About Research

At the time of the first Lancet series on global mental health in 2007, only 1% of all clinical trials in mental health came from low- or middle-income countries, despite that these areas represent 80% of the world’s population. Moreover, three-quarters of this research was of limited generalizability because the samples studied were fewer than 100 people in size.

This section of the website describes important new research -- both qualitative and quantiative, and not only clinical trials -- about mental health in low- and middle-income countries.