Policy implications of the 2007 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing

Whiteford, H and Groves, A (2009) Policy implications of the 2007 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. Australian And New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43 7: 644-651. doi:10.1080/00048670902970890


Author Whiteford, H
Groves, A
Title Policy implications of the 2007 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal name Australian And New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8674
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00048670902970890
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 43
Issue 7
Start page 644
End page 651
Total pages 8
Editor Peter Joyce
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Subject C1
920410 Mental Health
111714 Mental Health
Abstract Objectives: To describe some of the policy implications of the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. Methods: A review of the initial findings from the Survey published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the five papers in this issue of the Journal, was done. Results: Mental disorders are highly prevalent with the prevalence essentially unchanged since Australiaapos;s 1997 mental health survey. Mental disorders are often comorbid with each other and with physical disorders. Despite the disability they cause, most people with disorders do not seek treatment. This is largely because they do not perceive a need for treatment. Conclusions: National epidemiological surveys are important for service planning. They are especially important in gaining an understanding of the population not accessing services. Innovative strategies, including action on mental health literacy, will be necessary to increase the treatment rates for common mental disorders.
Keyword government
TE-RAU-HINENGARO
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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