The L. E. B. A. N. O.N. Study

The L.E.B.A.N.O.N. Study (Lebanese Evaluation of the Burden of Ailments and Needs Of the Nation) is the first national survey in the region, which studies extensively mental health disorders and other medical chronic illnesses. This study gave crucial information on mental health disorders in Lebanon. This study was done as part of the World Mental Health Surveys, an initiative by the World Health Organization and Harvard University which partnered with organizations from different countries around the world (IDRAAC from Lebanon) to perform a worldwide exhaustive assessment of mental, behavioral and substance use disorders. This study used the Composite International Diagnostic Interview CIDI and IDRAAC is currently a regional Training and Resource Center for the Arabic CIDI.

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