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Global Burden of Mental and Substance Use Disorders 

Global Burden of Mental and Substance Use Disorders
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Global Burden of Mental and Substance Use Disorders
Author(s):

Stephanie Yarnell

, and Ellen Edens

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190625085.003.0019
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date: 21 August 2019

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in epidemiology. The Global Burden of Disease Study was a ground breaking venture in answering the question regarding the prevalence of various diseases. By analyzing this database, the current study was sought to determine the burden of disease attributable to mental and substance use disorders. With this in mind, it describes the basics of the study, including funding, study location, who was studied, how many patients, study design, study intervention, follow-up, endpoints, results, and criticism and limitations. The chapter briefly reviews other relevant studies and information, discusses implications, and concludes with a relevant clinical case.

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