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Mental health, migration and the megacity (São Paulo) - M3SP

Abstract

This project is part of a research program initiated by Professor Nikolas Rose to examine the relationship between urban living and mental health, with empirical work in mental health and mega-cities in China, India and Brazil. This is the first step to developing the program in Brazil, with the aim of comparing two megacities in Asia with the largest megacity in South America: the São Paulo Metropolitan Area (SPMA). The aims of this project are to produce new insights on: - How mental disorder is patterned in São Paulo and especially how that pattern is affected by recent dynamics of migration, and compare these results to other megacities (Shanghai and Mumbai); - The first- hand experience of vulnerable groups and the establishment of new forms of community, and patterns of daily life; - Governance mechanisms that intersect with the experience of mental disorder in the city, and policies or services to reduce the burden of mental health among migrants; - The implementation of new mental health legislation and related community services, to the extent that these can be leveraged to reduce that burden; - How these megacities experience can inform mental health policy interventions in mega-cities elsewhere in the world, especially in relation to their growing slum and migrant populations. The project is composed of three working packages (WP): WP1) Understanding migrants' mental health in São Paulo through a systematic review and synthesis of literature; WP2) Developing a nuanced understanding of São Paulo's migrants, following the research design of the Newton project in Shanghai. This design focuses on daily life experience and how it relates to mental health issues, using a pilot study of ethnographic field work in São Paulo; WP3) Promoting group meetings between researchers from São Paulo and London, including a site visit of São Paulo researchers to the King's College Newton project in Shanghai. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
HARRIS, MEREDITH G.; KAZDIN, ALAN E.; CHIU, WAI TAT; SAMPSON, NANCY A.; AGUILAR-GAXIOLA, SERGIO; AL-HAMZAWI, ALI; ALONSO, JORDI; ALTWAIJRI, YASMIN; ANDRADE, LAURA HELENA; CARDOSO, GRACA; CIA, ALFREDO; FLORESCU, SILVIA; GUREJE, OYE; HU, CHIYI; KARAM, ELIE G.; KARAM, GEORGES; MNEIMNEH, ZEINA; NAVARRO-MATEU, FERNANDO; OLADEJI, BIBILOLA D.; O'NEILL, SIOBHAN; SCOTT, KATE; SLADE, TIM; TORRES, YOLANDA; VIGO, DANIEL; WOJTYNIAK, BOGDAN; ZARKOV, ZAHARI; ZIV, YUVAL; KESSLER, RONALD C.; HLTH, WHO WORLD MENTAL. Findings From World Mental Health Surveys of the Perceived Helpfulness of Treatment for Patients With Major Depressive Disorder. JAMA PSYCHIATRY, v. 77, n. 8, p. 830-841, AUG 2020. Web of Science Citations: 1.
BENJET, C.; SAMPSON, L.; YU, S.; KESSLER, R. C.; ZASLAVSKY, A.; EVANS-LACKO, S.; MARTINS, S. S.; ANDRADE, L. H.; AGUILAR-GAXIOLA, S.; CIA, A.; MEDINA-MORA, M. E.; STAGNARO, J. C.; TORRES DE GALVEZ, M. Y.; VIANA, M. C.; GALEA, S. Associations between neighborhood-level violence and individual mental disorders: Results from the World Mental Health surveys in five Latin American cities. PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH, v. 282, DEC 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SAMPSON, LAURA; MARTINS, SILVIA S.; YU, SHUI; PORTO CHIAVEGATTO FILHO, ALEXANDRE DIAS; ANDRADE, LAURA HELENA; VIANA, MARIA CARMEN; ELENA MEDINA-MORA, MARIA; BENJET, CORINA; TORRES, YOLANDA; PIAZZA, MARINA; AGUILAR-GAXIOLA, SERGIO; CIA, ALFREDO H.; STAGNARO, JUAN CARLOS; ZASLAVSKY, ALAN M.; KESSLER, RONALD C.; GALEA, SANDRO. The relationship between neighborhood-level socioeconomic characteristics and individual mental disorders in five cities in Latin America: multilevel models from the World Mental Health Surveys. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v. 54, n. 2, p. 157-170, FEB 2019. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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