Mental health spillovers and the millennium development goals : the case of perinatal depression in Khayelitsha, South Africa

Tsai, Alexander C. ; Tomlinson, Mark (2012-06-29)

CITATION: Tsai, A. C. & Tomlinson, M. 2012. Mental health spillovers and the millennium development goals : the case of perinatal depression in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Journal of Global Health, 2(1):010302, doi: 10.7189/jogh.02.010302.

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Mental illness currently ranks among the top ten causes of burden of disease in low-income countries [1]. In the African region specifically, neuropsychiatric disorders account for approximately 5% of disability-adjusted life years lost, with nearly one quarter of this burden attributable to unipolar depressive disorders .

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