contested and nebulous term. Can you please help us to understand what you are referring to when you speak of ‘moral injury’? For example, moral injury is (like PTSD) another term originating from the experience of UK and US veterans that is challenging to translate into other languages/cultures.
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Thanks Junko. It’s interesting to hear how neurobiology works as a way of making sense of deep embodied uncertainty. I have seen the same process with other theories that are not totally proven - like polyvagal theory. Can you talk a little more about the role anthropologists have in tracking how neurobiological or genetic theories become forms of folk medicine?
Thank you very much to all the speakers for all the interesting presentations.Stefan's presentation reminds me that GMH is as much related to the individual as much as the global. And to the healthcare system as well (not only psychiatry).My question is how can we disseminate these kind of findings, effectively, to the healthcare system to facilitate change.Many thanks.
Thank you very much for your observations!
Thanks for these fascinating presentations. I would be interested in hearing a bit more from Junko about how she would define or characterize the ‘post GMH movement era’
thanks everyone for the questions. for those that can't be responded to - we will move them to the teams channel for this plenary. and ask speakers to engage if possible in that space
Junko, thank you! Do you think neurobiologisation is very different when it happens with dementia vs a psychiatric disorder - since biomarkers play a much lesser role in psychiatry than in neurology? I’ve seen brain models used to explain symptoms to PTSD patients but with more mixed results, maybe partly because they don’t see any objective descriptions of changes in their own brains.
We are going to have to wrap up here but we can continue this conversation in the Teams Channel for this session!
great discussion.. 👍👍👍
Fantastic discussion! Thank you for all!
Thanks you all!
Thank you so much Stefan, Orkideh, and Junko! Really fascinating presentations and discussion!
Thank you for these important discussions !