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Mapping Mental Illness: An Uncertain Topography

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Science  27 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5760, pp. 460-461
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5760.460

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Mental disorders were once considered diseases of the affluent, but there are reasons to suspect that the opposite might be correct, because known risk factors for poor mental health--poverty, HIV, and violence--afflict many parts of the developing world. (Read more.)

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