World Mental Health

World Mental Health : Problems and Priorities in Low-income Countries

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This study describes the burden of mental, behavioural and social health problems in low-income countries, illuminates the reasons for the substantial morbidity rates, assesses current efforts to cope with these conditions, and points to ways to alleviate and, where feasible, prevent them. It provides a framework for international policy-makers to develop a concrete agenda for action and for further research on mental and social more

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  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 162.56 x 238.76 x 27.94mm | 725.74g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, tables, bibliography
  • 0195095405
  • 9780195095401

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1.: The global context of well-being. 2.: Mental illness and psychiatric services. 3.: Suicide. 4.: Substance abuse. 5.: Violence. 6.: Dislocation. 7.: Children and youth. 8.: Women. 9.: The elderly. 10.: Behavior and health. 11.: Conclusions and an agenda for action. 12.: An agenda for researchshow more

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