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The global distribution of mental and substance use disorders: research gains and challenges

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Address for correspondence: A. J. Ferrari, University of Queensland, School of Public Health, Herston, Queensland, Australia. (Email:


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The global distribution of mental and substance use disorders: research gains and challenges

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