Mental and Neurological Public Health

Mental and Neurological Public Health

A Global Perspective

1st Edition - April 5, 2010

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  • Editors: Vikram Patel, Alistair Woodward, Valery Feigin, Stella Quah, Kristian Heggenhougen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123815279
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128102022

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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.

Key Features

  • Highlights the common features of many mental and neurological disorders
  • Provides insights into potential "cross-over" methods of identification and treatment
  • Includes chapters on the most frequently diagnosed mental and neurological challenges faced by public health systems


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

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. 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 560
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2010
  • Published: April 5, 2010
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123815279
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128102022

About the Editors

Vikram Patel

Affiliations and Expertise

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Sangath Centre

Alistair Woodward

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Auckland

Valery Feigin

Affiliations and Expertise

Auckland University of Technology

Stella Quah

Stella Quah (Ph.D) is Adjunct Professor, Health Services and Systems Research Program, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, National University of Singapore. Her previous appointment was as Professor of Sociology at the National University of Singapore where she started her long academic career in 1972, initially at the Department of Community Medicine and Public Health and later on at the Department of Sociology. She was a Fulbright-Hays scholar from 1969 to 1971. Her research and professional activities include sabbaticals as Research Associate and Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California Berkeley (1986–87); the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Department of Sociology at Harvard University (1993–94); the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University (1997); the Stanford Program in International Legal Studies, Stanford University (1997); the National Centre for Development Studies, Australian National University (2002); and the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University (2006). She was elected Chairperson of the Research Committee on Health Sociology of the International Sociological Association (ISA) for the session 1990-1994; Vice-President for Research of ISA and Chairperson of the ISA Research Council for the session 1994-1998; and served as Associate Editor of International Sociology (1998–2004). As part of her current professional activities, Stella Quah serves in institutional review boards; and is member of international Editorial and Advisory Boards of several referee journals including the British Journal of Sociology and Sociology of Health and Illness. She has published extensively on health sociology, public policy and family sociology including the International Handbook of Sociology (London: Sage, 2000) edited with A. Sales and Families in Asia: Home and Kin (London: Routledge, 2008);. Among her publications on health sociology are “Crisis Prevention and Management during SARS Outbreak, Singapore”, Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10, 2: 364–368, 2004, with HP Lee; “Traditional Healing Systems and the Ethos of Science,” Social Science and Medicine, 57, 10:1997–2012, 2003; Crisis Preparedness: Asia and the Global Governance of Epidemics, ed. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Shorenstein APARC & Brookings Institution, 2007); “Public image and governance of epidemics: Comparing HIV/AIDS and SARS,” Health Policy, 80, 253–272, 2007; “Health and culture” in The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology (edited by W.C. Cockerham, 2010); and “Gender and the burden of disease in ten Asian countries”, Asia-Europe Journal, 8, 499-512, 2011.

Affiliations and Expertise

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore

Kristian Heggenhougen

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

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