TITLE

Mental Health Care Lacking

AUTHOR(S)
Kuehn, Bridget M.
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;10/24/2007, Vol. 298 Issue 16, p1858
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports the World Bank conducted a personal survey of almost 85 thousand adults from 17 countries and found that few people with mental illness received any treatment at all and even those who did manage to find some help were treated substandardly. Mental illness is responsible for a significant loss of lief years through out the world and is also a contributing factor to other diseases. Western countries do better than emerging nations in offering care thought the quality of that care may be in question.
ACCESSION #
27180993

 

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