Global Perspectives on Mental-Physical Comorbidity in the WHO World Mental Health Surveys

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  • Copyright: 2009-07-31
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The World Mental Health Surveys were established by the World Health Organization in 2000 to provide valuable information for physicians and health policy planners. These surveys have shed light on the prevalence, correlates, burden, and treatment of mental disorders in countries throughout the world. This volume focuses on the epidemiology of coexisting physical and mental illness around the world. This book includes surveys from 17 discrete countries on six continents, covering epidemiology, risk factors, consequences, and implications for research, clinical work, and policy. Many physical and mental illnesses share a relationship with one another and often occur simultaneously. Clinicians from the disciplines of both psychiatry and medicine are increasingly faced with both challenges on a daily basis, making this an ideal book for a wide range of health professionals. This is the first book devoted to this topic on such a wide-ranging scale.

Author Biography

Michael R. Von Korff, ScD, is a senior investigator at the Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington. Kate M. Scott, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand. Oye Gureje, DSc, FRCPsych, is head of the Department of Psychiatry at University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Global Perspectives on Mental-Physical Comorbidityp. 1
An Epidemiological Map of Mental-Physical Comorbidity
The Global Burden of Chronic Physical Diseasep. 15
The Global Burden of Chronic Painp. 22
World Mental Health Survey Methods for Studying Mental-Physical Comorbidityp. 29
The Pattern and Nature of Mental-Physical Comorbidity: Specific or General?p. 51
The Association of Age with Depressive and Anxiety Disorders, by Physical Comorbidity Statusp. 84
Risk Factors for Mental-Physical Comorbidity
The Development of Mental-Physical Comorbidityp. 97
Psychosocial Predictors of Adult-Onset Asthmap. 108
Childhood Adversities, Mental Disorders, and Heart Diseasep. 120
Early Child Adversity and Later Hypertensionp. 128
Early-Life Psychosocial Factors and Adult-Onset Diabetesp. 136
Psychosocial Stressors in Childhood and Adult-Onset Arthritisp. 144
The Role of Childhood Adversities in Adult-Onset Spinal Painp. 154
Childhood Adversities and Adult Obesityp. 165
Linking Depression-Anxiety Disorders and Headache in a Developmental Perspective: The Role of Childhood Family Adversitiesp. 174
Women, Depression, and Mental-Physical Comorbidity: Chronic Pain as a Mediating Factorp. 183
Consequences of Mental-Physical Comorbidity
Understanding Consequences of Mental-Physical Comorbidityp. 193
Disability and Treatment of Specific Mental and Physical Disordersp. 210
The Joint Association of Mental and Physical Conditions with Disabilityp. 230
Disability in "Pure" versus "Comorbid" Mental and Physical Conditionsp. 239
Labor Force Participation, Unemployment, and Mental-Physical Comorbidityp. 249
Perceived Stigma and Mental-Physical Comorbidityp. 256
How Physical Comorbidity Affects Treatment of Major Depression in Developing and Developed Countriesp. 268
Mental-Physical Comorbidity and Predicted Mortalityp. 275
Research Implicationsp. 287
Clinical Implicationsp. 297
Policy Implicationsp. 302
Indexp. 313
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