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Langlois KA, Samokhvalov AV, Rehm J, Spence ST, Connor Gorber SK. Health state descriptions for Canadians: Mental illnesses. Statistics Canada, catalogue no. 82-619-MIE2005002. Ottawa: Statistics Canada, 2011.

The authors wish to acknowledge the contribution of the Population Health Impact of Disease in Canada (PHI) medical panel: Denis Roy, Robert Spasoff, Doug Manuel, Marie-Dominique Beaulieu, Charles Pless, and Alan Forster.  Special thanks to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) for their expert collaboration and to Dr. Peter Selby, Dr. Arun Ravindran, and Dr. Jorge Soni for their valuable comments on an earlier version of this monograph. Also thanks to Aline Nizigama for her review of the literature and to Elizabeth Lin and Scott Patten for reviewing the health state descriptions in this document.  We also thank Andriy Samokhvalov, content editor; Jürgen Rehm, content editor; Cameron McIntosh, review coordinator; Julie Bernier, translation verification and Charlotte Clarke, Rasha Bradic, and Robert Pellarin for their roles in design and composition.

This document is one of a series that covers the major disease groupings that affect Canadians. The series is primarily intended to document the disease classifications used in the Population Health Impact of Disease in Canada research program and help researchers to understand how the PHI estimates were calculated. It is also of interest to health professionals, advocacy groups, and individual Canadians who are looking for an overview of how living with mental illnesses affects day-to-day functioning.

The PHI is a collaboration of Statistics Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and researchers from McGill University, the University of Ottawa, the University of Manitoba, the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and l'Agence de développement de réseaux locaux de services de santé et de services sociaux de la Montérégie. The PHI was funded by Statistics Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Population Health Impact of Disease in Canada (PHI) team leaders:

  • Julie Bernier
  • Jane Boswell-Purdy
  • Jean-Marie Berthelot
  • Sarah Connor Gorber
  • Sylvie Desjardins
  • William Flanagan
  • Stephanie Jackson
  • Kathy White

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© 2012 Published by authority of the Minister responsible for Statistics Canada.

Catalogue no.82-619-MIE no. 004

Frequency: Occasional

ISBN: 978-1-100-19649-7


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