The epidemiology of major depressive disorder: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R).
Notably, major depressive disorder is a common disorder, widely distributed in the population, and usually associated with substantial symptom severity and role impairment, and while the recent increase in treatment is encouraging, inadequate treatment is a serious concern.
Research domain criteria (RDoC): toward a new classification framework for research on mental disorders.
Twelve-month use of mental health services in the United States: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication.
- Philip S. Wang, M. Lane, M. Olfson, H. Pincus, K. Wells, R. Kessler
- Medicine, PsychologyArchives of General Psychiatry
- 1 June 2005
Most people with mental disorders in the United States remain either untreated or poorly treated, and interventions are needed to enhance treatment initiation and quality.
Prevalence, severity, and unmet need for treatment of mental disorders in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys.
Reallocation of treatment resources could substantially decrease the problem of unmet need for treatment of mental disorders among serious cases and careful consideration needs to be given to the value of treating some mild cases, especially those at risk for progressing to more serious disorders.
The global burden of mental disorders: An update from the WHO World Mental Health (WMH) Surveys*
- R. Kessler, S. Aguilar-Gaxiola, Philip S. Wang
- Medicine, PsychologyEpidemiologia e Psichiatria Sociale
- 1 March 2009
Adult mental disorders are found to be associated with such high role impairment in the WMH data that available clinical interventions could have positive cost-effectiveness ratios.
Prevalence and treatment of mental disorders, 1990 to 2003.
Despite an increase in the rate of treatment, most patients with a mental disorder did not receive treatment and continued efforts are needed to obtain data on the effectiveness of treatment in order to increase the use of effective treatments.
Failure and delay in initial treatment contact after first onset of mental disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication.
- Philip S. Wang, P. Berglund, M. Olfson, H. Pincus, K. Wells, R. Kessler
- Psychology, MedicineArchives of General Psychiatry
- 1 June 2005
Failure to make initial treatment contact and delay among those who eventually make treatment contact are both associated with early age of onset, being in an older cohort, and a number of socio-demographic characteristics (male, married, poorly educated, racial/ethnic minority).
The descriptive epidemiology of commonly occurring mental disorders in the United States.
Data are reviewed on the descriptive epidemiology of commonly occurring DSM-IV mental disorders in the United States and the public health implications of early detection and treatment of initially mild and currently largely untreated child-adolescent disorders are studied.
Prevalence and effects of mood disorders on work performance in a nationally representative sample of U.S. workers.
- R. Kessler, H. Akiskal, Philip S. Wang
- Psychology, MedicineAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
- 1 September 2006
Employer interest in workplace costs of mood disorders should be broadened beyond major depressive disorder to include bipolar disorder, and effectiveness trials are needed to study the return on employer investment of coordinated programs for workplace screening and treatment of bipolar disorder and major depressive Disorder.
Trends in suicide ideation, plans, gestures, and attempts in the United States, 1990-1992 to 2001-2003.
Despite a dramatic increase in treatment, no significant decrease occurred in suicidal thoughts, plans, gestures, or attempts in the United States during the 1990s.