Published on May 2, 2013 at 7:51 AM
In the latest installment of the PLOS "Speaking of Medicine" blog's Q&A series, Pamela Collins, director of the Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and "the corresponding author of a series of Policy Forum articles in PLOS Medicine that provides a global perspective on integrating mental health," answers questions "about some of the topics discussed in the new series, which will be published in PLOS Medicine weekly for the next five weeks, starting with the publication [on Tuesday] of a Policy Forum article discussing integration in research, policy, and practice." According to the Q&A, Collins discusses "[w]hy the integration of mental health care is so important," her "main motivations for initiating the series," and "the main barriers to moving this field forward," among other topics (4/30).
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