The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America

Posted on February 13, 2006 

The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America

A summary of statistics describing the prevalence of mental disorders in America.

Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.1 When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates to 57.7 million people

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