The National Survey of Psychiatric Morbidity in Great Britain

  • R. Jenkins
  • H. Meltzer


We have given a brief overview of the focus, objectives and methodology of the national psychiatric comorbidity survey of Great Britain, and the first reports of the results will follow shortly. The survey data will have considerable national value in providing information on mental health policy and implementation at both national and local levels, and they will also have international value, linking up with other surveys elsewhere in the world to demonstrate the heavy public health impact of mental disorders in terms of their high prevalence, associated social disability and comorbidity, and use of services (World Bank 1993).


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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Jenkins
    • 1
  • H. Meltzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HealthMental Health, Elderly and Disability Health Care (Medical) DivisionLondonUK

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