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Public Mental Health

William W. Eaton


Mental disorders are among the most prevalent sources of disease burden in the world. Increasing recognition of this burden has led to an explosion of scientific research as well as widespread public attention. Understanding causes and consequences of mental health and mental disorders from the perspective of public health involves unique methods and concepts from many disciplines, including population-based surveys in a life course framework. Prevention and control of mental disorders involves the design and execution of intervention trials to prevent disorder in individuals who are currently ... More

Keywords: mental disorders, disease burden, mental health, public health, prevention, control, brain, genes, life span, risk

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195390445
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William W. Eaton, editor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Section I The Nature of Mental and Behavioral Disorders

Section II Methods

Section III Descriptive Epidemiology

Section IV Mechanisms of Risk

Section V The Behavioral Health Care Service System

Section VI Prevention and The Future

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