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

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

by Ronald C. Kessler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521884195

ISBN-13: 9780521884198

Pub. Date: 08/18/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

Overview

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521884198
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/18/2008
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of 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.

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