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William W. Eaton

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195390445

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.001.0001

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The Population Dynamics of Mental Disorders

The Population Dynamics of Mental Disorders

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(p.124) (p.125) 6 The Population Dynamics of Mental Disorders
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Public Mental Health
Author(s):

William W. Eaton

Pierre Alexandre

Ronald C. Kessler

Silvia S. Martins

Preben Bo Mortensen

George W. Rebok

Carla L. Storr

Kimberly Roth

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.003.0006

This chapter estimates rates of incidence of specific disorders and charts them for each sex across the life span, consistent with the life course epidemiological approach, which is highly useful to psychiatric epidemiology. First, it briefly describes data sources and details the methods used in creating population estimates of mental disorders. It then turns to a discussion of the onsets, courses, and outcomes of mental illnesses, based on data from the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area follow-up study and the National Comorbidity Survey studies.

Keywords:   mental disorders, incidence rates, psychiatric epidemiology, population estimates, Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area, National Comorbidity Survey

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