Publication: Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition: Volume 4. Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders
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Medina-Mora, Maria Elena
Mental, neurological, and substance use disorders are common, highly disabling, and associated with significant premature mortality. The impact of these disorders on the social and economic well-being of individuals, families, and societies is large, growing, and underestimated. Despite this burden, these disorders have been systematically neglected, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, with pitifully small contributions to scaling up cost-effective prevention and treatment strategies. Systematically compiling the substantial existing knowledge to address this inequity is the central goal of this volume. This evidence-base can help policy makers in resource-constrained settings as they prioritize programs and interventions to address these disorders.
“Patel, Vikram; Chisholm, Dan; Dua, Tarun; Laxminarayan, Ramanan; Medina-Mora, Maria Elena. 2016. Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition: Volume 4. Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders. Disease Control Priorities;. © Washington, DC: World Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/23832 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”