Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:1
Mental Health as a Public Health Issue
Preface: Science and Public Health:Professor Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 2009
Ribosomes are responsible for translating genetic code into protein and thus central components of cell life. Knowledge of their structure provided important potential applications in and understanding of the ...
Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:2
Data derived from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Mental Health Atlas Project 2011 are presented. These data provide the latest estimates on available resources for the treatment and prevention of neurop...
Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:3
Translation of the World Mental Health Survey Data to Policies: An Exploratory Study of Stakeholders’ Perceptions of How Epidemiologic Data Can Be Utilized for Policy in the Field of Mental Health
The World Mental Health Survey Consortium, a World Health Organization and Harvard University collaboration, totaling 28 countries participated in a uniform randomized general population survey, making use of ...
Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:4
Introduction: For decades, the image of mental health in Soviet countries has been associated with past political abuses in psychiatry, stigmatising attitudes and discriminating practices against people with any...
Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:5
Mental health is a state of wellbeing in which a person can use his or her own abilities and cope with the normal stresses of life. Mental health has a central place in global public health and public health i...
Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:6
Anxiety and mood disorders are common in the general population in countries around the world. This article provides a review of the recent literature on anxiety and depressive disorders with a focus on linkag...
Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:7
The epidemiology of schizophrenia in developing countries, and especially in Africa, is controversial. One of the major findings of the World Health Organization multisite studies of schizophrenia conducted du...
Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:8
Suicidal behavior is a major public health problem. As it has for decades, suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in the western world. This paper reviews the literature and the latest developments...
Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:9
Adolescence is a vulnerable developmental stage where significant changes occur in a youth’s body, brain, environment and socialization, which may increase vulnerability to substance use, development of addict...
Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:10
Cardiovascular Mortality and Related Risk Factors among Persons with Schizophrenia: A Review of the Published Literature
Although persons with schizophrenia (PWS) are entitled to health care and medical preventive and curative treatments in accordance with the same standards as other persons, they suffer from excess mortality co...
Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:11
Mental illness stigma occurs when individuals are devalued or treated unfairly by others because of their mental health condition. The stigmatization of people with mental illnesses has been recognized by inte...
Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:12
Mental disorders are highly prevalent in Latin American countries and exact a serious emotional toll, yet investment in public mental health remains insufficient. Most countries of the region have developed na...
Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:13
Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: A Review of the Literature on Decision-Making since the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)
To achieve the basic human right of autonomy, individuals, including those with intellectual disabilities (ID), must be able to practice decision-making, that is, to make their own decisions and communicate th...
Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:14
Persons with mental illness (PWMI) are often not afforded the same opportunity to make decisions on a par with others in society. Article 12 of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabi...
Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:15
Aging is a global phenomenon that is accompanied by an increase in the number of persons with non-communicable diseases including dementia. Since this development requires public health attention to meet the n...
Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:16
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are estimated to occur among about one percent of children in the United States. This estimate is in line with estimates from other industrialized countries. However, the ident...
Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:17