Re-analysis quality of mental disability in China

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2015

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Zhang, Lei
Wang, lin-hong
Guo, Chao
Wang, Z
Chen, Gong

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Peking University, Institute of Population Research (Beijing Daxue, Renkou Yanjiusuo)

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In China,the initial epidemiology research on mental disability /mental disorders began in the 50s last century. Although Chinese prevalence of mental disorders was lower than others’,with Chinese social reforms and daily life changes,the prevalence of mental disorders /mental disability aggressively increased. Till now,two National Sampling Disability Surveys which provided valuable information on mental disability or other types of disabilities,were conducted in China. For mental disability,although there were some differences between two classification systems used in these two surveys,they were comparable. In a word,facing the challenge of mental disorders /mental disability in China,the government should gradually increase investment on mental health systems,support community prevention of mental disabilities and rehabilitation system,and establish a professional psychiatric and rehabilitation doctors.

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mental disability, epidemiology, China

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Population and Development (Renkou yu Fazhan)

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