Background: The characteristic differences among the Greater Mekong Subregion
(GMS) countries in terms of trade and investment, society and cultural values, medical information
and technology, and the living and working environment have become major health problems in
terms of mental disorders. The purpose of this article is to identify the gaps in those aspects, to propose
mental health and mental disorder recommendation programs, and to recommend policies for
policy makers and research investors.
Methods: A comparative analysis and literature review of existing policy, including overviews of
previous research were used to generate a synthesis of the existing knowledge of the mental health
and mental disorder recommendation programs.
Results: The review results recommend mental health and mental disorder programs for policy
makers, research investors, and stakeholders in order to strengthen the directions for implementing
these programs in the future.
Conclusion: The healthcare provision in each country will not be limited only to its citizens; the
healthcare markets and target groups are likely to expand to the neighboring countries in the context
of changes in domestic and international factors, which have both positive and negative impacts
according to the political, economic, and social situations of the influencing countries.