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The state of mental health in the European Union [publication] /

by European Union. Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection; Kovess, Viviane.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Luxembourg : Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2004Description: 86 p. : ill.ISBN: 9289483202.SAPHIR theme(s): Santé mentaleMeSH subject(s): Mental Health | Public Policy | Risk Factors | Mental Disorders | Mental Health -- statistics & numerical data | Europe | NorwayPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: ReportOnline resources: Date de consultation : 15.09.2006 Summary: This report aims to describe and compare the state of mental health in the European Union and Norway, in the context of longstanding efforts of EU public health programmes to promote good mental health and to prevent mental ill health.The report is based on previous expert recommendations on mental health indicators, which propose that mental health should be described in three dimensions. Positive mental health relates to well-being and the ability to cope with adversity. Negative mental health comprises both psychological distress, which refers to the presence of symptoms (mainly depression or anxiety), and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. These are the three dimensions which have to be measured through surveys. [Executive summary, p. 10] [Contents] : 1. Introduction. - 2. Comparing mental health in Europe. - 3. Mental health status in Europe. - 4. Protective and risk factors. - 5. Responses to mental health problems across Europe. - 6. Conclusions and recommandations.
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This report aims to describe and compare the state of mental health in the European Union and Norway, in the context of longstanding efforts of EU public health programmes to promote good mental health and to prevent mental ill health.The report is based on previous expert recommendations on mental health indicators, which propose that mental health should be described in three dimensions. Positive mental health relates to well-being and the ability to cope with adversity. Negative mental health comprises both psychological distress, which refers to the presence of symptoms (mainly depression or anxiety), and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. These are the three dimensions which have to be measured through surveys. [Executive summary, p. 10] [Contents] : 1. Introduction. - 2. Comparing mental health in Europe. - 3. Mental health status in Europe. - 4. Protective and risk factors. - 5. Responses to mental health problems across Europe. - 6. Conclusions and recommandations.