Mental Disorders Facts and Statistics

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

o   http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml#part7

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue into adulthood

o   NIMH ADHD Information

Bipolar disorder effects 2.6% of the U.S. population. Of this amount 82.9% is classified as “severe”

o   NIMH Bipolar Disorder Statistics

Borderline Personality Disorder effects 1.6% of the U.S. adult population

o   NIMH Borderline Personality Disorder Statistics

Depression effects 6.7% of the U.S. adult population

o   NIMH Depression Statistics

Schizophrenia effects 1.1% of the U.S. adult population

o   NIMH Schizophrenia Statistics

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