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Unmet Need in Psychiatry Problems, Resources, Responses

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ISBN-10: 0521027233

ISBN-13: 9780521027236

Edition: 2006

Authors: Gavin Andrews, Scott Henderson

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Few countries can provide adequate health services for all the mentally ill, yet none have developed a rational system to decide who should be treated. This innovative book considers ways to resolve this dilemma. The questions are clear: What should the criteria be for deployment of scarce treatment resources? How do we determine and apply such criteria? What are the ethical implications? In this pioneering work, an international team of eminent psychiatrists, epidemiologists, health administrators, economists and health planners examine these questions. This volume is divided into four parts: Part I. Unmet Need: Defining the Problem; Part II. Unmet Need: General Problems and Solutions; Part III. Unmet Need in People with Specific Disorders; and Part IV. Unmet Need: Specific Issues.
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Book details

List price: $109.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

List of contributors
Preface
Unmet Need: Defining the Problem
Assessing needs for psychiatric services
Unmet need: a challenge for governments
Meeting the unmet need with disease management
Unmet Need: General Problems and Solutions: Introduction
The epidemiology of mental disorder treatment need: community estimates of 'medical necessity'
Some considerations in making resource allocation decisions for the treatment of psychiatric disorders
The need for psychiatric treatment in the general population
Comparing data on mental health service use between countries
The challenges of meeting the unmet need for treatment: economic perspectives
Unmet need for prevention
Meeting unmet needs: can evidence-based approaches help?
Unmet need for management of mental disorders in primary care
Is complementary medicine filling needs that could be met by orthodox medicine?
Unmet Need: People with Specific Disorders: Introduction
The unmet needs of people suffering from schizophrenia
The early course of schizophrenia: new concepts for intervention
Unmet need in depression: varying perspectives on need
Unmet need following serious suicide attempt: follow-up of 302 individuals for 30 months
Met and unmet need for interventions in community cases with anxiety disorders
The unmet need for treatment in panic disorder and social phobia
Alcohol-use disorders: who should be treated and how?
Putting epidemiology and public health in needs assessment: drug dependence and beyond
Why are somatoform disorders so poorly recognized and treated?
Unmet Need: Specific Issues: Introduction
Unmet need in mental health service delivery: children and adolescents
Assessing psychopathology among children aged four to eight
Unmet need in indigenous mental health: where to start?
Health systems research: a pragmatic model for meeting mental health needs in low-income countries
Disablement associated with chronic psychosis as seen by two groups of key informants: patients and mental health professionals
The assessment of perceived need
Public knowledge of and attitudes to mental disorders: a limiting factor in the optimal use of treatment services
Unmet Need: Conclusion
A personal overview
Conclusion: the central issues
Index