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The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness is a landmark volume, which integrates the conceptual, empirical, and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research, and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and personal and social functioning and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context.

The Challenge of Measurement of Mental Disorder in Community Surveys
The challenge of measurement of mental disorder in community surveys
Jerome C.Wakefield
Mark F.Schmitz
Introduction

Community studies in psychiatric epidemiology attempt to determine the number of people suffering from mental disorder in general and from each specific ...

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