Institute of Medicine report on prevention of mental disorders. Summary and commentary.

@article{Muoz1996InstituteOM,
  title={Institute of Medicine report on prevention of mental disorders. Summary and commentary.},
  author={Ricardo F. Mu{\~n}oz and Patricia J Mrazek and Robert J. Haggerty},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 11},
  pages={1116-22}
}
A comprehensive report mandated by the U.S. Congress on the state of the science of prevention recommends a stricter definition of the term prevention; summarizes specific preventive intervention research programs across the life span; and specifies funding, personnel, and coordination priorities to build a national prevention research infrastructure. A major conceptual recommendation is a focus on reducing risk for mental disorders, which has been a fruitful strategy in the prevention of… CONTINUE READING

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