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Depression, chronic diseases, and decrements in health: results from the World Health Surveys
Depression produces the greatest decrement in health compared with the chronic diseases angina, arthritis, asthma, and diabetes, and the urgency of addressing depression as a public-health priority is indicated to improve the overall health of populations. Expand
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. Expand
ICF linking rules: an update based on lessons learned.
The newly updated linking rules will allow researchers systematically to link and compare meaningful concepts contained in them and should prove extremely useful in selecting the most appropriate outcome measures among a number of candidate measures for the applied interventions. Expand
Developing the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0.
The WHODAS 2.0 meets the need for a robust instrument that can be easily administered to measure the impact of health conditions, monitor the effectiveness of interventions and estimate the burden of both mental and physical disorders across different populations. Expand
The global burden of mental disorders: An update from the WHO World Mental Health (WMH) Surveys*
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. Expand
Childhood adversities and adult psychopathology in the WHO World Mental Health Surveys
Background Although significant associations of childhood adversities with adult mental disorders are widely documented, most studies focus on single childhood adversities predicting singleExpand
Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distributions of mental disorders in the World Health Organization's World Mental Health Survey Initiative.
As many mental disorders begin in childhood or adolescents, interventions aimed at early detection and treatment might help reduce the persistence or severity of primary disorders and prevent the subsequent onset of secondary disorders. Expand
Models of disablement, universalism and the international classification of impairments, disabilities and handicaps.
A review and critique of models of disability is presented, tracing the development of frameworks and classificatory instruments (International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities andExpand
Linking health-status measurements to the international classification of functioning, disability and health.
Ten linking rules are developed and an example of their use are presented to provide a systematic and standardized approach when linking health-status measures to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Expand