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Submitted by Priyam S. on

Thanks for a great blog. The societal burden of mental health issues is exacerbated by non-detection, misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment. If we add these costs to the productivity loss, we have an even high economic burden on society. This would necessitate including assessments on mental health systematically in health surveys in LICs and MICs. Some evidence for South Asia: http://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_chs_chs/301