The treatment gap in mental health care.

  title={The treatment gap in mental health care.},
  author={Robert Kohn and Shekhar Saxena and Itzhak Levav and Benedetto Saraceno},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={82 11},
Mental disorders are highly prevalent and cause considerable suffering and disease burden. To compound this public health problem, many individuals with psychiatric disorders remain untreated although effective treatments exist. We examine the extent of this treatment gap. We reviewed community-based psychiatric epidemiology studies that used standardized… CONTINUE READING

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