Year: 2002 Source: Archives of General Psychiatry, v.59, no.2, (February 2002), p.115-123 SIEC No: 20020738

Data on clinical significance from the National Institute of Mental Health Epidemiologic Catchment Area Program (ECA) & the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS) were used to produce revised estimates, for more accurate projections of treatment need & further explication of rate discrepancies. A revised national prevalence estimate was made by selecting the lower estimate of the 2 surveys for each diagnostic category, accounting for comorbidity, & combining categories. Validity of the criterion was suppported by associations with disabilities & suicidal behaviours. (28 refs.)