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Bangladesh: Schizophrenia and autism treatment, services, and societal attitudes

Sources consulted

The earliest source dates from 2014 and the most recent source dates from 2023.

Sources consulted but not cited:

  • World Health Organisation 

  • Centre for Global Mental Health

  • Federation Global Initiative on Psychiatry

  • Mental Disability Advocacy Centre (now Validity)

  • Physicians for Human Rights

  • World Health Organisation-South East Asia Mental Health

  • Telepsychiatry Research and Innovation Network Ltd, Mental Health Innovation Network, Bangladesh

  • Assessment of Healthcare Providers in Bangladesh 2021 World Health Organisation Bangladesh.

  • Shuchona Foundation (an organization which works to enable innovative ideas and approaches in the area of neurodevelopment disabilities, mental health issues, and other vulnerable groups)

  • UNICEF Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics

Sources from which information was obtained

  1. International Organisations

  • World Health Organization

  • United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner: Special Rapporteur on the right to health



  1. (Inter)governmental sources 

  • Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

  • U.S. Department of State

  • UK Visas and Immigration

  • UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies: Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  • United Nations Human Rights Council

  • Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics


  1. (I)NGOS and think tanks

  • ADD International (Action on Disability and Development): a UK-registered charity that supports organizations of disability activists to fight discrimination for over 30 years

  • CRDF Global (an international NGO founded after the fall of communism to support scientific research between the US and the former Soviet Union) 

  • Validity: an INGO which uses the law to secure equality, inclusion and justice for people with mental disabilities worldwide


  1. Media

  • Anadolu Agency: a state-run news agency headquartered in Ankara, Turkey

  • BBC

  • The Daily Star

  • The Independent (Bangladesh)This is a local newspaper in Bangladesh 

  • The Business Standard (Bangladeshi Business newspaper)


  1. Academic Sources

  • Annals of Medicine and Surgery: an open access, online-only, peer-reviewed journal with a global outlook and focus on those training in medicine and surgeryAssociation for Computing Machinery

  • Autism Research 

  • Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists (BAP) 

  • BJPsych (British Journal of Psychiatry) International: a journal owned by the Royal College of Psychiatrists that provides psychiatrists and all mental health professionals with an overview of current policy and practice in psychiatry from a global perspective

  • BMC Psychiatry: an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders

  • Biomedical & Pharmacology Journal 

  • Centre for Global Mental Health

  • EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology

  •  F1000Research

  • International Conference on Information

  • Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research: an international peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary journal published by Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences

  • The Lancet: a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal founded in England in 1823

  • Studies in Social Justice