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Mental and Neurological Public Health

A Global Perspective

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.


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.

Hardbound, 560 Pages

Published: April 2010

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-381526-2


  • 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. Üstün

    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


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