World Mental Health

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

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This book 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

Product details

  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • line figures, tables
  • 019511311X
  • 9780195113112
  • 1,674,013

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The authors provide scholarly documentation of the epidemiology, anthropology, and consequences of the major mental health and behavioural problems that form an increasing part of the health burden around the world. Throughout, the book emphasizes the need to recognize and be sensitive to the role of culture and local institutions. The arguments and calls to action are hortatory but logical and convincing, and they follow from the material presented. Because each chapter is self-contained, the book can be read starting at any point, depending on one's interests. Whether readers are oriented quantitatively or qualitatively, they can enjoy and be informed by any or all of the chapters. The book is well written and carefully documented, with extensive notes and references. * Grace Wyshak, Harvard School of Public Health, The New England Journal of Medicine, November 1995 * an important book for participants in international policy discussions about world mental health ... also a useful book for students in public health ... The editors are internationally known authorities. It is easy to read. It proposes a series of initiatives that can help change the way we think about health and prosperity. * Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal *show more

Table of contents

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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