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(p. 3) Lifetime Prevalence of Mental Disorders in the General Population 

(p. 3) Lifetime Prevalence of Mental Disorders in the General Population
(p. 3) Lifetime Prevalence of Mental Disorders in the General Population

Christie P. Karpiak

and Brian A. Zaboski

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date: 11 April 2021

Chapter 1 summarizes the approximate lifetime prevalence rates of mental disorders in the general population, and discusses how these rates will vary as a result of different sample compositions, assessment methods, and combinations of diagnostic categories. All sources report data from studies that utilized DSM-IV or DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria, and the studies referenced include the text revision of the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR); the NIAAA National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC); the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH); the National Survey on American Life (NSAL); the National Latino and Asian-American Study (NLAAS); the National Comorbidity Survey Replication-Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A); the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCSR); and the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys (WMHS).

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