Public Mental Health

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"[A] masterful volume that will do much to advance understanding of mental health as an essential public health challenge." -Journal of Sociology & Social WelfareTHE GROUNDBREAKING TEXTBOOK IN POPULATION-LEVEL MENTAL HEALTH, NOW FULLY REVISED AND UPDATEDPublic Mental Health equips a new generation of public health students, researchers and
practitioners with the most innovative social. biological, and behavioral science approaches to mental health challenges at the population level. Incorporating insights from multiple health and science disciplines, this new edition introduces novel concepts and methodologies for
understanding the occurrence of mental disorders in populations worldwide.Reflecting the disciplinary diversity and expertise of an internationally-recognized roster of contributors, its nineteen chapters include coverage of such essential topics as:* estimates of global prevalence based on new data from the Global Burden of Disease Study* the complex way in which genes, other biological factors, and life stresses increase
risk* mental health disparities among population subgroups* population-level mental health consequences of violence and natural disasters* the logic and practice of prevention of mental
and behavioral disordersWith a perspective that will resonate from the lab to the legislature floor, Public Mental Health offers a much-need core text for students, researchers, and practitioners.
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