How common is serious mental illness in the world?
|Disorder||Share of global population with disorder (2017) [difference across countries]||Number of people with the disorder (2017)|
|Any mental health disorder||10.7%||792 million|
|Depression||3.4% [2-6%]||264 million|
|Anxiety disorders||3.8% [2.5-7%]||284 million|
|Bipolar disorder||0.6% [0.3-1.2%]||46 million|
What is considered a serious mental illness?
Serious mental illness (SMI) is defined as a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder resulting in serious functional impairment, which substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.
What is the most common mental illness in 2020?
The most common mental illnesses in the U.S. are anxiety disorders, which affect 40 million adults (18.1% of the population).
At what age does mental illness start?
Fifty percent of mental illness begins by age 14, and three-quarters begins by age 24.
What age group has the highest rate of depression?
The percentage of adults who experienced any symptoms of depression was highest among those aged 18–29 (21.0%), followed by those aged 45–64 (18.4%) and 65 and over (18.4%), and lastly, by those aged 30–44 (16.8%). Women were more likely than men to experience mild, moderate, or severe symptoms of depression.
What are the symptoms of being mentally ill?
- Feeling sad or down.
- Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate.
- Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt.
- Extreme mood changes of highs and lows.
- Withdrawal from friends and activities.
- Significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping.
What country has the highest mental illness rate?
Europe has the highest, led by Monaco, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands, each with between 20 and 40 psychiatrists per 100,000 people. The U.S. and Canada have about 13 psychiatrists per 100,000 people, according to WHO.
U.S. Among Most Depressed Countries in the World.
|Alcohol & Drug Use||Nigeria|
What’s the hardest mental illness to treat?
Why Borderline Personality Disorder is Considered the Most “Difficult” to Treat. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is defined by the National Institute of Health (NIH) as a serious mental disorder marked by a pattern of ongoing instability in moods, behavior, self-image, and functioning.
Can you live a long life with mental illness?
People with severe mental disorders on average tend to die earlier than the general population. This is referred to as premature mortality. There is a 10-25 year life expectancy reduction in patients with severe mental disorders.