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Major Depression in the Population

A Public Health Approach

Public Mental Health is the application of the principles of medicine and social science to prevent the occurrence of mental and behavioral disorders and to promote mental health of the population. This course illustrates the principles of public health applied to depressive disorder, including principles of epidemiology, transcultural psychiatry, health services research, and prevention. It is predicted that by 2020 depressive disorder will be the most important cause of disease burden in the entire world! Every human being suffers from feeling depressed at some point or other, but only about one fifth of the population will experience an episode of depressive disorder over the course of their lives. This course illuminates the public health approach to disease, and the particular complexities of applying this approach to mental disorders, using depression as the exemplar.
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Rating 4.6 based on 18 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 2 hours per week
Starts Feb 25 (tomorrow)
Cost $49
From Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
Instructors William Eaton, PhD, Wietse A. Tol, PhD, Ramin Mojtabai, MD
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Psychology Public Health

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Rating 4.6 based on 18 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 2 hours per week
Starts Feb 25 (tomorrow)
Cost $49
From Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
Instructors William Eaton, PhD, Wietse A. Tol, PhD, Ramin Mojtabai, MD
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Psychology Public Health