CWD

Children with Disability

DALYs

Disability-Adjusted Life Years

DIS

Diagnostic Interview Schedule

DNA

Deoxyribonucleic Acid

DSM-IV

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (Fourth Edition)

DZ

Dizygote

ECA

Epidemiological Catchment Area

ECASS

European Cooperative Acute Stroke Study

ECLAMC

Latin American Collaborative Study of Congenital Malformations

ECT

Electro-Convulsive Therapy

EEG

Electroencephalogram

EITB

Enzyme-Linked Immunoelectro-Transfer Blot

ERR

Event-Related Potentials

ESAP

Economic Structural Adjustment Programs

FAS

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

GABA

Gamma-Aminobutryic Acid

GBD

Global Burden of Disease

GCAE

Global Campaign Against Epilepsy

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GP

General Practitioner

GTCS

Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures

HEA

Health Education Authority (U.K.)

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HPA

Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal

HSR

Health Systems Research

IBE

International Bureau for Epilepsy

ICD-10

International Statistical Classification of Disease (Tenth Revision)

ICIDH

International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps

ICMR

Indian Council of Medical Research

ILAE

International League Against Epilepsy

ILO

International Labor Organization

IMF

International Monetary Fund

INCLEN

International Clinical Epidemiology Network

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IQ

Intelligence Quotient

IPSS

International Pilot Study of Schizophrenia

LBW

Low Birth Weight

LDL

Low-Density Lipoprotein

MAOI

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor

MMSE

Mini-Mental State Examination

MONICA

Multinational Monitoring of Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease



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