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The validity of two versions of the GHQ in the WHO study of mental illness in general health care.
BACKGROUND In recent years the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) has been extensively used as a short screening instrument, producing results that are comparable to longer versions of theExpand
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Cross-national prevalence and risk factors for suicidal ideation, plans and attempts.
BACKGROUND Suicide is a leading cause of death worldwide; however, the prevalence and risk factors for the immediate precursors to suicide - suicidal ideation, plans and attempts - are not wellknown,Expand
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Screening for serious mental illness in the general population with the K6 screening scale: results from the WHO World Mental Health (WMH) survey initiative
Data are reported on the background and performance of the K6 screening scale for serious mental illness (SMI) in the World Health Organization (WHO) World Mental Health (WMH) surveys. The K6 is aExpand
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Toward a Global View of Alcohol, Tobacco, Cannabis, and Cocaine Use: Findings from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys
Background Alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use cause considerable morbidity and mortality, but good cross-national epidemiological data are limited. This paper describes such data from the firstExpand
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Prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in two communities: Nigerian Africans and African Americans.
OBJECTIVE This article reports on a prevalence study of dementia and Alzheimer's disease among two groups of subjects with the same ethnic background but widely differing environments. METHOD TheExpand
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Cross-National Analysis of the Associations among Mental Disorders and Suicidal Behavior: Findings from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys
Using data from over 100,000 individuals in 21 countries participating in the WHO World Mental Health Surveys, Matthew Nock and colleagues investigate which mental health disorders increase the oddsExpand
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Psychotic Disorders in Urban Areas: An Overview of the Study on Low Prevalence Disorders
Objective: This paper reports on a study designed within the framework of the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing to: estimate the prevalence of psychoses in urban areas of Australia;Expand
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Community study of knowledge of and attitude to mental illness in Nigeria.
BACKGROUND The improvement of community tolerance of people with mental illness is important for their integration. Little is known about the knowledge of and attitude to mental illness inExpand
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The epidemiology of traumatic event exposure worldwide: results from the World Mental Health Survey Consortium.
BACKGROUND Considerable research has documented that exposure to traumatic events has negative effects on physical and mental health. Much less research has examined the predictors of traumatic eventExpand
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Persistent Pain and Well Being: a World Health Organization Study in Primary Care
Context: There is little information on the extent of persistent pain across cultures. Even though pain is a common reason for seeking health care, information on the frequency and impacts ofExpand
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