Data on disability burden of mental disorders in Europe are incomplete and lack comparability. The project will :
a) estimate the prevalence and risk factors of mental disorders,
b) assess their impact on disability and handicap and
c) evaluate the utilisation of mental health services in 4 European countries. Representative samples (n=6000 per country) will be assessed with standardised, cross-culturally appropriate instruments. Co-ordinated analyses and rigorous quality control will ensure validity and comparability of results. Informative differences in prevalence rates and associated risk factors of mental disorders are expected. After adjustment, sizeable differences between countries in utilisation patterns of mental health services and level of unmet need for care are expected. After dissemination to relevant audiences in Europe, results will improve monitoring of mental health reforms and provide new research hypotheses.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
TW8 9EP Brentford
3500 AS Utrecht
LE1 7RH Leicester