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World mental health : problems, and priorities in low-income countries

Author: Robert R Desjarlais
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This timely volume describes the emergence of a crisis in world mental health. It 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 effective mental health interventions, methods of treatment, culturally
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
World mental health.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(DLC) 94031615
(OCoLC)30914618
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert R Desjarlais
OCLC Number: 623709061
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 382 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. The Global Context of Well-Being --
2. Mental Illness and Psychiatric Services --
3. Suicide --
4. Substance Abuse --
5. Violence --
6. Dislocation --
7. Children and Youth --
8. Women --
9. The Elderly --
10. Behavior and Health --
11. Conclusions and an Agenda for Action --
12. An Agenda for Research --
A Call to Action --
Appendix 1. International Advisory Board Members --
Appendix 2. Consultants --
Appendix 3. Additional Readers --
Appendix 4. Working Papers --
Appendix 5. Brief Reports --
Appendix 6. Directory of Mental Health Agencies.
Responsibility: Robert Desjarlais [and others] ; with contributions from Alastair Ager [and others].

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