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Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders In Israel
Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders In Israel

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From Epidemiology to Mental Health Action
Author: Itzhak Levav (Editor)
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House

Price: $40.00 
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Format: Paperback
ISBN 10: 9652294683
ISBN 13: 9789652294685
Catalog Number: 9789652294685
Number of Pages: 356
Year Published: 2009

This book is published with the support of the Ministry of Health and The Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Service Research.

Table of Contents
  • Section I: Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders in Population Groups

    • Chapter 1: The epidemiology of women’s mental health in Israel: A life-course perspective, Julie Cwikel and Anneke Ifrah

    • Chapter 2: The epidemiology of mental health problems in Israeli youth, Ivonne Mansbach-Kleinfeld, Anda Massler and Alan Apter
    • Chapter 3: Learning disabilities among the young in Israel:From theory to research to intervention, Adi Sharabi and Malka Margalit
    • Chapter 4: Mental disorders among the elderly population in Israel, Perla Werner
    • Chapter 5: The epidemiology of mental health disorders among Arabs in Israel, Alean Al-Krenawi
    • Chapter 6: The epidemiology of mental health problems among immigrants in Israel, Julia Mirsky
    • Chapter 7: The psychiatric epidemiology of the after-effects of the Holocaust
      among Israeli survivors and their offspring, Itzhak Levav

  • Section II: The Epidemiology of Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders

    • Chapter 8: The epidemiology of alcohol use and dependence in Israel, Yehuda D. Neumark and Hadar S. Schwartz

    • Chapter 9: The epidemiology of drug use and dependence in Israel, Yehuda D. Neumark and Hadar S. Schwartz

    • Chapter 10: The epidemiology of tobacco addiction in Israel, Lital Keinan-Boker and Orna Baron-Epel

    • Chapter 11: The epidemiology of affective disorders in Israel, Itzhak Levav and Daphna Levinson

    • Chapter 12: The epidemiology of anxiety disorders in Israel, Joshua D. Lipsitz, Galit Geulov and Raz Gross

    • Chapter 13: The epidemiology of combat-induced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Zahava Solomon and Karni Ginzburg
    • Chapter 14: The epidemiology of schizophrenic disorders in Israel, Ari A. Gershon and Mark Weiser

    • Chapter 15: Genetic epidemiology of schizophrenia in Arab communities in Israel, Joseph Levine, Richard Ebstein, Ilana Kremer and R.H. Belmaker
    • Chapter 16: The epidemiology of suicidal behavior in the Israeli population, Cendrine Bursztein and Alan Apter
    • Section iii: Epidemiology Applied to the Mental Health Services

    • Chapter 17: The epidemiology of mental health problems in primary healthcare in Israel, Galit Geulayov, Joshua Lipsitz and Raz Gross
    • Chapter 18: Psychopharmacoepidemiology in practice, Hanan Munitz
    • Chapter 19: The epidemiology of treated mental and behavioral disorders in Israel, Yaacov Lerner and Daphna Levinson

“This is an important book that reflects the flourishing of psychiatric epidemiology in Israel over the past decade. It encompasses the many facets of psychiatric epidemiology within the multicultural mosaic of Israeli society. As a melting pot of ethnic and immigrant populations, this book will be of interest not only to local mental health professionals but also to those around the globe.”
Gilad Gal PhD, Mental Health Epidemiology and Psychosocial Aspects of Illness, The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research; and School of Behavioral Sciences, the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, Israel

“This timely book on psychiatric epidemiology in Israel is essential for mental health workers, researchers and clinicians, medical professionals, health insurers and providers, NGO executives, service users and all those interested in understanding and promoting mental health in populations. Its 19 chapters have been written by senior Israeli authors in the various fields, based on unique national data sets and
on innovative epidemiological research.”

Shmuel Fennig MD
,Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Medical Faculty; and Shalvata Mental Health Center, Hod Hasharon, Israel

“This book provides an overview of the broad scope of epidemiological research conducted in a wide range of mental health domains up
to the most recent Israel World Mental Health Survey. Among the many topics, it covers specific disorders; mental health problems of specific populations, such as the Arab sector, immigrants and Holocaust survivors; as well as service delivery.”
Robert Kohn MD
Brown University, Rhode Island, USA

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