WHO Guide to Mental and
Neurological Health in Primary Care: A Guide to Mental
and Neurological Ill Health in Adults and Children and
Adapted with permission from Diagnostic and Management
Guidelines for Mental Disorders in Primary Care: ICD-10
Chapter V Primary Care Version, published on behalf
of the World Health Organization by Hogrefe & Huber
Publishers, Rohnsweg 25, D-37085 Goettingen, Germany.
ISBN 0 88937 148 2.
© 1996 World Health Organization
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First edition 2000
Second edition 2004
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All rights reserved, with the following exceptions:
(i) Primary care organizations within the UK and Ireland
are encouraged to develop and disseminate local versions
of this guide, following notification of the WHO Collaborating
Centre for Research and Training for Mental Health.
Contact Professor Rachel Jenkins, Director of the WHO
Collaborating Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Institute
of Psychiatry, Kings College London, De Crespigny Park,
Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF. Tel: 020 7848 0668. Fax:
020 7848 0669. E-mail: email@example.com
(ii) Primary care organizations outside the UK and
Ireland are encouraged to develop local versions of
this guide. For permission, please contact Dr Bedirhan
Ustun, Assessment, Classification and Epidemiology Group,
World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, CH-1211,
Geneva 27, Switzerland. Fax: +41 22 791 4885. E-mail:
(iii) Purchasers of this book may wish to print copies
of the resource material for use with their patients.
This is acceptable to the publisher who, nevertheless,
disclaims any responsibility for the consequences of
any such use of this material in clinical practice.
This permission does not extend to making multiple copies
The authors have worked to ensure that all information
in this book containing drug dosages, schedules and
routes of administration is accurate at time of publication
and consistent with standards set by the World Health
Organization (WHO) and the general medical community.
As medical research and practice advance, however, therapeutic
standards may change. For this reason, and because human
and mechanical errors sometimes occur, we recommend
that readers follow the advice of a physician who is
directly involved in their care or in the care of a
member of their family.
Reference this book as: Jenkins, R ed. WHO Guide to
Mental and Neurological Health in Primary Care. London:
Royal Society of Medicine Press, 2004.
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