Latin America gets together for Early Intervention

Early Intervention in Psychosis
By Drs. Ary Gadelha, Graccielle Cunha and Rodrigo Bressan. The first Latin-American symposium focusing on early intervention and prevention in psychiatry was held on September 22nd and 23rd, 2017. Hosted in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the symposium was the largest such event ever held in Latin America, with over 300 attendees participating in a series of oral presentations and round-table discussions over the two days. The following is a recap of the event. Day one commenced with the presentation o...

A new IDEA for identifying depression early in adolescence

By Dr. Valeria Mondelli. Improving young people’s mental health across the world is the aim and vision of a new project launched by a team of experienced researchers earlier this year. IDEA - Identifying Depression Early In Adolescence – started from very simple but important observations: every young person around the world deserves quick and easy access to mental health care, but nine out of 10 adolescents with depression live in a country without readily available youth mental health se...