Psychological distress and traumatic stress neglected in mental health

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): N.Zungu, P.Naidoo, L.Simbayi, M.Evans
KEYWORDS: HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS, STRESS
DEPARTMENT: HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST), Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation (PHHSI), Office of the CEO (ERM), Office of the CEO (OCEO), Office of the CEO (IL), Office of the CEO (BS), Office of the CEO (IA)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-may-2014/psychological-distress-and-traumatic-stress
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8219

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Abstract

South Africa has a high prevalence of mental health disorders - a substantial number of which remain undiagnosed and untreated. A South African population-based study found a 28.4% prevalence of psychological distress among participants 15 years and older. The SANHANES-I team reports.