Estimating the burden of disease attributable to illicit drug use and mental disorders: What is 'Global Burden of Disease 2005' and why does it matter?

Dehenhardt, Louisa, Whiteford, Harvey, Hall, Wayne and Vos, Theo (2009) Estimating the burden of disease attributable to illicit drug use and mental disorders: What is 'Global Burden of Disease 2005' and why does it matter?. Addiction, 104 9: 1466-1471. doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02715.x


Author Dehenhardt, Louisa
Whiteford, Harvey
Hall, Wayne
Vos, Theo
Title Estimating the burden of disease attributable to illicit drug use and mental disorders: What is 'Global Burden of Disease 2005' and why does it matter?
Journal name Addiction   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0965-2140
1360-0443
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02715.x
Open Access Status
Volume 104
Issue 9
Start page 1466
End page 1471
Total pages 6
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
920410 Mental Health
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Formatted abstract
Background The estimated impact of illicit drug use and mental disorders upon population health needs to be understood because there is evidence that they produce substantial loss of life and disability, and information is needed on the comparative population health impact of different diseases and risk factors to help focus policy, service and research planning and execution.

Aims To provide an overview of a global project, running since the end of 2007—Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2005.

Methods The new GBD aims to update comprehensively the findings of the first GBD exercise. It aims to provide regional and global estimates of the burden of disease attributable to hundreds of diseases, injuries and their risk factors. Groups have been assembled to provide expert advice on the parameters needed to inform these estimates; here, we provide a brief summary of the broad range of work being undertaken by the group examining illicit drug use and mental disorders.

Discussion The estimates of the contribution of mental disorders and illicit drugs to GBD will inform and potentially shape the focus of researchers, clinicians and governments in the years to come. We hope that interested readers might be encouraged to submit new data or feedback on the work completed thus far, as well as the work that is still under way and yet to be completed.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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