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US mental health service is “highly fragmented”

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7226.7 (Published 01 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:7
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    One in five Americans experience a mental disorder in any given year, but most of them never seek treatment, the US surgeon general, Dr David Satcher, says in a comprehensive new report.

    The report, which reviews 3000 academic studies on mental health and illness, has been in preparation since Dr Satcher was appointed early in 1998. It finds that half of all Americans have a mental disorder …

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