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Mental Health as a Public Health Issue

  1. Content type: EditorialNotes

    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 ...

    Authors: Lore Leighton

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:2

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    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 ...

    Authors: Lauren Weinberg, Harvey Whiteford, José Caldas de Almeida, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Daphna Levinson, Siobhan O’Neill and Viviane Kovess-Masfety

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:4

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  3. Content type: OriginalPaper

    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...

    Authors: Helen Herrman and Eva Jané-Llopis

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:6

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    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...

    Authors: Steven S. Coughlin

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:7

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    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...

    Authors: Yari Gvion and Alan Apter

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:9

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    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...

    Authors: Carla L. Storr, Lauren R. Pacek and Silvia S. Martins

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:10

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  7. Content type: ReviewPaper

    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...

    Authors: Shirli Werner

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:14

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  8. Content type: OriginalPaper

    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...

    Authors: Catherine E. Rice, Michael Rosanoff, Geraldine Dawson, Maureen S. Durkin, Lisa A. Croen, Alison Singer and Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp

    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2012 34:17

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