Global Epidemiology of Mental Disorders: What Are We Missing?

@inproceedings{Baxter2013GlobalEO,
  title={Global Epidemiology of Mental Disorders: What Are We Missing?},
  author={Amanda J. Baxter and George T. Patton and Kate Margaret Scott and Louisa Degenhardt and Harvey Whiteford},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Population-based studies provide the understanding of health-need required for effective public health policy and service-planning. Mental disorders are an important but, until recently, neglected agenda in global health. This paper reviews the coverage and limitations in global epidemiological data for mental disorders and suggests strategies to strengthen the data. METHODS Systematic reviews were conducted for population-based epidemiological studies in mental disorders to inform… CONTINUE READING

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