Use of mental health services for anxiety, mood, and substance disorders in 17 countries in the WHO world mental health surveys

@article{Wang2007UseOM,
  title={Use of mental health services for anxiety, mood, and substance disorders in 17 countries in the WHO world mental health surveys},
  author={Philip Sung-En Wang and Sergio A Aguilar-Gaxiola and Jordi Alonso and Matthias Claus Angermeyer and Guilherme Borges and Evelyn J. Bromet and Ronny Bruffaerts and Giovanni de Girolamo and Ron De Graaf and Oye Gureje and Josep Maria Haro and Elie George Karam and Ronald C Kessler and Vivianne Kovess and Michael C G Lane and Sing Ping Lee and D. Levinson and Yutaka Ono and Maria Petukhova and Jose A. Posada-Villa and Soraya Seedat and J Elisabeth Wells},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={370},
  pages={841-850}
}
BACKGROUND Mental disorders are major causes of disability worldwide, including in the low-income and middle-income countries least able to bear such burdens. We describe mental health care in 17 countries participating in the WHO world mental health (WMH) survey initiative and examine unmet needs for treatment. METHODS Face-to-face household surveys were undertaken with 84,850 community adult respondents in low-income or middle-income (Colombia, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, China, South Africa… CONTINUE READING
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