Mental health services for youth in the eastern mediterranean region: Challenges and opportunities

Atif Rahman, Hesham M. Hamoda, Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar, Murad Khan, Khalid Saeed

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Abstract

The Global Burden of Disease study shows that the burden from mental and substance use disorders, measured in Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs), has steadily risen in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) over the last three decades and is higher than the global average for almost all EMR countries). Even more alarming is the finding that depression, self-harm, anxiety and conduct disorders constitute four of the top 10 causes of DALYs among girls and boys aged 15-19 years and suicide is a leading cause of adolescent mortality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-81
Number of pages2
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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