World Mental Health: Problems and Priorities in Low-Income Countries

Paperback | August 15, 1996

EditorRobert Desjarlais, Leon Eisenberg, Byron Good

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This timely volume analyzes the growing burden of mental, behavioral and social problems in low-income countries, examines the sources of the substantial morbidity rates and their relation to development, and assesses current efforts to cope with them. It identifies opportunities for effectivemental health interventions, methods of treatment, culturally appropriate prevention programs, and sound policy formation. It relates the mental health consequences of violence, dislocation, poverty, and the disenfranchisement of women to the most pressing economic, political, and environmentalproblems of our time.

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This timely volume analyzes the growing burden of mental, behavioral and social problems in low-income countries, examines the sources of the substantial morbidity rates and their relation to development, and assesses current efforts to cope with them. It identifies opportunities for effectivemental health interventions, methods of tre...

Robert Desjarlais is at Sarah Lawrence College. Leon Eisenberg is at Harvard Medical School.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 6.14 × 9.25 × 0.75 inPublished:August 15, 1996Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019511311X

ISBN - 13:9780195113112

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Table of Contents

1. The Global Context of Well-Being2. Mental Illness and Psychiatric Services3. Suicide4. Substance Abuse5. Violence6. Dislocation7. Children and Youth8. Women9. The Elderly10. Behavior and Health11. Conclusions and an Agenda for Action12. An Agenda for Research

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"The first systematic attempt to survey the burden of suffering related to clusters of problems in mental, social, and behavioral health."--Future Survey