About the Authors

Louisa Degenhardt
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Wai-Tat Chiu, Nancy Sampson, Ronald C Kessler
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

James C Anthony
Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Matthias Angermeyer
Department of Psychiatry, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Ronny Bruffaerts
Department of Neurosciences and Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium

Giovanni de Girolamo
Health Care Research Agency, Bologna, Italy

Oye Gureje
Department of Psychiatry, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

Yueqin Huang
Institute of Mental Health, Peking University, Beijing, China

Aimee Karam
Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care (IDRAAC), Beirut, Lebanon

Stanislav Kostyuchenko
Ukrainian Psychiatric Association, Kiev, Ukraine

Jean Pierre Lepine
Hospital Fernand Widal, Paris, France

Maria Elena Medina Mora
Department of Epidemiology, National Institute of Psychiatry, Mexico City, Mexico

Yehuda Neumark
Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel

J. Hans Ormel
Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Alejandra Pinto-Meza
Sant Joan de Déu- Serveis du Salud Mental (SSM), Barcelona, Spain

José Posada-Villa
Saldarriaga Concha Foundation, Bogotá, Colombia

Dan J Stein
Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Tadashi Takeshima
National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan

J. Elisabeth Wells
Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Science, Christchurch, New Zealand

Corresponding Author

l.degenhardt@unsw.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

RCK, JCA, GdG, AK, JPL, JHO, and DJS designed the experiments/the study. LD, W-TC, NS, RCK, MA, RB, GdG, OG, AK, SK, JPL, MEMM, YN, JHO, JP-V, DJS, and JEW collected data or did experiments for the study. W-TC, RCK, JCA, GdG, YH, AK, and MEMM analysed the data. RCK, MA, RB, GdG, AK, JPL, and JHO enrolled patients. LD wrote the first draft of the paper. LD, W-TC, RCK, JCA, MA, RB, GdG, OG, YH, AK, SK, JPL, MEMM, YN, JHO, AP-M, JP-V, and JEW contributed to writing the paper.