Category:Mental Health

This category contains all the pages in Physiopedia related to mental health.

Mental illness is a term that refers to a set of medical conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Sometimes referred to as mental disorders, mental health conditions or neuropsychiatric disorders, these conditions affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In 2002, 154 million people suffered from depression globally, 25 million people from schizophrenia and over 100 million people suffered from alcohol or drug abuse disorders. Close to 900,000 people die from suicide each year. Neuropsychiatric conditions are also a substantial contributor to DALYs, contributing 13% of all DALYs in 2004[1]

  • Bloom, D.E., Cafiero, E.T., Jané-Llopis, E., Abrahams-Gessel, S., Bloom, L.R., Fathima, S., Feigl, A.B., Gaziano, T., Mowafi, M., Pandya, A., Prettner, K., Rosenberg, L., Seligman, B., Stein, A.Z., & Weinstein, C. (2011). The Global Economic Burden of Noncommunicable Diseases. Geneva: World Economic Forum
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    Pages in category "Mental Health"

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