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Descriptive Epidemiology of Depression in Latin America and Hispanics in the United States

  • Guilherme Borges
  • María Elena Medina-Mora
  • Corina Benjet
  • Joaquín Zambrano Ruíz
  • Joshua Breslau
  • Jose Posada
  • William M. Sribney
  • Sergio A. Aguilar-Gaxiola
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Part of the Issues in Children's and Families' Lives book series (IICL, volume 8)

Personal Journey: Guilherme Borges

I am a psychologist by training with further studies and interest in the area of epidemiology and public mental health. My areas of interest are methodological, psychosocial, and epidemiological issues as they relate to addictions and mental health. My special focus of interest, in which I have been working for the last years, is how alcohol and drug consumption is related to several medical and social problems, such as liver cirrhosis, infant health, suicide, and accidents. These topics lead me to further interests in the role of mental health in the modern societies, especially Mexico. I got deeply involved in research on the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders with a special emphasis in the study of suicide with the Consortium of Psychiatric Epidemiology and the WHO World Mental Health Survey Initiative, which includes national household surveys in more than 20 countries around the globe. In the study of suicidality, depression stands as a main...

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Major Depressive Disorder Major Depressive Disorder Composite International Diagnostic Interview World Mental Health National Comorbidity Survey Replication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guilherme Borges
    • 1
  • María Elena Medina-Mora
  • Corina Benjet
  • Joaquín Zambrano Ruíz
  • Joshua Breslau
  • Jose Posada
  • William M. Sribney
  • Sergio A. Aguilar-Gaxiola
  1. 1.Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatria & Universidad Autonoma MetropolitanaCalzada Mexico Xochimilco No. 101TlalpanMexico

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