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BMC Psychiatry. 2015 Feb 5;15:15. doi: 10.1186/s12888-015-0394-0.

A shared framework for the common mental disorders and Non-Communicable Disease: key considerations for disease prevention and control.

Author information

1
IMPACT Strategic Research Centre, Deakin University and Barwon Health, Po Box 281, Geelong, VIC, 3220, Australia. adrienne.oneil@unimelb.edu.au.
2
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. adrienne.oneil@unimelb.edu.au.
3
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA. adrienne.oneil@unimelb.edu.au.
4
Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia. f.jacka@deakin.edu.au.
5
Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia. f.jacka@deakin.edu.au.
6
Black Dog Institute, Sydney, Australia. f.jacka@deakin.edu.au.
7
IMPACT Strategic Research Centre, Deakin University and Barwon Health, Po Box 281, Geelong, VIC, 3220, Australia. SHAE.QUIRK@BarwonHealth.org.au.
8
Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. fiona.cocker@unimelb.edu.au.
9
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA. btaylor@stanford.edu.
10
Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. brian.oldenburg@unimelb.edu.au.
11
IMPACT Strategic Research Centre, Deakin University and Barwon Health, Po Box 281, Geelong, VIC, 3220, Australia. MIKEBE@BarwonHealth.org.au.
12
Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. MIKEBE@BarwonHealth.org.au.
13
Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia. MIKEBE@BarwonHealth.org.au.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Historically, the focus of Non Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention and control has been cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. Collectively, these account for more deaths than any other NCDs. Despite recent calls to include the common mental disorders (CMDs) of depression and anxiety under the NCD umbrella, prevention and control of these CMDs remain largely separate and independent.

DISCUSSION:

In order to address this gap, we apply a framework recently proposed by the Centers for Disease Control with three overarching objectives: (1) to obtain better scientific information through surveillance, epidemiology, and prevention research; (2) to disseminate this information to appropriate audiences through communication and education; and (3) to translate this information into action through programs, policies, and systems. We conclude that a shared framework of this type is warranted, but also identify opportunities within each objective to advance this agenda and consider the potential benefits of this approach that may exist beyond the health care system.

PMID:
25652365
PMCID:
PMC4342822
DOI:
10.1186/s12888-015-0394-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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