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)

2012 Highlights: A Sampling of NARSAD Grants at Work
2012 Research Highlights
December 27, 2012
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation concludes its 25th year of awarding NARSAD Grants that have led to thousands of scientific achievements to improve...
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Martha E. Payne, Ph.D., R.D., M.P.H. Dr. Payne, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University, expert on depression
December 27, 2012
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Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, a board certified psychiatrist, host of the public television series, Healthy Minds and Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
December 26, 2012
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., has recently joined the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation as Chief Medical Officer. In the following note, he addresses the...
Scientific Council member Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D., Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, appeared on yesterday’s Charlie Rose and gave two interviews to CBS This Morning
Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D.
December 18, 2012
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Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.
Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.
December 17, 2012
From The Quarterly, Fall 2012 “Psychiatrists don’t treat diseases. They treat symptoms.” This observation by Dr. Robert Malenka reflects the lack of diagnostic...

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