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The burden of mental disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean region, 1990-2015: findings from the global burden of disease 2015 study

Ali H Mokdad, Raghid Charara, Charbel El Bcheraoui, Ibrahim Khalil, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Ashkan Afshin, Nicholas J Kassebaum, Michael Collison, Kristopher J Krohn, Adrienne Chew, Farah Daoud, Fiona J Charlson, Danny Colombara, Louisa Degenhardt, Rebecca Ehrenkranz, Holly E Erskine, Alize J Ferrari, Michael Kutz, Janni Leung, Damian Santomauro Show all

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | SPRINGER BASEL AG | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Mental disorders are among the leading causes of nonfatal burden of disease globally. METHODS: We used the global burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors study 2015 to examine the burden of mental disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR). We defined mental disorders according to criteria proposed in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders IV and the 10th International Classification of Diseases. RESULTS: Mental disorders contributed to 4.7% (95% uncertainty interval (UI) 3.7-5.6%) of total disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs), ranking as the ninth leading cause of disease burden. Depressive disorders and anxiety disorders were the third and n..

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