The Logic and Practice of the Prevention of Mental Disorders

Tamar Mendelson, Elise T. Pas, Julie A. Leis, Catherine P. Bradshaw, George W. Rebok, Wallace Mandell

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Abstract

The field of public health has a long, successful history of health promotion and disease prevention, including efforts relevant to mental health problems. Recent years have been marked by a dramatic increase in the development, implementation, and assessment of approaches to prevent the incidence of mental disorders. This chapter examines the rationale for prevention, the theories and methods that inform prevention science, the prevention strategies being employed across developmental stages and at multiple ecological levels, and emerging directions for the prevention field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPublic Mental Health
PublisherOxford University Press
Volume9780195390445
ISBN (Electronic)9780199950416
ISBN (Print)9780195390445
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2012

Keywords

  • Health promotion
  • Mental disorders
  • Mental health services
  • Prevention
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Mendelson, T., Pas, E. T., Leis, J. A., Bradshaw, C. P., Rebok, G. W., & Mandell, W. (2012). The Logic and Practice of the Prevention of Mental Disorders. In Public Mental Health (Vol. 9780195390445). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.003.0017