Williamson, John S., Phi Kappa Phi Forum
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.
- William Shakespeare, 1564-1616
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project began in 1992 to create an epidemiological assessment so that estimates of the mortality or disability from a condition are developed as objectively as possible. GBD researchers created a new measure for calculating disease burden, called Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs), which allows for lost years of healthy life regardless of whether the years are lost to premature death or disability. In 1996 the first results of the project were published, surprisingly revealing mental illness to rank second in the overall burden of …
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Publication information: Article title: Depression. Contributors: Williamson, John S. - Author. Magazine title: Phi Kappa Phi Forum. Volume: 88. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2008. Page number: 18+. © 2008 Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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