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Public Mental Health

William W. Eaton and M. Daniele Fallin


Public Mental Health provides a comprehensive introduction and guide to the public health approach to mental and behavioral disorders, and to promotion of mental health. The volume’s chapter authors and coauthors are drawn from the internationally renowned faculty of the Department of Mental Health of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a department uniquely positioned to create this important resource for researchers, students, and public health practitioners. The volume explicates the latest methodologies for studying the occurrence of mental disorders in populations, and pr ... More

Keywords: mental health, mental and behavioral disorders, public health, psychiatric epidemiology, mental health services, genetics, brain and behavior, life course development, prevention

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190916602
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190916602.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William W. Eaton, editor
Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

M. Daniele Fallin, editor
Sylvia and Harold Halpert Professor and Chair, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Section 1 The Nature of Mental and Behavioral Disorders

1 The Burden of Mental Disorders

William W. Eaton O. Joseph Bienvenu Gerald Nestadt Heather E. Volk James C. Anthony

2 Psychiatric Nosology

Paul S. Nestadt Karen E. Seymour James B. Potash Paul R. McHugh

3 Global Mental Health Issues

Judith K. Bass Emily E. Haroz Norman Sartorius

Section 2 Methods

4 Assessment of Distress, Disorder, Impairment, and Need in the Population

William W. Eaton Ramin Mojtabai Elizabeth A. Stuart Jeannie-Marie Sheppard Leoutsakos Jaana Myllyluoma

5 An Introduction to Quantitative Methods Relevant for Public Mental Health

Elizabeth A. Stuart Jeannie-Marie Sheppard Leoutsakos Rashelle Musci Alden Gross Ryan M. Andrews William W. Eaton

Section 3 Descriptive Epidemiology

6 The Population Dynamics of Mental Disorders

William W. Eaton Ronald C. Kessler Preben Bo Mortensen George W. Rebok Kimberly Roth

7 Adult Mental Disorders in Association with Socioeconomic Position, Race/Ethnicity, and Sexual and Gender Minority Status

Renee M. Johnson Sabriya Linton Preben Bo Mortensen Sari L. Reisner Silvia Martins William W. Eaton

8 Suicide as a Public Health Burden

Holly C. Wilcox Diana Clarke Adrienne Grzenda Stephanie G. Smith William W. Eaton

Section 4 Mechanisms of Risk

9 Genes as a Source of Risk for Mental Disorders

Peter P. Zandi Holly C. Wilcox Yian Lin Brion Maher M. Daniele Fallin

10 Public Mental Health and the Brain Across the Life Span

Michelle C. Carlson Kyle Moored George W. Rebok William W. Eaton

11 Models of Stress and Adapting to Risk

George W. Rebok Catherine P. Bradshaw Heather E. Volk Tamar Mendelson William W. Eaton Elizabeth J. Letourneau Sheppard G. Kellam

12 Adapting to Crisis

Carla L. Storr Daniel Lakin Wietse A. Tol

Section 5 The Behavioral Health Care Service System

13 Mental Health and the Law

Deborah Agus Kristin E. Schneider

14 American Mental Health Services after the Affordable Care Act

Ronald W. Manderscheid Victoria R. Green Anita Everett Philip J. Leaf Colleen Barry

15 Community and Public Mental Health Services in the United States

Anita Everett Su Yeon Lee-Tauler Tanner Bommersbach

16 Pathways to Care

Ramin Mojtabai Sarah Murray William W. Eaton

17 Mental Health Systems Around the World

Shekhar Saxena Jeremy Kane Noa Krawczyk Judith K. Bass

Section 6 Prevention and the Future

18 The Logic and Practice of the Prevention of Mental Disorders

Tamar Mendelson Elise T. Pas Angela E. Lee-Winn Catherine P. Bradshaw George W. Rebok Julie A. Leis Wallace Mandell

19 Hopes and Challenges Moving Forward

M. Daniele Fallin Calliope Holingue Laysha Ostrow Philip J. Leaf Ronald W. Manderscheid David L. Shern Johannes Thrul Peter P. Zandi William W. Eaton

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