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The World Health Organisation’s world mental health survey initiative has recently provided comparable cross-national estimates of the prevalence of any, and serious, mental illness.1 In an exploratory study, we estimated the relations of two important economic factors—living standards and income inequality—to mental illness in developed countries.
Methods and results
Prevalence of mental illness in the WMH survey initiative is derived from face to face interviews using the WMH version of the WHO composite international diagnostic interview (WMH-CIDI), a fully structured, lay administered psychiatric diagnostic interview. Data …
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