About the Authors

Vikram Patel

Affiliations London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Sangath, Alto-Porvorim, Goa, India

Gregory Simon

Affiliation Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Neerja Chowdhary


Affiliation Sangath, Alto-Porvorim, Goa, India

Sylvia Kaaya

Affiliation Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Ricardo Araya

Affiliation Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: VP GS NC SK RA. Wrote the first draft of the paper: VP. Contributed to the writing of the paper: VP GS NC SK RA.