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The Determinants of Mental Health: Empirical Evidence from Chile

  • Ramon FlorenzanoEmail author
  • Francisca Dussaillant
Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)

Abstract

The integration of physical and mental health services is based in recent neuroscientific findings and is validated by epidemiological findings. We use information from several Chilean national databases (OPHI, Oxford University; National Institute of Youth, United Nations Development Program) to study how physical and mental health relate to happiness. Our findings show that psychological problems decrease subjective well-being more than physical ones, both in adult and juvenile populations. In addition, physical and psychological problems are correlated. These results are important for public policies and health planning.

Keywords

Mental health Well-being Happiness 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of PsychologyUniversidad del DesarrolloConcepciónChile
  2. 2.School of GovernmentUniversidad del DesarrolloConcepciónChile

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