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(p. 3) Lifetime Prevalence of Mental Disorders in the General Population 

(p. 3) Lifetime Prevalence of Mental Disorders in the General Population
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(p. 3) Lifetime Prevalence of Mental Disorders in the General Population
Author(s):

Christie P. Karpiak

and Brian A. Zaboski

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199845491.003.0001
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date: 23 November 2017

Chapter 1 summarizes the approximate lifetime prevalence rates of mental disorders in the general population, and discusses how these rates will vary as a result of different sample compositions, assessment methods, and combinations of diagnostic categories. All sources report data from studies that utilized DSM-IV or DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria, and the studies referenced include the text revision of the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR); the NIAAA National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC); the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH); the National Survey on American Life (NSAL); the National Latino and Asian-American Study (NLAAS); the National Comorbidity Survey Replication-Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A); the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCSR); and the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys (WMHS).

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