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Petersen, Inge; Barry, Margaret M; Lund, Crick; Bhana, Arvin
2013 November
Global Mental Health: Principles and Practice
Mental Health Promotion and the Prevention of Mental Disorders
Oxford University Press
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Care Of The Mentally Ill Health Systems & Services Mental Health Services Psychiatry
Scaling up treatment efforts is imperative to reduce the substantial global burden of mental disorders (see Chapter 6). However, scaling up treatment cannot substantively reduce the prevalence of mental disorders, for two major reasons. Firstly, there are limitations to existing treatment methods. Using epidemiological data on depression from Australia, Andrews and colleagues1 calculated that current psychological and pharmacological treatment methods are unable to halve the burden of depression, even with maximum coverage, clinician ...
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