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Population promotion of informal self-helpstrategies for early intervention against depression and anxiety

Jorm, Anthony F; Griffiths, Kathleen

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Much of the burden of depression and anxiety in the population is attributable to subclinical symptoms. Broadening formal health-care systems to treat subclinical depression and anxiety is not the answer to reducing this burden, because health-care systems lack the resources even to provide optimal care to clinical cases. The solution proposed is the population-wide dissemination of informal self-help strategies that have evidence for effectiveness. These are highly acceptable to the public,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/25733
Source: Psychological Medicine
DOI: 10.1017/S0033291705005659

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