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The WHO World Mental Health Surveys

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  • Page extent: 600 pages
  • Size: 253 x 177 mm
  • Weight: 1.25 kg

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521884198)

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 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, a highly ambitious series of cross-national psychiatric epidemiological surveys. 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 reference on the cross-national descriptive epidemiology of mental disorders.

• Comprehensive compilation of survey data on the epidemiology of mental disorders in many countries in all regions of the world • Detailed between-country comparisons of prevalence and treatment statistics, as well as predictors • Information is relevant to both students and policy makers

Contents

Acknowledgements; Contributors; Part I. Methods: 1. Introduction; 2. Sample designs and sampling procedures; 3. Implementation of the World Mental Health Surveys; 4. The World Health Organization composite international diagnostic interview; 5. Translation procedures and translation assessment in the World Mental Health Survey Initiative; 6. Concordance of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview Version 3.0 (CIDI 3.0) with standardized clinical assessments in the WHO World Mental Health Surveys; Part II. Country Specific Chapters: WHO Regional Office for the Americas (AMRO): 7. Mental disorders in Colombia: results from the World Mental Health Survey; 8. The Mexican National Comorbidity Survey (M-NCS): overview and results; 9. 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): 10. Mental disorders among adult Nigerians: risks, prevalence, and treatment; 11. The South African Stress and Health Survey (SASH): a foundation for improving mental health care in South Africa; WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO): 12. Mental disorders and war in Lebanon; WHO Regional Office for Europe (EURO): 13. Mental health in Belgium: current situation and future perspectives; 14. The prevalence of mental disorders and services use in France: results from a national survey 2001–2; 15. Prevalence and treatment of mental disorders in Germany: results from the European Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders (ESEMeD) survey; 16. The prevalence of mental disorders and service use in Israel: results from the national health survey 2003–4; 17. The prevalence of mental disorders and service use in Italy: results from the national health survey 2001–3; 18. Mental disorders and service use in the Netherlands: results from the European Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders (ESEMeD); 19. The epidemiology of mental disorders in the general population of Spain; 20. The state of mental health and alcoholism in Ukraine; WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO): 21. Mental disorders and service use in China; 22. Twelve-month prevalence, severity and treatment of common mental disorders in communities in Japan: the World Mental Health Japan 2003–4 Survey; 23. Te Rau Hinengaro: the New Zealand Mental Health Survey; Part III. Cross-National Comparisons: 24. Lifetime prevalence and age of onset distributions of mental disorders in the World Mental Health Survey Initiative; 25. Delay and failure in treatment seeking after first onset of mental disorders in the World Mental Health Survey Initiative; 26. Prevalence and severity of mental disorders in the World Mental Health Survey Initiative; 27. Recent treatment of mental disorders in the World Mental Health Survey Initiative; Part IV. Conclusions: 28. Overview and future directions for the World Mental Health Survey Initiative; Index.

Review

'… the present surveys provide novel data on disease severity and treatment adequacy; most importantly, many surveys are the first representative population-based studies in their countries.' European Journal of Epidemiology

Contributors

Ronald C. Kessler, T. Bedirhan Ustun, Steven G. Heeringa, J. Elisabeth Wells, Frost Hubbard, Zeina Mneimneh, Wai Tat Chiu, Nancy Sampson, Patricia Berglund, Beth-Ellen Pennell, Zeina Mneimneh, Ashley Bowers, Stephanie Chardoul, Maria Carmen Viana, Karl Dinkelmann, Nancy Gebler, Silvia Florescu, Yanling He, Yueqin Huang, Toma Tomov, Gemma Vilagut, Janet Harkness, Ana Villar, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Ipek Bilgen, Josep Maria Haro, Saena Arbabzadeh-Bouchez, Traolach S. Brugha, Giovanni de Girolamo, Margaret E. Guyer, Robert Jin, Fausto Mazzi, Blana Reneses, Gemma Vilagut Saiz, Nancy A. Sampson, Jose Posada-Villa, Marcela Rodriguez, Patricia Duque, Alexandra Garzon, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Joshua Breslau, Ma Elena Medina-Mora, Guilherme Borges, Carmen Lara, Corina Benjet, Clara Fleiz, G. Estela Rojas, Joaquin Zambrano, Jorge Villatoro, Jeronimo Blanco, Olga Demler, Meyer Glantz, Michael Lane, Robert Jin, Kathleen Ries Merikangas, Matthew Nock, Mark Olfson, Harold A. Pincus, Ellen E. Walters, Philip S. Wang, Kenneth B. Wells, Allan A. Herman, David Williams, Dan J. Stein, Soraya Seedat, Steven G. Heeringa, Hashim Moomal, Elie G. Karam, Zeina N. Mneimneh, Aimee N. Karam, John A. Fayyad, Soumana C. Nasser, Hani Dimassi, Mariana M. Salamoun, Ronny Bruffaerts, Anke Bonnewyn, Koen Demyttenaere, Isabelle Gasquet, Vivianne Kovess-Masfety, Laurence Negre, Jordi Alonso, Daphna Levinson, Yaacov Lerner, Nelly Zilber, Itzhak Levav, Pierluigi Morosini, Antonella Gigantesco, Sara Delmonte, Ron de Graaf, Johan Ormel, Margreet ten Have, Huibert Burger, Martine Buist-Bouwman, J. M. Haro, J. Alonso, A. Pinto-Meza, G. Vilagut, M. Codony, C. Palacin, M. Martinez, A. Domingo, J. V. Torres, J. Almansa, A. Fernandez, J. Autonell, Evelyn J. Bromet, Semyon F. Gluzman, Nathan L. Tintle, Volodymyr I. Paniotto, Charles P.M. Webb, Victoria Zakhozha, Johan M. Havenaar, Zinoviy Gutkovich, Stanislav Kostyuchenko, Joseph E. Schwartz, Yueqin Huang, Zhaorui Liu, Mingyuan Zhang, Yucun Shen, Adley Tsang, Yanling He, Sing Lee, Norito Kawakami, Yutaka Ono, Yoshibumi Nakane, Yosikazu Nakamura, Hisateru Tachimori, Noboru Iwata, Hidenori Uda, Hideyuki Nakane, Makoto Watanabe, Yoichi Naganuma, Toshiaki A. Furukawa, Yukihiro Hata, Masayo Kobayashi, Yuko Miyake, Tadeshi Takeshima, Takehiko Kikkawa, Mark A. Oakley Browne, , Kate M. Scott, Matthias C. Angermeyer, James C. Anthony, Somnath Chatterji, Ayelet Ruscio, Cheuk Him, Adley Tsang, Maria Petukhova, Alan M. Zaslavsky

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