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Books, Journals, New Media
May 21, 2003

Mental Health

Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(19):2579-2580. doi:10.1001/jama.289.19.2579-a

This profound book by an international leader in mental health plumbs the depths of psychiatric values. Norman Sartorius has served as director of the Division of Mental Health at the World Health Organization and President of the World Psychiatric Association. In these essays he brilliantly underscores the plain and simple reality that prevention of psychiatric disease and mental distress cannot be accomplished without addressing the social and physical contexts in which people live.

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