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The Burdens of Mental Disorders: Global Perspectives from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys

The Burdens of Mental Disorders: Global Perspectives from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys (Hardback)

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Mental disorders have a huge cost, both to individuals and to society. The direct costs of providing appropriate mental healthcare must be considered along with the societal costs of not doing so. This volume uses the findings of the WHO Mental Health surveys, a long-term study with more than 120,000 people from 24 countries, to present a comprehensive portrait of the burden of mental disorders. The most up-to-date measures, field procedures and analysis methodology were used and the results have been rigorously peer-reviewed and assessed for accuracy. Topics covered include the effects of mental disorders on educational attainment, marital stability, violence, absenteeism, earnings, and the disability they cause. The book also discusses the implications for policy and practice. This information will be valuable for anyone involved in establishing policy for mental health, including epidemiologists, clinicians, administrators, service managers and health economists.

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineClinical psychologyMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesPublic health & preventive medicine Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 09/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9781107019287  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jordi Alonso, M.D., Ph.D., is Director, Program of Epidemiology and Public Health, Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mediques, and Professor of Public Health, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain. Somnath Chatterji, M.D., is a Scientist in the Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. Yanling He, M.D., is Director, Department of Epidemiology, Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

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