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Salud Pública de México

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BERENZON, Shoshana; LARA, María Asunción; ROBLES, Rebeca  y  MEDINA-MORA, María Elena. Depression: state of the art and the need for public policy and action plans in Mexico. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2013, vol.55, n.1, pp.74-80. ISSN 0036-3634.

Depression is an important public health problem. It is the fourth cause of disease in the world in terms of lost years of healthy life. In Mexico, it ranks first in terms disability for women and ninth for men. There is a high comorbidity between depression and other mental disorders such as anxiety and substance abuse, as well as other serious and chronic physical conditions (e.g. diabetes, and heart disease). Despite the impact of depressive disorders in the quality of life of the population, there is a large proportion of people who don't get treatment, delaying seeking help and thus don't receive adequate assistance. The aim of this paper is to present an analysis of depression status in the Mexican population from a public health perspective; it includes prevalence and associated factors, gaps in care, characteristics of the use of services and treatments available. The paper concludes with a presentation of the implications for research and mental health policy in Mexico.

Palabras llave : depression; patient care; public health; Mexico.

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