Contains the results of the largest international study (14 countries participated) with regard to psychological disorders. Describes how people with mental illness present their problems to doctors and how likely their ailments are to be detected and treated. Features comparative data on the frequency and type of mental disorders seen in general health care in diverse situations. Includes information on prescribed treatment as well as the pathways which lead patients to health services. In addition to material on well defined disorders, the study has produced new knowledge concerning 'subthreshold' maladies.