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Primary prevention of mental disorders

J. M. Bertolote

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0184
Primary prevention of mental disorders

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Despite the demonstration of the possibility of preventing some forms of mental disorders, many mental health professionals continue to underestimate the possibilities of primary prevention in their field. This is due to: 1 a lack of clear concepts when referring to this issue; 2 the fact that the effective prevention of mental and neurological disorders often falls outside the usual remit of mental health professionals (in many cases it falls outside the health sector altogether). These two factors are discussed below, in addition to an indication of actions which effectively prevent some forms of mental disorders.

Chapter.  4010 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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