Prevalence of mental disorders based on general population surveys

  title={Prevalence of mental disorders based on general population surveys},
  author={Harald Baumeister and PhD Martin H{\"a}rter},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
In the last two decades, a multitude of investigations into the frequency of mental disorders in the population have emerged, making it difficult to keep track of recent findings and tasks. Building on a historical review, the present study provides a comprehensive overview of knowledge about the prevalence of mental disorders. The review is based on current national surveys with comparable methodology. Study selection, based on a consecutive literature search through August 2005, led to the… CONTINUE READING
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