Mental Health and Substance Abuse References

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Mental Health

Using System Dynamics in Modelling Mental Health Issues in the UK Gill Smith, Professor Eric Wolstenholme, Douglas McKelvie, and David Monk ISDC2004 Oxford
A framework for evaluating systems thinking interventions: an experimental approach to mental health system change Steven Huz, David F. Andersen, George P. Richardson, Roger Boothroyd System Dynamics Review 1997 13(2) 131-148
Initial Experiences of Introducing System Dynamics through a Mental Health Project in North West England Gill Smith, Eric Wolstenholme, Dean Repper ISDC2005 Boston
For a static integrated view see (158 pages pdf) the Mental Health Clinical Care and Prevention Model MHCCP from NSW Health

Substance Abuse

Many years ago, Gilbert Levin, Ed Roberts and Gary Hirsch developed a model of heroin addiction. This was before it became easier build flight simulators around models, but they were able to use the model somewhat interactively with a range of policymakers in New York City to examine potential remedies and understand the need for comprehensive solutions. The book about this work, was called The Persistent Poppy and is out of print, but an article summarizing the work can be found in
Narcotics and the Community: A System Simulation Gilbert Levin, Gary B Hirsch and Edward B Roberts American Journal of Public Health, June 1972, 62, no 6,861-873

Projecting the impact of law enforcement on cocaine prevalence Jack B Homer Journal of Drug Issues 1993 23(2): 281-295

A system dynamics model of national cocaine prevalence Jack B Homer System Dynamics Review 1993 9(1) 49-78

Techniques for the Estimation of Illicit Drug Use Prevalence: An Overview of Relevant Issues Hser YI, Anglin MD, Wickens TD, Brecht ML, and Homer JB Research Report 1992 NCJ 133786, National Institute of Justice, Washington, D.C

A system dynamics model for estimating heroin imports into the United States L Keith Gardiner and Raymond C Shreckengost System Dynamics Review 1987 3(1) 8-27

Questions & Comments to Geoff McDonnell
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