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Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of policies and programmes to reduce the harm caused by alcohol
This paper reviews the evidence for the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of policies and programmes to reduce the harm caused by alcohol, in the areas of education and information, the healthExpand
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Treatment and prevention of mental disorders in low-income and middle-income countries
We review the evidence on effectiveness of interventions for the treatment and prevention of selected mental disorders in low-income and middle-income countries. Depression can be treated effectivelyExpand
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Depression: a global public health concern
Depression is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease and affects people in all communities across the world. Today, depression is estimated to affect 350 million people. The WorldExpand
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Scaling-up treatment of depression and anxiety: a global return on investment analysis.
BACKGROUND Depression and anxiety disorders are highly prevalent and disabling disorders, which result not only in an enormous amount of human misery and lost health, but also lost economic output.Expand
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Chronic disease prevention: health effects and financial costs of strategies to reduce salt intake and control tobacco use
In 2005, WHO set a global goal to reduce rates of death from chronic (non-communicable) disease by an additional 2% every year. To this end, we investigated how many deaths could potentially beExpand
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Chronic diseases and injuries in India
Chronic diseases (eg, cardiovascular diseases, mental health disorders, diabetes, and cancer) and injuries are the leading causes of death and disability in India, and we project pronounced increasesExpand
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Reducing the global burden of hazardous alcohol use: a comparative cost-effectiveness analysis.
OBJECTIVE Intervention strategies are available for reducing the high global burden of hazardous alcohol use as a risk factor for disease, but little is known about their potential costs and effectsExpand
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The mental health workforce gap in low- and middle-income countries: a needs-based approach.
OBJECTIVE To estimate the shortage of mental health professionals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). METHODS We used data from the World Health Organization's Assessment Instrument forExpand
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Comprehensive mental health action plan 2013-2020.
Twenty years ago, a book was published entitled World mental health: problems and priorities in low-income countries (1). A few years later in 2001, the World Health Organization (WHO) devoted itsExpand
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Cost‐effectiveness of First‐line Antiepileptic Drug Treatments in the Developing World: A Population‐level Analysis
Summary:  Purpose: To establish the population‐level costs and cost‐effectiveness of first‐line antiepileptic drug (AED) treatments for reducing the treatment gap in developing countries.
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