Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Niels Okkels, Christina Blanner Kristiansen, Povl Munk-Jørgensen
    Pages 1-13
  3. Primarius

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Edward Shorter
      Pages 17-24
  4. Urban Mental Health: The Facts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Francesca Solmi, Jennifer Dykxhoorn, James B. Kirkbride
      Pages 27-132
    3. Carolina Ziebold Jorquera, Denisse Jaen-Varas, Jair de Jesus Mari
      Pages 133-151
  5. Urban Mental Health: Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Joana Corrêa de Magalhães Narvaez, Caroline Galli Moreira, Fernando Rosa da Rosa
      Pages 169-190
    3. Soumitra Pathare, Antonio Ventriglio, Rubens Dantas, Dinesh Bhugra
      Pages 191-203
    4. Takahiro A. Kato, Naotaka Shinfuku, Norman Sartorius, Shigenobu Kanba
      Pages 205-219
  6. Urban Mental Health Around the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. David Goldberg, Graham Thornicroft, Maryam Abbasinejad, Francesco Amaddeo, Gavin Andrews, Dinarte Ballester et al.
      Pages 223-282
    3. Carlos López-Jaramillo, Jorge Mauricio Cuartas Arias, Ana M. Díaz Zuluaga
      Pages 317-332
    4. Lesley Jane Robertson, Christopher Paul Szabo
      Pages 333-356
    5. Giovanni Marcos Lovisi, Lúcia Abelha, Sara Schilling, Rubén Alvarado Muñoz
      Pages 357-375
    6. Rubén Alvarado Muñoz, Sara Schilling, Lúcia Abelha, Giovanni Marcos Lovisi
      Pages 377-392

About this book


This book highlights a broad range of issues on mental health and illness in large cities. It presents the epidemiology of mental disorders in cities, cultural issues of urban mental health care, and community care in large cities and urban slums. It also includes chapters on homelessness, crime and racism - problems that are increasingly prevalent in many cities world wide. Finally, it looks at the increasing challenges of mental disorders in rapidly growing cities. The book is aimed at an international audience and includes contributions from clinicians and researchers worldwide.


Mental health cities mental disorders towns urban

Editors and affiliations

  • Niels Okkels
    • 1
  • Christina Blanner Kristiansen
    • 2
  • Povl  Munk-Jørgensen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Affective DisordersAarhus University Hospital RisskovRisskovDenmark
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryOdense University HospitalOdenseDenmark
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryOdense University HospitalOdenseDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2325-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2327-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2511-8323
  • Series Online ISSN 2511-8315
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