General Mental Illness

1-in-4 of Us Live With a Mental Illness

ADHD | Anxiety | Autism | Bipolar Disorder | Depression | OCD | PTSD | Schizophrenia |Other Illnesses
 

1 In 4 Americans live with mental illnessBrain and behavior disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older – about 1 in 4 adults – suffer from one or more of these disorders in a given year. Brain and behavior disorders are common among children in the United States and are increasingly being recognized and diagnosed at an early age. Just over 20 percent (or 1 in 5) children live with a debilitating mental illness.

Out of the 10 leading causes of disability identified and tracked in the United States and other developed countries; four are brain and behavior disorders: major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
 

It is estimated that:

(*Source: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Center for Disease Control)

Helen Mayberg, M.D., Expert on depression and deep brain stimulation
Helen Mayberg, M.D.
January 10, 2014
Several NARSAD Grantees and Foundation Scientific Council Members were featured in an article titled “From the Lab to the Couch: Personalized Psychiatry in the...
Deanna Barch, Ph.D., Expert on brain research
Deanna Barch, Ph.D.
January 07, 2014
Four-time NARSAD Grantee (most recently a 2013 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee), Deanna Barch, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology in Arts & Sciences...
Matthew J. Kennedy, Ph.D., Expert on synaptic plasticity, schizophrenia and other brain and behavior disorders
Matthew J. Kennedy, Ph.D.
December 16, 2013
The strength of connections between neurons in the brain, a property called synaptic plasticity, plays a central role in learning, the formation of memories,...
Brain Matters - International Innovation Article on Steve Lieber and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
December 09, 2013
This article was printed in International Innovation - Regional Research, November 2013 Issue.  Since 1987, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has...
Susan K. Wood, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Expert on depression and anxiety
Susan K. Wood, Ph.D.
November 14, 2013
Susan K. Wood, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine used her 2010 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to study brain...

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