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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(6), 2543-2558; doi:10.3390/ijerph7062543

Common Mental Disorders and Risk Factors in Urban Tanzania

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WHO Collaborating Centre (Mental Health), Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, UK
2
Mental Health, Ministry of Health, Tanzania
3
Policy & Research, UK Drug Policy Commission; UK
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WHO Collaborating Centre (Mental Health), Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, UK
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Received: 24 April 2010 / Revised: 24 May 2010 / Accepted: 26 May 2010 / Published: 14 June 2010
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Abstract

A cross sectional population based epidemiological survey of 899 adults aged between 15 and 59 was undertaken in two urban areas of demographic surveillance sites in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, using the Clinical Interview Schedule Revised. Significantly higher rates were found among those who had experienced more than three severe life events in the last six months and relationship difficulties and death of a loved one.
Keywords: common mental disorder; Tanzania; poverty common mental disorder; Tanzania; poverty
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Jenkins, R.; Mbatia, J.; Singleton, N.; White, B. Common Mental Disorders and Risk Factors in Urban Tanzania. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 2543-2558.

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