Mental Disorders. Selected Facts
Published on Monday, October 24th, 2011 at 4:39 pm and is filed under Mental Health
- 450 million people worldwide are suffering from one or another mental illness. Many people suffer at once by several types of mental illness.
- In some countries, deaths due to suicide exceed deaths from AIDS and some cancers.
- Men die from suicide four times more than women, although women are making three times more attempts to commit suicide.
- Suicide – the third leading cause of death among people aged 15-24 years.
- Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder affects approximately every six months, 4.1% of children and adolescents from 9 to 17 years. Boys suffer from it 2-3 times more often than girls.
- Approximately 10% of patients with memory loss or other signs of dementia actually suffer from reversible diseases such as metabolic disorders, depression, intoxication or vitamin deficiency.
- The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in the age group over 65 years grows to twice every five years.
- One of 33 children and one of eight teenagers are affected of depression.
- Women suffer from depression almost twice as often as men.
- PMS suffer from up to 75% of women of reproductive age. In 60% of women with severe PMS, there are mental illnesses.
- Premenstrual dysphoria – is a severe form of PMS that affects 8% of women.