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Authored by: Silvina Malvárez , Patricia Fabiana Gómez , María Cristina Cometto

Routledge Handbook of Global Mental Health Nursing

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138017610
eBook ISBN: 9781315780344
Adobe ISBN: 9781317702221

10.4324/9781315780344.ch27

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Abstract

In this changing twenty-first century, mental health is considered one of the primary health problems and poses a significant impact on the global burden of disease. The reason mental health is so important is its influence on the quality of social life, its strategic position in socioeconomic development, the severity of the damages it may cause to individuals, families and communities, and the barriers it poses to health and development globally.

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