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WHO World Mental Health Surveys Global Perspectives on the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders

ISBN-10: 0521884195

ISBN-13: 9780521884198

Edition: 2008

Authors: Ronald C. Kessler, T. Bedirhan Ustun

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Mental disorders have profound social, cultural, and economic effects throughout the world. Although most psychiatry and psychology texts provide some basic data on the prevalence and treatment of mental disorders, no previous book has ever presented such data with the breadth or depth of the current volume. Reported here are the first results of the WHO World Mental Health (WMH) Survey Initiative, the largest coordinated series of cross-national psychiatric epidemiological surveys ever undertaken. The general population surveys in the WMH series span 17 countries in all parts of the world. In many of these countries the WMH surveys provide the first community epidemiological data ever available on mental disorders in the population. The detailed information on lifetime prevalence, age of onset, course, correlates, and treatment of mental disorders in this volume provides mental health professionals and healthcare policy planners with an unprecedented state-of-the-art reference on the cross-national descriptive epidemiology of mental disorders.
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Book details

List price: $196.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/18/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Methods
Introduction
Sample Designs and Sampling Procedures
Implementation of the World Mental Health Surveys
The World Health Organization Composite International Diagnostic Interview
Translation Procedures and Translation Assessment in the World Mental Health Survey Initiative
Concordance of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview Version 3.0 (CIDI 3.0) with Standardized Clinical Assessments in the WHO World Mental Health Surveys
Country-Specific Chapters
WHO: Regional Office for the Americas (AMRO)
Mental Disorders in Colombia: Results from the World Mental Health Survey
The Mexican National Comorbidity Survey (M-NCS): Overview and Results
The National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R): Cornerstone in Improving Mental Health and Mental Health Care in the United States
WHO: Regional Office for Africa (AFRO)
Mental Disorders among Adult Nigerians: Risks, Prevalence, and Treatment
The South African Stress and Health Study (SASH): A Foundation for Improving Mental Health Care in South Africa
WHO: Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO)
Mental Disorders and War in Lebanon
WHO: Regional Office for Europe (EURO)
Mental Health in Belgium: Current Situation and Future Perspectives
The Prevalence of Mental Disorders and Service Use in France: Results from a National Survey 2001-2002
Prevalence and Treatment of Mental Disorders in Germany: Results from the European Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders (ESEMeD) Survey
The Prevalence of Mental Disorders and Service Use in Israel: Results from the National Health Survey, 2003-2004
The Prevalence of Mental Disorders and Service Use in Italy: Results from the National Health Survey 2001-2003
Mental Disorders and Service Use in the Netherlands: Results from the European Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders (ESEMeD)
The Epidemiology of Mental Disorders in the General Population of Spain
The State of Mental Health and Alcoholism in Ukraine
WHO: Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO)
Mental Disorders and Service Use in China
Twelve-month Prevalence, Severity, and Treatment of Common Mental Disorders in Communities in Japan: The World Mental Health Japan 2002-2004 Survey
Te Rau Hinengaro: The New Zealand Mental Health Survey
Cross-National Comparisons
Lifetime Prevalence and Age of Onset Distributions of Mental Disorders in the World Mental Health Survey Initiative
Delay and Failure in Treatment Seeking after First Onset of Mental Disorders in the World Mental Health Survey Initiative
Prevalence and Severity of Mental Disorders in the World Mental Health Survey Initiative
Recent Treatment of Mental Disorders in the World Mental Health Survey Initiative
Conclusions
Overview and Future Directions for the World Mental Health Survey Initiative
Index