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The Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Well-being: common psychological symptoms and disablement

Korten, Ailsa; Henderson, A Scott


Background: The mental health of populations can be represented by case prevalence rates and by symptom scales. Scales have the advantage of identifying sub-syndromal levels of distress, which may be common and associated with considerable disability. Aims: To examine the distribution of common psychological symptoms and associated disablement in the Australian population. Method: A household sample of 10 641 individuals representative of the adult population of Australia was interviewed using...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.177.4.325


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