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)

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