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Maternal, child, and adolescent mental health for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (2011)

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In the World Health Organization’s definition of health, the physical, mental and
social aspects of health stand out as equally vital and intricately interwoven. Today,
we know that as many as 450 million people worldwide suffer from mental,
neurological and substance use disorders. One in four families has at least one
family member with a mental disorder. Mental and behavioural disorders account
for 14% of the global burden of disease. Almost three quarters of the global burden
of mental and behavioural disorders is in countries with low and lower‐middle
incomes. Stigma and discrimination faced by people suffering from neuropsychiatric
disorders and their families compounds the problem.