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revised January 13, 2009

Comprehensive Health Status Report 2008

Arrow BulletMental Health

Couple sitting on park benchMental health problems are a significant cause of ill health and disability.  They also are responsible for a substantial proportion of the use of health care services.  Unfortunately the data available on mental health problems are poor in quality with definitions and classifications that often vary and diagnoses that tend to be subjective.

Topics covered within this chapter include:

  • Self-reported mental health
  • Psychological distress
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dementia

Mental Health (PDF 6 pages, 811KB)


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