About the Author
Dinesh Bhugra is Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He was President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists until 2011, and is President-Elect of the World Psychiatric Association until 2014, when he becomes President. He was awarded a CBE in 2012. He has authored/co authored over 350 papers, chapters and 30 books, the most recent volumes being Principles of Social Psychiatry, Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers and Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry. He is editor of the International Journal of Social Psychiatry, International Journal of Culture and Mental Health and International Review of Psychiatry.
Dr Pedro Ruiz is currently Professor & Executive Vice Chair as well as Director of Clinical Programs at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Currently, he is President of the World Psychiatric Association (2011-2014). Dr Ruiz has also served in more than 40 editorial boards in the United States and abroad and has also authored more than 600 publications; among them, "Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Textbook" and the Ninth Edition of "Kaplan & Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry".
Susham Gupta is a Consultant Psychiatrist currently working with the City and Hackney Assertive Outreach Service in East London. He has various research interests and has published in the areas of dementia, transcultural psychiatry, management in psychiatry and mental health legislation. He is on the editorial board of International Journal of Social Psychiatry and World Journal of Psychiatry.