Mental and Neurological Public Health

A Global Perspective

Edited by

  • Vikram Patel, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Sangath Centre
  • Alistair Woodward, University of Auckland
  • Valery Feigin, Auckland University of Technology
  • Stella R. Quah, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore
  • Kristian Heggenhougen, Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Colin Mathers who leads the Global Burden of Disease group in WHO has confirmed that, in the 2004 GBD, 13.1% of global Daily Adjusted Life Years are attributable to mental or neurological disorders. While the proportions vary very widely from about 10% in low income countries to over 25% in high income countries, it is clear that there is a need for understanding how to address this issue.

This volume aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the public health principles of mental and neurological disorders. This vast range of health conditions affects people across the life course, from developmental disabilities in childhood, to schizophrenia and substance abuse in adults, and dementia in old age. Despite this diversity, they all share many features: they are mostly mediated through brain dysfunction or abnormalities, are often chronic in course, typically benefit from multi-component interventions, and are amongst the most neglected conditions in global health. The volume will bring together chapters from the Psychiatry, Neurology, Substance Abuse and Child Development sections of the Encyclopedia of Public Health. The volume will be the first comprehensive text on a public health approach to this diverse group of health conditions and has no obvious competitor.

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The target market includes students and practitioners of courses and programs focused on public health aspects of mental and neurological disorders from three key perspectives – public health, psychology and neuroscience.


Book information

  • Published: April 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-381526-2

Table of Contents

Alcohol Consumption: Overview of International Trends, Pages 98-108, M.G. Monteiro, J. Rehm, B. Taylor, T. Stockwel

Alcohol, Integrated Control of, Pages 108-112, S. Casswell

Alcohol, The Burden of Disease of, Pages 135-151, J. Rehm, J. Patra, D. Baliunas, S. Popova, M. Roerecke, B. Taylor

Alcohol—Socioeconomic Impacts (Including Externalities), Pages 112-116, B. Easton
Alcohol—Treatment, Pages 116-124, T.F. Babor

Blindness, Pages 318-324, S. Resnikoff, R. Pararajasegaram

Brain Tumours, Pages 338-347, R. McKean-Cowdin, P. Razavi, S. Preston-Martin

Cerebrovascular Disease, Pages 556-571, V. Feigin, G. Donnan

Child Abuse/Treatment, Pages 571-583, A.P. Giardino

Child Soldiers, Pages 612-616, J. Pearn

Child Witness to Violence, Pages 616-620, M. Augustyn, B. Zuckerman

Classification of Mental Disorders: Principles and Concepts, Pages 733-740, T.B. ĂśstĂĽn

Cognitive Disorders,, Pages 759-765, L.D. Ravdin

Disability and Rehabilitation, Pages 199-203, N.E. Groce

Drugs, Illicit – Primary Prevention Strategies, Pages 249-265, F. Faggiano, F. Vigna-Taglianti

Effective Alcohol Policy, Pages 303-309, H.D. Holder

Elder Abuse, Pages 310-315, L.S. Daichman, S. Aguas, C. Spencer

Head Trauma, Pages 122-133, J. Knopman, R. Härtl

Health Behavior and Risk Factors, Pages 146-152, K. Glanz, J.E. Stryker

Health-Related Stigma and Discrimination, Pages 269-272, R.L. Barrett

Hearing Disorders, Pages 273-281, R. Burkard

HIV/AIDS of the Central Nervous System, Pages 430-445, S.S. Spudich

Illicit Drug Trends Globally, Pages 515-523, P. Griffiths, M. Meacham, R. McKetin

Illicit Drug Use and the Burden of Disease, Pages 523-530, W. Hall, L. Degenhardt, N. Sindicich

Measurement of Psychiatric and Psychological Disorders and Outcomes in Populations, Pages 261-272, T.S. Brugha, H. Meltzer

Meningitis, Bacterial,, Pages 330-334, D. van de Beek, J. de Gans

Mental Health and Physical Health (Including HIV/AIDS), Pages 354-364, A. Kagee, M. Freeman

Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Pages 365-374, B. Saraceno, M. Funk, V. Poznyak

Mental Health Epidemiology (Psychiatric Epidemiology), Pages 374-384, G.S. Norquist, K. Magruder

Mental Health Etiology: Biological and Genetic Determinants, Pages 343-350, S.J. Glatt, S.V. Faraone, M.T. Tsuan

Mental Health Etiology: Social Determinants, Pages 350-353, A. Cohen, H. Minas

Mental Health Policy, Pages 393-406, R. Jenkins

Mental Health Promotion, Pages 406-418, H. Herrman, R. Moodie, S. Saxena

Mental Health Resources and Services, Pages 418-430, S. Saxena, P. Sharan

Mental Health, Morbidity and Impact, Pages 384-393, O. Gureje, B. Oladeji

Mental Illness, Historical Views of, Pages 431-434, D. Pilgrim

Metabolic Myopathies, Pages 450-457, M. Tarnopolsky

Migraine, Pages 458-462, A. May

Multiple Sclerosis, Pages 470-482, C.M. Poser

Muscular Dystrophies, Pages 486-496, M. Astejada, M.C. Malicdan, I. Nishino

Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Pages 512-521, E. Klimkeit, N. Rinehart, J. Bradshaw

Parkinson's Disease, Pages 10-17, A.D. Korczyn

Rabies, Pages 463-470, H. Wilde, S. Wacharapluesadee, T. Hemachudha, V. Tepsumethanon

Seizure Disorders, Pages 674-680, S.C. Schachter

Socio-Cultural Context of Substance Use/Abuse (Alcohol/Drugs/Tobacco), Pages 119-128, D.B. Heath

Specific Mental Health Disorders: Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders, Pages 147-154, A.J. Flisher, S. Hatherill, Y. Dhansay

Specific Mental Health Disorders: Depressive and Anxiety Disorders, Pages 154-169, I.B. Hickie

Specific Mental Health Disorders: Eating Disorders, Pages 169-174, S.S. Delinsky, J. Derenne, A.E. Becker

Specific Mental Health Disorders: Mental Disorders Associated with Aging, Pages 174-182, I. Skoog

Specific Mental Health Disorders: Personality Disorders, Pages 182-187, M.J. Crawford
Specific Mental Health Disorders: Psychotic Disorders, Pages 187-196, R. Thara, M. Taj, S. Tirupati

Specific Mental Health Disorders: Trauma and Mental Disorders, Pages 196-201, D. Silove, A. Nickerson, R.A. Bryant

Stigma of Mental Illness, Pages 219-230, L.H. Yang, S.H. Cho, A. Kleinman

Stress and (Public) Health, Pages 241-250, U. Lundberg

Suicide and Self-Directed Violence, Pages 267-275, D. De Leo, K. Krysinska

The Alcohol Industry, Pages 124-135, L. Hill

The Control and Regulation of Currently Illegal Drugs, Pages 7-16, J.A. Buxton, M. Haden, R.G. Mathias

The Regulation of Drugs and Drug Use: Public Health and Law Enforcement, Pages 501-505, C.L. Fry, S. Cvetkovski

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, Pages 358-364, E.D. Belay

Women's Mental Health, Pages 608-617, P.S. Chandra, V.N.G.P. Raghunandan, V.A.S. Krishna

Young People and Violence, Pages 675-684, I. Wagman Borowsky, R. Widome, M.D. Resnick