I wanted to share some interesting facts and statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health. If you click on the link it will take you to the actual site where additional information can be found.
Did you know……
- Eating disorders have the highest rate of mortality of any psychiatric disorder
o Go to the NIMH home page and under the tab “New at NIMH” you’ll find the twitter chat link about Eating Disorders.
Anxiety disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder collectively are the most common mental disorders for Americans
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue into adulthood
Bipolar disorder effects 2.6% of the U.S. population. Of this amount 82.9% is classified as “severe”
Borderline Personality Disorder effects 1.6% of the U.S. adult population
Depression effects 6.7% of the U.S. adult population
Schizophrenia effects 1.1% of the U.S. adult population