The treatment gap in mental health care

KOHN, Robert
et al
Publication Date 
November 2004
p 858 - 866

This study examines the extent of the gap between the high prevalence of mental disorders and the great number of individuals with psychiatric disorders who remain untreated, even though effective treatments exist. The study uses results from 37 studies on service utilisation worldwide and presents examples of the estimation of the treatment gap for WHO regions are presented. The treatment gaps are universally large but vary from region to region. The abstract to this report is given in French, Spanish and Arabic

Serial Title:Bulletin of the World Health Organization Serial Part:Vol 82 No 11 

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