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Grand challenges in global mental health
A consortium of researchers, advocates and clinicians announces here research priorities for improving the lives of people with mental illness around the world, and calls for urgent action and…
Twelve-month mental disorders in South Africa: prevalence, service use and demographic correlates in the population-based South African Stress and Health Study
Psychiatric disorders are much higher in South Africa than in Nigeria and there is a high level of unmet need among persons with severe and moderately severe disorders.
Consensus statement on generalized anxiety disorder from the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety.
GAD is the most common anxiety disorder in primary care and is highly debilitating, and it is frequently comorbid with depression and other anxiety disorders, which exacerbates functional impairment.
CUMULATIVE TRAUMAS AND RISK THRESHOLDS: 12‐MONTH PTSD IN THE WORLD MENTAL HEALTH (WMH) SURVEYS
Patients exposed to multiple traumatic events rather than a single TE have increased morbidity and dysfunction, and population‐based cross‐national data have examined this issue.
Cumulative effect of multiple trauma on symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression in adolescents.
Trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress symptoms in urban African schools
- S. Seedat, C. Nyamai, F. Njenga, B. Vythilingum, D. Stein
- Psychology, MedicineBritish Journal of Psychiatry
- 1 February 2004
Although the lifetime exposure to trauma was comparable across both settings, Kenyan adolescents had much lower rates of PTSD, and this difference may be attributable to cultural and other trauma-related variables.
Clinical profile, comorbidity, and treatment history in 123 hair pullers: a survey study.
Trichotillomania is a chronic illness that may be difficult to treat and controlled studies on comorbidity, epidemiology, treatment-seeking patterns, and long-term treatment response are needed.
Treatment non-response in OCD: methodological issues and operational definitions.
- S. Pallanti, E. Hollander, J. Zohar
- PsychologyInternational Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
- 1 June 2002
The aims of this paper are to clarify some of the obstacles in defining stages of response and levels of non-response and, through a comprehensive analysis, to propose a systematic nosology for this rather common condition.
Depression-anxiety relationships with chronic physical conditions: results from the World Mental Health Surveys.
Pharmacotherapy for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- D. Stein, J. Ipser, S. Seedat
- Medicine, PsychologyCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
- 25 January 2006
The findings of this review support the status of SSRIs as first line agents in the pharmacotherapy of PTSD, as well as their value in long-term treatment, and suggest that long term medication may be required in treating PTSD.