The Global Prevalence of Schizophrenia

  title={The Global Prevalence of Schizophrenia},
  author={Dinesh Kumar Bhugra},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  pages={e141 - 459}
0372 T here is no doubt that the global burden of schizophrenia, a chronic serious mental illness, is massive. It is therefore essential that any intervention is appropriate, cost-effective, and effi cacious. To reduce the burden, a clear epidemiologically based dataset is required. The fi rst step in such a venture is provided by Saha et al. in their systematic review of prevalence data on schizophrenia across cultures, published in this month's PLoS Medicine [1]. Using a number of strategies… CONTINUE READING
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