Prevalence, severity, and unmet need for treatment of mental disorders in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys.

@article{Demyttenaere2004PrevalenceSA,
  title={Prevalence, severity, and unmet need for treatment of mental disorders in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys.},
  author={Koen Demyttenaere and Ronny Bruffaerts and Jose A. Posada-Villa and Isabelle Gasquet and Viviane Kovess and Jean Pierre L{\'e}pine and Matthias C. Angermeyer and Sebastian Bernert and Giovanni de Girolamo and Pierluigi Morosini and Gabriella Polidori and Takehiko Kikkawa and Norito Kawakami and Yutaka Ono and Tadashi Takeshima and Hidenori Uda and Elie G. Karam and John A. Fayyad and Aim{\'e}e Nasser Karam and Zeina N. Mneimneh and Mar{\'i}a Elena Medina-Mora and Guilherme Borges and Carmen Lara and Ron de Graaf and Johan Ormel and Oye Gureje and Yucun Shen and Yueqin Huang and Mingyuan Zhang and Jordi Alonso and Josep Maria Haro and Gemma Vilagut and Evelyn J Bromet and Semyon F. Gluzman and Charles P M Webb and Ronald C. Kessler and Kathleen R. Merikangas and James C. Anthony and Michael Von Korff and Philip S. Wang and Traolach Brugha and Sergio Aguilar‐gaxiola and Sing Lee and Steven G. Heeringa and Beth-Ellen Pennell and Alan M Zaslavsky and T. Bedirhan Ustun and Somnath Chatterji},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2004},
  volume={291 21},
  pages={
          2581-90
        }
}
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